Before e2b teknologies was e2b teknologies, we were Haitek Solutions, the company that originally wrote the eight manufacturing modules that are part of Sage 500 today. While our name has changed since then, we still employ the same people who designed, coded and implemented the first versions of the software and we’re still focused on developing ways to make Sage 500 work better for manufacturing and distribution companies. All of these enhancements and add-on modules can be found in our Anytime 500 suite, and until 12/31/15 we’re offering 30% off. Here’s what you need to know.
Sage Software recently unveiled a pre-release guide for the latest version of Sage 500 ERP which is scheduled to be available by the end of the 2015 calendar year. Focused mostly on core enhancements to make the software faster and easier to use, some of the new features and improvements listed in the Sage 500 ERP 2016 pre-release guide include:
When Sage 100 ERP was unable to help Teva Sport Sandals manage their growth effectively, the company chose to upgrade to Sage 500 ERP and saw some incredible results.
With over 100 different shoe models available from the company, Teva Sports Sandals has become a leader in outdoor athletic footwear since their first appearance on the scene in 1983 with the first sports sandal. Just like their shoe design, the business evolved over time and with exponential growth and new business needs such as ecommerce emerging, company exuctives decided it was time to make the move from Sage 100 ERP to a more robust solution. Continue reading
Whether you’re a long-time user of Sage 500 ERP or a newly minted one; an IT director or a CFO; making the most out of your ERP system is crucial to successful operations and investment ROI. Most companies and users, no matter how experienced with Sage 500, are not using the system fully and are missing out on strategic functionality that could help them take their business to the next level. That is exactly why we developed this Sage 500 ERP User Guide; to help you fully understand Sage 500 ERP, how to make it better, and which additional modules, third party products, and services are available to extend your system even further.
The Importance of a Sage 500 ERP Check-Up
Very few companies implement everything they need in their ERP system when they switch over from their previous software. They have plans to implement other modules and features in future phases but they get busy and never get around to implementing the software. Their businesses change and the way they setup their system initially isn’t ideal for their future needs. The best way to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your business software is to perform an annual ERP check-up evaluating each area of your business to find out what’s working and what’s not. Continue reading
At its prime in the early to mid 2000s, there were hundreds of certified Consultants for Sage 500 ERP available to provide training. However, many of these companies no longer resell Sage 500 ERP and others have moved their consulting resources on to other products such as Sage ERP X3. Selecting the right consultant depends greatly on your specific needs and the consultant’s strengths. For example, do not choose a consultant with general industry knowledge if you have complex manufacturing requirements and do not select a consultant that has minimal experience working with Sage 500 customizations if you need to modify the system.
There are many resources available for Sage 500 ERP system administrators and users to learn how to effectively manage Sage 500 ERP or how to best use the software. These include the online help system, Sage University, online forums, and certified consultants. Read on to learn more. Continue reading
Sophisticated tools are included in Sage 500 ERP System Manager that ensure data integrity, streamline processing, and deliver enhanced security management. With System Manager, you can configure system and workstation settings, user security, and more. The module’s data dictionary provides utilities for viewing and maintaining database files and enables you to modify and create your own custom databases and indices. Flexible period-end and year-end closing routines allow you to process, archive, and purge transactions on a schedule tailored to fit they way you operate your business. Features of the System Manager include: Continue reading
In versions greater than 6.0, Sage 500 ERP security is assigned by roles. When not employing the application role, a user logon is assigned to the ApplicationDBRole, which enables all permissions to all objects in the Sage 500 ERP application and system database (application database beginning with version 7.0). This allows access to the Sage 500 ERP data from any application that can be used to log on to SQL Server. Continue reading
In a previous article, we discussed security groups, one of the many features of Sage 500 ERP to ensure and contol data security. Below are instructions to help you set up your system to take advantage of the Sage 500 ERP database security features:
Sage 500 ERP has a very complex security system. The system is actually three-levels deep in respect to security. You can control access to the application using native Microsoft Windows security. You can also control access at the Microsoft SQL Server level. Lastly, the Sage 500 ERP application itself offers security for every module down to every field within the system. Setting up the security system can be very confusing for new or untrained users. It is important to understand how the system is setup in respect to security groups, companies, sites, menus, tasks, users, roles, and security events. Continue reading
Assisted Company Setup
Assisted Company Setup is designed to walk you through the steps needed to setup a company in Sage 500 ERP. It is used to provide maintenance setup tasks and ensures the correct sequence based upon data dependencies. It provides you several tools to help you bring your data in. This tool is relatively unknown to many Sage 500 ERP users, but has a lot of value for implementations. It has a lot of tools specifically designed to help companies migrating from Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage MAS 90 or Sage MAS 200) to Sage 500 ERP. Assisted Company Setup is extremely helpful when converting large files. Continue reading
Sage 500 ERP allows you to customize its entire system to match your specific needs. The customization tools also provide a foundation for integrating Sage 500 ERP with other applications, and for developing Microsoft-based business applications for the SQL Server environment that are compatible with Sage 500 ERP. With Source Code, you can tailor the entire Sage 500 system. Continue reading
Sage has changed its CRM strategy for Sage 500 ERP dramatically through the years. Early versions of Sage 500 were often integrated to the leading CRM solutions available in the late 1990s and early 2000s including Pivotal, Onyx, SalesLogix, and even Seibel.
Sage later acquired Interact Commerce (ACT! and SalesLogix) and heavily promoted SalesLogix for use with Sage 500 ERP. A third party developed integration between Sage 500 ERP and SalesLogix. This integration, called Dynalink, was later acquired and sold by Sage to customers as the primary integration between the two systems. Sage replaced the Dynalink integration after Sage 500 version 7.2 with a new product called ERP Link which is the current integration tool available between Sage 500 ERP and SalesLogix. Continue reading
Sage HRMS helps you elevate the level of service your HR department provides. This easy-to-use software lets you deliver crucial process analytics and decision support to management, increase employee motivation and retention, and improve organizational efficiency by automating employee related procedures. Click here for the user guide. Using Sage HRMS you can: