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Free Acumatica 2018 R2 Webinar

Posted by B/P News & Notes on December 13, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Acumatica has released 2018 R2, which is the latest version of Acumatica Cloud ERP, our preferred enterprise management software. We've spent some time over the past few months implementing and being delighted by the new features and functions of this new version, and we are excited to show you the many benefits in this latest Acumatica release. Version 2018 R2 is an important release with significant improvements that you won’t want to miss.

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Topics: Acumatica ERP, Webinars

Preparing for Sage 100 Year End Updates

Posted by B/P News & Notes on November 29, 2018 at 12:16 PM

On December 19, year-end updates will be posted to the Sage Customer Portal for customers to download. These updates will include the 2018 Interim Release Download (IRD) for Sage 100 Versions 2016, 2017, and 2018 as well as the 2019 Payroll Tax Table Update for Sage 100 versions 2017 and 2016. These updates will be available for Sage 100 clients who have a current Business Care Plan or Sage 100cloud Subscription.

Below is new and additional information about these updates so that you can be prepared in advance to either download them yourself or schedule an appointment for Bennett/Porter to install the updates for you.

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Topics: Sage 100 Payroll

Sage 100 Year End Updates for 2018

Posted by B/P News & Notes on November 9, 2018 at 3:09 PM

On December 19th, Sage will release a year-end Interim Release Download (IRD) with program changes for Accounts Payable and Payroll, as well as a 2019 Tax Table Update. Please note that the IRD and Payroll Tax Table Update are available for only specific versions of Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud; so please keep reading to find out which versions those are!

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Topics: Sage 100, Sage 100 Payroll, Sage 100Cloud, Taxes

4 Benefits of Accepting Email Payments Through your ERP Software

Posted by B/P News & Notes on June 27, 2018 at 9:52 AM

Owning and operating a small business can be challenging. There are so many moving parts, and you need to make sure every department is running as smoothly as possible. Even if all the wheels are spinning in the right direction, you still have to factor in the parts you can’t control, like getting paid quickly and efficiently.

The fact is, 79% of business owners can’t pay themselves due to late payments, according to Fundbox. If small businesses got paid for all unpaid invoices at once, they’d each be able to pay themselves about $40,000!

Collecting payments from customers isn’t always a timely process. If you’re still managing your invoicing with paper, making the switch to email payments can save you time and help you get paid faster. With email payments, customers can pay you from any device with the click of a button. Here are four benefits of accepting email payments through your ERP software.

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Topics: ERP, Business Technology

Don't be a Sales & Use Tax Dummy!

Posted by B/P News & Notes on June 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM

We all love a short break in the workday. And we all love thinking about taxes! Okay...maybe not that second thing. Still, grab your warm drink of choice, and let’s play a quick game that tests your knowledge on current sales & use tax regulations. How many of the following questions will you get right?

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Topics: Taxes, Business Essentials, Business Technology

Connections 2018 Conference Update: Session Spotlights

Posted by B/P News & Notes on April 16, 2018 at 2:52 PM

It’s almost here! In less than one month, Bennett/Porter’s Connections 2018 Conference will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Portland airport. There’s still time for you to register and receive all the benefitsof attending this full day of informative and exciting activities and interactions. You’ll have access to our keynote address on workplace culture, an array of sponsors sharing their business and technology expertise, multiple networking opportunities throughout the day, and a chance to win raffle prizes during our end-of-day reception.

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Topics: connections 2018

Sage Fixed Assets Version 2018.1 (In)Compatibility

Posted by B/P News & Notes on April 5, 2018 at 12:12 PM

 

You may have been notified recently by Sage Software that version 2018.1 of its Fixed Assets module is now available. However, you should be aware that – because of an update to Crystal Reports that was included in the new Fixed Assets version – most versions of Sage 100 (i.e. versions 2017 and lower) are NOT compatible with Sage Fixed Assets 2018.1.
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Topics: Sage Fixed Assets

Connections 2018 Conference Update: Session Tracks

Posted by B/P News & Notes on March 19, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Earlybird registration for Bennett/Porter’s Connections 2018 Conference ends on April 8. After that, prices go up. Register before then, and, for only $99.00 per person, you’ll have access to a full day of educational content, technology experts, and colleagues that you can exchange ideas with to benefit your business. Here is just some of the content that you can expect to experience when you attend:

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Topics: connections 2018

We're now upgrading Sage 100 to 2018

Posted by B/P News & Notes on March 7, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Since the release of Sage 100 version 2018 last October, Bennett/Porter has allowed time for Sage to release the first Product Update – as well as time to familiarize ourselves with the new version – before upgrading clients to 2018. We are pleased to announce that we are ready to begin scheduling for upgrading Sage 100 to 2018.

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Topics: Sage 100, Sage 100c

IRS Updates Withholding Calculator and Form W-4 for 2018

Posted by B/P News & Notes on March 6, 2018 at 1:48 PM

In mid-January we released a blog asking if the new tax tables mean more money for people's paychecks. In that post, we reported that The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by the federal government in December, resulted in changes including increased standard deductions, removal of personal exemptions, increased child tax credit, and revisions to tax rates and income brackets effective for 2018. We also let you know that the IRS was working on updating the income tax withholding calculator and the Form W-4.

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Topics: Taxes, Payroll

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