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SPOTLIGHT ON: SAGE CRM

by Vrakas Blum

What is CRM?

By now, all of us have heard about “Customer Relationship Management” (CRM). But not everyone understands what CRM software does or what it means for your business. So let’s go back to basics and explain what CRM is exactly.

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The Most Popular Enhancements   Requested by Customers

by Vrakas Blum

You’ve probably heard by now ... the newest release of  Sage 100 ERP includes over 60 enhancements that were submitted and voted on by customers like you using the Sage 100 Ideas Portal.  Let’s look at the most popular core financial features added as a result of your feedback.

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Beware! Fraudulent Sage Software and Hardware Support Providers

by Vrakas Blum

In case you missed it, the message is worth repeating. Sage recently sent out communication warning customers about reports of companies contacting you claiming to represent Sage (but they don’t!).

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Put Social Networking Sites to Work for Your Manufacturing Firm

by Joe Jenders

If you think social media is just for teenagers, think again. More than half of those logging on to social media sites are in their mid-thirties or older.

Traditional media outlets such as newspapers, radio and television, have long served the purpose of delivering one-way messages, like your firm's advertising. Social media, by contrast, uses web-based platforms to not only deliver your message, but to allow the recipient to participate.

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How Sales Tax Works For Direct Sellers

by Joe Jenders

There’s a simple tax truth that direct sellers need to know.

You depend on your agents, or distributors, for growth. But your agents can give you the obligation to collect sales tax in multiple states, without even realizing they’re doing it.

Watch the video below to learn how this works and how best to handle it.

Will's Whiteboard video - How Sales Tax Works for Direct Sellers

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Save Money by Improving Your Purchasing System

by Joe Jenders

Do you ever get an uneasy feeling that your purchasing system is out of whack? Are you concerned that expenditures are being made on your company's behalf that would never meet with your approval? 

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Take the Time to Do It Right

by Joe Jenders

Success in a manufacturing/distribution business starts with your order entry system. It's an expensive proposition to say there's no time to do things right the first time but always time to redo mistakes over and over again.

do things right the first time but always time to redo mistakes over and over again.

If you don't get it right the first time, your costs add up and your bottom line erodes. You can spend hours, or even days, fixing errors and squandering resources. The costs go beyond measurable forms, such as customer complaints, lost orders, wasted inventory and excessive overtime. Your staff may become frustrated and apathetic.

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Sage 100 ERP How To Enter Shipments With Multiple Packages In Shipping Data Entry

by Shalaine HInshaw

Assigning items to packages:

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What's in the Sage 100 ERP for 2013

by Bryan Johnson

Sage ERP MAS 90 Has A New Name And An Upcoming Release Filled With Enhancements
The Sage 100 ERP 2013 release (also known as Version 5.0) is scheduled for release in the fall. Many of the new capabilities planned for this release are customer-requested enhancements. Sage also continues to expand the connected web services available for customers, and to provide more flexible deployment and pricing options. Here we cover just some of the new capabilities that will be found in the upcoming release.

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