Are You Getting 100% from Your ERP System - Part 2

By BAASS Consultant | Dec 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM

In our first blog of the series Are you getting 100% from your ERP System, we discussed Sage CRM and all of the benefits of integrating it to your Sage 300 ERP, (Formerly known as Sage ERP Accpac). Today I am going to discuss the integrated reporting program SAI (Sage Accpac Intelligence).Sage Accpac Intelligence

If you are running version 5.6 or 6.0 then you already own SAI so make sure you are putting it to use!

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Tax Procrastination Time is Over

By BAASS Consultant | Apr 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM
 

It is my least favorite time of year. That time when we all get to figure out exactly how much of our hard earned money we bequeathed unto our beloved government during the previous year. 

When I do my taxes I don’t think about how great that road is that I drove on to get from my home to my work. I think about how annoyed I am that on top of the taxes our Company paid and I personally paid, I still owe! It irks me to write that cheque, so this year I started to think how can we all pay less taxes? Yes, I know, we need to pay tax to have roads and health care and on and on, however, if we can minimize the taxes we pay, especially when unnecessarily, then we should!

It occurred to me that because of each persons unique personal financial situation, I can’t provide any specific assistance to whomever may be reading this blog post on how to save some personal taxes, but I can possibly help the companies that use Sage ERP Accpac save some taxes by stopping some of the needless tax spending.  One area our clients can minimize taxes, particularly distribution companies with significant assets, is by paying attention to those Fixed Assets.

Properly accounting for our Fixed Assets in the organization can save real dollars.

By identifying “Ghost Assets” you can reduce the organizations tax obligation. Have a look at this ROI Calculator and see if your organization can benefit.

http://www.sagespecialized.com/minisite/fasroi/roiAnalysis.asp

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Business Planning: Implementing the right ERP Software

By BAASS Author | Mar 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM
 

This week’s blog post focuses on Business Planning and software implementation with regards to ERP software.

Recently there have been numerous papers released by Focus Research, Inside Business Finance,  SearchManufacturingERP.com,  and Sage Software which focus on the different options of selecting ERP software for your company.

BAASS Business Solutions would like to help you through this process by providing relevant information to assist with your business planning process. Whether you are planning to upgrade to the latest version of Sage ERP (Accpac) 6.0 or looking into purchasing ERP software, the tips provided in this blog will help you along the way.

Navigating through the ERP software in today’s market can prove to be challenging at times with the many different options for businesses to consider. Determining which ERP software best suites your business needs means asking relevant questions to help with the selection process.

Focus Research provides a best practice checklist for selecting ERP software:

  1. Know your requirements
  2. Make sure vendor competencies match your requirements
  3. Check vendor training and support resources
  4. Treat your ERP project as a change-management project
  5. Enlist the aid of consultants
  6. Don’t skimp when allocating resources.

Like many large-scale technology purchases, selecting the right ERP software depends heavily on your organizations business plan. How your company plans to use the product, the number of employees with a software license, and the number of ERP modules you plan to purchase – all of these factor into the final cost of an ERP solution. Because many mid market companies are operating on a limited budget, it’s critical in the business planning phase to consider the different costs encountered with the implementation services, along with maintenance fees, upgrades, and software assurance.

Technical support before, during, and after implementation is a huge factor when considering purchasing an ERP software. Such professional services don’t come cheap, and you might be unpleasantly surprised one day when you receive a bill that is much larger than expected. BAASS Business Solutions has decided to take a different route from our competitors in the market, as we are the only ERP software vendor in the ERP midmarket to offer fixed fee pricing and a money-back guarantee.

Recently, a company called Business Software released their choice of Top 15 Accounting Software Vendors for 2011, and we are happy to report that Sage Software made the list. The Top 15 Accounting Software Vendors is an accounting software guide to help people find the right accounting software packages for your business. This list profiles the leading accounting software vendors, and provides information on the different products sold, price point and key strengths for each company.

 

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