Please ignore the man behind the curtain.

Posted by Sue on July 11, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Years ago, when software manufacturers would telephone our clients trying to sell them something they had not originally purchased, or a new item that had just been produced, we would tell clients, “Just ignore the man behind the curtain and call us if you have questions. We know how your system is configured better than anyone else, so please call us and just ignore the man behind the curtain.” (You know, The Wizard of Oz - in which the man behind the curtain was pulling all kinds of levers and pretending to be something else - someone much more knowledgable - than he actually was?)

We were recently notified that Sage Software will be directly calling our clients who have not yet converted from Sage 100 to Sage 100cloud, letting them know that Sage 100cloud is a “superior” product and has many features that Sage 100 does not.

And so again we say to you: “Just ignore the man behind the curtain.”

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Topics: Sage 100, Sage 100Cloud

Sage 100, Sage 100Cloud, and the New Statewide Transit Tax

Posted by Sue on June 12, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Sage Software will only be updating Sage 100 version 2018 and Sage 100Cloud version 2018 to accommodate the new, statewide Oregon Transit Tax, which goes into effect on July 1 of this year. As we mentioned in our preview last month, the Transit Tax is 0.1% of each and every Employee’s Withholding Wage, is to be reported quarterly, and is reported on a separate form that is not part of the Oregon OQ Quarterly filing. For Sage Payroll clients on versions 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017 (or even older versions!), we’ve had to be creative to accommodate the new tax. For clients using Sage Payroll version 2018, you’ll receive the update automatically through the new 2018 Tax Engine at month end.

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Topics: Sage 100c, Sage 100 Payroll, Sage 100, Payroll, Taxes

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 100c, Sage 100

How to Populate Sage's 'Plan Start Month' ACA Field

Posted by B/P News & Notes on January 24, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Sage 100 has a new field this year on the ACA Employee Maintenance screen: 'Plan Start Month'. In the process of helping customers complete their filings, we've noticed that not a single one of them have had a correct value in this field. How can such a seemingly straightforward field be incorrectly filled so frequently? We suspect the problem is that Sage has set the default value to “00”, and those people filling out the field simply move through it assuming that the value is valid. So what should people do instead?

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Topics: Sage 100

Sage 100/100c Version 2018 Has Been Released!

Posted by B/P News & Notes on October 24, 2017 at 11:53 AM
On Friday, Sage announced the release of Sage 100/100c Version 2018. The Payroll and Job Cost modules have been completely rewritten in Version 2018, and the TimeCard module re-write is to be completed in February with Version 2018, Product Update 1.

You can see the full list of 2018 enhancements here:

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Topics: Sage 100

Upgrading to Sage Fixed Assets 2017

Posted by B/P News & Notes on September 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM

If you are running Sage Fixed Assets, it is important to make sure you stay up to date with the latest version of the product. At the moment, the current version is 2017.1, which was released in January. We recommend that, if you haven’t already upgraded to 2017 this year, that you do so before the end of the year.

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Topics: Sage 100, Sage Fixed Assets

Four New Activities You Can Do with the Sage 100 Task Scheduler

Posted by Marty on March 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

The Task Scheduler is a valuable, time-saving feature in Sage 100 that lets you automate your journal transactions. You can save all sorts of time, for example, by automating your daily Accounts Receivable processing, including the AR Sales Journal, followed by the AR Cash Receipts Journal, and finally updating the Daily Transaction Register. The same is true of those Accounts Payable and General Ledger tasks. Cool, right? Even cooler is that the arrival of version 2016 expanded the capabilities of the Task Scheduler. A new drop-down box called 'Type' now allows you to combine the flexibility of the Task Scheduler with the powers of Visual Integrator and reporting. Here are a few things that you can do with this new capability.

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Topics: Sage 100

Sage 100 Year End Updates Have Been Released

Posted by B/P News & Notes on December 15, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Sage has just announced that the Interim Release Download (IRD) and the Payroll Tax Table Update for Sage 100 are now available. Here are some things you should know about installing them.

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Topics: Sage 100 Payroll, Sage 100, Year End

Sage 100 Year End Updates

Posted by B/P News & Notes on December 2, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Here we are, on the verge of 2016's close. The end of the year can be a hectic time for those with accounting-related duties. There are books to square up, new guidelines to learn about, and tax season to prepare for. We've assembled some information that will hopefully make those tasks easier...or at least more approachable.

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Topics: Sage 100 Payroll, Sage 100, Year End

Sage Releases Version 2017 of Sage 100

Posted by B/P News & Notes on November 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Version 2017 of Sage 100 was released by Sage at the end of October. The new version includes enhancements such as the ability to allow your customers to pay their invoices via ACH transactions, extra security for credit card transactions, and improvements to reporting and search capabilities.

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Topics: Sage 100

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