Bill-of-Material Revisions in Sage 50

How do you use Bill-of-Material Revisions in Sage 50? What are Bill-of-Material Revisions in Sage 50 used for?

Revisions allow you to make changes to the bill of materials for assembly items that have been used in transactions. You can access the Revisions window by selecting the Revisions button, which is located on the Bill of Materials tab of the Maintain Inventory Items window. The Revisions window lists all revisions that have been made to the bill of materials and the effective date for the revision. From this window, you can either create a new or edit an existing revision. The original bill of materials is always listed as Revision 0 and cannot be deleted.

Revisions are valuable because they update the bill of materials without altering the original bill of materials that is associated with an assembly item. Revisions allow you to make slight changes to the bill of materials without requiring you to create a new assembly item record.

Although you can use them in a number of ways, revisions are onlyintended to be used to make minor changes to the bill of materials. To help clarify what constitutes a minor change and to further explain when to use a revision as opposed to another assembly item, consider the following examples:

  • When to create a revision: You produce large quantities of an item and occasionally the options for that item change mid-stream. Let’s say that the screw that you are using for the item is no longer available or you want to use a different screw.  By replacing this component only in the bill of materials, you create a revision. This allows you to produce an assembly item that may differ slightly, but is treated identically for inventory purposes.
  • When to create a new assembly item: You produce large quantities of an item and occasionally the options for the item change mid-stream. Let’s say that one of the components for the item has tripled in price.In this case, we recommend that you create a new assembly item instead of a revision. You should create a new assembly item when costs greatly increase or components change significantly.

Changes to the bill of materials are entered on either the Create a New Revision or on the Edit an Existing Revision window, depending upon whether you selected the New or Edit button in the Revisions window.

From this window, you can add and delete items, move items up or down on the component list, and change the quantity needed. While you have a great deal of flexibility in what you can change, it is important to remember that revisions should only be used to make minor changes to the bill of materials.

Each time you enter a revision, a ‘revision number’ is assigned to the revision and will be listed in the window. For reports that list the bill of materials, the corresponding revision number will also be listed on the report.This will help you keep track of which items should be included in the bill of materials.

Two other very important parts of a revision are the Effective Date and the Note. The effective date is important because it determines when a revision will be used by Sage 50 to build or unbuild assemblies. Likewise, a note helps you identify the purpose of a revision. If a note is not entered, Peachtree will automatically insert a generic note listing the date, time, and the Peachtree user who entered the revision.

If you would like to learn more about Bill-of-Material Revisions in Sage 50 and Sage 50cloud, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers a Sage 50 Manufacturing/Sage 50cloud Manufacturing training class. For Sage 50 support and training, call us today at 800-475-1047 or email us at solutions@jcscomputer.com.

Quantity Discounts in Sage 50

How do you use Quantity Discounts in Sage 50? What are Quantity Discounts in Sage 50 used for?

The Maintain Quantity Discounts window allows you to set up discounts for items based upon the quantity sold. You can set up your inventory so that when a customer purchases a specified amount of an item, its sales price is discounted by a percentage or a set amount. For example, you could give customers a 10% discount if they purchase 50 or more of a certain inventory item.

When you set up a quantity discount, you can specify up to five different quantity ranges and corresponding discounts. For example, you could create a quantity discount that gives a 5% discount if 25 or more widgets are purchased, 10% if 50 or more widgets are purchased, 20% if 100 or more widgets are purchased (and so forth), until you’ve created as many quantity discounts as you need. You can create a unique quantity discount ID for each item in your inventory, or create one quantity discount and apply it to whichever inventory items you choose. For example, you could create a discount for a seasonal sale and apply the discount to your seasonal inventory items. You could also create a separate discount specifically for lawn mowers. Quantity discounts are available for stock, master stock, non-stock, service, labor, and assembly item classes.

After you set up the quantity discounts and apply them to inventory items, the sales prices will be automatically discounted on quotes, sales orders, sales invoices, receipts, credit memos (Apply to Sales tab), memorized quotes, and memorized invoices.

Note:Quantity discounts are calculated separately for each line of a transaction. If you create a quantity discount where purchasing 40 widgets discounts the widgets by 5%, all 40 widgets must be entered on the same line in order for the discount to be calculated.

When you sell items in multi-pack units, Peachtree checks to see whether the number of units in the multi-pack meets the criteria for a quantity discount. For example, if you create a quantity discount where selling six items gives customers a discount, selling one six-pack of the item (a multi-pack unit that you created) would be treated the same as six individual units. The customer will receive the quantity discount.

If you would like to learn more about Quantity Discounts in Sage 50 and Sage 50cloud, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS offers a Sage 50 Manufacturing/Sage 50cloud Manufacturing training class. For Sage 50 support and training, call us today at 800-475-1047 or email us at solutions@jcscomputer.com.

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How to Run an Audit Trail Report in Sage 50

What is an Audit Trail Report in Sage 50?

The Audit Trail Report is a useful report which helps users locate and correct Sage 50 errors by offering them a detailed chronological listing of all changes made in their Sage 50 company file. This useful report shows the date and time of the modifications, as well as the user who made them. The Sage 50 Audit Trail offers unique customizable columns and can assist you in pinpointing Sage 50 data errors.

 

How do you run an Audit Trail Report in Sage 50?

To run an Audit Trail Report, follow these steps:

  1. Select Reports & Forms

Audit 1

 

2. Select Company, then select Reports

Audit 2

 

3. Select Audit Trail Report

4. When the report opens, it defaults to today’s activity.  Click Options (Gear icon) to select your specific date range.

Audit 3

 

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Sage 50/Sage 100 Month-End Checklist

One of the main benefits of using an accounting or an ERP system is the organizational advantages offered by these products. Whether you are using Sage 100 ERP or Sage 50 software, it is crucial to keep your monthly finances accurate and up-to-date. Never fall behind with our handy Sage 50/Sage 100 Month-End Checklist!

 

Sage 50/Sage 100 Month-End Checklist:

  • Enter your sales and purchase invoices for the month.
  • Enter all monthly payments and receipts from check stubs and paying-in slips.
  • Enter direct debits, ACH transfers, checks, and so on from your monthly bank statements.
  • Reconcile bank accounts for the month, including credit cards.
  • Enter journals or run wizards for accruals, prepayments, depreciation and so on.
  • Depending on where you live and your payment schedule, calculate, file, and pay your monthly state and federal employment and sales taxes.
  • Run Aged Debtors and Aged Creditors reports for the period.
  • Run Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet for the period.
  • Run month-end wizard (Tools→Period-End→Month-End).

 

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How do I perform a bank reconciliation in Sage 50?

A bank reconciliation is used to ensure that the transactions you have entered into your Sage 50 software match up with the transactions on your bank statement. Prior to performing a bank reconciliation in Sage 50make sure that all of your sales invoices, checks, supplier invoices, recurring charges, and receipts have been posted for the time period you are trying to reconcile. Checking this prior to actually performing the bank reconciliation in Sage 50 will save you the headache of trying to find any variance you may encounter when the reconciliation is completed.

  1. From the Sage 50 Bank Accounts module, select which account you want to reconcile by clicking on the “Reconcile” icon. You will then see the Statement Summary window, where you will need to enter the following:
    • A title for the bank reconciliation
    • The bank statement balance you are reconciling to
    • The date of the statement
  2. After clicking “OK”, the bank reconciliation screen will open and you’ll be able to use your bank statements to tick off all the transactions that are currently showing in Sage 50 against the bank statements themselves. If any items have not been selected, such as direct debits or  receipts, add them by using the adjustment button and selecting the appropriate type of payment or receipt.
  3. When you are able to match all of the items in Sage 50 with an entry on your bank statement, double check that the “Difference” box in the bottom right hand corner is zero. If the variance is anything other than zero, the first thing you should check is that you have entered the correct bank statement amount.  If those numbers are correct, you’ll have to compare the bank statement to the items you have checked off on the Sage 50 reconciliation screen.
    • Common errors include double entry of a particular transaction, accidentally selecting a transaction which is out of that particular date range, or even a transposed amount somewhere within your Sage 50 transactions.
    • One way you can quickly find errors is to compare the bank statement to the Sage 50 reconciliation screen from the most recent transaction to the oldest transaction (so backwards).
  4. If you are confident that your figures are correct and the “Difference” box in the bottom right hand side of your screen is zero, press “Reconcile.”
    • Sage 50 automatically saves a copy of your bank reconciliation in the archives if you need to revisit it at a later date.

 

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Sage 50 System Requirements 2018

Sage 50 System Requirements – 2018

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Minimum System Requirements

  • – Internet access for all online features/services
  • – 2.0 GHz processor for single user and multiple users
  • – 2 GB of RAM for single user and multiple users
  • – At least high-color (16 but) SVGA video; Minimum resolution: 120×800, Preferred Resolution: 1440×900 or higher; small fonts/DPI settings required.
  • – 1 GB of disk space for installation
  • – Internet Explorer 9.0, 10.0, ad 11.0 supported (version 11.0 and higher with Sage Payroll Solutions, Sage Payment Solutions and other Connected Services integration)
  • – Windows® 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 with the latest updates from Microsoft installed
  • – Windows® .NET Framework 4.5.2; requires an additional 280 MB to 850 MB (.NET 4.6 with Sage Payments Solutions integration)

Integration/compatibility requirements

  • Adobe® Reader® 11.0 required
  • Office 365 Integration – Requires Office 365 Business Premium
  • Printers supported by Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • In-product demos require Adobe® Flash® Player 11 or greater (version 18 or higher strongly recommended)
  • Excel®, Outlook®, and Word® integration requires Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016 (32-bit)

Multiuser

  • 2 GB of disk space for installation of components on server
  • Multiuser environments are supported in Sage 50 Premium Accounting and higher
  • Multiuser mode is optimized for Windows Server 2009, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 client-server networks; Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 peer-to-peer networks
  • A maximum of 5 licensed named users is allowed for Sage 50 Premium Accounting and 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting; a named user account is granted a license when selected in the user maintenance screen

Terminal Services

  • Terminal Server requires additional memory when more than one user is running under Windows Terminal Services
  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 along with Remote Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Connection client is required to run in a Windows Terminal Services environment; no more than 5 named users for Sage 50 Premium Accounting or 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting

Other

  • Customer registration and acceptance of License Agreement for Sage Accounting software products

Recommended System Configuration

  • 2 GB of RAM for a single user and 4 GB for multiple users
  • 4 GHz processor (Intel Core i3 and higher) for single user and multiple users

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We are excited to announce Accounting Business Solutions by JCS has been nominated again this year for 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award.

Last year, we announced 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.

This year we are once again nominated for receiving this prestigious recognitions among women business owners across the country. We couldn’t be more humbled about this nomination.

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.

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The new features provide flexibility to keep your office connected to the cloud! Features include:

  • New Cloud & Mobile Navigation Center
  • New Sage Bank Feeds Auto-Reconciliation Features
  • Improvements to Sage Contact
  • New Sage Dashboard Office 365 app

Cloud and Mobile Navigation Center

The Cloud and Mobile Navigation Center connects services via the cloud and allows for remote company data sharing. Accessible from the file menu, Office 365, Sage Drive and Sage One are all integrated. Beginning with the release of Sage 50c, the Cloud and Mobile navigation center are included. Your data is securely shared through the cloud without compromising data security. There are many features included with this new navigation center.

Sage Bank Feeds – Auto-Reconciliation Feature

Sage now offers the ability to link your bank account to sync bank and credit card transactions in order to streamline the process of reconciling these accounts. This feature helps eliminate errors with manual data entry while promoting accuracy to match transactions processed by your bank or credit card. The setup is easy through the account reconciliation window. Capture up to 2 years of historical bank records. Once the bank feeds are downloaded, Sage 50c will automatically match the transactions previously recorded to clear.

Sage Contact Improvements

Again, this feature is integrated with Microsoft Office 365 to allow you to view the detailed information about Sage 50c customer and vendor contacts in the Office 365 Mail app and desktop version of Outlook. There is a comms tab that provides the view of previous communication with vendors/customers to easily review history of communications and there is a notes tab to track communications and share notes with other users.

Sage Dashboard – Office 365 App

This is a new application offered in Sage 50/50c that integrates with Microsoft 365 that will allow you to view Revenue-Expense information, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables directly in Office 365. As long as you have access to the web, you will be able to view these features through a series of interactive charts and graphs. This feature provides you the ability to view critical data anywhere, anytime. The app will sync automatically. Examples of these features include Overdue Sales by Period shown on a bar graph for the last 12 months with the ability to drill down on a particular month. An Accounts Aging Pie chart is also available displaying the largest and oldest accounts as the larger pieces of the pie and the smaller piece listed as other with the remaining past due customer accounts. The pie chart can also be drilled down on by selecting a customer. On the Payables tab, the bar graph will display Overdue Purchases by Period and the Pie chart displays Accounts Over 90 days past due. The final tab is Revenue and Expenses displayed for the past 12 months in bar graphs.

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Sage Fixed Assets 2018.0 includes a security update to the Premier product line as well as a new Android mobile scanner app.

For partners that currently access Sage Fixed Assets Premier’s data using WINFAS administrator password should contact Sage Fixed Assets Support for information regarding the new change. This change only affects the Premier product and does not affect Guest Read-Only access (WINFASGUEST). There will be no impact to existing reporting capabilities. Partners that are currently accessing Sage Fixed Assets Premier’s database using the WINFAS administrator password should notice the security update. It is recommended partners contact Sage Fixed Assets support for more information or contact JCS at 800.475.1047.

All Sage Fixed Assets Premier customers benefit from the enhanced database security except customers and anyone accessing the asset database using the read-only access (WINFASGUEST).

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