Managing ACA Reporting Requirements in Sage HRMS

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016

Even five years after it was passed into law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be one of the top concerns for employers - and for good reason. The ACA is one of the most comprehensive laws impacting employee benefits in decades. In this article, we provide a few tips that should help you prepare for the new reporting requirements.

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Tags: Sage HRMS and Payroll Processing

What Is A Payment Gateway?

Posted on Mon, May 23, 2016

How Do I Choose The Right One For My Business?

A payment gateway is the software or service that allows for secure credit card processing using a web-based verification process. Typically, the payment gateway connects a webstore to a merchant account, allowing the business to securely accept credit card or e-check payments for purchases made online.

In this article, you’ll learn more about why you need a payment gateway and how to choose the right one for your business.

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Software Customization vs Configuration

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2016

What’s the Difference?

As a certified Sage 300 Implementation and Development partner since 2001, Equation Technologies has a long and diverse history of tailoring ERP software to meet a variety of client-specific needs.

For us, customization and configuration are some of the most important tools in our belt to make a software product adapt and mold to a range of industry or unique operational requirements.

What many companies don’t realize is that there is a significant difference between customizing Sage 300 and simply configuring options that are already built-in to the product.

In this article, we’ll explain the difference and help you determine whether you truly need code-level customization or can simply modify setup and configuration options in Sage 300.

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The REAL Reason ERP Projects Fail (A Consultant’s Perspective)

Posted on Fri, Apr 8, 2016

As a Sage Authorized business partner and consultant with over 15 years of experience in ERP implementations, Equation Technologies, Inc. has helped hundreds of organizations to add value and create efficiencies through innovative engineering and thoughtful solution design.

As much as we like to recount the stories of successful implementations and satisfied customers, there is much to be learned by analyzing the ERP projects that did not have such a happy ending.

This article will discuss some of the major reasons that ERP projects can fail and steps your organization can take to reduce the likelihood of making similar mistakes.


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Tags: Project Recovery, Implementation Tips

How Integrated E-Commerce Bridges the Gap Between Your Webstore and ERP System

Posted on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

In recent years, web sales for U.S. e-retailers officially exceeded $300 billion, with online sales continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Claiming a larger and larger chunk of total sales, e-commerce is now a critical component of many merchandising and manufacturing businesses.

In this article, we will examine the benefits and trade-offs of adopting an e-commerce platform that’s integrated with your ERP software, along with some of the key considerations that should inform your decision. 

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Tags: Integration

Honest Evaluation of Sage 300c

Posted on Thu, Mar 3, 2016

Released in Q4 2015, Sage 300c was introduced by Sage as a deluxe offering with new features that include a modernized interface, highly customizable web screens, and browser-based screens that are easier to access from a range of devices including desktop, laptop, tablet or even mobile phone.

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Tags: Sage 300 (ACCPAC), Sage 300 Cloud

New Sage 300 Intelligence Reporting Features in Version 2016

Posted on Mon, Feb 22, 2016

With the release of Sage 300 2016, the Sage Intelligence Reporting component received several enhancements. In this article, we’ll take a look at what the changes are and how they benefit you as a Sage 300 customer.

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Tags: Sage 300 (ACCPAC), Sage Intelligence and Financial Reporting

A Closer Look at MailChimp Integration for Sage CRM

Posted on Thu, Feb 18, 2016

For many Sage customers, the announced integration with MailChimp that accompanied the release of Sage CRM 7.3 flew under the radar. So in this article, we’ll take a closer look at what MailChimp is, how it works with Sage CRM, and why you should even care.

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Tags: Sage CRM

BI – What Is It and Do I Have It?

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Although the title suggests that BI could be the newest global pandemic, thankfully it is a mere abbreviation for "Business Intelligence," a buzzword commonly thrown around in business and software circles. This article will break down the Six W's of Business Intelligence and help you understand how the right tools can harness its power to benefit your business.

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Tags: Sage Intelligence and Financial Reporting

Introducing Sage Time

Posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Sage recently announced the launch of their newest payroll application called Sage Time. In this article, we’ll take a look at this time and attendance management software that works hand‐in‐hand with Sage HRMS.

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Tags: Sage 300 (ACCPAC)

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