Published on: January 31, 2014
With the introduction of Sage 100 ERP Version 2013 and subsequent product updates, your ERP software received an impression range of new features during the year. Sage 100 ERP also got a boost in mobility thanks to the introduction of cloud-technology. These new features make it possible for you to access your system using a mobile device or tablet and stay productive even when you’re on-the-go or away from the office. Let’s take a look at the year in review.
The Release of Sage 100 ERP 2013
Sage 100 ERP Version 2013 was designed with you in mind – bringing together customer requested enhancements and improved system functionality. Popular additions like Visual Process Flows simplify navigation by providing a visual representation of all your business processes and workflow.
These interactive flowchart diagrams allow you to quickly identify job-specific tasks and launch screens without searching through the tree of menu items and icons. Visual Process flows make it easy for customers to learn Sage 100 ERP and for existing users to complete tasks that are performed infrequently like year end processing.
Sage has been slowly introducing customers to cloud-technology. For example, the new Sage Exchange uses cloud-technology to transform the way credit cards are processed. Sage Exchange allows you to take payments on your mobile device, manage payment information on-the-go, and cut down on merchant transaction fees – all while providing enhanced credit card security and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. Sage Advisor, also based on cloud-technology, makes it easier to manage and apply service packs, product updates, and fixes as soon as they’re released. It recognizes your current version, checks for available updates, and provides the details you need to download and install.
FRx Retirement and Report Conversion Utility
It’s been a year since support for FRx has officially ended. Have you made the switch over to Sage ERP Intelligence Reporting yet? Over the past year, Sage added a significant number of enhancements to Sage Intelligence to make the FRx conversion process as easy as possible.
The Report Designer Add-in allows you to convert your old FRx reports to new Sage Intelligence reports, while the new FRx Reporting Tree Conversion Utility converts FRx Reporting Trees into Sage Intelligence Reporting Trees. Together these 2 new Sage Intelligence features significantly speed up the report conversion process. Download the FRx Conversion Guide for Sage 100 ERP or contact us for assistance.
Sage Inventory Advisor
2013 has brought us Sage Inventory Advisor – an affordable cloud-based service that helps you reduce excess inventory and lower carrying costs while eliminating stock-outs. It works by connecting with your Sage 100 ERP inventory module, continuously crunching the numbers, and delivering a real-time health-check that optimizes inventory using a sophisticated forecast engine. Sage Inventory Advisor even monitors inventory status to provide early warning for critical items such as inventory out of stock – or near out of stock – as well as excess and surplus orders.
Sage Mobile Apps
Just recently, Sage introduced 3 new mobile apps designed to help you improve sales communication, customer service and cash flow using a mobile device or tablet. These new cloud-based solutions are affordable, easy-to-implement, and integrate directly with your Sage 100 ERP system.
Sage Mobile Sales is a native iPad app that provides your sales team with everything they need to close a sale at the customer site – process quotes and orders, take payments, and collect signatures all while out in the field.
With Sage Mobile Service, field technicians can schedule work, optimize routes, access customer information, and even accept payments all by using their iPhones.
And lastly, Sage Billing and Payment allows your customers to make payments and manage their accounts online using a new 24/7 web portal. This new app also provides an online dashboard where you can quickly resend outstanding invoices and track invoice delivery.
Sage City – An Online Community
This year, we also saw the launch of Sage City – an online community that replaces all of the previously separate online product portals and destinations. If you have any question about your system, then head over to Sage City where you’ll find fellow customers, industry peers, and a whole community of support to help you get more out of your software. Join the discussion here.
Need help figuring it all out? Contact us with any questions about upgrading, updating, integrating, and everything in between.