Purchase Agent 2017 Now Available

Sage 100, Sage 100c 2017 Versions 5.40.0 & 5.40.1.0

This module allows for identifying items that need to be purchased over a given planning period providing an easy method for buyers to quickly view shortages and generate purchase orders. This module evaluates the following information to determine recommended quantities to be purchased:

  • Material Requirements Planning projections
  • Work Order material requirements
  • Current on hand inventory
  • Sales Order item demands
  • Purchase Order incoming quantities
  • Work Order finished products and subassemblies
  • Reorder point quantities and the minimum order quantities defined in Inventory Management

Benefits of the Purchase Agent:

  • Only order what is needed to satisfy Sales Orders to optimize cash flow
  • No missed promise dates with material shortages
  • Have inventory ordered when needed and avoid expedite fees
  • Maximize purchase power with the ability to consolidate items/orders
  • Capture accurate costing with automatic generation of purchase orders
  • View all pertinent data
  • Streamline purchasing
  • Retain full control with flexible options that fit your business

Modules needed to use the Purchase Agent Module

  • Library Master
  • Inventory Management
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Sales Order
  • General Ledger
  • Purchase Order
  • Accounts Payable

The Work Order, Bill of Materials and Material Requirements Planning modules may be installed and activated but not required to use the Purchase Agent Module.

For more information on Sage BusinessWorks give one of our professional consultants a call 800.475.1047 www.jcscomputer.com

With over 25 years of accounting and business knowledge as well as proficient technical background you get the training and support your business needs and deserves working with a proficient expert consultant.   You can work with the same consultant to help you master your Sage Software and for those occasional questions you need help with so you can understand best practices and how to manage your company information and books.

Put our 25 years of experience to work for you!

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Accounting Business Solutions by JCS is a Master Certified Solution Provider for Sage and Intuit products including Sage 50 Accounting, Sage 100, QuickBooks and QuickBooks Point-of-Sale software. For manufacturing businesses, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers MiSys and JobOps Manufacturing Software Solutions. JobOps and Corrigo are available for Field Service Management…

Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers much more than small business accounting software. ABS by JCS performs valuable detailed business reviews to identify areas for improvement and provides solutions to increase efficiency.

Expert certified trainers offer the experience and solution-oriented instruction you need to maximize your accounting and business software’s power.

Our unequaled support services include installation, set-up and integration, as well as interpretation of performance results. Put our 25+ years of knowledge to work for you!

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What’s New in Sage 100?

Feature enhancements for the latest updates in Sage

Sage 100 2017.2

Accounts Receivable – Payment Setup Wizard

To help set up credit card and ACH payment processing through Sage Exchange account a payment setup wizard has been added. After setting up your Sage Exchange account, the wizard will guide you through enabling ACH payment processing and credit card processing in Company Maintenance and creating payment types.

Payroll – Sage 100 Direct Deposit Service Processing

Changes were made to the Process Employee Pre-Note and Direct Deposit Transaction Window:

  1. A warning message will appear if you select a batch that has already been sent or has an effective date that has passed
  2. The Select Sent button has been renamed to Select Batches Previously Transmitted and is now at the bottom of the column of button
  3. The Select Not Sent button has been renamed to Select Batches Never Transmitted and has moved to the top of the column of buttons

 

Sage 100 2017

Global Enhancements

Enhanced Auto-Complete

In previous versions this feature only considered the beginning of the text in the searched fields. Now, when using the updated feature, your search criteria is compared with all words within the searched fields. For example, if you have a customer named Allen’s Appliance Repair and a customer named Appliance Services, typing Appl in the Customer No field results in a list that includes both customers. The number of fields included in the search has been expanded to include the ability to search for vendors by phone number. Try typing the phone number (digits only) in the vendor no. field.

 

Build Search Index Utility

In order to activate the enhanced auto-complete feature, run the Build Search Index utility on the Library Master Utilities menu. If this step isn’t run, the auto-complete will run as it did prior to the enhancement. This utility can be run after creating a new customer, vendor and item records so that the records are indexed and appear in the auto-complete results. When running the utility it updates the index for all of your companies. Use the Task Scheduler to automatically run the indexing utility on a regular basis.

Full Text Search Option in Lookup Windows

A full text option has been added to the Search list in the Lookup windows. When Full Text is selected, search criteria is compared with the data in all columns available in the lookup window. The search criteria must match the beginning of a word. For example, if you have a customer named Market Supplies and another customer named Village Market, if you type Mark in the search results, Village Market will not show up.

 

Search for Empty Fields in Lookup Windows

Now there is the ability to search for fields that do not contain any value in the lookup windows. Select a field from the Search list then select Is Empty from the operand list then click find.

 

Maintain Commodity Codes for Miscellaneous and Inventory Items

Maintain a list of commodity codes and associate them with miscellaneous items. Commodity codes are included with the data send when processing level 3 credit card transactions in the Sales Order module.

  • A Commodity Code field has been added to the Main tab in Product Line Maintenance. A Commodity Code check box has been added to the Apply Product Line Information window so that you can apply the code entered in the Product Line Maintenance to the selected Inventory items within the product line.
  • There is a new Commodity Desc field displays the commodity code description in Sales Order Entry and Sales Order Invoice Data Entry.
  • Common Information Setup menu now has Commodity Code Maintenance added. This task can be used to maintain a list of commodity codes and their descriptions. Codes and descriptions are available in the lookup views for Commodity Code fields. Click the Apply button to assign a Commodity Code range of items.
  • Selecting an item in the Sales Order Entry and Sales Order Invoice Data Entry, the code entered in the item’s maintenance task is the default value in the Commodity Code field. This can be changed.
  • The Commodity Code Import Wizard which is available on the Common Information Utilities menu will guide you through importing commodity codes from tab-delimited text files.
  • On the Main tab in Miscellaneous Item Maintenance there has been a Commodity Code fields added. You can create a new code on the fly or enter an existing code.

 

Larger Font for Selected Reports

Font size used for selected reports has been increased to improve visibility. Reports have previously been viewed in 6 point font but now is 30-40% taller.

 

Prior and Next Buttons for Calendar Window

Use the Prior and Next buttons to quickly change from month to month on the calendar window.

 

Cancel Button Available when Printing Reports

Cancel report printing by clicking Cancel button on the message window that appears while the report is processing.

 

Suppress “Remove Forms” Message

There is now an option in Role Maintenance that allows you to suppress the message that reminds you to replace forms with paper after printing.

 

Resizable Memo Maintenance Window

Resize the Memo Maintenance window by dragging the lower-right corner of the window.

 

New Options on Help Ribbon

New buttons on the Help Ribbon include:

  • Create a Support Ticket
  • Access Sage 100 Knowledgebase
  • Start a chat session with Sage 100 Tech Support

 

Accounts Receivable

You can now enter ACH payments in the following tasks:

  • Repetitive Invoice Entry
  • Cash Receipts Entry
  • Accounts Receivable Data Entry

This feature is enabled when you have Sage Payment Solutions account that is set up for ACH payments. Enable the feature on the Payments tab in the Company Maintenance and set up ACH payment types in Payment Type Maintenance. Some fields, tasks and tabs have been renamed to reference ‘payments’ instead of ‘credit cards’. Details in the following sections.

ACH Payment Processing

ACH payments are submitted to the Sage Payments Solutions as part of the Cash Receipts Journal and Accounts Receivable Sales Journal update process. They cannot be processed individually.

Data Entry Tasks

The following changes were made in the data entry tasks

  • ACH Payment related fields have been added to the Cash Receipts Deposit window and the Cash Receipts Entry Header tab.
  • The Credit Card tab has been renamed to the Payment tab. Fields related to ACH payments have been added. The Payment ID field has replaced the Credit Card ID field.
  • The Fix button is now available on the Payment tab based on the Allow to Override ACH Payment Transaction security event in Role Maintenance.

Reports and Listings

  • Print a customers’ ACH payment information has been added to the Customer Listing task window. The last 4 digits of the bank account appear in the listing.
  • Credit Card Settlement Report has been renamed to Credit Card and ACH Settlement report to include ACH payments on the report.
  • The last 4 digits of the bank account appear for ACH payments on the Deposit Transaction Report

Maintenance Tasks

  • Now you are able to select ACH Payment as the payment method when in the Payment Type Maintenance
  • An ACH account field now displays in Invoice History Inquiry which displays the last 4 digits of the ACH payment bank account for invoices with ACH Payments. The Payment Information button has replaced the Credit Card Information button and will open a new Payment Information window to view additional details about the payment.
  • ACH payments now appear in the secondary grid on the Customer Maintenance Invoices and Transactions tabs.
  • On the Customer Maintenance Additional tab, the Payment ID field has replaced the Card ID field
  • Customer Credit Card Maintenance window has been renamed Customer Credit Card and ACH Payment Maintenance

Changing Transaction Information

Allow to Override ACH Payment Transactions has been added for security. This security event enables the Fix button on the Payments tab in A/R Invoice Data Entry and Cash Receipts Entry which allows users to update payment transaction information.

Bank Reconciliation

Following check boxes have been added to the Bank Reconciliation Report task window:

  • Keep Window Open After Preview
  • Keep Window Open After Print

Improved Export to Excel or Financial Reports

The Excel file is easier to view and manipulate when exporting Bank Reconciliation reports. Minimum font size 8 points and empty columns and rows are minimized.

Customer Relation Management

Now included with Sage 100 is Sage CRM 7.3. To obtain information on what’s new in this version, see Sage CRM 7.3 SP3 Release Notes. This document is available in the Documentation link in the Sage CRM installation program. On the Auto run screen that appears, click the Documentation link when you start the Sage CRM installation.

Library Master

After selecting a role in Role Maintenance, you can click the Search button and enter search criteria. Matching security events, tasks and module options appear and you can select one to go to its location on the applicable tab.

Sales Order

Enter ACH payments in Sales Order Entry and S/O Invoice Data

A Sage Payment Solutions account is set up you can enable this feature.

 

For more information on Sage BusinessWorks give one of our professional consultants a call 800.475.1047 www.jcscomputer.com

With over 25 years of accounting and business knowledge as well as proficient technical background you get the training and support your business needs and deserves working with a proficient expert consultant.   You can work with the same consultant to help you master your Sage Software and for those occasional questions you need help with so you can understand best practices and how to manage your company information and books.

Put our 25 years of experience to work for you!

“Your Success is Our Goal”

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Accounting Business Solutions by JCS is a Master Certified Solution Provider for Sage and Intuit products including – Sage 50 Accounting, Sage 100, QuickBooks and QuickBooks Point-of-Sale software.

For manufacturing businesses, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers MiSys and JobOps manufacturing software solutions. JopOps and Corrigo are available for field service management. But Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers much more than just small business Accounting Software…

Accounting Business Solutions by JCS performs valuable detailed business reviews to identify areas for improvement and provides solutions to increase your efficiency.

Expert-certified trainers offer the experience and solution-oriented instruction you need to maximize your accounting and business software’s power.

Our unequaled support services include installation, set-up and integration, as well as interpretation of performance results. Put our 25 years of knowledge to work for you!

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Sage Timeslips Obsolescence Policy – Effective August 1st, 2017

Effective August 1st, 2017, Sage Timeslips will support the current version and the year prior. To ensure compliance with operating environments and receive customer support you will be required to upgrade to the current release. Sage only supports an obsolete product while the customer’s support plan is current. Customers using Sage Timeslips 2015 and use the eCenter will have access to use until July 31st, 2017.

To ensure your product is current or to receive more information regarding this obsolescence policy contact JCS at 800.475.1047 or email solutions@jcscomputer.com.

 

Sage offers Support for these versions effective August 1st, 2017

Sage Timeslips 2016

Sage Timeslips 2017

Sage Timeslips Premium

 

For more information on Sage Timeslips give one of our professional consultants a call 800.475.1047 www.jcscomputer.com

With over 25 years of accounting and business knowledge as well as proficient technical background you get the training and support your business needs and deserves working with a proficient expert consultant. You can work with the same consultant to help you master your Sage Software and for those occasional questions you need help with so you can understand best practices and how to manage your company information and books.

Put our 25 years of experience to work for you!

“Your Success is Our Goal”

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 Accounting Business Solutions by JCS is a Master Certified Solution Provider for Sage and Intuit products including – Sage 50 Accounting, Sage 100, QuickBooks and QuickBooks Point-of-Sale software.
For manufacturing businesses, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers MiSys and JobOps manufacturing software solutions. JopOps and Corrigo are available for field service management. But Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers much more than just small business Accounting Software…
Accounting Business Solutions by JCS performs valuable detailed business reviews to identify areas for improvement and provides solutions to increase your efficiency.
Expert-certified trainers offer the experience and solution-oriented instruction you need to maximize your accounting and business software’s power.
Our unequaled support services include installation, set-up and integration, as well as interpretation of performance results. Put our 25 years of knowledge to work for you!
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ACCOUNTING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS BY JCS TO RECEIVE ENTERPRISING WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACCOUNTING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS BY JCS TO RECEIVE ENTERPRISING WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017

Prestigious Awards Program

Arlington Heights, Illinois, February 1, 2017 – Accounting Business Solutions by JCS, a nationwide leading provider of accounting software solutions, support and services, proudly announces receiving 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion Award.

“Our success is dependent on great relationships. Our customers and our staff are the 2 best assets we have as a business. Hence, our motto ~ Your Success is our Goal” says Jennifer O’Brien, Lead Project Manager. 

The Enterprising Women of the Year Award is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. All nominees must demonstrate leaders in their communities, a fast-growth business and mentor or actively support other women involved in entrepreneurships.

“These Champions excel in a variety of ways through fast business growth, community leadership or as outstanding role models and mentors in their communities. We look forward to meeting our Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners in Fort Lauderdale early April” said Monica Smith, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women.

Accounting Business Solutions by JCS provides customer service and support using Sage 50 Accounting, QuickBooks and Sage 100 as the base accounting systems. These systems can accommodate all size businesses effectively by offering valuable solutions for automation and detailed intelligence reporting thus creating streamlined efficiencies for businesses.  Reports are at your fingertips to manage finances, inventory, sales, purchasing, employees, payroll, and CRM databases.

For more information on Sage Software give one of our professional consultants a call 800.475.1047 www.jcscomputer.com

With over 25 years of accounting and business knowledge as well as proficient technical background you get the training and support your business needs and deserves working with a proficient expert consultant. You can work with the same consultant to help you master your Sage Software and for those occasional questions you need help with so you can understand best practices and how to manage your company information and books.

Put our 25 years of experience to work for you!

“Your Success is Our Goal”

www.jcscomputer.com          800.475.1047          solutions@jcscomputer.com

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Sage 100 – Questions for your Network Server

While this list can be extensive, it is extremely important to have more information to purchase, upgrade, or update your Network Server adequately to meet your businesses current needs and future needs.

  1. Do you have a current server?
  2. Is the new server replacing your current server or is it in addition to your current server dedicated to Sage 100?
  3. What are the specifications of your current server?
    1. CPU –
    2. Memory –
    3. Disc Space (total and available) –
    4. Backup Technology currently in place –
  4. Are the workstations members of the domain or running as peer-to-peer?
  5. Is the server running Active Directory Domain Services or acting as a Member Server?
  6. What services are currently configured on the server?
    1. Examples: DNS, SHCP, File Sharing, Network Printing, Terminal Services, Email, etc.
  7. Are you using any network-accessible or network-wide applications?
    1. Example: Server-managed anti-virus software to monitor connected workstations
  8. How many workstations are on the network, potentially accessing resources of the server?
    1. Example: Access to shared folders, network printing services, managed anti-virus software, etc.
  9. How many users are on the network?
    1. This could be differ depending on multi-user PC’s, multiple shifts, etc.
  10. What backup technology are you using?
    1. Examples: Removable hard drive, tape/cartridge, cloud solution, etc.
  11. What is your backup schedule and policy?
    1. Examples: Every night, once a week, full or incremental backups, month-end archives, etc.

 

Questions related to your networking environment that may or may not have impact on your server

  1. Who is your internet server provider?
  2. What are you upload/download speeds?
  3. What equipment and/or technology are you using for perimeter security?
    1. Examples: Firewall, routers, etc.
    2. Cisco, Sonicwall, ISP-Provided, etc.
  4. What equipment do you use for your network topology?
    1. Examples: switches, print servers, wireless access, etc.
    2. Are they Switch(es) 100mbps or Gigabit speed?
  5. Do you have any peer-to-peer networking or only client-server?
    1. Examples: Peer-to-Peer – engineering can access secretary’s hard drive or printer. Client-Server – only device providing resources is the server

For more information on Sage 100 give one of our professional consultants a call 800.475.1047 www.jcscomputer.com

With over 25 years of accounting and business knowledge as well as proficient technical background you get the training and support your business needs and deserves working with a proficient expert consultant. You can work with the same consultant to help you master your Sage Software and for those occasional questions you need help with so you can understand best practices and how to manage your company information and books.

Put our 25 years of experience to work for you!

“Your Success is Our Goal”

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JCS proudly announces they are an Honoree for Enterprising Women of The Year Championship Award 2017

JCS proudly announces they are an Honoree for Enterprising Women of The Year Championship Award 2017

Accounting Solutions by JCS is proud to announce we have been chosen as an honoree for 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Champions Award to be received at the 15th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference held from Sunday April 2 through Tuesday April 4, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Hundreds of nominees across the country were submitted and 31 total Champions were chosen for this prestigious award. To be considered, all women business owners must demonstrate rapid growth in their business, mentor or actively support other women involved in entrepreneurships and stand out as leaders in their communities.

The team at JCS prides themselves in delivering high quality business solutions from our approach to customized consulting based on your business needs to training and endless support. Our certified consultants are humble to be a part of such an extraordinary team servicing the best clients. We look forward to providing exceptional accounting solutions for many years to come.

For more information regarding JCS call 800.475.1047 or visit www.jcscomputer.com

With over 25 years of accounting and business knowledge as well as proficient technical background you get the training and support your business needs and deserves working with a proficient expert consultant.   You can work with the same consultant to help you master your accounting software and for those occasional questions you need help with so you can understand best practices and how to manage your company information and books.

Put our 25+ years of experience to work for you!

“Your Success is Our Goal”

www.jcscomputer.com          800.475.1047          solutions@jcscomputer.com

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Enterprising Women of The Year Recipient 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lauren LaMantia

Telephone: 800.475.1047

Email: solutions@JCSComputer.com

Website: www.jcscomputer.com

ACCOUNTING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS BY JCS TO RECEIVE ENTERPRISING WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017

Prestigious Awards Program

Arlington Heights, Illinois, February 1, 2017 – Accounting Business Solutions by JCS, a nationwide leading provider of accounting software solutions, support and services, proudly announces receiving 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion Award.

“Our success is dependent on great relationships. Our customers and our staff are the 2 best assets we have as a business. Hence, our motto ~ Your Success is our Goal” says Jennifer O’Brien, Lead Project Manager.

The Enterprising Women of the Year Award is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. All nominees must demonstrate leaders in their communities, a fast-growth business and mentor or actively support other women involved in entrepreneurships.

“These Champions excel in a variety of ways through fast business growth, community leadership or as outstanding role models and mentors in their communities. We look forward to meeting our Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners in Fort Lauderdale early April” said Monica Smith, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women.

Accounting Business Solutions by JCS provides customer service and support using Sage 50 Accounting, QuickBooks and Sage 100 as the base accounting systems. These systems can accommodate all size businesses effectively by offering valuable solutions for automation and detailed intelligence reporting thus creating streamlined efficiencies for businesses.  Reports are at your fingertips to manage finances, inventory, sales, purchasing, employees, payroll, and CRM databases.

Accounting Business Solutions by JCS

Since 1987, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS has worked with small-medium sized businesses throughout the Midwest to automate accounting, sales, and customer relationship processes.  JCS specializes in detailed business reviews, identifying areas of improvement through various software solutions and support to increase efficiencies.

The US Commerce & Trade Research Institute (www.usctri.org) recognized Accounting Business Solutions by JCS as a 2017 United States Excellence Award recipient for meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices.  For more information on Accounting Business Solutions by JCS, please visit www.jcscomputer.com or call 800.475.1047.

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Accounting Business Solutions by JCS celebrates 15 years as Sage 50 University Training Center

Continuing to provide businesses throughout the Midwest with superior service and support, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS is recognized as an industry leader with training and support on products such as Peachtree, Timeslips, MAS90/200, Crystal Reports and ACT software.

Covering Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia and Tennessee – Accounting Business Solutions by JCS, a leading provider of accounting software solutions and services with offices throughout the Midwest, is celebrating its 15th year as a University Training Center. Having access to classroom training will benefit area businesses using Peachtree, Timeslips, MAS90/200, Crystal Reports and ACT software, as well as having access to top-notch product certified trainers.

JCS adheres to strict guidelines including trainer certification – both in product knowledge and training technique, classroom equipment – state-of-the-art computers and audiovisual equipment and using certified course curriculum. This ensures that attendees will receive superior training in an environment conducive to learning.

“Our experience tells us that, in general, people who attend training classes are happier with their software and need less on-going support,” said JoAnn Demos, JCS’ training center supervisor. “The status of being a Platinum VAR on products, having product certified trainers with years of business experience and small client customized classes, enable us to provide excellent service to our clients.”

Classes taught at the Accounting Business Solutions by JCS training centers feature “certified curriculum”. In addition, the instructors are all product certified installers who bring vast hands-on experience and business knowledge to the training classes. Attendees will benefit from the limited number of students in each class, four, as well as the ability to focus on learning in a classroom environment, which tailors each class to the individual student’s needs. Each student has his or her own computer, printer and software product user guide.

For a current calendar of classes and descriptions, please call 800.475.1047 or visit jcscomputer.com. Classes run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., include lunch, a certificate of completion and offer CPE credits for CPAs attending.

NACHI Member Discounts offered by Accounting Business Solutions by JCS

800.475.1047 – or –e-mail solutions@jcscomputer.com

Sage 50discounts offered:

$25 off a new purchase of any Sage 50product

$10 off a upgrade purchase of any Sage 50product

Checks and Forms discount offered

15% off checks and forms for Quicken, Quick Books or Peachtree

AD code = 3SBDRESC center number PT55246

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Saxon Motorcycles revs up its company manufacturing process for its all new Retro-Modernistic Black Crown Model Line with Sage 100 ERP Software.

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Saxon Motorcycle Launches All New Retro-Modernistic Black Crown Model Line

CASA GRANDE, AZ – (BUSINESS WIRE) – March 31, 2005 – Saxon Motorcycle Company today introduced its signature model, the Black Crown, designed by Gard Hollinger of LA County Choprods. The model features old school design elements, modern features and fully custom components unlike any other production motorcycle.

“The Black Crown represents a motorcycle design that has traditionally been reserved for true custom bikes” said Mike O’Brien, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “By partnering with Gard, we have been able to develop a motorcycle that looks like a one-off custom with truly unique design elements and make it rideable and affordable”.

The Black Crown features numerous hand crafted design elements including a crown motif sissy bar and gas cap, custom designed gas tank, rear fender and oil bag and a hand tooled leather seat. “I’ve always been inspired by the raw, minimalist approach of motorcycle customization in the 1950s and 60s. The Black Crown has strong clean lines complemented by subtle themed components” said Hollinger. The paint on the Black Crown is also distinct – “We wanted to use the popular black primer look from the ‘50s but give it a modern twist, so we added metal flake to create a unique finish” added Hollinger. The end product is a great looking chopper with a refined edge and untamed attitude. With over 20 years experience building motorcycles, Gard is known for his retro-modernistic styling and celebrity clientele.

With the launch of the Black Crown, Saxon is rounding out its existing four model line with a second chopper which has unique design appeal. “The Black Crown is a great complement to the Warlord, Firestorm, Sceptre and BroadSword. It allows us to go after the customer who wants the styling of a fully custom motorcycle while offering them the reliability, performance and value that Saxon offers.” said O’Brien.

The Black Crown will be available in Saxon Dealerships nationwide starting in late May, with its MSRP anticipated to start at $26,995.

Highlights of the Black Crown include:

Retro style springer front end
Custom ?LACC Frisco King? gas tank and ?647F Tank? oil bag
LACC Crown gas cap and sissy bar
Heat wrapped ?LACC Mad Fish? Exhaust
Natural leather ?LACC 288 Pad? seat with hand tooled Saxon signature icon logo
240 rear tire
Color-matched 60 spoke wheels
Soft-tail suspension frame
Black S&S 96 CI engine and 6-speed transmission standard with an available S&S 111 engine upgrade
Two unique paint options: Satin black with red metal flake and satin black with a silver metal flake both with Black Crown pinstripe graphics
About Saxon Motorcycle Company

Saxon Motorcycle Company was created to produce great looking semi-custom motorcycles at a more reasonable price point than currently available and to apply professional management and production processes to a segment that is dominated by fragmented manufacturing practices. Saxon operates out of a modern 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility on 9 acres in Casa Grande, AZ. Saxon Motorcycles are available through an elite group of dealers nationwide.

Saxon Motorcycle Company is a subsidiary of RPM Holdings Group, LLC.

Further details and media inquiries contact:

Michael O’Brien
Saxon Motorcycle Company
mobrien@saxonmotorcycles.com
Tel (248) 540-2643

www.saxonmotorcycles.com

Mike Gaber said that implementing the MAS 0- modules was one of the easiest things they & Mac226 have ever done. They give top marks to their reseller, who explained the new features and provided on-site training. “We’d be overwhelmed here if we had to do all these tasks manually again.” Accounting Business Solutions by JCS. was their partner of choice to install Sage 100. (for details visit www.saxonmotorcycles.com and www.jcscomputer.com).

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Sage Software® Consolidates Channel Programs to Ease Sales of Peachtree® Software

CRN • Atlanta – 4:21 PM EST Fri., Aug. 02, 2002

Sage Software®’s small business division has consolidated nine channel programs into one Small Business Certified Consultant program to better help solution providers sell Peachtree® accounting solutions and other software.

The new program creates one point of contact for solution providers and incents them to sell to new customers as well as cross-sell other Sage Software® products, said Kevin Thornton, senior director of channel sales, Sage Software® small business division.

“The focus is on consistency, standardized certifications, account management, margins and having one face to the customer,” Thornton said.

The program has bronze, gold and platinum levels that are based on solution provider commitments, he said.

Bronze partners must do at least $3,000 in sales. The numbers jump to $10,000 and $30,000 for gold and platinum, respectively. Initiation and participation fees also vary by level, according to the company.

The tiers include increased margins for selling to new customers. For example, a platinum partner could make 27 percent margin selling upgrades to its current install base, but could make 37 percent margin selling to new customers.

“We came down a bit on upgrade [margins], which varied across the nine different programs, but for new customers, it’s up dramatically,” Thornton said.

The majority of sales this year have been upgrades, Thornton said. “That’s what brought about the change in the structure. Our goal is to be the gateway to other divisions for Sage Software®,” he said.

Jennifer O’Brien, president of Accounting Business Solutions by JCS, a Detroit-based solution provider, said the majority of her business is upgrades, but she is beginning to see interest from new customers as the economy improves.

“And [Sage Software®] has positioned our profit margins to give us incentive to find new clients. That’s how you grow,” O’Brien said.

Most of Sage Software®’s 800 solution providers will qualify for the program, Thornton said, but he adds, “in some cases, it won’t fit what current VARs are looking for. We encourage VARs to stay with the program. We want to optimize the output of current VARs. It’s our responsibility to open new opportunities for them.”

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