Sage Usability Features

by Jesse Braun

Newer versions of Sage are coming out with more ways to modify the look and feel of your software to best suit your own needs. In a recent webinar I covered these topics as well as some other basic features and functions in Sage. Since that was such a hit, I thought a blog post summarizing some of the great new features would also be helpful. Most of these features are available to all when you upgrade versions but some are exclusive to Sage 100cloud (formerly 100c).

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How to Manage Marketing Consent

by Vrakas Blum

Depending on where you do business and the local privacy laws in your region, you may be required to have evidence of marketing consent from your contacts. In other words in order to send email, call or text, your contacts may need to have explicitly agreed to receive marketing communication from your company. In this article, we’ll show you how to create and manage those consent records in Sage CRM.

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Cloud Computing

by Steve Marek

While Sage100Cloud is not a native “cloud” application, it can be hosted and run in the cloud. Several people have asked us why they would want to do that. So, let’s explore the benefits of running Sage100Cloud in the cloud.

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B-A-C-K-U-P

by Steve Marek

B – Backup your data. Every year we run across a company that does not back up their data. Think of it as cheap insurance or a spare tire to keep your business going in a disaster. Or better yet, it is a chance to go back into time and get something you lost. It’s the ultimate do over button.

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A Look at Future Releases

by Vrakas Blum

Here’s what Sage has in store in terms of new features expected over the next several months:

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Hard Place and a Rock

by Steve Marek

Run out of inventory and you can’t produce product to meet demand or you can’t sell that item to a customer. The customer goes somewhere else and may not return. The stuff that keeps business owners awake at night.

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LinkedIn 101

by Kelly Bergmann

Who would have thought that a job title, a headline or a photo on LinkedIn could have such an impact on how the 530 million or so users see you. Not me! That’s who. When I created my LinkedIn profile many moons ago I just answered the questions and picked a photo that didn’t make me look like I was about to sneeze. Well don’t worry folks, I attended Wayne Breitbarth's LinkedIn training session last week and now I have a profile that shines.

Wayne taught us how to make our headline catchy and creative, letting the viewer know you are the master of your field. This is the first thing anyone viewing your profile sees and if it is memorable, guess what…people remember it! Don’t be afraid to brag, that is what it is there for. I took away so many new tips on how to stand out from the crowd of millions with my same job title. I think Wayne may have boosted my ego just a tad as well, and now feel confident that I am putting my best foot forward in LinkedIn Land.

And for the sales folks, in addition to the shiny new profile did you know that LinkedIn, unlike most other social media platforms really does a great job of making the “cold call” warmer. I prefer getting a call or an email that mentions a mutual “friend” rather than the annoying email that can’t even spell your name right. Oh, let’s not forget that one guy that always calls asking for Mr. Kelly Bergmann. Yeah, he is NOT my favorite. Wayne taught us how to use our connections to gain insight into a company or person we are trying to win over in a way that makes you better informed and come highly recommended.

When it comes to social media in any form, I think we all assume it is what it is and that training is not worth the time. I will be the first in line to disagree. With my new profile and the new tips on how to navigate the search features, I truly believe that I will be an even bigger asset to the VBCC team. I might even go so far as to say, I make them look good.

For some tips and tricks, check out Wayne’s website, Power Formula and sign up for his newsletter. You won’t be sorry you did.

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Sage Intelligence Basics

by Carol Soukup

Sage 100cloud includes Sage Intelligence for free! As Sage 100 clients migrate to Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100c), they benefit from this additional, Excel-based reporting option. This makes it easy to quickly create accurate financial reports in Excel. Sage 100 clients who are already using Sage Intelligence have provided glowing feedback.

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Sage 100cloud FAQs 

by Vrakas Blum

Still have questions about what the Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100c) means to you? Well, here are the most frequently asked questions answered by VBCC. 

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Formerly Known As…

by Steve Marek

A customer recently said he was not interested in Sage 100cloud as he wanted to use on-premise software. It highlighted the misconceptions many have due to the name changes Sage 100 has been going through. Sage 100, Sage 100c and Sage 100cloud are virtually all the same products. Sage as a company introduced Sage 100c with “c” standing for connected. The difference between Sage 100 and Sage 100c is just basically how you pay for it. Sage 100 is a purchased model with annual maintenance payments; and Sage100c is a subscription model to better align with the rest of the software industry. Functionally, they are both the same product. However, to encourage migration to Sage 100c a few extras were added – free DSD Multibin, enhanced lookups, access to Sage 100c Manufacturing, access to AP automation, Sage Intelligence and exclusive 100c only future products. The “c”, (connected) means that there are add on products that Sage 100c can connect to such as Sage Inventory Advisor, AP Automation and the former Sage Payment Solutions.

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