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

Sage Fixed Assets Version 2017 Has Been Released

Posted by B/P News & Notes on October 13, 2016 at 11:34 AM

On October 6th, Sage announced the release of Sage Fixed Assets version 2017. While clients do need to have version 2016 installed for accurate reporting of asset depreciation for 2016 taxes, it is not essential to install version 2017 until sometime next year – unless you need any of the features, enhancements, or fixes (listed below) that are included in the new release. We expect that Sage will release Product Update 1 for version 2017 sometime during the first quarter – should new tax requirements be established – and that may be a better time to install the 2017 upgrade. 

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Topics: Sage 100

Sage 100 2013 ERP Will Be Retired September 30th

Posted by B/P News & Notes on September 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Version 2013 of Sage 100 (MAS 90/200) will be retired by Sage on September 30th (see the chart below for full details on this and other versions). Although Sage will no longer support version 2013, Bennett/Porter will continue to do so. However, we do recommend that our clients using Sage 100 2013 (or lower) upgrade to a current version of the software.

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Topics: Sage 100

Making Your Current ERP System Work

Posted by Sue on July 20, 2016 at 8:43 AM

We started selling MAS 90 software in 1988 – when the manufacturer was State of The Art Software and before Sage Software acquired it. There was a DOS version and a Unix version, and you either purchased a single user license or a network license. We didn’t have "user licensing" in those days; you either had a network license or you didn’t. MAS 200 (which was a client/server version of MAS 90) was released in the mid-90’s, and that’s when the thought of licensing the software "by user" was introduced. And there were no annual maintenance agreements! If State of The Art came out with new features you were interested in using, you simply paid an upgrade fee to get that version.

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Topics: ERP, Sage 100, Sue's Views

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