Sage 300 ERP: Best Practices for Upgrading your Customers
Sage 300 ERPBest Practices – Upgrading Your Customers
Introduction- Simon Millichip - Customer Support Analyst- Follow Sage 300 ERP Customer Support: @sage300erpcs- Sage 300 ERP Community: http://community.sageaccpac.com/- We will review steps & procedures for a successful upgrade, including upgrade preparation, reviewing custom applications, reports, and macros
Agenda• Environment preparation• Pre Upgrade procedures• Performing the upgrade• Post Upgrade procedures• Q&A
A Successful Upgrade Why is it so important to ensure you have performed a successful upgrade for your customer?
Environment PreparationSage 300 ERP Compatibility -Verify Hardware Requirements -Verify the Database Platform -Verify the Operating System -Verify the Recommended Configurations
Pre Upgrade ProceduresSage 300 ERP Procedures - Back up your Databases - Obtain the Activation Codes - Review the Documentation -Sage 300 ERP Readme -Sage 300 ERP Installation Guide -Sage 300 ERP Update Notice
Pre Upgrade ProceduresReview Custom Applications - Contact the Vendor or Developer - Is it supported on my environment? - Is it compatible with the version of Sage 300 ERP? - Are there any Product Updates required? - What are the steps involved in upgrading? - Do I need to prepare the data in any way for upgrade?
Pre Upgrade ProceduresReview Custom Reports & Macros - Save/Backup any custom reports or macros - Review the update notice and refer to the AOM - Test the reports/macros in the upgraded version - Run the reports/macros prior to upgrade and compare
Pre Upgrade ProceduresPreparing your Sage 300 ERP data - If you are using Sage 300 ERP version 5.5,5.4 or 5.3, you must upgrade your data to version 5.6 before you can proceed to 6.0 or 6.1 - If you are using Sage 300 ERP version 5.2 or earlier, you must upgrade your database to an intermediate version (5.3, 5.4 or 5.5) before proceeding to 5.6
Pre Upgrade ProceduresPreparing your Sage 300 ERP data - Run Day End Processing (If you use Inventory Control) - Post any open batches in A/R and A/P - Post any open batches in G/L - Check Data Integrity and correct any errors. - Perform any pre-required upgrade steps on 3rd party modules
Pre Upgrade ProceduresTips -Backup -Create an upgrade plan -Perform a test upgrade -Do not force through an upgrade -Run a selection of reports.
Performing the UpgradeUpgrade Steps for Sage 300 ERP - Uninstall the previous version of System Manager - Install Sage 300 ERP Programs - Install the latest Product Update - Enter License Information - Activate your data
Post Upgrade ProceduresFor Sage 300 ERP - Run Data Integrity for each module - Run selected reports to confirm information is the same - Back up - If you want information about the latest database and report changes for any application, check the TECHINFO and FORMS documents on our Web site at the following URL http://community.sageaccpac.com/resources/
Post Upgrade ProceduresFor Custom Applications, Reports & Macros - Ensure any application runs as expected -For example if you use SageCRM you may need to re-install the integration component - Confirm Custom Reports & macros work
Questions:• Presenter Contact Information: – Simon Millichip – Simon.email@example.com – Twitter: @sage300erpcsThank you for your participation.