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What’s New in Sage ERP 100 through Version 4.00 to Sage ERP 100 2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A great document showing the workflow and functionality changes that have occured since Sage MAS90 & Sage MAS200 4.00 all the way through Sage ERP 100.

Using this document you can see all the functionality that you might be missing from the version you are currently on to the most current version.  Simply upgrade (we can help) and you’ll get the ‘delta’ in functionality.

Sage ERP 100 Upgrade Guide

Types of Inventory and Inventory Accounts for manufacturing company

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Setup Tips

In a Manufacturing company, you start from purchasing raw materials and end up selling finished products: 

Purchase Raw Material >–(convert)–> Work-In-Process >–(convert)–> Finished Goods >>>>Sales of Finished Goods

Thus, there are 3 types of inventory for a typical manufacturing company:
1) Raw Material Inventory – raw material to be used as input in manufacturing process
2) Work-in-Progress (WIP) Inventory – Goods which are still in the process of converting to finished goods. It’s not yet a finished good. (If your solution supports WIP)
3) Finished Goods Inventory – Completed unit output from manufacturing process.

Correspondingly, three inventory accounts are needed.
1) Raw Material Inventory Account
2) Work-in-Progress (WIP) Inventory Account
3) Finished Goods Inventory Account

When raw material is purchased, the cost of the raw material will be posted to theRaw Material Inventory account. Raw Material Inventory Account will store the value of raw materials received but not yet issued to production department.

When the raw material is transferred to production department, the cost of the material will be transferred from Raw Material Inventory Account to WIP Inventory AccountDirect Manufacturing Labor Cost and Manufacturing Overhead Cost will also be debited into WIP Inventory Account.

When the finished good is completed, the WIP Inventory Account will be credited with the total manufacturing cost and the cost will be debited into Finished Goods Inventory account.

When the Finished Good is sold, the cost will be transferred from Finished Goods Inventory Account to Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) Account.

Switched from Hotmail to Outlook.com and now Outlook won’t login with your old Outlook Hotmail Connector?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Microsoft previews the new Outlook.com

If you’ve been a user of Hotmail (gulp, I admit I am on) you know that its actually been improving dramatically over the last few years.  Many gave up long ago when it was slow and clumsy and ‘uncool’ compared to Gmail.  Microsoft has slowly but steadily improving it.

Recently they completely rebranded it and created a completely new User Interface.  It’s now known as Outlook.com. (You can still use Hotmail.com as well).

If you choose to move to the new interface, all of your existing email, and settings comes along and by default your email account is still xyz@hotmail.com. (Where ‘xyz’ is your email name)

They give you a cool option to change that to xyz@outlook.com while still allowing xyz@hotmail.com to be delivered to you.  You have the choice of having email from both merge into none inbox or keeping them separate.

One feature Hotmail (and now outlook.com) has had for awhile is Alias’s.  You can create up to 5 additional email addresses that all still feed to your primary account.

Problem with Outlook Plug-in.

Outlook for the Desktop (part of Microsoft Office) had gotten a slick Connector about 2 years ago that allowed your Hotmail account to be manageable within Outlook as a separate series of folders.  It works just as well as when Outlook is connected to Exchange.

Microsoft hasn’t yet rebranded or released a new version of this connector (keep in mind Outlook.com is still technically ‘beta).  However, if you keep your originally xyz@hotmail.com address, all still works perfectly.  However, if you switch to xyz@outlook.com, your Outlook plug-in will attempt to login with your prior xyz@hotmail.com and not be able to login.  It will present you with a screen to enter your password.

However, the user id of xyz@hotmail.com is NOT editable.  It took me about an hour to figure this out.  Hopefully this helps you.  Changing this user ID turned out to be simple.

  1. Completely quit Outlook.  Give it a few seconds to fully shut down.
  2. Go into your Control Panel and locate the Mail Control Panel App.
  3. Click on “E-Mail Accounts”
  4. Double Click the ‘xyz@hotmail.com’ row
  5. Now change the E-mail Address to ‘xyz@outlook.com’
    1. If you want to change how it appears in outlook, so it says xyz@outlook.com click the Advanced button
    2. In the bottom portion of the screen under Mail Account, change xyz@hotmail.com to xyz@outlook.com
  6. Click OK
  7. Click Close, then Click Close again.
  8. Re-open your MS Office Outlook desktop application and all should be good!

I hope you found this helpful and it should save you the frustration I found.  My guess is this is going to become a common issue as people become aware of outlook.com and run into this issue.

Purchase Agent for 4.5 now Available

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Automate your MAS90 (Sage ERP 100) Purchasing

JobOps has released this latest version of Purchase Agent.  We have a detailed blog post on this over at our 90Minds sister site.

The most important change from prior versions is, like it’s big brother, Component Exception Manager (CEM) from the full JobOps solution,  it will now blow through the Bill of Materials (BOM) to look at purchase requirements.

This means, if you have a Widget made up of item ABC and XYZ and to make one Widget, you need two of ABC and two XYZ, Purchase Agent will look at the minimum stocking levels and Sales Orders for item Widget, and suggest the purchase (times 2) of ABC & XYZ.  Previously, prior versions could only order finished goods and was not appropriate for companies who assembled products.

 

Before Starting an ERP Implementation or Upgrade…What to do

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Want to Get a Head Start on Your ERP Implementation/Upgrade?

Your company has bought or is in the process of buying/upgrading an Integrated ERP system. Getting a head start can help keep the implementation on-time and can help you keep your sanity. It can be tough at times to complete your tasks for the ERP Implementation and get your normal job duties completed. It is much easier and faster to perform the following tasks as you are performing your standard routine than it is to set down and document over a couple days from memory.

Although many of the recommendations below should have been done before purchase process, any missed items should be started now:

Meet with key personnel and have them collect the following information:

  • Collect sample documents given to you that you use to make decisions. Just a page or two highlight important fields and make a note of how the data is used. This includes legacy reports, Access databases, Excel Spreadsheets, Word Documents, anything else not listed.
    • Daily reports
    • Weekly reports
    • Monthly reports
    • Yearly reports
    • Other on-demand reports
    • Phone Calls
    • Emails
    • Faxes
    • Handwritten notes, Post-its, Napkins……

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