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Your MAS 90/200 Year End Newsletter

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

2011 In Review And A Look Forward To 2012 And 2013

As the year comes to a close, we highlight some of the new capabilities added to Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 in 2011, and look forward to what is coming. Sage updates and publishes the product roadmap periodically to provide you with a long-range view of the future direction of the product line. Read More

SQL Payroll For Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL Customers

If you use Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL, you have an option to use an integrated, SQL-based human resources and payroll system – Sage HRMS. By managing your payroll and HR processes in house you can save money while gaining access to tools that support compliance with regulations, better cost control, and increased employee satisfaction. Read More

Year End Specific Articles

  • Creating A New Company In Sage ERP MAS 90 Read More
  • The Importance Of Budgeting Read More
  • Module Closing Sequence Read More
  • Year End Compliance Releases Read More
  • General Module Closing For Sage ERP MAS 90 And 200 Read More

Tips To Help Year-End Processing Run Smoothly Read More

Sage MAS 90 MAS 200 Newsletter

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

This Issue’s Topics:

Payroll Enhancements

Sage ERP MAS 90 And 200 Version 4.5 Provides New Deduction Methods And More

Payroll can be time consuming and complicated with the ever-increasing intricacies of taxation and employment legislation. Sage ERP MAS 90 Version 4.5 contains workflow improvements and a significant number of features designed to help you handle the complexities of deductions and accruals more effectively. Read More

Sage ERP MAS Intelligence For Version 4.5

Sage ERP MAS Intelligence for Version 4.5 adds the ability to attach Reporting Trees to Report Designer layouts. The new trees will expand the options that companies can use for different reporting structures. A 90-day trial period is included for Report Designer so customers can experience the benefits of expanded importing and exporting capabilities, and creating scheduler commands. Read More

SQL Server Version Of Sage ERP MAS 200 Available For Upgrade

With the release of Sage ERP MAS 200 Version 4.5, customers have the option to migrate their software to a Microsoft SQL Server database, with all the security and performance characteristics of this platform. Read More

MAS Friday Focus — Friday, February 11th, 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Clients First Business Solutions is proud to present our new webinar series, “MAS Friday Focus”.  We will be conducting these complimentary webinars on the first or second Friday of each month at 10:00am.  These webinars are designed to provide you, the end user, with pertinent information related to your MAS solution.  We will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from MAS Products, to industry knowledge, to relevant current events with guest speakers, and more.  Anyone in your organization with a vested interest in your MAS solution is welcome and encouraged to attend.  The goal of this webinar series is to empower you to get the most from your investment with Clients First and Sage Software.

MAS90/200 Extended Enterprise Suite Online Portal

We will kick off our MAS Friday Focus webinars on Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 9:30am.  The event will last approximately one hour and is complimentary.  Topics to be presented in this session are:

  • An informative walk-through of the new Extended Enterprise Suite Portal
  • An in-depth presentation of the Extended Enterprise Suite solution provided by Debbie Hill, Sales Engineer, Sage Software
  • Questions and Answers

Please join us on Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 9:30am for the inaugural MAS Friday Focus.

Please join our online meeting:

 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/334418937

 Dial:  +1 (916) 339-0014

 Access Code:  334-418-937

 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 334-418-937

Clients First Brings the MAS 500 User Group to You!

Monday, December 6th, 2010

For the first time ever, we are broadcasting our MAS 500 Year End User Group meeting live via conference call.  We understand the challenge of getting away from the office for meetings and seminars. This specially designed feature is intended to bring our longer distance clients closer and allow all of our clients a new opportunity to participate.
In an effort to be as accessible as possible, we would like to invite you to join us via conference call next Thursday, December 9th from 9:00am to 11:30am.  You are, of course, welcome to attend in person and we look forward to having you.

Please RSVP to Lisa deKat ldekat@clientsfirst-us.com or Mary Walsh mwalsh@clientsfirst-us.com

You may also call us at 888-222-8827

Then on December 9th at 1:30 pm please:

Dial 215-383-1001
Access Code: 629-760-832

Thursday, December 9th from 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Clients First Brings the MAS 90/200 User Group to You!

Monday, December 6th, 2010

For the first time ever, we are broadcasting our MAS90/200 Year End User Group meeting live via conference call.  We understand the challenge of getting away from the office for meetings and seminars. This specially designed feature is intended to bring our longer distance clients closer and allow all of our clients a new opportunity to participate.
In an effort to be as accessible as possible, we would like to invite you to join us via conference call next Thursday, December 9th from 9:00am to 11:30am.  You are, of course, welcome to attend in person and we look forward to having you.

Please RSVP to Lisa deKat ldekat@clientsfirst-us.com or Mary Walsh mwalsh@clientsfirst-us.com

You may also call us at 888-222-8827

Then on December 9th at 9:00am please:

Dial 415-363-0070
Access Code: 827-904-689

Thursday, December 9th from 9:00am – 11:30am

MAS90/200 User Group Meeting December 9, 2010

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Preparing for Year-End and More on SMI

Our annual Year-End User Group Meetings are always a hit as we cover tips and techniques for a smooth and effective year-end processing. Learn from seasoned MAS consultants, and fellow MAS users, the inside information on how to get through the year-end with ease. 

We will also go over SMI, the replacement for FRx.  There is a lot of new and valuable information coming your way. 

As always, our User Group meetings are complimentary and designed for you – the end user.  Bring your specific Year-End issues and a Clients First consultant with review them and help you get them resolved. 

Space at this event will fill quickly, so sign up today!

Please call us at 1-888-222-8827 to RSVP.  Ask for Lisa deKat at extension 11 or Mary Walsh at extension 319.  Or email us at Ldekat@clientsfirst-us.com or Mwalsh@clientsfirst-us.com.  We look forward to seeing you!

Where & When

Clients First Business Solutions
399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 106
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Thursday, December 9th at 9:00a.m. 

The Future of FRx

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Confused about the future of FRx?

Want to find out more about Sage MAS Intelligence (SMI)?

As a means of continuous improvement to the reporting technology and changes within Microsoft, we have some exciting news for you. Sage MAS Intelligence has been introduced into the MAS family as its standard financial reporting tool.  What does that mean for you?  It means that Sage will be replacing your existing FRx licenses with Sage MAS Intelligence (SMI).  Automatic Shipment of this software begins in October.

What is SMI and how will this impact reporting?

In the short term, you will have the ability to use both FRx and SMI. Your support for FRx will NOT change.

SMI is based on the familiar Microsoft Excel application. You will be able to create reports and analyze data as before but with some additional program capabilities.  Instead of access being limited to just General Ledger, you will have access to all modules and data.  You will be able to build your reports in Excel rather than creating the report in one program and then exporting to Excel.

Sage MAS Intelligence will be available for customers on MAS90/200 version 4.4, MAS500 version 7.3, and MAS90/200 Extended Enterprise Suite version 1.4.

Again… FRx support is not being abandoned.  Support will be available during the transition between FRx and SMI.

There is a great deal of information to be shared and questions to be answered.  We have asked Debbie Hill, a Solution Engineer at Sage, to assist us in presenting this information to you.  We will be hosting two webinars to review the changes and what they mean to you.  The first session will be a general overview of the Sage MAS Intelligence and how the licensing and support are going to be handled.  The second session will be a more in depth look at Sage MAS Intelligence.  We invite you to attend one or both of these sessions.

Sage MAS Intelligence and the retirement of FRx

     Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 9:00am

     Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 1:00pm

Sage MAS Intelligence – Make it work for you!

      Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 1:00pm

     Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 9:00am

Please call us at 1-888-222-8827 and ask for Lisa deKat at extension 111 or Mary Walsh at extension 319 to register for these webinars.  Or you can email us at Ldekat@clientsfirst-us.com or mwalsh@clientsfirst-us.com.

Look for more information on upcoming Sage MAS Intelligence Workshops in November – Please call to inquire.

We appreciate your business and want to make sure you utilize all the benefits of your product enhancements.  Please call or email us if you have any specific questions about Sage MAS Intelligence. 

Intro to Crystal Reports Class at Clients First October 27 and 28, 2010

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The next Crystal Reports Class is coming on the 27th and 28th of October at Clients First in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Subjects that will be covered include:

  • Understanding the Sage MAS90/200 data structure
  • Launching Crystal Reports – common settings
  • Creating your first Crystal Report – customer contact list
  • Understanding “joins” and “linking”
  • Creating more complex reporting with sub-reports
  • Using cross tab reports for quick analysis reports
  • Understanding how Crystal forms in Sage MAS90/200
  • Understanding worktables
  • How to modify Check forms
  • How to modify Sales Order and Invoice forms
  • Formatting fields and forms
  • Common tips, techniques, and troubleshooting

Bring a report with you to work on in class! 

For more information and registration help, contact Clients First Business Solutions, 888-222-8827 and ask for Mary Walsh at ext. 319 or email mwalsh@clientsfirst-us.com

Have a great day.

MAS 90/MAS 200 Newsletter Available Now

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The new MAS 90/200 newsletter is now available.  This issue covers three major topics — all of which we are sure you will find useful.  Topics covered include:

  • New Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards
  • Business Insights tips and tricks
  • Extended Enterprise Solutions news

You can view or download the newsletter here:

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Clients First Increases Knowledge at Sage Insights

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We will be attending Sage Insights next month In Denver, Colorado.  Why do we think that you want to know this?  It is the annual Sage event held for all of their partners like us.  It is both a learning and networking experience that we know adds value to our practice and our clients.

Some of the benefits from attending are:

  • Finding out what is in the product roadmap – where are the products headed
  • Networking with other partners, vendors, and Sage staff and executives.
  • Attending learning sessions — over 400 sessions this year are scheduled
  • Joining in an open and candid Q&A session with key Sage executives
  • Attending the Sage Exceptional Customer Experience workshop where we explore how we can support our customers at a new level of excellence.

Attending Sage Insights is another in the many ways we at Clients First work hard to stay current in new technologies, on top of market trends and continue to be relevant and valuable to our clients.

By the way, next year’s Insights will be a first in that Sage customers as well as partners will attend.  It will be held in Washington DC in July.  We hope you can make it.  Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.