We are excited to tell you about a couple of new features in the recent Product Update for Sage 2019 that we have been requesting for some time now.
You may have recently received a phone call from a Sage Software representative – or you will probably receive one in the very near future. They are calling regarding moving from your current Sage Business Care Plan to a Sage 100cloud Subscription. The urgency around this latest push has to do with a price hike coming as of April 1, 2019, and we want you to have all the information you need before that deadline arrives.
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.
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.
Sage changed their software’s pricing structure in 2017 with the introduction of Sage 100c – a Subscription-based version of Sage 100. Now, in 2018, Sage has created a strategy that attempts to motivate Perpetually-licensed Sage 100 customers to move to the new Subscription-based 100c. This applies to customers who own, rather than rent, the software and who have a current Sage Business Care Plan. It’s important that Sage customers educate themselves about what all of this means and how it will affect their Sage 100 solution over the next two years. This post is an effort to help with that education.
Topics: Sage 100c
It’s almost been a year since the release of Sage 100c, Sage’s new “connected, collaborative, and customer-focused” subscription software, and 2017 saw the end of the perpetual Sage 100 license for new customers. It’s been a confusing year for everyone involved, but now that the dust is settling, here’s what we know.
Topics: Sage 100c
You’ve no doubt heard of The Cloud. You know…that invisible place where companies from Apple to Oracle want you to move all your digital stuff? Unfortunately, it can be difficult to separate marketing about The Cloud from cloud computing itself, and so it’s hard to decide if using the technology will benefit your organization. So let’s start with this question: What is cloud computing?
Over the next several quarters, Sage plans to release a host of new features in their Sage 100 and Sage 100c product lines. Here's a preview of the components that are coming and when each is slated to arrive. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions about how you might use these features to enhance Sage for your business.
I did a session at our Connections Conference in May called ‘The Road Ahead for Sage 100’, and apparently I did a really bad job of trying to explain that Sage 100c is what Sage wants “The Road Ahead” to be for Sage 100.
Sage Software introduced Sage 100c at the end of 2015, and Sage 100c has only two things that Sage 100 currently does not have: The ability to change font resolution on your Sage 100 screens and the ability to use “Themes” – which is basically the ability to change screen colors– by user. It does have a modern look and feel – but if you know how to use Sage 100, you’ll know how to use
Sage 100c is a subscription-based version of Sage 100 that has all the same features but with the addition of an enhanced user interface. Although being marketed by Sage as a “technology product,” Sage 100c is not an internet based version of Sage 100.