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Sage 100 Weekly News - 08/20/2020

Welcome to the 08/20/2020 Schulz Says newsletter published every Thursday and sent to 1,034 subscribers.

Quick update on sponsorships

I temporarily suspended sponsorships at the start of the global pandemic. At the time I felt it only fair to not charge sponsors when it wasn't clear whether businesses would be in a prolonged lockdown.

As more businesses return to work and adapt to the new reality of WFH I will be re-opening sponsorships starting in September.

I know many people hate ads and the thought that a sponsor will intrude into the weekly news. I've been careful to keep sponsorships at the "invite-only" level.  The sponsors you see in the newsletter are those who I am confident deliver excellent services to my customers and newsletter subscribers.

Why charge sponsorship at all? 

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It's an omnichannel world. Companies like Target have embraced both physical and online selling to better weather unexpected changes in the purchasing preferences of their customers.

If you're still selling only by shipping goods which your customers order over the phone then think about expanding into omnichannel which embraces in-person and digital sales methods.

Join me this Friday 8/21  at 3 pm ET with Pat Scherz as we discuss omnichannel and how companies can leverage their investment in Sage 100 to reach more customers.  No registration - just stop by. If you miss the chat you can catch the recording by navigating here.

Join me next Friday 8/21 at 3 pm ET for a Facebook Live chat with Pat Scherz Director of Sales & Marketing at CIMcloud by websitepipeline.

No registration. No Powerpoint. Watch it while mobile, at home, in the office or while relaxing in your backyard.

Here are some questions I plan to ask:
  • What's the difference between CIMcloud and solutions like Big Commerce/Shopfiy, etc
  • How much does a typical customer pay for CIMcloud to create an e-commerce site?
  • What credit card processors can be used? Can you integrate with Paypal, Apple Pay, etc?
  • What about sales tax? Do you integrate to Avalara? Others?
  • Who is the best type of user for CIMcloud services? The worst? What question during an initial meeting do you dread the most and why?

If you can't attend live - drop by the group anytime after we're done and watch the replay at your leisure.  Join the Facebook Sage 100 User Group here and then log in to the group on Friday 8/21 at 3 pm ET to watch live and ask questions! 


  • Anytime - Various Sage endorsed ISV Webinars ( Mostly Recorded )
  • Anytime - Sage Basecamp  - the brainchild of several prominent Sage ISVs - is open for visits 24 x 7 and offers free videos and literature
  • August 21 - 3 pm ET - Facebook Live - e-commerce insider series 
  • September 9 - Sage 100 and Sage Fixed Assets working together
  • October 6 - Using Business Insights Explorer to Work More Efficiently
  • December 17 - Making the Most of Visual Process Flows




We just broke 177 registered members on this group, I'm posting the latest updates and technical tips regarding the North American version of Sage 100.

I'm exploring the use of this group for live events which would automatically stay within the group so you could watch them at your own leisure. 



This group is only for currently active Sage partners, ISVS, and Sage employees. We just broke 78 members.  This is more of an industry news sharing group that allows us to share items that wouldn't be of interest to most end-users.

Stay Safe! 

Wayne Schulz
Cell: 860-516-8990



  • Google services including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Meet, Groups, Chat, Keep and Voice experienced service disruptions on Thursday morning
  • Soon you'll be able to participate in Zoom calls via many popular smart displays
  • Microsoft Teams custom backgrounds now persist from one meeting to another - here's how to set that up.


  • Sage is surveying companies about their likelihood of attending an in-person Sage Summit on December 9-11, 2020. As of now, the conference is still listed as an in-person event although the survey also inquires about whether a virtual event would be of interest.
  • Darin Steward retired in August from Scanco as VP of Professional Services and Manufacturing Sales.



EFI SmartLinc’s Sage Integration with ProcessShipper will no longer be supported after August 31, 2021

A user of EFI SmartLinc integration to ProcessShipper forwarded this notice from EFI Smartlinc that "Effective immediately we will no longer be accepting new sales of EFI SmartLinc’s Sage Integration with ProcessShipper". The email further notes "EFI is announcing that the EFI SmartLinc’s Sage Integration with Process Shipper will reach its End-of-Life (EOL) on August 31, 2021, at which time all technical and development support of the software will end. This affects all Sage 100, 300, 500 and Sage EM (Sage X3) integrations."

According to the EFI website:
EFI SmartLinc is the award-winning multi-carrier shipping management software designed to streamline and automate shipping processes. By eliminating touch points and accelerating workflows, 

SmartLinc was offered as the successor to StarShip several years ago after the marketing agreement with StarShip ( V-Technologies) was reportedly not renewed by V-Technologies.


Review Your MS SQL License by 8/31/20

Sage recently suggested purchasers of an MS SQL ISV license - which is the SQL license you would purchase directly through Sage - check their MS SQL installs for possible license issues.  There are apparently at least two issues - (A) ISV versions of MS SQL are sold to ONLY be used with the ISV applications and (B) hosting MS SQL on cloud servers may cause issues. More info here.

Sage is monitoring President Trump’s Executive Order related to Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster

If you are using Sage 100 Payroll and are unsure how to manage the August 8 executive order regarding payroll tax then you should sit tight. Sage posted on Sage City that they are in the process of studying the information and will advise shortly on what changes may be forthcoming to Payroll.



What's New In Version 4.x Through 2020? - Google Doc

Additional PDF Documents:
  • What's New Sage 100 2020 PPT Slide Deck  ( PDF
  • Feature summary - eInvoicing for Sage 100 ( PDF
  • CCPA Readiness using Sage 100cloud ( PDF )
  • What's New Sage 100cloud 2020 Datasheet ( PDF
Tech Documents - Upgrade Guide, Supported Platforms, What's New ( website )

What Sage 100 Versions Are Supported?

Sage 100  Supported Versions 

Where Can I Get Training on Sage 100? 

Anytime Learning - What's New In Sage 100 2020 ( 41 Minutes ) 

Discover how to get the most out of your Sage 100cloud solution here.

Where Do I Download Sage 100 Version 2020?

( This download works for all flavors of Sage 100 )

Download site - Sage 100 2020 Full Product

Other Info

Sage 100cloud version 2020 - File Layouts Online
Sage 100cloud version 2020 - Online Help

Sage 100 - Required Internet Access



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