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Spotlight on Sage HRMS

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in HR & Payroll | Comments Off on Spotlight on Sage HRMS

A Closer Look at Reporting Options You probably already know that Sage HRMS comes with loads of standard and custom reports. Whether it’s for government compliance, payroll analysis, or strategic evaluation of your workforce, here’s a look at some of the reporting and analytics options you should know about.   Starting with the Basics With over 100 pre-configured reports on Employees, Time Off, Payroll, compliance reporting, and Training, Sage HRMS probably has a pre-formatted report to meet the basic needs of most companies. Simply...

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Spotlight on Sage CRM

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in CRM | Comments Off on Spotlight on Sage CRM

How CRM Improves Customer Service Most people know that CRM is synonymous with Sales and Marketing. But did you know that CRM systems can also be used to improve customer service? Technology like Sage CRM can help your service and support teams deliver a consistent customer experience, resolve issues faster, and improve customer satisfaction and retention.   Here are 6 ways Sage CRM helps improve your customer service levels. Case Management With Case Management and Cases Pipeline features, you can monitor open support cases to make sure...

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Useful Resources for a Successful Year End

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in HR & Payroll, Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Useful Resources for a Successful Year End

Here’s a collection of tips, document downloads, and video tutorials that we think will help you with a smooth year-end closing process and to get you ready for a fresh start in 2015. Overview of Year-End Procedures For some, just the thought of year-end closing can evoke anxiety. But if you watch this video, you’ll learn about general month-end and year-end procedures that will have you well on your way to a stress-free year-end closing process in Sage 300 ERP.   Creating a Backup Using Database Dump The most important thing you can do...

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Locking Fiscal Periods in Sage 300 ERP

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Software, Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Locking Fiscal Periods in Sage 300 ERP

Starting with Sage 300 ERP Version 6.0, you have the ability to lock or unlock fiscal periods individually for each module (in versions prior to 6.0, you can only lock or unlock all modules at once). This added capability in Version 6.0 and higher makes it easier to lock down modules in the proper sequence and prevent unexpected errors. Preparing to Lock Fiscal Periods It’s important to understand how transactions flow through Sage 300 ERP before you begin locking fiscal periods for individual modules. The Preparing to Lock Fiscal...

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Tips for a Successful Year End

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Software, Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Tips for a Successful Year End

Back Up Your Data – before you begin any year end process, be sure to execute a complete back up of your database. You should also test the back up to ensure it was successful and the data is readable. The only way to “reverse” year end processing is to restore your data from a backup. So do it now! Check Your Version Number – closing procedures can vary depending on the version of Sage 300 ERP (or “Accpac”) you’re currently running. Check your version number and service pack before starting year end. Create a New Fiscal Calendar...

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Sage 300 ERP Tax Update

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Software | Comments Off on Sage 300 ERP Tax Update

How to Install and Activate Tax Updates Payroll Tax Updates are an important part of year-end processing. Here are the steps to download and install: To Download Tax Updates: Login to the Sage Customer Portal and visit Sage 300 ERP Downloads to access the latest updates. Choose Get the Update on the appropriate link. Click download in the upper right of the page, then click run to start the process. To Install Tax Updates: Run the executable file that you just downloaded. Confirm or change the location that the files will be saved to (default...

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Closing Procedures Checklist

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in HR & Payroll, Software, Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Closing Procedures Checklist

Year end processing in Sage 300 ERP (formerly “Accpac”) is designed to be fairly straight-forward. But understanding how to coordinate the process within each of the modules and in the proper sequence is important. It also requires a bit of judgment based on your specific system configuration and business processes. This article provides a checklist for general period end and year end closing processes. Period End Processing Before you can begin year end processing, you’ll need to run through your period end processes first. So here’s a...

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Sage 300 ERP Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Software | Comments Off on Sage 300 ERP Year in Review

This year, we saw the release of Sage 300 ERP 2014. The theme of this new version was to help you “get more done” with customer-requested usability improvements, while making it easier to access your system through new web and mobile functionality. Let’s take a closer look. Redesigned Desktop and Data Entry Screens A totally redesigned desktop in Sage 300 ERP 2014 features a new ribbon style menu at the top, a navigation tree along the left-side, and modernized buttons and icons. More than just a pretty face, the new desktop replaces...

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DAPL Accounting Systems Named a Sage Customer Excellence Award Recipient 2013-14

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on DAPL Accounting Systems Named a Sage Customer Excellence Award Recipient 2013-14

DAPL Accounting Systems, a Sage North America business partner specializing in the sales, installation, and support of Sage 300 ERP, Sage CRM, Sage HRMS and Sage Fixed Assets, has earned a 2013-2014 Sage Customer Excellence Award, an honour earned by Sage business partners who participated in the Customer Loyalty Program and achieved the highest Net Promoter Scores. This honour is part of the Sage Partner Advantage Awards that recognizes partners for top performance and excellence. “We are proud of their dedication to providing positive...

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End of Support Notice – Windows XP

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Software | Comments Off on End of Support Notice – Windows XP

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP as of April 8, 2014. A long-running and popular operating system, Windows XP was originally introduced over 12 years ago. What Does This Mean for Sage 300 ERP (Accpac)? Sage has stopped supporting any version of Sage 300 ERP (or Accpac) on Windows XP. It’s important to note that Sage 300 ERP 2014 is not compatible with Windows XP. Any future product updates for other versions like 2012, 6.0, and 5.6 will not be compatible either.   We’re Here To Help! Contact us with questions or if you...

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