Weekly Sage 100cloud News and Tips
Hello and welcome to another Thursday full of news and information about Sage 100.
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I hope you're having a great week so far! I know you helped us promote our previous Summit Cares offer in an older newsletter supplying COVID-19 resources to readers, so I wanted to reach out and let you know about the new offer we've designed for Sage 100+ clients whose businesses have continued to be impacted by the virus.
Beginning today, we're offering new customers six months of free hosting for Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage BusinessWorks and Sage Fixed Assets when they sign a 24-month contract with Summit Hosting. The offer code for this is SummitCaresSage6, and they will have the option to input this code on the sign-up form: https://summithosting.com/buy-now.
Trivia: What Was 09SAM Used For?
Our last trivia prize was a $100 Amazon GC. I tried to think of what could top that in terms of awesomeness and I spotted this during my last trip to the grocery store.
For a 12 cup Keurig pack of Hostess Twinkies " artificially flavored " Coffee ....
For many years the keyword "09SAM" had a special use for MAS 90 users? Why was it special and how would a MAS 90 user make use of that keyword?
I'll choose one winner from all the correct answers emailed to Wayne,firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday, July 8 at 9 am EST. Shipping limited to the USA or Canada.
All Sage Documentation Online
Have you ever wished there was a single spot to view installation guides, currently supported platforms and what's new info for each release of Sage 100cloud?
There is. Sage posts all documentation online at their Sage 100 Documents site.
Avalara Publishes Midyear Sales Tax Update
Sage AP Automation
Working from home and attempting to gather approvals from different department heads for invoices is no fun. What can be even less fun is trying to print checks remotely and getting them all in envelopes and mailed on time.
Check out Sage AP Automation ( aka Beanworks ). I sat in on a demo last week for one of my customers and it seems like an affordable option for those who want streamlined AP approvals with the option to have AP Automation also print checks/ACH or charge payments to a credit card.
I asked the Beanworks folks when the next webinar is and Ray Scarborough sent this link which you can use to view and register for upcoming demos or if you prefer they have a recorded YouTube demo you can view at your convenience - no registration required.
Upcoming Training & Webinars Of Note
- Through June 30 - Various online training for customers
- Anytime - Various ISV Webinars ( Mostly Recorded )
- August 12 - Creating Dashboards Using Sage Intelligence Reporting
- October 6 - Using Business Insights Explorer to Work More Efficiently
- December 17 - Making the Most of Visual Process Flows
Two New Sage 100 Communities from SchulzSays
Looking to stay current on a daily basis with Sage 100? - Sage 100 User Group
Are You A Partner Wanting To Stay Up-To-Date With Sage? - Partnerland User Group
This group is only for currently active Sage partners, ISVS and Sage employees
Stay Safe! Let me know if I can help.
GENERAL TECH & INDUSTRY NEWS
Warehouse management - barcoding, label printing, mobile automation, shipping - and multi-bin for Sage 100 and Sage Intacct.
SAGE 100 NEWS AND INFORMATION
Available Now: Payroll 2.20.2
The next release of Sage 100 Payroll is available.
Summarized list of updates:
Download the update here ( login required ) or view the upgrade guide here.
- Emergency Leave Worksheet
- Employee Retention Credit Worksheet
- Updates to Quarterly Tax Report
- International Address Support
- Time Track Entry: View a recap of hours entered for the day and week
- Updated payroll data conversion from earlier versions
Magento 1 End of Life (EOL) - eCommerce Payment Concerns for Merchants
Per the official Magento End of Life announcement, all versions of Magento 1 will no longer be supported after June 30, 2020. Given this news, Magento 1 eCommerce sites and webstores will no longer be fully PCI Compliant with VISA guidelines starting July 1st.
Visa recently released the “Acquirer Advisory” from Visa - and then shortly thereafter, a follow-up statement by PayPal, put many merchants into a state of uncertainty and anxiety for their businesses. After all, when a megalith such as PayPal demands “urgent actions” from any remaining Magento 1 merchants before its planned “End of Life” (EOL) this month, merchants on all versions of Magento take note.
Ship Staged Orders Quickly - Ship All and InstaShip
Ship All and InstaShip let the user "quick ship" an order that has already been staged without having to go through each item/line on the order. All items and quantities are assumed to be picked completely. When the transaction is sent to Sage, the ScanForce program populates Sage Invoice Data Entry/Shipping Data Entry showing that all items and quantities have been shipped
Bookmarks: Sage 100 Helpful Reference Materials
What Version Is "Safe" To Upgrade To?
First, before deciding to upgrade be sure all third-party integrations are compatible with the version you are upgrading to. Consult your Sage business partner for their recommendation and assistance.
- GLAPAR - Go right to Sage 100 2020
- Everyone Else - Go with Sage 100 2019
What's New In Version 4.x Through 2020? - Google Doc
What's New In Sage 100?
Additional PDF Documents:
Tech Documents - Upgrade Guide, Supported Platforms, What's New ( website )
- 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 )
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
Sage 100cloud version 2019 - File Layouts Online
Sage 100cloud version 2019 - Online Help
Sage 100 - Required Internet Access
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December 8-11, 2020 - Sage Summit North America
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