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Hello Sage 500 ERP Partners,

As the saying goes, “Time flies when … “.  I’ll let you fill in the rest.  Whatever it is that’s making time fly for you (and hopefully it’s closing all those new sales for Sage 500 ERP), please take a moment to review the schedule of sessions for Sage Summit 2012.  We’ve planned an excellent line-up of sessions tailored especially to you and we really need your attendance to make them worthwhile!

In particular, for the first time in a long time, we have Super Sunday sessions planned on topics you’ve requested.

P-0267 – SAGE 500 ERP: VERTICAL OPTIONS AND SAGE 500 ERP-PANEL

 

Wish you knew more about Advanced Planning, Demand Planning, MRP or Replenishment and how the parameters and calculations worked?  This is the session for you!  In this session you’ll learn how to assist your customers in getting the most out of the planning capabilities in Sage 500 ERP.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity.

So, whatever you’re doing … take a break … open your web browser … and sign up today!!

 

 

See You There!!!

 

 

Hello Sage 500 ERP Partners,

The March 2012 Product Update for versions 7.3 and 7.4 of Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is now available for download on the Partner Portal.  Product Update 3 for Sage 500 ERP Business Intelligence (SMI) is also available in a separate download.

Version 7.3 Notable Changes

In keeping with our ongoing support policies, product updates for versions prior to the current version exclude enhancements.  Nonetheless there are some notable changes new to the March 2012 Product Update that warrant mention.  In particular, users will note the modification of the splash screen at login to display transitional messaging introducing the new Sage 500 ERP naming of the product.  Additionally, this update includes support for Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 for version 7.3.  Lastly, there are a number of updates to the behavior of Project Accounting fields and entries encountered in the Purchase Order module.  As a reminder, product updates are cumulative of all prior updates for the associated version. Details on the specific program fixes and the objects modified are included in the v7.3 Release Notes.

 Version 7.4 Enhancement

In addition to the program fixes, the March 2012 Product Update for version 7.4 includes an enhancement to Project Accounting Credit Memos.  The purpose of the enhancement is to add the ability to make credit memos billable.  Customers find it necessary on occasion to adjust Project Accounting expense entries.  In many cases, the adjustment is the result of the expense having been charged to the wrong project.  Prior to this enhancement, the expense entry had to be completely reversed and reentered in order to be applied to the correct project.  With the enhancement, an entire entry is eliminated.

For additional details on this and prior enhancements included in this cumulative update, please review the v7.4 Release Notes.

Announcing Reporting Trees for Sage 500 ERP Business Intelligence

Product Update 3 for Sage 500 ERP Business Intelligence (SMI) includes a number of key enhancements including:

  • Enhanced Report Designer Mapping Tool
  • Support for Load Balanced Environments
  • Reporting Trees
  • New Report Distribution Options
  • Report Designer Progress Bar
  • Improved “Refresh Data” in Report Designer
  • Easier “Right Click” Drill Down Capabilities
  • Financial Reports Performance Improvement
  • New BI Tools Tool Tips

The addition of the Reporting Trees allows customers to model complex reporting structures and view their organization in many different ways with the click of a button.  Sophisticated corporate hierarchies requiring up to hundreds of tree units to adequately depict the reporting structures can be accommodated in a visual depiction for ease of design without requiring a change to financial data.  Once a Reporting Tree is saved, it can easily be linked to one or more Report Design layouts saved within the workbook for report generation thus streamlining the entire process.

Additonal enhancements improve accessibility to data, ease of use, and productivity.  Please review the Release Notes for details on this important update.

Thanks for listening,

You asked for it … We listened!

For a limited time, Sage is offering the Sage ERP MAS 500 Project Accounting and Timesheet modules for at a special promotional rate.  See the announcement here.

Are there prospects in your pipeline that need Project Accounting?  What about professional services firms that need to track costs and deliverables by client?  Or manufacture-to-order firms that need to track materials, labor, outside processing, burden and overhead as well as progress billings toward the contract completion?  Now is the time to close those deals! Act today!

Terms and conditions:

  • Available with new Sage ERP MAS 500 user based pricing bundles only
  • Valid on new license orders through September 30, 2012
  • Maintenance is based on full list price

Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion