Wednesday, 30 June 2010

A short video on what's coming in Sage ERP Accpac V6.0

Here is link to a video on what's Sage Accpac 6.0 will look like. There are several new feature in this version release of Accpac(As mention in Sage Accpac blogs)

  • A new personalized Portal – which makes it a lot easier for users to find and navigate to the screens they need.
  • Snapshots – which provide information on key performance indicators (KPI) for financial managers, such as income statement and balance sheets, aged payables and receivables, and days outstanding payables and receivables.
  • Inquiry – which allows any user of Sage Accpac to quickly create “ad hoc” queries to get lists of information out of GL, AR and AP (reducing the need to have to customize Crystal Reportrs!)
  • SageCRM Integration – designed from a sales person’s point of view, the SageCRM integration is now “seamless” and makes it much easier for sales people to create quotes and orders.
  • And, last but not least, the ability the lock fiscal periods by module. This is a highly requested enhancement by user

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Pre Installation Check for upgrade To Sage Accpac 56

Before upgrading process take place, It's better get to know first what need to be done in order to have a successful upgrade of Accpac :
1. Check for hardware and system requirement

For Server :
  • Windows 2003 Server SP 2
  • Windows 2008 Server

Database :
  • Pervasive 9.7(32bit)
  • Pervasive 10.2(32bit&64bit)
  • Microsoft SQL 2005 SP 3(32bit & 64bit)
  • Microsoft SQL 2008 (32bit & 64bit)

  • Windows XP SP 3
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

2. Run The following Task :
  • Post transactions in Project and Job Costing (if you are upgrading from version 5.3 or 5.4).
  • Invoice any partially invoiced P/O receipts that included serialized or lotted items.
  • Run Day End Processing (if you use Inventory Control).
  • Post any open batches in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
  • Post bank reconciliations, create a G/L batch in Bank Services, and clear the Bank Reconciliation Posting Journal. (The Update Notice contains additional important information about this task.)
  • Post any open G/L batches in General Ledger.
  • Deactivate any Sage Accpac Options (UniDevCo) products you used with the previous version.
  • Back up your company data.
  • Perform Database Dumps of IBM DB2 Data (if you used DB2 in the previous version).
When all the things done, enjoy the new upgrade feature from Sage Accpac 56. Where you can just click all the module that are used and the system will convert automatically the data based on the module that has been selected(In Previous version, we need to upgrade module by module).

Good luck and don't forget one more important part "Pray" :D