by How to Specialist on December 11th, 2013

Watch this video from Vtechnologies and Scanforce to see the complete cycle from receiving inventory to shippping product using Starship, Scanforce and Sage 100. This also includes advanced distribution with the ACS multi-bin product.  

Bookmark this for future viewing or watch a little at a time.   The complete distribution cycle in one spot! 

Creating filters is a powerful tool you can use to display data within a look up window in Sage 100 (MAS 90 and MAS 200).  You can even move between filtered list quickly by using the sage drop down list of customized windows you created previously.

Here are the steps to create a filter in the Sage 100 (MAS 90 and MAS 200) look up window in version 4.1 and newer.

In the lookup window, click Filters. In theFilters window, each line item is a filter consisting of a Column, Operand, and Value.  Filters that are defined in the User Lookup Wizard and Lookup Customization Wizard also appear in the Filters window. If the filter is locked, it cannot be changed. If the filter is not locked, it can be removed or modified.
At the Column field, select the lookup column you want to filter. The Column field reflects all of the columns defined for the lookup. For more information, see Filters – Fields.
At the Operand field, select the appropriate operand.
At the Value field, type a value. If you enter multiple values separated by commas (,), they assume an “OR” condition.
To add additional filters, repeat steps 2 through 4. You can define an unlimited number of filters; multiple filters assume an “AND” condition.
To retain these filters for future lookups, select the Save Filters check box.  If the Save Filters check box is cleared, the filters remain in the Filters window and remain in effect during the lookup; however, when you exit the lookup, these filters are removed.
Click OK to apply the filters.

Sage 100 TIP:   You can delete filters after they have been defined.  To delete a filter, in the Filters button in the lower left of the look up window click filter.  If filters are applied or saved the text will be shown in red.   Change or delete filter data.  To delete all filters, click Reset. The filters are cleared, and any filters from the custom look up, if one exists, are restored.  Clicking Reset also clears the Save Filters check box.  To learn more about using the look up window take a look at our Sage 100 Productivity Class

by Sage 100 Consulting Team on December 13th, 2012

There are important updates to payroll tax calculations that are required for federal and some states that will affect your payroll.  Sage has incorporated these changes into the Sage 100 ERP (fka MAS 90 and MAS 200) 2013-Q1 Tax Table Update (TTU), which will be available to download the week of December 17, 2012.

The following versions  of Sage 100(fka Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200) will be available in this update:

To download the updates, you must have a current Sage Business Care plan as of the tax table effective date. Tax Table Updates are only available by download at the Sage Portal.  To do this you can head over to the Sage Portal and follow the steps below.

Log onto the Sage Customer Portal
Under the Home tab, select the Product Resources page.
In the Updates section(this may be labels something else at this time), select Sage 100 ERP.
Select Tax Table Updates.

Reminder: These will not be available till after December 17th, 2012.  As additional federal or state updates are received, tax table updates will be posted throughout the month of January to the Portals.  We will update you here as we learn more.

Important Notice to Customers on Versions or EES

Sage previously announced that as of December 31, 2012, we will no longer support updates, including the TTU, to version 4.3. However, due to the new 2013 Medicare requirements, Sage will provide you with a 2013-Q1 TTU and a 2012 IRD in December.

The 2013-Q1 Tax Table Update, the 2012 IRD, and the 2013 941 form update (941 update is released in March 2013) are the last updates that will be released for version 4.30. You must upgrade to a more current version of software in order to receive future updates. Please see Supported Versions.  

Want to know more about closing your year in Sage 100 (fka Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200) then attend our 1 hour webinar on December 19th to learn more.

Exciting new release from Sage 500 (fka Sage ERP MAS 500 ERP) hits the shelf today!  With tons of functionality .  Check out the top reasons to upgrade your Sage 500.

 Be sure to contact your business partner to see if you are ready for the release!  

We are very excited that Sage Software will release to all on plan customers the release for the Sage 100 (fka Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200) 2013 product this week.  Many new features have been added to this but significant functionality comes to the program with the release of SDATA, a consistent, restful web protocol.  This provides the Sage 100 product suite to be fully integrated with Sage Connected Services including mobil applications for the iPad and Smart Phones.  This also provides for more powerful integration with E-Commerce websites.  

The new Visual Process Flow module allows you to give a picture view of your specific processes that you can customize easily.  Launch tasks from within the process flow screen with the click of your mouse.   

Here are a few other features we are excited about:
  • AP Invoice Number  has been expanded
  • Credit Card Processing within Sage Exchange gives you an on-line vault for storing credit cards and enables you to swipe the card in Sage 100(fka Sage MAS 90 and MAS200) and process approvals and payments within your software.
  • Designate Customers and Vendors as inactive
  • Streamline Bank Reconciliation by viewing relevant bank information in convenient places, such as cleared checks in AP Vendor Maintenance.
  • Align Multiple Companies or Divisions in a single Sage CRM database.
  • Process Sage 100 ERP quotes and orders in the familiar Sage CRM environment through Quick Order Entry screens without installing Sage 100 ERP on the workstation.
  • Sage Advisor allows for more streamline updates and adds a console for end user viewing.
Attend our Sage 2013 Preview webinar to see Sage 2013 in action and get a quick view of what it takes to upgrade to 2013 from your existing version of Sage 100 (fka Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200)  You can register for this one hour webinar here:  Sage 2013 Preview.  

by Software Solutions Sage 100 Team on August 23rd, 2012

Sage Software announced during the 2012 Summit conference for customers and business partners that the focus of new product development would be done around a variety of mobile solutions designed to help customers do business anytime, anywhere. The solutions that will integrate with Sage 50, Sage 100, Sage 300 ERP, Sage 500, X3, and Sage CRM will allow ERP Data to be Accessible from nearly any location or device. Businesses using Sage products can quickly review important data and react.
An example of some of the first apps to be released soon are outlined below. Review the sage keynote video for an actual customer using these applications. (Please note the names below are for description only and have not be finalized.)

Sage Sales:  App to allow reps to enter and review orders in a mobile environments including iPad, iPhone and Android. This app show product pictures, order details and inventory quantities. Takes mobile payments using the secure payment vault, Sage Exchange. Two apps will be available in the sales arena one for the rep and one for the manager. (tablet compliant)

Sage Servicer:  App to allow entry of time and parts in the field by service technicians as well as collect payments. (tablet compliant)

Sage Bookkeeper Assistant:  Approve orders or service entries by the office before update and show which tickets are ready to process. (web based)

Sage Delinquent Accounts: An application to review and create actionable items for past due accounts. (web based).

Sage customers how have a choice for their Sage ERP MAS 90 software. In a recent press release, Sage helped customers understand their options:

New Sage ERP MAS 90 Online and On-Premise Versions Provide SMBs with Choice
Latest version offers cloud accessibility and eMarketing support with SageCRM

IRVINE, CA (Nov. 1, 2011)—Sage North America today announced Sage ERP MAS 90 Online, the cloud-based solution of Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200, a fully integrated business management solution. Hosted by Sage, Sage ERP MAS 90 Online is an ideal deployment option for businesses that have outgrown their small business accounting solution yet may not have the budget or staff to deploy an on-premise ERP solution. Sage ERP MAS 90 Online offers seamless migration to on-premise ERP as business needs change, and it is supported by Sage’s expansive network of local business partners.

In addition, Sage also launched Sage ERP MAS 90, 200, and 200 SQL version 4.5. Designed to help small and midsized businesses increase efficiency and improve communications with their customers, version 4.5 includes one free user and server license of the fully integrated SageCRM. SageCRM helps businesses automate sales, marketing and service processes to improve communication and internal collaboration. SageCRM integrates with Sage eMarketing, a connected services that enables companies to cost-effectively execute high-quality, targeted end-to-end eMarketing and drip marketing campaigns quickly and easily. SageCRM is available for iPhone and also allows companies to monitor and track customer communications on Twitter. Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL 4.5 offers the option of upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008, offering customers a highly scalable database platform to grow with their business.

“SMBs need solutions that are easy to deploy and can adapt to their changing needs—making it important for vendors to offer various ERP deployment options,” said Laurie McCabe from SMB Group. “With Sage MAS 90 Online, SMBs don’t need to invest in IT infrastructure, and they can get up and running more quickly. The online version also offers predictable all-inclusive monthly pricing and anytime-anywhere access to their ERP solution.”

“With connected web services and integrated SageCRM, Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 is designed to be a complete, end-to-end solution for SMBs,” said Erik Kaas, Vice President of Product Management for Sage ERP. “By extending the solution with an online option, we are now offering businesses a single ERP platform that can grow with them.”

Sage ERP MAS 90 Online is available now for $159 per month.The base price includes:

  • Access to all Sage ERP MAS 90 core software modules
  • Sage Business Care support,
  • Backup services and disaster recovery

by Software Solutions Excel Team on May 3rd, 2012

Using Excel for consolidating information across worksheets is a powerful tool.  It is made easier by know exactly how to get the job done.  This great article by Sage Software's Business Intelligence division, gets you started quickly and easily.  Hop over to the article and learn more:  

How to Consolidate Budgets Using Excel

You can also check out our on live instructor led classes that cover the entire Microsoft Office product line as well as the Sage 100, previously Sage ERP MAS 90 and Sage ERP MAS 200 .  

View all our classes at our Class Pass Site:

Sage KnowledgeSync is the perfect assistant. Using Alerts, Workflow and Automatic delivery of Reports, Sage KnowledgeSync remembers the things no one else does.
Keep people informed. Deliver automated alerts about any business conditions, such as overdue invoices, critical support issues, or contracts about to expire. Deliver the alerts via any method, any device, including email, text message, fax, dashboard, or instant message. And send them to everyone; employees, customers, and suppliers – in the format they want, and when they need them the most.
Streamline processes by automating best practices. When a client becomes overdue, automatically put them on credit hold; when stock runs low, auto-create a purchase order. And if a support request is received via email, turn that message into a support ticket. Move data between applications; and create custom integrations that turn resource-intensive manual processes into automated business activities.
Auto Delivery of Reports:
Auto-deliver relevant forms, documents, and reports to the people who need them. Automate the generation and delivery of invoices to customers, purchase orders to suppliers, and analytical reports to managers. Schedule reports to auto-distribute based on any recurring schedule and in the requested format, and configure other reports to auto-run only when the business conditions warrant it.
To learn more about how Sage KnowledgeSync can help you do more in less time, visit our KnowledgeSync Center or call 804-201-9943 or email and we will go over it step by step today!

Sage ERP MAS 90 has been around for many years. The flagship product of the Sage mid-market product line, the MAS 90 and MAS 200 names are well recognized by business leaders, bookkeepers and CPA's all over North America. Known for the strong audit trails and distribution features, the MAS 90 brand has a stellar reputation so why change the name?

First, let's recap:
In early 2000, The Sage Group, PLC acquired Best Software. The Best portfolio included the MAS 90, MAS 200, MAS 500, Peachtree, Sage BusinessWorks, FAS Fixed Assets and Abra HR brand names. With such a wide variety of products with varying names, it was hard to recognize them as related products. Sage was well known throughout most parts of the world but had less recognition here in the United States. With the acquisitions of Accpac, a leading Canadian product, and Simply Accounting in late 2003, the suite of products continued to grow, as did the Sage name recognition.

In 2011, Sage decided one name, for all products made much more sense and would create less confusion for the customers. They completed their rebranding in 2011 for the Abra products (now Sage HRMS) and FAS products (now Sage Fixed Assets). One brand across all products helped customers get integrated products with the same product name.

We are excited that Sage ERP MAS 90 and Sage ERP MAS 200 are now transitioning to Sage 100 ERP Standard and Advanced! This will continue through the 2012 calendar year. We are so excited about this new name and hope you will join us in adopting it now!

Be on the lookout for details about an upcoming contest to catch the Software Solutions staff using the old name after April 15th! You could win big! To learn more about Sage 100 and other Sage products, check out their microsite dedicated to the new names! Slip over the product pages of our website too for even more information!

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