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)

Why Did I get a Posting Error in Sage 300 (Accpac)?

Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

If you’ve been using Sage 300 (formerly “Accpac”) for a while, at some point you’ve probably experienced a posting error message, whether it be posting to the general ledger, accounts receivable, or accounts payable.  

Here’s a breakdown of some common Sage 300 posting errors and how to fix them.

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Tags: Sage 300 Tips & Tricks

3 Critical Questions to Ask About Data Migration Before Implementing ERP Software

Posted on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

When it comes time to replace your current accounting or ERP software, you may not have data migration at the top of your list of considerations. After all, moving data from one system to another should be pretty simple and straight forward right?

Well, not exactly.

The reality is, there are a variety of factors that can make data migration a complex, time-consuming, and costly project that can have a significant impact on your overall ERP implementation costs.

At Equation Technologies, we’ve done hundreds of successful data migration projects ranging from really simple to painstakingly complex. That’s why we put together these 3 critical factors you should consider before choosing a new ERP system and implementation partner.

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Tags: Implementation Tips

Using My Workforce Analyzer with Sage 300 Payroll

Posted on Wed, Dec 30, 2015

The Affordable Care Act, sometimes called the "ACA,” or “ObamaCare,” has an Employer Mandate component that can trigger steep penalties if your company is not in compliance.  As a Sage Payroll v7.2 and/or HRMS customer, you have the tools to ensure compliance at no additional charge.  This post examines the employer mandate and the differences between using the My Workforce Analyzer tool in Sage 300 and Sage HRMS.

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Tags: Sage HRMS and Payroll Processing

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