Welcome!Sage User Group MeetingJune 2013
Agenda• Introductions• Business Insights– Dashboard– Explorer• Tips and Tricks• Notes of interest• Q&A
About BCS Prosoft• 27+ years experience with Sage Software• 1,500 Clients in all 50 states, Canada, andMexico• Offices in ...
What is “BusinessIntelligence”strategies, processes, technologies toanalyze and transform raw data intoactionable predicti...
Business Insights Dashboard• Snapshot view of critical business data• Quick and easy access through Sage business desktop ...
Setting up Sage 100Dashboard Options & Wizard
Business Insights Dashboard DemoCompany Logocan be includedon pageWithpermission, userscan modify formatof their dashboard
Business Insights Explorer• Easily organize, analyze/query Sage data• Actionable data view• Predefined views of commonly u...
Business Insights Explorer DemonstrationNavigation PaneData View GridPreview Pane
Other Intelligence ToolsKnowledgesync Workflow & AlertsBiznet Reporting/Dashboard ToolsNew from Sage – Inventory Advisor
Inventory Advisor
Tips and TricksEstimated Cash Flow Analysis
Tips and TricksUpdate Journals from Preview
Tips and TricksCustomer Last Purchase History
Tips and TricksMy Tasks
Name that…PoemPublished 1888Ernest Thayer“And somewhere men are laughing, and somewherechildren shout”“But there is no joy...
Famous…???TV Mom of Theodore and WallyJune CleaverActress, played Ruth Martin (Lassie) & MaureenRobinson (Lost in Space)Ju...
Mark Your Calendars!Everyone is welcome to attend one of our UserGroup Meetings. The next meetings are asscheduled.• Houst...
Questions – Thanks for coming!www.BCSprosoft.com
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Q2 2013 Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90 & 200) User Group Meeting

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This slideshow was presented at our quarterly Sage 100 ERP (formerly MAS 90 & 200) User Group Meetings in San Antonio, Houston, Denver, Honolulu as well as our web-based version. During this User Group Meeting we discussed Advanced Financial Reporting in Sage 100 with BizInsights Explorer. If you would like to participate in one of these User Groups you can do so for free. Visit http://www.bcsprosoft.com/events for a list of all upcoming User Groups, training opportunities, webcasts and more.

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  • BI systems can help businesses transform themselves from just another player in a sea of competitors to an exceptional enterprise operating as efficiently as possible.With an effective BI system, you can: Improve business processes and work force effectivenessFind ways to potentially reduce costsFacilitate the use and analysis of informationBetter manage changeExpand customer relationships
  • Presenter should review Dashboard Options in live Sage demo system. Refer to script for recommendations and details.
  • Business Insights Dashboard presents information in a high-level, attractive graphical format that allows you to instantly ascertain the state of your business. Flexible yet simple to use, this dashboard can be displayed in the Sage 100 ERP Business Desktop or in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Outlook. You can choose from more than 15 predefined reports and place them on your dashboard with the wizard-based customization tool. The ability to drill down to detail is built in, and data is automatically refreshed so you are always working with current information,Presenter refer to script for demoing the display of dashboard
  • BIE offers a streamlined grid interface and can span multiple data elements in one view. Predefined views are included for Sales Order, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Bill of Materials, Inventory Management and Purchase Order. Quick-click charts visually represent data and illustrate trends. You can drill down to the transaction level and even access Sage 100 ERP tasks without having to go back to the menu. The Business Insights Explorer window is comprised of three major areas: the Navigation pane, the Data View grid, and the Preview pane. All of these areas provide ways to navigate to related data or preview information for the selected view.You can use the Navigation pane to explore data related to the selected view. The Navigation pane is located to the left of the main Data View grid in the Business Insights Explorer window. Data in the Data View grid can be filtered, sorted, grouped, and summarized. You can also modify the columns in the grid by showing and hiding columns, changing the column order, changing the column names, and formatting the data that appears in the columns. Changes to the Data View grid can be saved to a setting. The information in the Data View grid can also be printed and saved to a report. The Preview pane allows you to view related data in the Data View grid. The Preview pane is located below the Data View grid. The data in the Preview pane is filtered by the selected row in the Data View grid and by the option selected in the Preview group on the Navigation pane.
  • Mention that there are additional tools available for Business Intelligence. The features discussed previously (Business Insights Dashboard and Business Insights Explorer) are included in the Sage 100 systesmDeliver automated alerts about any business conditions, such as overdue invoices, critical support issues, or contracts about to expire. Deliver the alerts via any method, any device, including email, text message, fax, dashboard, or instant message. And send them to everyone; employees, customers, and suppliers – in the format they want, and when they need them the most. Auto-deliver relevant forms, documents, and reports to the people who need them. Automate the generation and delivery of invoices to customers, purchase orders to suppliers, and analytical reports to managers. Schedule reports to auto-distribute based on any recurring schedule and in the requested format, and configure other reports to auto-run only when the business conditions warrant it.Biznet provides a preloaded content pack that delivers reporting, dashboards and business intelligence within the framework of Microsoft Excel. Access Sage data directly through the Biznet interface within Excel and leverage your existing Excel knowledge to deliver key business insights.Account Managers can schedule demonstrations and provide pricing or more information on these tools.
  • We will talk more about Inventory advisor in our September UGM. Inventory Advisor is a subscription based diagnostic, foreacasting and management tool designed to present critical inventory statistics (such as stock outs, surpluses, vendor delivery performance, etc) in an easy to read graphical format.
  • Presenters should show this screen and a previewed report in live Sage 100 systemObtain an estimated cash flow report that combines estimated disbursements and receipts over a user defined time range. This report can be initiated in the Bank Reconciliation module under the Reports folder. Click the “Receipts” button to input any cash receipts that may not be accounted for in the Accounts Receivable module. Click the Disbursements button to enter disbursements (such as Payroll) that are not accounted for in the A/P module.
  • Presenter should show the security setting in Role Maintenance, and an example of updating a previewed reportUpdating Journals from Preview is defined as a security event for each module in Role Maintenance. Roles that show this box as checked are able to update journals and registers by printing to preview screen. Roles that do not show this box as checked need to print hard copy in order to update journals and registers. This is a nice feature to have when working in a test company. Be aware that if you post from preview mode, there is no audit trail. If you want to post without printing hard copy but need an electronic audit trail, we recommend setting up paperless office.
  • Presemter should demonstrate the selection of Customer Last Purchase histrory on line entry of Sales Order. Explain that there is a setup option (explained below) to enable this option. Select Sales Order Setup menu > Sales Order Options. Click the History tab.In the Sales Order Options window, click the History tab. At the Retain Customer Last Purchase History field, select how you would like to track history. For more information, see Sales Order Options - Fields.Select Sales Order Setup menu > Customer Last Purchase Maintenance. In the Customer Last Purchase Maintenance window, enter the customer number for which you want to view last purchase information. You can view and maintain item purchase history information for customers. For more information, see Customer Last Purchase Maintenance - Fields.Based on your selection at the Retain Customer Last Purchase History field in the Sales Order Options window, you can view customer last purchase information on the Sales Order Entry and Invoice Data Entry Lines tab by clicking the Customer Last Purchase History button in the button bar. You can also use the last purchase price.
  • Presenter should show brief example of creating personalized My Tasks menu. For example, in the screen shot above, I created a My Tasks menu for a warehouse person that would only access certain inventory and purchasing functions.Many users that access Sage 100 only use a limited number of the tasks on the menu. It might be helpful to present those users with a customized menu containing only the tasks that they need to access.To create a My Tasks menu, choose the My Tasks tab and right click in the panel. Add a new folder (you can Rename the folder according to your needs). Right click on the folder and select “Task” to add a menu selection from the Sage 100 system. Select “Program” to add access to an external program.
  • Q2 2013 Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90 & 200) User Group Meeting

    1. 1. Welcome!Sage User Group MeetingJune 2013
    2. 2. Agenda• Introductions• Business Insights– Dashboard– Explorer• Tips and Tricks• Notes of interest• Q&A
    3. 3. About BCS Prosoft• 27+ years experience with Sage Software• 1,500 Clients in all 50 states, Canada, andMexico• Offices in San Antonio, Houston, Denver, andHonolulu• Award winning partners with:
    4. 4. What is “BusinessIntelligence”strategies, processes, technologies toanalyze and transform raw data intoactionable predictive information
    5. 5. Business Insights Dashboard• Snapshot view of critical business data• Quick and easy access through Sage business desktop orInternet Explorer• Graphical format• Drill Down Capabilities• Links to Multiple detail report options• Customizable
    6. 6. Setting up Sage 100Dashboard Options & Wizard
    7. 7. Business Insights Dashboard DemoCompany Logocan be includedon pageWithpermission, userscan modify formatof their dashboard
    8. 8. Business Insights Explorer• Easily organize, analyze/query Sage data• Actionable data view• Predefined views of commonly used data• Drill down /around capabilities• Role-based access to critical system information• Access related Sage tasks• Export data to a variety of output types• Increases productivity for inquiry, reporting and analysis• Released with version 4.2
    9. 9. Business Insights Explorer DemonstrationNavigation PaneData View GridPreview Pane
    10. 10. Other Intelligence ToolsKnowledgesync Workflow & AlertsBiznet Reporting/Dashboard ToolsNew from Sage – Inventory Advisor
    11. 11. Inventory Advisor
    12. 12. Tips and TricksEstimated Cash Flow Analysis
    13. 13. Tips and TricksUpdate Journals from Preview
    14. 14. Tips and TricksCustomer Last Purchase History
    15. 15. Tips and TricksMy Tasks
    16. 16. Name that…PoemPublished 1888Ernest Thayer“And somewhere men are laughing, and somewherechildren shout”“But there is no joy in Mudville; mighty Casey hasstruck out”Casey at the Bat
    17. 17. Famous…???TV Mom of Theodore and WallyJune CleaverActress, played Ruth Martin (Lassie) & MaureenRobinson (Lost in Space)June LockhartMusician, grammy winner, wife of JohnnyJune Carter Cash
    18. 18. Mark Your Calendars!Everyone is welcome to attend one of our UserGroup Meetings. The next meetings are asscheduled.• Houston — September 10• San Antonio — September 11• Denver — September 12• Web — September 18www.bcsprosoft.com/events for more information
    19. 19. Questions – Thanks for coming!www.BCSprosoft.com

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