4 Things to Do NOW – Before Year End!

Plan for Your Software Upgrade

Every year, you promise yourself that THIS year will be different. You are going to be totally, completely ready for Year End (YE), so you can enjoy the holidays and not be stressed out about shutterstock_143823979closing the year out. LAI is here to help you before you stress out – with some suggestions of how to get ahead NOW!

Sage 300 CRE just released Version 15.1 to business partners only at this time, with a general release for users planned for late September. Sage will be only supporting V 14.1 and 15.1 for Year End.

Some of the highlights of 15.1 include:

  • Microsoft Word integration for Job Cost Commitments
  • New Job Cost Job Setup user interface
  • Integration with Sage Construction Project Center
  • Updated Pervasive Monitoring Service
  • Updated Document Management installation
  • Property Management Trial Run process change

The latest version of Sage 100 Contractor is version 19.6.41, the released on May 28, 2015.

If you need help implementing your Sage 300 CRE or upgrade (which is highly recommended) book an LAI consultant now! November through February are particularly crazy months for LAI consultants, and you’ll want to reserve a block of time to make sure the upgrade and YE go smoothly.

Call Carolyn Carter at 480.423.8300 to get on the schedule!

Get Back on Plan

When the recession hit, a lot of companies were forced to let their Sage Support plan lapse, understandably. Now that the construction industry is ramping up again, it’s a good idea to renew your support plan.

If you have been off plan for 5+ years, the bad news is there is no ‘upgrade’ leap to the current version – you need to repurchase the software. The GOOD news is that Sage is wisely offering a 30% discount on software licenses to make it easier to repurchase the software.  This offer expires on September 28th, so act quickly!

Ramp up Users and/or Modules

What modules or users could you add now, when you have time to implement and learn before YE? Need a few more Sage 100 or 300 licenses added? Or do want to add more modules like Fixed Assests or Project Management? Maybe you simply need to beef up accounting with a Payroll and a couple AP users. Whatever you decide you need to augment your Sage 100 or 300 software, now is the time to get everyone comfortable with the additions to maximize your efficiency come January.

Sage is offering a B2G1 FREE promotion, (which coincides with their fiscal YE): get one module or license free when you buy two!  This offer applies to Sage ‘on-schedule’ modules, plus two additional products – Sage Paperless Construction and PlanSwift takeoff and end on September 28th.

Call Tony Merry at 480.423.8300 for a quote on adding more productivity to your investment.

Get Trained NOW to Leverage YE Power

Let’s face it – the majority of companies that implement accounting and project management solutions are NOT ready to use them beyond basic functionality at first. You may have purchased your software for all the extra sexy reports it runs, or the customizable, web-based dashboards – but you’re far from being a power user yet.

LAI gets that. And that’s why we offer affordable, LIVE online training with Sage Certified consultants. Bone up NOW when it will pay off later, at YE.

Sign up for the Archiving Class or ‘Year End Database Maintenance’ or YE Payroll sessions we offer. The full schedule can be viewed here.