Dashboards are to software applications what Starbucks™ is to coffee – omnipresent. In the same way it’s hard to drive into any North American town and not see one or two Starbucks (and usually across the street from one another), it’s hard to purchase any business software application – including ERP applications – and not be told about, demonstrated to, and confused about the plethora of “dashboards” that come with it.
When Sage talks to its manufacturing customers, visibility comes up as a major problem. In order to scale, business owners need to hire more people, establish more specialized organizational structures, and invest in more technologies. All of these things are important to scale, but they come at a cost: visibility into the entire business. Just as investments in people, processes, and technology are essential for growth, the complexity they introduce can paradoxically create barriers that can hinder it.
If you’re like today’s average office worker, you probably deal with a great deal of paper – coming in, going out, passing through your organization – every day. Effectively tracking those various documents is both costly and hard to do. What happens when the invoice you leave on a coworker’s desk gets buried under other files? Even when documents are scanned to a file share, data is difficult to find: perhaps a coworker hasn’t followed proper naming conventions or saved in the correct folder, leaving you at a disadvantage when a customer calls asking for previous order information.
What’s New in the Latest Version
Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud Version 2019 is now available. With more than 30 new or enhanced features across key modules including Paperless Office and Inventory Management, some are saying it’s the biggest release in years. Here’s a look at what’s new in Sage 100 2019.
Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc. (VBCC) is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Dion as Consulting Manager.
The new Sage Production Management is comprised of features designed to replace the legacy Work Order and Material Requirements Planning (MPR) modules currently in Sage 100. Here’s a closer look at this new functionality for manufacturers.
In Sage 100, you can use General Ledger segments to slice and dice your data for financial reporting. Here’s how you use Sage 100 to automatically post data into these segments. You can post by warehouse, Customer or Product Line (but you can’t substitute all three at the same time). Sage 100cloud Manufacturing provides more sophisticated segment substitution, but we’re not going to cover manufacturing here. Let’s go through the Sage 100 setup screens and run through an example.