Thursday, August 27, 2009

Virtualization saves hardware resources

We recently began the process of moving a client towards a fully virtualized environment based on VMware. The client had two aging servers which were approaching their warranty expiration. Rather than replacing the servers one-for-one, two new computers were "bonded" together using VMWare software. The servers and their software can now keep running even if one of the physical servers has a hardware failure. In the near future, virtualized workstations will be joining the servers in this environment, removing reliance on the individual desktop computer from their business.

Automating complex inventory pricing rules

C&G is working with a client to define the scope and specifications for a custom pricing system giving them the tools needed to automate their current manual pricing operations and simplify ongoing price management to quickly adjust pricing to take advantage of both positive and negative changes in the market place. This pricing data will then be programmatically loaded into Sage MAS 500 ERP for use in order entry and invoicing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

C&G Attended the Sage MAS 90 / MAS 200 4.40 Beta Kick-Off

As we've done numerous times in the past, C&G will soon begin beta testing Sage's next release of MAS 90 / MAS 200, version 4.40. This version includes a re-write to the inventory, purchase order, and bill of materials modules, it will exploit the 4.x object framework, and is also expected to contain feature enhancements. C&G will test the software for several months and provide feedback to Sage to assist in a smooth release of the final product.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New EDI Trading Partner Setup

An existing customer who uses Sage MAS 500 to manage their business contacted C&G recently to request assistance with adding a new EDI trading partner, Huf North America, to their existing system. We worked directly, on behalf of our customer, with their customer to coordinate the details and were able to receive a test transaction soon thereafter. Testing is currently in process to ensure that the transactions flow into and out of their ERP system smoothly.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MAS 500 project kick-off at OnCourse Learning

On August 1st C&G and OnCourse Learning officially kicked off the Sage MAS 500 implementation project for two of OnCourse Learnings entities: American Home Inspectors Institute (AHIT) and Specialized Solutions, Inc. (SSI). OnCourse Learning is a parent/umbrella entity that focuses on specific verticals within the training industry. AHIT, located in Waukesha, WI is a national leader in home inspection training with a portfolio of products including courses delivered as live classes, homestudy and online. SSI, located in Clearwater, FL is a provider of training solutions for computer professionals seeking IT certifications.

After extensive comparisons, OnCourse selected Sage MAS 500 over Microsoft Dynamics-GP for their new ERP solution. OnCourse was confident that the C&G team understood their business needs and would implement a solution to give them the tools necessary to effectively operate under one financial solution using the MAS 500 core accounting and deferred revenue/contract management applications. Both entities will be migrating from QuickBooks and a plethora of manual systems. As part of the project, AHIT will be integrating their current Sage SalesLogix CRM system with the MAS 500 software. The Go Live for the project is set for January 1, 2010.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Recent Sage Community thread - Creditcard Transfers

We support many customers that use Sage software to run their business. The Sage MAS Online Community is an area of Sage's website that allows customers of Sage software to share ideas and connect with one another. The forum board allows you to search prior posts, answer questions from other users, or create your own post to ask a question. Sage Software support personnel do monitor the site and may periodically respond to posts. Registration is FREE.

The following recent thread explains how to perform creditcard transfers:

C&G Expands to Chicago

We are thrilled to announce our expansion to Chicago. We put the press release on our main page: