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Acumatica Summit 2021 Events Guide

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jul 15, 2021 @ 03:27 PM

So you're headed to Acumatica Summit 2021! Can you believe it's less than a week away?!

While we're sure you've already secured your flights, hotel, and even your selected training sessions there's still so much to consider. Have you downloaded the Acumatica Summit mobile app (Available for both Apple and Google Play) so you can easily view which rooms your training sessions might be taking place and any other important notifications? Have you perused the list of sponsors to see who you might like to set time aside to speak with? (<-- You can also use the mobile app to easily schedule that meeting!) Have you registered for any of the additional events outside of the already scheduled activities?

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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Sage Fixed Assets - What is it & why do I need it?

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 @ 01:56 PM

Are you still using spreadsheets to track your organizations assets?

Tracking assets is an important concern of every company, regardless of size. Organizations face a significant challenge to track numerous aspects of their fixed assets including location, quantity, condition, maintenance and depreciation status.

For many organizations, fixed assets represent the largest item on the balance sheet; in fact, a recent Aberdeen report showed that 80% of Fortune 500 firms listed fixed assets as such. With so much at stake, it's no wonder that Aberdeen found 58% of users run a fixed asset management solution. If the company has not correctly recorded their assets they could risk inaccurate physical inventories, over / underpaying taxes and insurance, be out of compliance of state and federal regulations, and be wasting staff time with redundant and repetitive activities as a result.

Topics: Fixed Assets
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Acumatica 2020 R2 Virtual Launch Event

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 @ 03:18 PM

You asked and they listened!! The annual unveiling of the already robust business management systems upgraded features is right around the corner and we can't wait to see what Acumatica has to share🎉

Join us Wednesday, September 16th as we attend the first ever virtual launch event from 10 AM - 12 PM Pacific Time. While this year's event looks a bit different than past launch events, we're certain there will be no shortage of captivating educational content.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Launch Events
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Sage CRM 2020 User Conference Session Recordings Now Available

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Sep 09, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

This year's Sage CRM User Conference may have looked a bit different than a traditional conference, but there was certainly no shortage of helpful content.

The basic goal of CRM is to create and manage business strategies aimed at fostering customer loyalty through the use of unique customer-targeted actions.

There's no denying that CRM, Customer Relationship Management, usage has seen a massive increase over the last 5 years and businesses must now take a customer experience approach to continue delivering consistent, high-quality experiences in order to avoid customers moving on to competitors.

An effective CRM solution is essential to growing your business.

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Sage CRM
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What is Sage 100cloud and How is it different from Sage 100 ERP?

By Kayla Harter on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 @ 07:47 PM

You may have heard some buzz around Sage 100cloud, but what exactly is it and how is it different from Sage 100? The short answer: it’s a more-robust version of Sage 100 that offers extended features and enhanced cloud connectivity (it’s also cheaper year-over-year).

So is this new product something you should be looking at as a current Sage 100 client?

Absolutely. 

Topics: Business Management Software Sage 100cloud ERP
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10 Ways Sage CRM Transforms Sales Teams {infographic}

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 @ 07:13 PM

*** This article has been updated August 2020 ***

Businesses continue to make investment in CRM to take advantage of new analytics, social collaboration, mobile, and other capabilities – and with good reason. According to a report by Nucleus Research,  CRM will give you an average of $8.71 for every $1 you spend on CRM. 

Today, Sage customers around the world are driving growth and transforming their sales teams by adopting better ways to manage their sales function.

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Small Business Infographic Sage 100cloud ERP Sage CRM
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Acumatica Virtual Lunch & Learn - Product Demo & Q&A Session Included!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

*** THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED mARCH 2021 TO REFLECT THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ***

Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? They must not have heard of Acumatica's Virtual Lunch & Learns!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Webinar Updating Your System Featured
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Acumatica Cloud & Sage 100 Virtual Coffee Chats

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 03, 2020 @ 08:11 PM

*** This article has been updated 03/11/2021 ***

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
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FREE Sage University Training Extended Through June 30th

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 05, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

To offer you support during this challenging time, while you continue managing your business, Sage is generously offering training now through June 30, 2020 at NO CHARGE!

Topics: Helpful Tips Sage 100cloud ERP Support
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COVID-19 Tax Relief Roundup by Avalara

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 @ 07:48 PM

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, governments worldwide are trying to figure out the best way to bolster the slowing economy including tax filing and payment extensions and even temporary rate reductions. Other nations, including the United States, are just beginning to respond.

Topics: Small Business Accounting & Finance Sales & Use Tax Audits
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Women In Technology Luncheon Recap

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 03:36 PM

Dubbed International Women's month, March is coming to a close, and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by looking back at Acumatica Summit and their 3rd annual Women in Technology Luncheon this past January!

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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COVID- 19 Support Update from klear Systems, Inc.

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 @ 03:50 PM

As of yesterday afternoon, Thursday, March 19, 2020, California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has placed an order to shelter-in-place with hopes to slow the spread the viral infectious disease, COVID-19. 

In the span of just a couple of months the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID- 19, has spread far beyond China, impacting retailers all around the globe.

Topics: Featured Company Updates Support
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Sage 100cloud & Acumatica Cloud ERP Highly Rated on G2

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Mar 05, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Ever heard of G2? If you haven't, it's about time that you have!

G2 is a peer-to-peer review site where real users provide feedback on business apps and software. Until recently, selecting business solutions was hard, risky, and inherently biased. G2's real-time and unbiased user reviews help you objectively assess what is best for your business.

Topics: Business Management Software Helpful Tips Sage 100cloud ERP Featured
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Sage 100cloud 2020 Coming This March!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 07:45 AM

Last month a few members from our team attended the Sage Partner Kick Off in Costa Mesa, CA to discuss Sage's 2019 year in review as well as what Sage users and partners can expect from the business management solution in 2020. Additionally, Sage held a partner webinar in the weeks following the Partner Kick Off to provide a few more announcements specific to the Sage 100 product line.

We're excited to share a few of those upcoming changes below:

Topics: Business Management Software Sage 100cloud ERP Updating Your System Featured
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Acumatica Summit 2020 Recap!

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Feb 24, 2020 @ 10:20 AM

*** This post has been updated January 2021 to reflect the most updated information ***

Acumatica Summit has come and gone and the Klear Systems team can't believe we have to wait a whole other year before the cloud-based ERP's 2021 event😭 (Acumatica Summit 2021 is slated for July 18th - 23rd at the Wynn, Las Vegas)

That's why we're highlighting some of the more notable moments in our Acumatica Summit 2020 recap!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Acumatica Summit Solution Enhancements
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Gary Vaynerchuk to Speak at Sage Summit 2020 - New Dates Released

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

*** new Event dates have been released! ***
Sage Summit 2020 will now be held December 9 - 11, 2020

 

Hold on to your seats everybody because the biggest announcement for Sage Summit 2020 has just been dropped! Serial entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author, Gary Vaynerchuk, is slated to speak at this year's Sage Summit US, hosted in Orlando, Florida December 9 - 11.** Updated event dates **

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business Sage 100cloud ERP Featured
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Sage Summit 2020 Training Sessions - New Dates Released

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Feb 07, 2020 @ 08:45 AM

*** new Event dates have been released! ***
Sage Summit 2020 will now be held December 9 - 11, 2020

 

Sage Summit 2020 may have been postponed till December and early-bird pricing extended until September 14th, but it's never too early to register for this highly anticipated ERP event.  Don't miss your opportunity to save up to $300 per ticket and gain valuable insight and product trainings necessary to enable your business to THRIVE this December!

Topics: Sage Summit Business Management Software Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
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Avalara Selected as Fintech Award Winner for 2020 DEVIES

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Feb 06, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

We're excited to share that Avalara's AvaTax has been named the 'Best Innovation in Fintech' by the 2020 DEVIES Awards!

Each year, 8,000+ developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, managers, and executives from 70+ countries gather for San Francisco's largest developer conference & event series, DeveloperWeek.

Topics: Accounting & Finance Sales & Use Tax Audits Solution Enhancements Featured
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California, Arizona, & Texas Among the Toughest States for Sales Tax

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Feb 05, 2020 @ 06:17 PM

Gail Cole, a notable author for all things sales & use tax for Avalara, recently published an article on WooCommerce.com on The 10 Toughest States for Sales Tax.

While the article itself was greatly informative, it came as little surprise to us that California, Arizona, Texas, & Colorado (each of which are home to the large majority of our clients) are 4 of the 10 states listed.

Topics: Sales & Use Tax Audits
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Acumatica Summit 2020 Events Guide

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

So you're headed to Acumatica Summit 2020! Can you believe it's only 2 weeks away?!

While we're sure you've already secured your flights, hotel, and even your selected training sessions there's still so much to consider. Have you downloaded the Acumatica Summit mobile app so you can easily view which rooms your training sessions might be taking place and any other important notifications? Have you browsed the list of sponsors to see who you might like to set time aside to speak with? (<-- You can also use the mobile app to easily schedule that meeting!) Have you registered for any of the additional events outside of the already scheduled activities?

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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Announcing Sage 100/Sage 100Cloud 2019

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Dec 23, 2019 @ 03:09 PM

2019 may be coming to an end but Sage 2019.0 is the accounting & ERP software giant's biggest release in years! And with over 30 feature enhancements, it's no wonder why!

Check out how improvement to to key modules including Library Master, Paperless Office, Inventory Management, and Custom Office has enabled the 2019.0 release is designed to optimize efficiency, improve adoption, increase customizability, and enhanced security:

Topics: Sage 100cloud ERP
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Sage Summit 2020 Registration Now Open! - New Dates Released

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 12:50 PM

*** new Event dates have been released! ***
Sage Summit 2020 will now be held December 9 - 11, 2020

 

Mark your calendars! Sage has recently announced their plans for Summit 2020 and it's safe to say this is an ERP event you don't want to miss!

Designed for small & medium business, the annual Summit brings together customers, partners, and 3rd party solution providers from around the country for insightful keynote sessions, product training's, and networking events that you'll be talking about all year long!

Sage Summit 2020
December 9 - 11, 2020

Topics: Sage Summit
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Acumatica 2019 R2 Roadshow - Anaheim Customer Panel

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Last month the Klear Systems team attended the Acumatica 2019 R2 Roadshow in Anaheim, CA. The jam-packed event included everything a product release should and so much more! From ISV booths to a demo of the newest version of Acumatica Cloud ERP there was no lack of educational resources for attendees.

Alongside datasheets and the ability to network with the Acumatica community, however, was arguably the most beneficial aspect of attending the event -- the Customer Fireside Chat. This consisted of an interview style Q&A session with four customers currently using Acumatica ERP. Each user was able to speak to a different level of experience with the cloud-based business management platform, from newly implemented to long-time users, to even a consultant-turned-user unicorn.

Moderated by Acumatica's very own Nigel LeGresley users were asked to share their experience using Acumatica Cloud ERP, which features & functionality they had just witnessed at the roadshow they were most excited to roll out, and any other advice they might have for prospective clients considering Acumatica. Participants included Jenni Arant, VP of Strategy at Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Casval Tinoco, Information Systems Manager at Bluefin Corp, Rob Anthony, VP of Information Systems at Hoffman Southwest, and Jose Garrido, VP of Financial Systems at Confie Seguros.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Launch Events
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How Does Cloud-Based ERP Help Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Grow?

By Kayla Harter on Mon, Oct 07, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Recently our team came across the question, "How does cloud-based ERP help small to mid-sized businesses grow?"

ERP (or Enterprise Resource Planning) software helps businesses of ALL sizes grow because they remove inefficiencies in business processes. This enhances productivity, reduces COGS, and clears up more time for your business (getting more sales, shipping out orders faster, etc).

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning What is ERP? Featured
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Acumatica Summit 2020 Closing Keynote Speaker Announced!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 11:34 AM

With a little over 3 months until Acumatica Cloud ERP's 2020 summit, we're more excited than ever to attend the premier event that promises to deliver a high-impact, educational experience for thousands of customers, partners, and analysts.

Each year, Acumatica searches for a closing keynote speaker who will inspire attendees to attain even greater success! Announcing Acumatica Summit 2020's closing keynote speaker as Oceanographer, Dr. Robert Ballard!

Topics: Acumatica Summit Featured
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Celebrating Our Biz Dev Rep, Kayla's, 1 Year Anniversary!

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 03:52 PM

Today we're celebrating the 1 year anniversary of our Business Development Rep., Kayla! Exactly one year ago today Kayla blessed us with her presence and has been an integral member of our team ever since.

So, we asked her, "Why Klear Systems?" Here's what she had to say: 

Topics: Company Culture Featured
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Acumatica 2019 R2 is Here!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

With more than 100 improvements, enhancements, and new features, Acumatica 2019 R2 has just been announced and dubbed the most user-friendly release yet. Although it won't be available until September 19th we're excited to share all that the newest version has to offer.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Solution Enhancements Featured
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Sage Offers Discounted Training for Sage University

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Hopefully you're already aware of the recent release of Sage 100cloud 2019.0 and the surplus of feature enhancements and Sage University links--20 additional university links to be exact.

But with so many new resources available to you, how are you ever supposed to learn how to use them? And which university courses make the most sense for you to take?

Lucky for you Sage is offering 20% off courses on Sage University until August 31st!*

Topics: Helpful Tips Sage 100cloud ERP
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The Acumatica 2019 R2 Roadshow is Coming to a City Near You!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

It's that time again!

Acumatica has just announced their 2019 R2 Roadshow coming THIS FALL! Join the Klear Systems team as we attend the Anaheim, CA event on Thursday, October 17th.

Not local to Anaheim? There are no many other locations to choose from! Read on for more info on the agenda, locations, & a sneak-peak at the upcoming product enhancements!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software
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Acumatica Named Best SaaS Product for ERP 2017

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Aug 07, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

Acumatica is no stranger to awards. Their dedication to provide customers and partners with an outstanding SaaS product for ERP led them to impressive recognition by notable industry analysts throughout several years.

That's why it's no surprise they've been named The Best SaaS Product for ERP by The SaaS Awards!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP
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Sage Production Management is Here!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 03:52 PM

What do you get when you combine Sage’s work-order and MRP module, throw in additional features and functionality from Scanco, and put it all on one streamlined platform?

Sage Production Management!

Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
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Acumatica Summit 2020 Registration is LIVE!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 01:58 PM

We can't believe Houston was already 6 months ago which means Vegas will be here before you know it!

Registration is now LIVE and early-bird rates are available to those who register now! But you better hurry; these rates won't last long.
Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Acumatica Summit
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Acumatica 2019 R1: Product Enhancements, Improved Usability, and More!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 04:34 PM

The newest version of Acumatica is here -- providing more product enhancements and improved usability than ever before!

 

As mentioned in our Acumatica Summit 2019 Recap, Acumatica announced their latest release - 2019 R1 - which provides comprehensive product enhancements allowing users to experience improvements to the product, specifically the financial management, inventory management, project accounting, and field service management modules.

Topics: Manufacturing Acumatica Cloud ERP
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Acumatica Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Cloud ERP & Best Manufacturing Solution

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 04:41 PM

We're excited to announce Acumatica's 2nd year in a row being honors at the SIIA Annual Conference and CODiE Awards.

 
This year they're bringing home Best Cloud ERP Solution 2018
and Best Manufacturing Solution 2018!

 

Topics: Manufacturing
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Acumatica Summit 2019 Recap

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 04:20 PM

The highly anticipated Acumatica Summit 2019 has come and gone and the Klear Systems Team is confident in saying this event was one of the best, yet!

With a record-breaking number of attendees, futuristic demos, and a number of customer highlights there's so much to review!!

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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Sage Summit 2019's OC Event is Just One Week Away!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 03:20 PM

The Klear Systems team is headed to another Summit and this time it's right in our backyard!

The highly anticipated Sage Summit 2019's event will be held at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel in sunny San Diego.

Topics: Sage Summit
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Summit After Dark 2019 - The Ultimate Acumatica Summit Kickoff Party

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

*** THIS EVENT HAS PASSED!! SIGN UP FOR future event announcements below ***

 

Join us as we attend the ultimate Acumatica Summit kickoff party at

Houston's premier margarita bar, El Big Bad!

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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WE'RE HIRING! Come Join Our Team!

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 @ 05:29 PM

Head stuck in The Cloud?
. . . us too!

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Klear Systems, Inc. is an application consulting, software development, and business services organization.  

Specializing in Acumatica Cloud & Sage ERP we're focused on helping enterprise level companies increase profitability & productivity by providing innovative solutions.  We're intelligent and tech-minded individuals, who enjoy watching professional sports, eating foodie foods, & the occasional office hangout!  We work hard from a relaxed, close-knit office environment where we find any and every reason to celebrate!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Sage 100cloud ERP
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5 Reasons to Attend the Acumatica 2018 R2 OC Roadshow

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Oct 02, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

What are you doing Thursday, October 4th, 2018?

We hope you're planning to join us in Anaheim, California, where we'll be joining Acumatica as they reveal the exciting cloud ERP enhancements from their latest release, Acumatica 2018 R2! 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP
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Acumatica 2018 R2 OC Roadshow this Thursday!

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 12:41 PM

Acumatica 2018 R2 Roadshow: A Quick Conference with Long-Term Benefits

 
 
 

Have you ever been to a product-release event that fit everything you needed to know into a half-day time-frame? If you haven't, then we think you'll be impressed with Acumatica's 2018 R2 Roadshow event in Anaheim, THIS THURSDAY.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP
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Best of Acumatica Summit 2018!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

We can't believe Acumatica Summit 2018 was 3 months ago!

Acumatica Summit is a premiere invite-only event where Acumatica customers, partners, and prospects meet to discover how cloud ERP can bring them greater success in the coming year.

 

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Acumatica Summit
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Sage Summit 2018 CA Session Registration Now Open!

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Sage Summit's 2018 California Session is just 1 week away!

Don't miss your chance to register for just $49!

 

Sage Sessions is a single-day event designed for Sage customers driving our economy.

Topics: Sage Summit Sage 100cloud ERP
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Sage Summit 2018 CA Breakout Sessions

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Feb 05, 2018 @ 03:58 PM

Sage Sessions is a single-day event designed for Sage customers driving our economy.

 

Topics: Sage Summit Sage 100cloud ERP
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DocLink Evolution 2018 Roadshow

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

It seems roadshows are the hot new trend in 2018.

 

DocLink Evolution is hitting the road this year, stopping in several major cities across North America.

Topics: Solution Enhancements
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Acumatica Summit 2018 Summit After Dark Celebration Party

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 @ 03:47 PM

We can't believe Acumatica Summit 2018 is just 1 week away!

If you're still on the fence about attending we promise this event is one you won't want to miss.

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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Sage Summit 2018 CA Session Location Confirmed!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

BREAKING NEWS! 

The location for Sage Summit 2018's California session has been confirmed!

Earlier this month we announced that Sage Summit 2018 planning was in full swing and that the Los Angeles session would be the first stop on Tuesday, February 13th. However, the venue had yet to be confirmed.

Topics: Sage Summit Enterprise Resource Planning Sage 100cloud ERP
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Why You Should Attend Acumatica Summit 2018

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Jan 09, 2018 @ 09:35 AM

Acumatica Summit 2018 is just around the corner!

And with the celebration of their 10 year anniversary this is an event you won't want to miss!

Every year, Acumatica Summit attendees engage with Acumatica's leadership team, leading ISV providers, and industry peers and analysts; they experience live demonstrations, a large Partner EXPO, two full days of breakouts, insightful keynotes, three days of certification training sessions by Acumatica developers, and hands-on technical training courses.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Acumatica Summit
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Sage Summit 2018 Sessions Announced!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 04:12 PM

2018 is here which means Sage Summit 2018 planning is in full swing!

Last year, it was announced that Sage was taking Summit on the road, with several mini sessions being held throughout the US.  Although last year's California session was canceled, Sage is coming in HOT this coming year.

Topics: Sage Summit Enterprise Resource Planning Sage 100cloud ERP
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Acumatica Cloud ERP Has Record Setting Award-Winning Year!

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

Acumatica Cloud ERP wins 3 PCMag Editors' Choice Awards, 1 Best App Award, and 2017 CODiE Award for Best Cloud ERP Solution in Record Setting Year!

2017 has been quite the year for Acumatica Cloud ERP. It's one thing to aim to become one of the best cloud ERP solutions out there but it's another to be recognized by your peers and other industry experts.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Inventory Management Accounting & Finance
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Acumatica Wins Best Cloud ERP 2017 CODiE Award!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

Mobility, interoperability, and functionality are just a few of the reasons Acumatica has been announced as The Best Cloud ERP for the 2017 CODiE Awards!

Acumatica is no newbie when it comes to winning awards.  Last year Acumatica received the CODiE Award for Best Supply Chain Management Solution.  So, it was no surprise that they've added yet another award to their collection. 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software
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Webinar Alert! How to Manage the Sometimes Taxable

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 03:04 PM

Tax exempt or taxable? It all depends on the situation.

 

Just when you thought you had a handle on the rules for taxing goods and services, you come face-to-face with sometimes-exempt and sometimes-subject-to-sales-tax products and services. Companies must correctly deal with these sometimes-exempt and sometimes-subject-to-sales-tax products and services all the time in their business. 

Topics: Webinar Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements
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Announcing Acumatica Summit 2018 Closing Speaker: Carey Lohrenz

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

Acumatica Summit 2018's closing speaker, Carey Lohrenz, will motivate and influence, leaving you and your business energized and inspired!

 

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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Last Chance for Acumatica Summit 2018 Early Bird Registration!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:59 AM

Don't miss your chance to attend Summit at a discounted rate!  

Early bird pricing ends Thursday, November 17th.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Small Business
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Scanco Announces XScan Barcode Solution for JAMS/Acumatica

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 01:14 PM

You might remember the announcement made at Acumatica Summit 2017, back in January, that Scanco was introducing Scanco Warehouse for Acumatica

 
Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Solution Enhancements
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Sage 100/100c 2018 Now Available!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

The new and improved Sage 100/100c 2018 offers a plethora of system enhancements allowing support compliance, a more efficient way to enter data, manage warehouse information, and the ability to save time and money on barcode scanning and tethering.

 
Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
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Acumatica Summit 2018 Training Sessions

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 11:32 AM

Acumatica Summit 2018 will be celebrating 10 years of Acumatica. . . AND IT'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Early bird pricing ends in 10 days, so be sure to register soon!

Topics: Acumatica Summit
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Speed-Up Manufacturing Orders w/ Acumatica Cloud ERP!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

Webinar Alert!

Acumatica Cloud ERP has joined forces with Artsyl, Scanco, StarShip, and American Payment Solutions to provide this complimentary webinar!



Topics: Manufacturing Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar Solution Enhancements
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Webinar Alert! 3 Tools for Growing Your Online Sales

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

Online sales is an important aspect of your growing SMB.

But sometimes you just don't know where to start! eCommerce transactions, calculating sales tax, and credit card payment processing can all be a bit overwhelming.

 

That's why we're sharing this highly informative webinar, compliments of American Payment Solutions, Avalara, and cimcloud by Websitepipline!

During this free webinar you'll learn how to automate eCommerce transactions, calculate sales tax, and credit card payment processing.

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
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Acumatica 2017 R2 OC Roadshow Recap

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

Earlier this month a few of the Klear Sys team members, along with a couple of our rock-star clients, attended the Acumatica 2017 R2 Roadshow event in Anaheim, where tons of exciting product enhancements and releases were announced!

We're excited to share these major product announcements with you!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP
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Webinar Alert! The New Nexus: Use Tax Reporting

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Here’s a million-dollar question: Is it necessary to inform your out-of-state customers that they may be liable for use tax reporting?

For many states, the answer is YES.

New laws now require companies without a physical in-state presence to begin notifying customers they owe use tax and reporting customer sales to the state. It’s a big deal because it’s placing a new and much bigger burden on businesses. 

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
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5 Reasons to Upgrade to Sage 100cloud

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

Ease-of-use and the broad, deep functionality are just a few of the reasons Sage 100cloud has gained so much popularity over the past couple of years.

However, with any growing business, there comes a point when limitations cause for an evaluation of a new system, which is usually the case as an organization outgrows their current system.

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Sage 100cloud ERP
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Former Sales & Use Tax Auditor Shares Secrets for a Painless Audit

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 09:52 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice to get advice from a sales and use tax auditor before you have to meet one?



Steven Cabrera was an assertive California State Auditor who has witnessed everything from a shoe box of incomplete records to using a set of stacked boxes for a desk in a backroom. He encountered many mistakes in a wide range of industries.

Topics: Webinar Sales & Use Tax Audits Solution Enhancements
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Acumatica Roadshow 2017: Enabling Partners & Customers With Cloud ERP

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:21 PM

We're officially less than 24 hours away from Acumatica's 2017 Roadshow in Anaheim!

This year's half-day event is scheduled to take place in Anaheim on October 3rd and is one you won't want to miss.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP
1 min read

Sales & Use Tax Compliance Webinar Alert!

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 09:32 AM

Let's face it. We all know sales tax can be a bit . . . taxing. Even a sales tax pro can use a refresher course every now and then.

 

That's why our partners at Avalara are bringing in Sales Tax Technology and Compliance expert Chuck Marcouiller to explain everything you wanted to know about sales tax compliance – all wrapped up in a 60-minute info-packed presentation.

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
1 min read

Save the Date: Acumatica Summit 2018 in Nashville

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:27 PM

2018 is Acumatica's 10 Year Anniversary! So, you can bet their annual summit is going to be one for the books.

Acumatica Summit allows for dedicated time to experience this comprehensive, innovative, and informative cloud ERP. And this year's event is taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, January 28 - February 2, 2018! 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Acumatica Summit
1 min read

Sage Acquires US ERP Software Firm Intacct For $850 Million

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 01:15 AM

The UK-based payroll and accounting firm, Sage, has just announced the acquisition of Intacct, a US-based cloud ERP and financial management software company.

Earlier this week the strategic alliance was confirmed for a whopping $850m to be paid in cash and is expected to be completed within weeks!

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Acumatica Cloud ERP - Best Inventory Management Software of 2017!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Acumatica is no stranger to winning "Best Of" awards.

That's why we're proud to partner with what PC Magazine recognizes as one of The Best Inventory Management Software of 2017!

 

PC Mag has been the leading authority on technology buying, delivering independent reviews of more than 2,500 products per year. 
Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Inventory Management
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Scanco Recognized as Top 25 Logistics Technology Solution Provider

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

We're excited to announce that Scanco Software has been recognized as a leading technology provider in the logistics industry!

CIO Applications, a publication focused on enterprise technology solutions capable of redefining an organizations future business goals, recently released their TOP 25 Logistics Technology Solution Providers for 2017, and Scanco Software made the cut!

Topics: Solution Enhancements
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10 Sales Tax Rules to Live By - Webinar Alert!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Sales tax compliance can be a nightmare but it doesn’t have to be!

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
1 min read

2017 Mid-Year Sales Tax Changes Webinar

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jul 03, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

Did you know most states begin their fiscal new year in July?

This means July is a big month for sales tax across the U.S. as many new laws go into effect. 
Even the sales tax gurus can’t remember of all of the new rules in every state, so why should you?

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
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Enhance Acumatica with Integrated EDI, Pick, Pack, Ship, and Credit Card Processing

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

Joins our friends at Acumatica, Artsyl, Scanco, American Payment Solutions, and Starship to learn how an integrated streamlined EDI, supply chain, shipping, and payment solution for Acumatica saves time and money.

Complimentary Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 28th

Time: 11 AM PST

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Webinar Warehouse Management System Solution Enhancements
4 min read

When State Auditors Head out of State

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Auditors are on the move.

While most businesses expect (i.e., dread) to be audited by their home department of revenue, it often comes as a surprise to learn that state tax authorities routinely send auditors to, or hire auditors from, other states to capture unreported sales and use tax revenue.

Some states go so far as to have remote offices.

For example, the Texas Comptroller has audit offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. California has field audit offices in Chicago, New York, and Houston. There are Missouri Department of Revenue offices near Chicago, Dallas, and New York, while the Florida Department of Revenue has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburg. The Utah State Tax Commission doesn’t specify where all it has sales and use tax auditors but notes that they “spend a majority of their time at taxpayers’ offices looking at detailed sales and purchase transactions” and “travel to locations all over the United States to perform their work.”

Topics: Solution Enhancements
4 min read

Is Customer Forecasting the Silver Bullet for your Inventory?

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

The basic thinking behind the concept of customer forecasting is simple: your inventory replenishment planning will be more sensitive and responsive to changes in demand if you factor in your customers changes in demand.

Topics: Inventory Management Solution Enhancements
2 min read

Webinar Alert: Doing Business in Streamlined Sales Tax States

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

 Nearly half the country has its own rules when it comes to sales tax. Do you know what this means to your business?

Topics: Webinar Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements
2 min read

Go Paperless with DocLink Webinar

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 09:47 AM

Seeking a more effective way to tackle everyday business tasks?

Document management could be the answer!

 

Taking the first step toward fixing outdated business practices can be daunting but you need to. Your team needs to creatively and easily expedite processes; they need software to scan/route documents, create alerts, customize forms, automate workflows, and access files from any device.

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
1 min read

6 Trickiest Sales Tax States Webinar

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

You probably already know that somes states are more complicated to do business in than others. But do you know why?

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
1 min read

Sage HRMS 2017 Now Available!

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

If you're already using a previous version of Sage HRMS, it's time to upgrade!

Sage HRMS is the leading HR solution in the market today. Designed for completeness and easy of use, this solution offers comprehensive payroll processing, training, and benefits administration ensuring your readiness to tackle challenging HR issues.

Topics: Business Management Software Human Resources Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Go Paperless with DocLink for Sage

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, May 22, 2017 @ 12:18 PM

 Taking the first step toward fixing outdated business practices can be daunting!

 

But, your team needs to creatively and easily expedite processes; they need software to scan/route documents, create alerts, customize forms, automate workflows, and access files from any device.

Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

Webinar Alert: Sales Tax on Services - What, Why, and Where?

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 11:56 AM

With the dramatic increase of sales of services over tangible goods, cash-strapped states are looking for more creates ways to get their share of revenue.

Thus, resulting in an increase of states legislating for businesses to be charged sales tax on services.

Knowing what gets taxed and what goes tax free is half the battle.

That's why understanding which states have taken the approach of taxing more services is important to understand and a major topic of this webinar.

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
3 min read

Growth Activities That Can Be Life (and Tax) Changing

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 11:43 AM

Growth isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach.

In fact, companies expend a great deal of energy and resources deciding which pursuits will move the needle the furthest toward achieving specific goals, and where to prioritize their time and investment.
Topics: Business Management Software Solution Enhancements
3 min read

Webinar Alert! Automate Order Processing With Acumatica Cloud ERP

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Automate Order Processing with an Integrated e-Commerce, Supply Chain and Customer Service Solution

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar Supply Chain Management Solution Enhancements
2 min read

Is Your SMB Ready for Document Management?

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 01:33 PM

Organizations across all sorts of vertical markets have saved money and grown business by optimizing their ERP solutions with integrated document management.

Here are 4 very common indicators that your SMB could benefit by going paperless, too!

Topics: Solution Enhancements
2 min read

How Food Companies Can Mitigate the Risks of a Global Supply Chain

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, May 08, 2017 @ 01:43 PM

Did you know that more than 75% of food manufactures attribute the fastest-growing risk for business continuity to increased supply chain complexity?

 

Topics: Manufacturing Business Management Software Supply Chain Management
4 min read

3 Guides You Really Need to Know to Start Your ERP Investigation

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Do you know what to look for when investigating new business systems or IT infrastructure?

Do you feel as if you are missing out when you hear buzz-speak about cloud-based solutions, business intelligence & analytics, and ERP?

  

 

Then you’ll want to download these 3 new guides that cut out the hype and focus on what you really need to know to drive your business forward:

 

Move Beyond Buzz-Speak

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP
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Acumatica 6.1 Product Update Available

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

Acumatica 6 is the Best Cloud ERP out there! And now with the most recent update available it's even better than ever!

 

The cloud-based ERP system is always working on technology that sits at the forefront of its field that will directly impact and accelerate their customer businesses by helping increase productivity and cash flow while allowing for streamlined operations.

 

That's why the developers at Acumatica spent this past year focusing on the new and improved version: Acumatica 6!

 

With the primary focus of the version being to keep the system flexible and easy to deploy, Acumatica is added a continuous release cycle option for current customers.  This option is offered in addition to the long-term support currently being offered, giving customers the choice to decide which upgrade process best fits their business needs. 

 

But that's not all to be excited about!  Here are 3 reasons we love Acumatica 6:

 

1. Acumatica 6 plays well with others.

Acumatica 6 supports REST (representational state transfer) API (application programming interface) with web services, making it now the most flexible Cloud ERP product out there.  REST interfaces continue to ensure their platform is the most adaptable and customizable in the industry.

 

2. Acumatica 6 is even easier to integrate.

The rise in popularity of new and innovative programming languages and technologies only makes the advances in Acumatica 6 even more important.

Simply put, REST API makes it easier to integrate with these newer languages, which in turn makes it easier to integrate with other programming demands.

Not only does this integration help programmers but the system is able to process and generate massive amounts of data allowing it to be much more user-friendly.

 

3. Acumatica 6 handles more languages.

And finally, Acumatica 6 facilitates localization and the use of Cloud ERP in multinational environments. For example, if you have multilingual employees, you will be able to easily store data in a language-specific manner.  This feature largely benefits those who do business in more than one language. 

 

 

But even the best can always stand to be improved.  That's where the Acumatica 6.1 update comes in! This newest update includes bug fixes and enhancements on modules such as Organization & Project, Finance, Distribution, System & Platform, and Documentation.

 

 

If you are not on the most current version of Acumatica
but would like to learn more please let us know:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Small Business
2 min read

Introducing Sage CRM 2017 R2

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

 Sage CRM 2017 R2 is here! We bet you're wondering what's new?

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Sage 100cloud ERP Sage CRM
2 min read

Mastering Direct Store Delivery for Food & Beverage

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:57 AM

Ready to learn how flexible and dynamic intelligence gathering can completely transform your ability to serve your customers - and manage your costs?

There are many choices in the market to automate Route Sales and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) processes, but most lack the comprehensive ERP-system integration needed to truly unify every role in a food or beverage distribution company.

Join us to see how xkzero, powered by Sage 100, Sage X3 and now Acumatica is helping these fast growing industries meet new growth challenges. 

 

During this webinar you will learn: 

  • How food & beverage companies win against the competition in Store 
  • Sophisticated options for route planning and truck load optimization 
  • How to get full control over inventory movement and payment collection 
  • How to go the extra mile with Asset Management, Task Management, Document Sharing, Vehicle and Driver Safety Compliance, PAR-level ordering and much, much more. 

 

 
Mastering Direct Store Delivery with XKZero

Friday, April 28, 2017  

 11:00 AM CDT

REGISTER NOW

 
Interested in learning more on how to automate your manufacturing processes? 
We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135 or
email us at info@klearsystems.com  

 

Topics: Distribution Food & Beverage Solution Enhancements
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3 Ways Growing Companies Prepare for Sales Tax Compliance

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Growth can lead to unexpected complications, especially when it comes to sales tax compliance.

 

That's why we're providing this complimentary prerecorded webinar to help your small business prepare!

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
2 min read

Acumatica Integrates DocuSign Into its Cloud ERP Platform

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 03:47 PM

At the Acumatica Summit earlier this year, it was unveiled that a new DocuSign integration into the already robust Cloud ERP platform was in the works.

 

Adding to the multiple business applications and services Acumatica interacts with, in what we call the multi cloud world, means more options that best serves Acumatica customers.  

Without this integration, users of Acumatica managed the document signing process as a separate stream and manually uploaded documents. Now, the integration is built right into the document management system, where users can work across many different documents (including sales orders, contracts, invoices, purchase orders and more) and route them for signing via DocuSign.

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Solution Enhancements
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Free Sales Tax Assessment Tool! Compliments of Avalara

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

One such area that is complex for a lot of businesses is sales tax.

That's because, as your business grows, the higher the chances are that your business will be subject to more state compliance requirements!

Topics: Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements
2 min read

Webinar Alert: Automate Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment Processes

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 @ 03:20 PM

Join our friends at Acumatica, JAAS Systems, Scanco, American Payment Solutions, and StarShip to learn how an integrated streamlined manufacturing and order processing solution for Acumatica Cloud ERP saves customers time and money!

 

 

Topics: Manufacturing Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar
3 min read

Don't Be Fooled by Nexus Rules

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:22 AM

April 1st is commonly known as April Fool’s Day.

It’s also the date when Amazon started collecting sales tax in four more states — Maine, New Mexico, Hawaii and Idaho —bringing the total to 45 states and the District of Columbia.

 

 

Amazon is no fool and sales tax nexus is no joke. States are tired of losing revenue from tax-free remote sales and are starting to crack down on businesses who fail to register or collect sales tax when their sales activities are deemed substantial enough to warrant it.

Topics: Accounting & Finance Sales & Use Tax Audits Solution Enhancements
2 min read

5 Trends in AP Automation For 2017

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

As you begin to analyze new strategies for growth and revenue within your AP department, consider moving towards a paperless AP process with automation.

 

 

Be sure to register for this complimentary webinar for Sage users, where they'll discuss the 5 Major Trends in AP Automation in 2017.

Topics: Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
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Webinar Alert: "How to Determine Sales Tax Nexus"

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

You’ve probably heard all about nexus. If not, it’s a pretty simple concept: having enough presence in a state that you need to collect sales tax in that state.

What’s not so simple to understand is what determines “significant physical presence” in other states. Why? Because most states make their own rules and define presence differently.

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
2 min read

ERP Version Upgrades: To Upgrade, or Not to Upgrade?

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 04:09 PM

Avoiding an EPR version upgrade due to the many challenges you're sure to face?

 

You aren't alone.  Many companies continue to use the same ERP system they've had for years for fear of disruption to their current functionality. Not to mention the time and effort it will take to learn and train on the new system.

 

Here are 3 reasons it's in your organizations best interest to upgrade:

Deferred Costs

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software
1 min read

Webinar Alert: Sales and Use Tax Audits Uncovered

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 03:54 PM

Ever wonder why certain businesses are targeted or the most common types of errors auditors look for?

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
1 min read

Sage 100: Automated Inventory Counts and Inventory Forecasting

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

Learn how Sage Inventory Advisor and Automated Inventory Counts work together for improved inventory accuracy and inventory forecasting.

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Why Do You Need a B2B e-Commerce Solution?

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 01:46 PM

If you're using Sage 100 ERP then you'll notice that e-Commerce is gaining ground among the community of distributors and manufacturers. 

 

CertiPro Solutions, a B2B e-Commerce integration solution, recently conducted a survey of Sage 100 ERP users among global manufacturers and distributors in more than a dozen industries, in which 21% stated more than a quarter of their revenue comes from online resources. Naturally this has caused an increase of users implementing B2B websites and technology.

 

That's because an effective B2B e-Commerce integration enables online B2B cusotmer ordering, cite mobile order-writing software fo rsales regs in the field, and give customers the ability to place orders from a mobile device.

 

Although, this sort of technology is nowhere near new, roughly 40% of the survey respondents admitted to not having a B2B e-Commerce integration solution in place. And as the number of manufacturers and distributors who adopt this new way of online ordering increases it should be no surprise that it will become increasingly more difficult to compete without it in the coming years.

 

That's not to say that the significance of B2B e-commerce isn’t lost on those who don’t offer it: 40% of responding companies without B2B e-commerce solutions report they plan an implementation within one year, and 20% intend to do so within six months. If you’re in these 2 percentiles, you may want to look into E-Link or CertiPro’s Magento Integration Solution for Sage 100 ERP.

 

We would love to speak with you about how CertiPro Solutions and
Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

Topics: eCommerce Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Intelligent CRM: Improving Customer Relationships with AI

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

By focusing on achieving a higher conversion rate, rather than getting more leads, an intelligent CRM can increase your sales without inflating your marketing budget.

  

 
Topics: Customer Relationship Management Acumatica Cloud ERP Small Business Sage 100cloud ERP
4 min read

Risky Business: 5 Industries that Raise Audit Red Flags

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

States target certain businesses for sales tax audits according to data.

For most companies, the mere idea of a sales tax audit is a daunting prospect, and probably the most common of strategies is a “fingers crossed we don’t get picked” approach. But for certain types of businesses, just doing what you do can be enough to attract the attention of the state auditor.

Topics: Manufacturing Distribution Solution Enhancements
1 min read

Webinar Alert: Sage ERP Integrated Inventory Management Process

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @ 01:27 PM

Sage ERP integrates eCommerce credit card processing, WMS and shipping solutions for one seamless inventory management process.

 

 

5 Minutes / 5 Keys / $500

 

Website Pipeline, Scanco, Starship, Sage Inventory Advisor and American Payment Solutions partner up to provide this highly informative complimentary webinar!

 

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time:  11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

Register Now!

 

Learn how you can:

  • Supercharge your website to improve your workflow and handle more orders.
  • Optimize your Physical Counts with Scanco Counts for iOS, Android and Windows.
  • Streamline Pick and Pack with an Automated Shipping Process.
  • Forecast customer demand for item ordered to insure customer demands are met with purchasing automation.

 

Space is limited, please register today to learn how focusing on these areas will save you money.

 

Topics: eCommerce Inventory Management Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

6 Most Common Sales Tax Return & Filing Errors Webinar

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Mar 09, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

Sales tax filing and reporting rules vary between jurisdictions in major ways.

 

 

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements
2 min read

Webinar Alert: Accelerate Your eCommerce Success with a Modern Back Office

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 04:52 PM

If you’ve started to recognize that your customer service and therefore your business may be suffering due to your outdated back-office system, it’s time to upgrade.
 
Topics: eCommerce Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar
1 min read

Sage Releases Multi-Bin Basic for Sage 100c

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

In a recent release, Sage has announced an inclusion of the DSD/ScanForce Multi-Bin within Sage 100c for FREE!

 

Topics: Manufacturing Inventory Management Warehouse Management System Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Acumatica Cloud ERP Named an ERP Leader by Nucleus Research

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 01:21 PM

Have you heard? Acumatica was just named a "Leader" for Usability by Nucleus Research in their "ERP Technology Value Matrix" of 2016!

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
2 min read

Acumatica - SurveyMonkey Integration: An Open-Source Extension!

By Kimberly Tucker on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 01:47 PM

Customer Satisfaction Surveys - Why use them? 

Like most people, you would probably agree that a strong support team plays a crucial role in keeping customers satisfied.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Solution Enhancements
1 min read

Break Up With Paper, This Valentine's Day

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 03:04 PM

This Valentine’s Day, Say Goodbye to Paper   




Is it possible to really love your time spent in the office? Here’s a tip that might help: ditch the paper. All those paper cuts, the messy piles, and disappearing just when you need it the most! It's expensive, high-maintenance and very unreliable. 

Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

2017 Sales Tax Changes Webinar

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 03:12 PM

Do you know which sales tax changes will affect your small business in 2017?

 
Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Webinar Alert: Automate Your Accounts Payable Process in the Cloud

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 02:28 PM

Are you still using a paper based AP process?  One of the many steps to growing your business is migrating to paperless processes -- payables included!

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar Solution Enhancements
2 min read

3 CRM Mistakes To Avoid For A More Productive 2017

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 12:52 PM

With the first month of 2017 down we're wondering how productive the new year seems to be for your SMB.

Have you been utilizing your organizations CRM to the best of its ability?

 
 
Topics: Customer Relationship Management Business Management Software Small Business
2 min read

5 Signs Your Business is Ready to Grow

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 04:38 PM

Like many business owners you probably have a goal of growing your business in the new year.

 

 

Topics: Small Business Helpful Tips
1 min read

Webinar Alert: How to Automate the Entire Order Fulfillment Process

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 12:56 PM

 Looking to automate your order fulfillment process?

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar
2 min read

Webinar Alert: 5 Reasons Every High Growth Company Stumbles with Sales Tax

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 04:42 PM

 

Topics: Webinar Small Business Solution Enhancements
4 min read

Five 2017 Goals for Your SMB to Start This January

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 05:00 PM

So, it's the start of a new year and you probably made a couple of New Year's Resolutions for yourself.  

 
 
 

But did you think of any goals you could set to help your small business thrive in 2017?

 
Here are 5 things you can start now to benefit your organization:
 
 
1. Start thinking long-term
 
Ever spend so much time thinking about and preparing for what has to be done tomorrow that you forget to stop and reflect on the wins and losses your business might have just experienced?
 
This year be sure to take some time to reflect your past year in order to make long-term plans for the year ahead.
 
Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Helpful Tips
1 min read

How to Automate Sales Tax Compliance on Drop Shipments

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 04:31 PM

Webinar Wednesday: How to Automate Sales Tax Compliance on Drop Shipments

 

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Webinar Small Business Solution Enhancements
2 min read

3 Steps to Integrate Warehouse, Shipping, and Payment Processes

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 04:37 PM

Sage 100 customers can increase profits, lower costs, and retain customers by integrating warehouse, shipping, and payment processes.

 

Topics: Business Management Software Webinar Warehouse Management System Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

5 Successful Holiday eCommerce Promotions

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @ 04:09 PM

This Thursday Avalara is partnering with Ecommerce expert Nexternal: A Highjump Company to help you take a break from this busy time of year.  

 

Topics: Business Management Software Helpful Tips Solution Enhancements
2 min read

5 Signs It's Time To Migrate From Spreadsheets

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 03:13 PM

If you're still using spreadsheets to manage your fixed assets chances are you've probably experienced a few hiccups. And we all know any sort of issues involving your asset management process can seriously interrupt your work day.  

That's why we're providing five common signals it’s time to make a switch from using spreadsheets to manage your inventory control:

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Inventory Management Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Why Even Startups Need An ERP In Place

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 04:22 PM

One very common misconception is that an ERP is only necessary for large and mid-sized businesses.

 

 

Generally, the thinking goes that the expense of this technology is prohibitive and the features are unnecessary.

 

However, in reality an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is both an accessible and necessary tool for small businesses, as well as startups. Here’s why:

 

Jump Start Productivity

Being productive is essential for any new business. This is simply because being productive usually equals being profitable.  An ERP streamlines operations, introduces efficiencies, and alleviates friction in a way that has a direct impact on the bottom line. Every business has an incentive to accomplish as much as possible as early as possible.

Streamline Intelligence

Hopefully, if you're doing it right, your startup is living in a perpetual state of growth. During this fast-paced evolution, it’s essential for all parties to have access to all information at all times. In the absence of an ERP it is easy for this data to get lost or just buried in departments that might not be available to everyone. Breaking down those silos and making data universally accessible eliminates the kinds of confusions and conflicts that limit a startup’s growth potential.

Facilitate Collaboration

It is imperative for all startups to leverage the full potential of their staff. With an efficient ERP in place, everyone on the team can freely share, access, and update the most current information possible, creating a number of opportunities for collaboration. This would naturally empower any small business to do more with less.

Lower Costs

Startups can’t afford to waste money. Paying for multiple applications, as well as the costs of data management, is exactly the kind of waste these small to medium-sized businesses are trying to avoid. An ERP accounting tool is a single product with a single licensing cost that streamlines and automates the kinds of tasks that distract staff from revenue-generating opportunities. The upfront cost of an ERP system might seem significant, but the long-term savings are far more significant.

Generate Business Insights

Small businesses have to put up a mighty effort to gain market share and competitive advantages. For that reason, careful, reasoned, effective strategizing is essential. Without having access to all relevant data - that is optimized with smart features for analyzing and forecasting - in one place, this would be nearly impossible. An enterprise resouce planning software provides exactly the kinds of tools startups need to make their mark.

Craft Culture

Company culture is especially important in the small setting of a startup. Just because ERP is a tech tool doesn't mean it won't have a powerful impact on how your team interacts with one another and defines their individual roles within the company. Enabling everyone to share information and contribute to projects, fosters an open, positive, and innovative culture that is sure to pay dividends down the road.

  

If the cost or complication of implementing an ERP still seems prohibitive, consider the variety of ERP options on the market. There are a number of products available that will fit into your budget, conform to your workflows and business objectives, and minimize your IT burden. Don’t write off the exciting potential of an ERP before first investigating the full range of options available to your startup.

 

 

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Small Business Startups
2 min read

Is It Time For A New BI/Analytics System?

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 04:37 PM

 

Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

3 Signs You Should Call In An ERP Consultant

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 04:51 PM

 When it comes to ERP platforms, useful signs of impending doom are typically fraught with subjectivity.

The formatting of a list of inventory valuation reports may be off.  Or maybe you simply don't like the position of a function button within a particular platform's UI.
Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

Avalara Invites You to So Cal A-List Networking & Training Events 

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 04:37 PM

You're Invited!

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

3 Steps to Migrate to Sage 100c

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 04:05 PM

 Maybe you're new to Sage or maybe you've been a loyal lifelong customer.

Either way, there is always something new to learn about this business management software thanks to enhancement features constantly being added or improved.

Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Four Things to Look For in a Technology Partner

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 12:09 PM

Selecting a software for your small to medium enterprise is a major decision.

And while it's important to have an IT strategy to assure you don’t end up with a mishmash of software that won’t work well together it's equally as important to consider, in any software purchase, whether you are selecting the right technology partner.

In other words, who is the company behind the software?

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Enterprise Resource Planning Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

3 Ways to Use CRM to Target Millennials

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 04:51 PM

 Struggling to hit the target when it comes to marketing to Millennials?

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

Acumatica Wins Silver at 2016 Tech Impact Awards

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 01:02 PM

The winners of Seattle Business magazine's 2016 Tech Impact Awards were announced Wednesday, September 21st -- and we're pretty thrilled!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software
2 min read

The Definitive Guide to Sales Tax Webinar by Avalara

By Kimberly Tucker on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 12:08 PM

FREE WEBINAR
The Definitive Guide to Sales Tax
Thursday, May 4th
2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

 


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Do you know when a good or service might be considered sometimes taxable?
Do you know the difference between sales tax and use tax?
If the answer is no, you could be due for a sales tax refresher course.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Webinar Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Has Technology Redefined Accounting?

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

 

 

Now, there is a new breed of accounting firms that leverage technology to make the lives of their clients a bit more simple.  There has been a dramatic shift in the relationships between clients and business owners causing a belief that the evolution of the modern day firm extends beyond the improvements in technology. 

This new breed of accountants now offer value added services to simplify the lives of business owners; whereas, in the past, accountants served merely as compliance officers to ensure tax filings were processed in a timely manner.

 

With technology at the forefront of this evolution,

several major changes have taken place:

 

Cloud Platforms

With the core feature being the fact that they are web-based, cloud platforms allow a “read-only” direct feed access to your bank accounts and credit cards in a securely encrypted environment. As information is available in a more timely manner, and the elimination of a redundant double entry of bookkeeping information, the advantages to this system are undeniable. Furthermore, cloud platforms have improved the collaboration process between clients and their accountants as the accounting records can be accessed from anywhere in the world!

This live accounting platform eliminates multiple versions of files, time delays to get banking information into the system or difficulty sharing financial data with ones accountant. 

 

Document Sharing and Storage

Historically, firms would have no easy way to store client data in a place that is easily accessible by both clients and the firm. This is no longer the case.

One option is to set up a unique client portal for each client. Cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox, Google Docs, and even Doc-link by Altec all provide a great way to share and edit content in a secure environment and provide a great way to share content internally within the firm and externally with clients or third parties. Most importantly, these services provide the ability for collaboration to happen in real-time. As long as there is a computer or tablet and an internet connection, sharing information has never been more seamless.

 

Document Signing

Utilizing an online service in order to facilitate the document signing process, such as Docusign, Hello Sign, and Right Signature will provide a user-friendly way to get any document signed without ever having to use paper, a pen or a scanner. These services will even allow clients to sign documents straight from their smart phone while on the go. In addition, many of these providers attach a unique code and time stamp to each document signature.

What makes the process great is that the document signatures have the same legal validity and enforceability of pen-and-paper contracts.

 

Paperless Environment

Being a paperless firm not only improves overall efficiencies for completing work, but it also helps to reduce your company's carbon footprint. 

 

 

Improved accounting practices aren't the only benefits to adopting a cloud-based business solution!

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

 

I Want to Learn More!

Topics: Business Management Software Accounting & Finance
3 min read

Four Questions You Should Be Asking Your ERP Provider

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 01:17 PM

So, you're considering an ERP solution to better manage your small to medium-sized business.  

But do you really know which solution will work best with your organization?  And how do you know if the ERP vendor you're in contact with can be trusted?  

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

Sage 100c Now Includes Sage Inventory Advisor Basics

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 02:47 PM

Time to get excited!  Sage 100c's newest update now includes Sage Inventory Advisor Basics at no additional cost.

Topics: Business Management Software Inventory Management Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Acumatica 6 Has Easier Deployment And Is More Flexibile Than Ever

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 04:10 PM

With the release of Acumatica 6 less than 24 hours away we thought we'd highlight just a couple of the features we're most excited for! 

 

 

The cloud-based ERP system is always working on technology that sits at the forefront of its field that will directly impact and accelerate their customer businesses by helping increase productivity and cash flow and streamline operations.

 

That's why the developers at Acumatica spent this past year focusing on the new and improved version: Acumatica 6!

 

With the primary focus of the version being to keep the system flexible and easy to deploy, Acumatica is adding a continuous release cycle option for current customers.  This option will be offered in addition to the long-term support currently being offered, giving customers the choice to decide which upgrade process best fits their business needs. 

 

But that's not all we're excited about!  Here are 3 updates to look forward to in the new Acumatica 6 update:

 

1. Acumatica 6 plays well with others.

Acumatica 6 will be supporting REST (representational state transfer) API (application programming interface) with web services, making it now the most flexible Cloud ERP product out there.  REST interfaces continue to ensure their platform is the most adaptable and customizable in the industry.

 

2. Acumatica 6 is even easier to integrate.

The rise in popularity of new and innovative programming languages and technologies only makes the advances in Acumatica 6 even more important.

Simply put, REST API makes it easier to integrate with these newer languages, which in turn makes it easier to integrate with other programming demands.

Not only does this integration help programmers but the system will be able to process and generate massive amounts of data allowing it to be much more user-friendly.

 

3. Acumatica 6 handles more languages.

And finally, Acumatica 6 will also facilitate localization and the use of Cloud ERP in multinational environments. For example, if you have multilingual employees, you will be able to easily store data in a language-specific manner.  This feature will largely benefit those who do business in more than one language. 

 

We're so very excited for the launch of the new Acumatica system and we know you will be, too!
 
For more information on Acumatica:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Small Business
2 min read

Is September The Month For Your SMB's Fresh Start?

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 04:45 PM

For many, September is viewed as a second chance to buckle down and achieve those goals you had set for yourself back in January.

Topics: Small Business
2 min read

5 Tips to Reap The Full Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 03:31 PM

As the popularity of corporate social responsibility (CRS) increases, so does the demand.  Not only does investors look for it, but now top talent often expects it of prospective employers.  

 
Topics: Business Management Software Helpful Tips
2 min read

Taking The Anxiety Out of Outgrowing Quickbooks

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:25 AM

Stuck in your Quickbooks rut thanks to the anxiety of migrating financial data?

No one likes thinking of the obvious barriers and risks of growth, such as costs in time and resources.  But you wouldn't let the uncertainty of something being lost or broken keep you from moving into a new home, would you?  So why do the same with your Financial Management System?

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Small Business Accounting & Finance
2 min read

3 Reports Your Warehouse Managers Should Have on Their ERP Dashboard

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 10:04 AM

It's no secret that being a warehouse manager requires much skill as you have to have knowledge of what is coming in or going out at all times.  

That's why an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that's easy to use and provides reports you might not even be aware you need will allow you to effectively manage your warehouse.

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Small Business Warehouse Management System
3 min read

Buying a Business? Here’s How to Make Sure ‘Pre-loved’ Equals Profits

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 @ 10:54 AM

Building a business from the ground up can be quite daunting as it's a huge (and often costly) undertaking with many challenges. 

So, a much more attractive option would be to reduce start up costs by purchasing an existing business with an already existing customer base, right?

Topics: Small Business Helpful Tips
3 min read

Acumatica Winner in 2016 SaaS Awards

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Cloud-based business management software, Acumatica, was just announced winner of the 2016 SaaS Awards program in the Best Saas Product for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) category.  

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Small Business
3 min read

4 Advantages of Growing With Cloud ERP

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 04:25 PM

*** UPDATED: 08/12/2019 ***

Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) that connects your finance, accounting, and operations data is a must have in this day and age, particularly for dynamic and fast-growing companies. Yet, a common misconception regarding ERP software is that is can be too expensive and difficult to manage.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Small Business
2 min read

Supercharge Your Sage 100 Order Processing

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 04:06 PM

Super charge your Sage 100 Order Processing with an Integrated e-Commerce, Credit Card Processing, Sales Tax Compliance, Supply Chain and Customer Service Solution

 

Topics: Webinar
2 min read

Last Minute Sage Summit Tips You Don't Want To Miss

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 01:44 PM

Not able to join us live in Chicago?

Then get inspired right from the convenience of your desk. The Sage Summit Live event provides a portion of what you would find at the Chicago in-person event — join the virtual event to gain the knowledge, insight, and connections to help drive your business forward.

 

 

Topics: Sage Summit
4 min read

Awesome Small Business Advice From The Sage Summit Celebrity Speakers

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 01:32 PM

Happened to see the lineup of business-savvy celebrities that will be speaking at Sage Summit?

We’ve seen some great influencers in the past, but with people like Sir Richard Branson, Daymond John, Ashton Kutcher, Zooey Deschanel and more, we know this year’s conference is going to be the best yet!

 

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business Helpful Tips Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

6 Thoughts to Consider When Starting a Business

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 @ 04:49 PM

So, you're thinking of starting a business.  How exciting!  While most entrepreneurs tend to take the plunge with great confidence in their ability to succeed, the concept of "success" can mean very different things to many different people.
Topics: Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

Sage Summit Sample Agenda by Product Line

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 08, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

 

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Sage Summit Enterprise Resource Planning Helpful Tips Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

7 Reasons to Attend a Conference

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

WIIFM. Heard of it? It’s an acronym that stands for “What’s in it for me?”

As a small business owner, barraged with an endless array of offers, deals and pitches, you most likely ponder it all the time. Especially when it comes to conferences. There are a bunch to choose from, and sure, part of you doesn’t feel like bothering at all, but you really should. Why? You can answer that with yet another acronym: ROI!

 

Attending a quality conference can yield quite the return on investment, you'll wonder why you ever considered not attending in the first place!

 

So, invest wisely in the right conference and here’s what’s in it for you:

 

Learning

Yeah yeah, so this is the most common reason heard for why anyone should attend a conference, but it's true! The right conference can build your knowledge-base faster and easier than ever. The bonus? There’s a lot more fun involved.  Learn this stuff with your peers–probably in a cool city you’ve never visited before. Educated AND entertained. Not a bad deal. 

Networking

What better way to grow your professional network than by attending the right conference? Not only is it the perfect way to get to know and meet new people who work in your industry, or potential customers but all those people you’re connected to on social media — you can finally meet them face-to-face.

Celebrity speakers

A good conference can be made exceptionally great if there are renown keynote speakers in the event line-up. After all, who doesn’t love valuable, thought-provoking insights from the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Daymond John or Robert Herjavec? And by the way, all three of these inspirational leaders will be speaking at Summit

Social media

Look around at a conference and you’ll see lots of attendees posting and tweeting quotes, stats, facts and photos. And using conference hashtags (like “#SageSummit” for example), allows everyone to be a part of the online conversation. Joining the conversation will get your name out there and people WILL notice. Especially posting a selfie of you and Sir Richard Branson. Talk about trending! 

Expand resources

Not only will attending a conference allow you to kick your social networking into high gear, you’ll also get access to new technologies, industry tools, applications, publications, methodologies and fancy techniques — all conveniently under one roof. A quality conference can help you fill up your professional ‘tool shed’ so that your small business can run like a dream. You may even be able to recruit a new employee or negotiate an amazing deal. 

Wonderful write-off

Oh, yes. The best reason: Conference expenses are tax-deductible. So, as long as the event benefits and advances your business, you can write off the costs of the conference, seminars, travel (airfare, car, taxi, etc.), lodging, meals, even your dry cleaning! Just be sure to keep good records and all of your receipts.  And let's just say, if you’ve been itching to go to Chicago, the Summit conference offers you the perfect opportunity.

Fun factor

All work and no play makes for… well, you know how the saying goes. Don’t be that person. A conference is the ultimate way to combine both work and pleasure. In fact, having fun is a proven stress-reliever. Not only that, but attending a conference may be exactly what you need to reignite your enthusiasm for the work that you do.

 

 

Convinced? Great!  It’s the largest gathering of small and medium-sized businesses and it’s open to everyone. Don’t miss out and come see what all the fuss is about!

 

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems and attending Sage Summit can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business Helpful Tips
4 min read

4 Things A Supply Chain Leader Must Be

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

The importance of good supply chain management has increased dramatically as organizations realize the benefits of supply chain for driving competitive edge.  Currently, the leading trend is designing the supply chain to be in line with strategic goals in order to boost the bottom line.

 

In order to facilitate this, supply chain leaders have had to develop new skill sets, as well as refine old ones, as their responsibilities shift towards that of a fully fledged business partner.

 

Supply chain leadership isn't easy but in order to be successful each leader should possess at least these four qualities:

 

1) A problem solver
 

While supply chain executives still need to be experts at managing traditional supply chain functions, such as transportation and inventory management, they most be able to delegate these roles to both employees and new technologies in order to focus on high-level problem-solving skills in order to drive the benefits of supply chain to the overall organization.

To do this, they must have an overview of every facet of the company that is impacted by or has an impact on the supply chain so they can best identify opportunities to cut costs and improve efficiency. They must also have an overview of the entire supply chain in order to see where they may need to work closer with partners, where they may perhaps need to change partners and initiate relationships with firms nearer their base as a result of transport costs or cheaper labor.

 
 
2) A communicator
 

Maintaining good relationships with suppliers has always been vital to good supply chain management, but it has become even more complex as the world has become more globalized. Supply chain leaders must be aware of any delays that could have a knock-on impact down the chain, and any risks that could potentially cause delays, which means they must ensure constant communication in order to help partners better execute their processes.

It is necessary to have an in-depth understanding of the business operations and a natural gift for relationship building in order to achieve mutually beneficial connections with supply chain partners. Long-term relationships with suppliers must be nurtured, and strategic and operational capabilities must be delegated to individual agents to help ensure an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship - and recognize when it is no longer mutually beneficial.

It is also vital to communicate supply chain goals across your own organization to ensure collaboration, and that the goals are aligned with the business’s entire strategy. It is all very well having a great supply chain strategy, however, it is unlikely that it will be successfully executed and the whole farrago is effectively rendered meaningless without full team support.

 
 
3) A key business sponsor for IT
 

According to a recent Deloitte report, ‘Supply Chain Talent of the Future’, 95% of the supply chain leaders said advanced analytics, including optimization and predictive analytics, was the foremost capability of the future and that their companies either currently use them or expect to in the future. Additionally, just 46% said they saw it as a strength today in their supply chain organizations.

Although the supply chain manager does not need to be an expert in IT, they do need to work closely alongside the CIO to make sure they are using all the technology they can to drive improvements throughout the chain, and employ staff with at least an element of IT-savvy. They need to always be on top of the next-generation of technology tools, as well as implementation challenges that are part and parcel of today’s supply chain software solutions.

 

4)  A Risk Manager
 

The latest A.T. Kearney report, ‘Is Your Luck Running Out? Managing Supply Chain Risk in Uncertain Times’, found that there was a strong understanding in supply chains of the level of latent risk, yet there was a real failure to translate this recognition into a solid plan to actually deal with them should they arise. This would suggest that supply chain leaders are forgetting some of their traditional responsibilities. While this is particularly true in a global supply chain, in which there are constant risks, they now have a wealth of information coming into them, which must be analyzed within seconds and decisions made to address issues before they arise. They must also have contingency plans in place for every possible scenario allowing them to react quickly should disaster strike.

 
A leader who possesses each of these roles can not only effectively manage a small to medium sized business, but also help it grow!  And while it may feel a bit overwhelming there are plenty of options to help you along the way, including ERP and CRM software.
 
 

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can help streamline your supply chain with an effective business management solution.


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Topics: Small Business Supply Chain Management
2 min read

Who's Ready For A Killer Celebration?

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 10:37 AM

Get ready for a killer show!

 

 

Join us for an epic closing celebration featuring The Killers!

 

How do you script the perfect ending to an event filled to the brim with valuable mentoring, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities? How about by rocking out outdoors to the current rock kings of Las Vegas? Come unwind on Chicago’s trendy Northerly Island with colleagues and new friends as Grammy-nominated artists, The Killers, perform hits like “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and lots more.

 

 

The up and coming band, Houndmouth, will open things up with a sound that’s informed by vintage country rock and the melodic side of indie rock. Houndmouth songs feature equal parts energetic proclamation, choruses that can’t be denied, harmonies that can’t be escaped, and rhythms that can’t be resisted.

 

This is an event you won't want to miss!

Want to learn more about Sage Summit? We would love to speak with you about this extremely beneficial event and how it can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

Topics: Sage Summit
4 min read

5 Innovative Technologies to Improve Supply Chain Management

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 05:22 PM

Since supply chain management is the point of operations that not only determines distribution efficiency but also the quality of the product a customer buys, it is arguably one of the most important business areas in any idustrial facility. 

Topics: Small Business Supply Chain Management
3 min read

6 Tips on Starting a Business

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 01:18 PM

Starting a business can be scary!  That's why Sage talked with their customers to find out some of their best tips and recommendations on starting a small business. 

Topics: Small Business
2 min read

Yancey Strickler - Sage Summit Speaker Spotlight

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 04:49 PM

Yancey Strickler

Cofounder and CEO of Kickstarter

An entrepreneur with a passion

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business
2 min read

Considering Moving Your Manufacturing Operations to the Cloud?

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 03:21 PM

Should I move manufacturing processes to cloud-based systems?

 

 

Topics: Manufacturing Business Management Software Small Business
4 min read

6 Lessons Your Child Will Learn From Starting A Business

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 @ 03:29 PM

In honor of Father's Day this past weekend we couldn't help but think of all the entrepreneurs out there who got to spend the day with their little ones.  Of course, Father's Day isn't the one day of the year where bonds are made between parents and their children.  With summer right around the corner what better way to spend your time with your children than by teaching them what starting a business is all about?  Not only will this process allow you to bond with your future entrepreneur, but an exciting way to encourage creativity and confidence, too!

Topics: Small Business Helpful Tips
3 min read

Ashton Kutcher - Sage Summit Speaker Spotlight

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 04:13 PM

Ashton Kutcher

Actor, entrepreneur, tech investor, and producer.

 

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business
6 min read

4 Myths About Small Business Loans

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 02:41 PM

Lending standards have significantly changed since the rise of alternative lenders.  Not only is it much easier for small business owners to qualify for a business loan, but it is actually easier for them to apply, as well.  

1. You Can’t Get a Loan if You’re Denied by a Traditional Bank

Although, this may have been true during a point in time when your traditional brick and mortar banks were the only financing option available to businesses, that certainly is not the case today.

Big banks tightened up their lending standards, after the financial crisis in 2008, making it nearly impossible for new entrepreneurs to get the financing they needed. Luckily, that financial void was quickly filled with a new group of alternative lenders, who now give small business owners more financing options than ever before.

 

2. You Have to Have a Perfect Credit Score

While your personal credit score will be weighted pretty heavily if you're applying for a traditional bank loan, the banks are no longer a small business owner's only option.  Thanks to these many other options available, a less-than-perfect credit score won't completely ruin your chances of getting the financing you need.

Although almost every lender still considers your credit score before approving or denying your loan application, they often have more lenient standards. Today many lenders even prefer real-time data to your credit score—they consider your business checking account, Amazon Sellers account, QuickBooks, and the like.

The credit score does, however, still remain one of the most important factors in most loan applications. If your credit score is on the lower end, you should always take the steps necessary to improve it right away.

 

3. You Won’t Be Able to Get a Small Loan

Since the underwriting costs are the same to the lender, regardless of the loan amount, smaller loans mean less of a return.  This means banks don’t consider the costs to be worth it and, typically, aren’t interested in these smaller loan amounts.

However, thanks to the Small Business Administration, getting a loan is no longer a problem for business owners who have low capital requirements and don’t need a lot of money. With their Microloan program in particular, the SBA offers loans for as little as $500 to $50,000. Interest on these loans range from 8 to 13%.

Thanks to similar programs such as this, if you need a small amount of working capital to pursue a business opportunity, you have more options than ever.

 

4. It Takes a Long Time to Get a Small Business Loan

Receiving the financing you need for your business does not have to be a long, drawn out process.  Your business could receive funding in as little as two days by finding an alternative lender online and filling out a loan application within minutes. Often times convenience comes with higher fees, but waiting for funding is the last thing you'll want to do if you’re looking to grow your business quickly, or need money in a pinch.

Many times how quickly you can get a loan depends on the type of loan you’re evaluating. Fast cash is expensive cash, so if you need money fast, but want to see if you can qualify for a lower-cost, longer-term product, make sure you’re coming to the table with your financial information completely prepared.

 

 

Although these myths were once true, alternative lenders have changed the lending game for small business owners as a whole. Now it’s much easier for entrepreneurs to get the funding they need in faster times than ever before.

 

Looking for more information that will certainly help grow your small to medium-sized business?

 

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

 

Topics: Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

4 Reasons Enterprise Companies Are Moving to The Cloud

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 10:16 AM

Enterprise companies around the world are awakening to the power of cloud ERP.  However, not all clouds are created equal.  That's why it's important to validate if the vendor you're using meets the needs of your small business.

 

 

There are two questions to focus on when considering the adoption of the cloud: 1) The question of when and 2) Why you should, not why you shouldn't.

 

So, we're providing 4 scenarios in which it may be beneficial to adopt the cloud:

 

1. The upgrade

Many enterprises that have followed the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” model now confront the end of support, while others are beginning to wonder about the value of paying for support and maintenance if they’re not getting the advantages of product upgrades because of how disruptive it may be to the business. Facing an expensive and time-consuming upgrade that’s going to bring little in terms of real value, they’re moving to the cloud.

2. New business models

Many enterprise businesses find themselves competing with smaller start-ups, who have a significant advantage in not being held back by pre-Internet software. In order to compete they need to be able to adopt new business models quickly, whether that’s a product company launching a services business, new pricing structures or new markets. This would require a more flexible system that can adapt to these new models more quickly and cloud ERP meets that need.

3. Digital disruption

Evolving customer expectations are also imposing change on enterprises. We’re seeing strong signs of this in retail and wholesale distribution, where B2B buyers are seeking the same sort of experience they get in the B2C world. While legacy systems built in the ‘90s are not equipped to handle this change, flexible, cloud ERP is.

4. Mergers and acquisitions

For enterprises looking to grow through acquisition, the difficulties associated with onboarding a new company make cloud ERP an attractive alternative. 

 

If you are a small to medium-sized business finding yourself in any of these 4 situations it may be time to consider a more flexible business management solution.  We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization. 


Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

I Want to Learn More!

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Small Business
2 min read

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec - Sage Summit Speaker Spotlight

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 @ 02:26 PM

Robert Herjavec

Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and investor on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show “Shark Tank

 

Born in Eastern Europe, Robert Herjavec arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia.

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business
3 min read

7 Behaviors Practiced by Successful Individuals

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Jun 09, 2016 @ 04:33 PM

 

Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Helpful Tips
4 min read

5 Tips to Selecting an ERP Consultant that Will Act Like a Partner

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 02:42 PM

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Small Business
2 min read

Shark Tank's Daymond John - Sage Summit Speaker Spotlight

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

Daymond John

Founder and CEO of FUBU, star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and CEO of Shark Branding

 

 

 

Not only does Daymond John star in ABC's "Shark Tank", but he's also the Founder and CEO of FUBU and Shark Branding

 

Daymond John has sure come quite a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortage on his mother's house and operating in the basement.  An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, John is now the founder and CEO of FUBU - "For Us, By Us" - a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, as well as the founder of Shark Branding, a marketing firm that offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions.  A pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales, he is an award-winning entrepreneur, as he has recieved over 35 awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business
5 min read

10 Questions to Determine if CRM is Right For You

By Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 04:26 PM

Let's start with the basics: CRM, also referred to as “customer relationship management”, is a piece of software that allows you to -- you guessed it -- manage your relationships with your customers. If you're running a business, no matter any size it may be, you likely need a customer relationship management solution. Why? You love your customers with all your might. You take notes on every phone call and you send them AMEX gift cards at the holidays. Heck, maybe you even keep track of their birthdays!

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Acumatica Cloud ERP Sage 100cloud ERP
4 min read

Is Cash The New Cost in Supply Chain Management?

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 01:09 PM

Topics: Supply Chain Management
3 min read

3 Compelling Reasons to Make More Time for Your Interns

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

 

So you're busy.  You're running a million miles a minute and it's all too easy to let your interns take a back seat in your day-to-day operations.  You feel as though you don't necessarily have time to sit and train/mentor your interns, especially on things you expect your employees to already know.

 

However, not establishing a relationship between you and your intern might cause you to miss out on a HUGE opportunity!

 

Just as an internship is an asset to the intern, each potential employee is as much of an asset to your business.  Be sure to take the time to set them up for success and experience company growth in ways you can't even begin to imagine.

Topics: Business Management Software Helpful Tips
2 min read

Zooey Deschanel - Sage Summit Speaker Spotlight!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

Zooey Deschanel

Actress, singer-songwriter, and co-founder of HelloGiggles

 

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business
2 min read

5 Key Aspects When Considering Business Intelligence

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 01:15 PM

A powerful Business management solution and Business Intelligence (BI) are the perfect combination for growing mid-sized enterprises.

Topics: Business Management Software Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Gwenyth Paltrow - Sage Summit Speaker Spotlight!

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 03:14 PM

 

Gwenyth Paltrow

Oscar®-winning actress, founder and chief creative officer of goop

Along with being an Oscar®-winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow is also the founder and chief creative officer of goop, a brand devoted to making every choice count.

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business
2 min read

Learn How to Save Time and Money with Sage Live

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 11:19 AM

Grow your business by partnering with Sage.

So, what is Sage Live? Sage Live is an integrated, cloud-based accounting solution built right on the Salesforce App Cloud. And we’re not exaggerating when we say it’s a game changer for accountants like you—and your clients.

 

 

At this webinar, you’ll learn that Sage Live is…

Topics: Webinar Accounting & Finance Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Cloud-based ERP Solution Acumatica wins PCMag Editors' Choice Award

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

"With its easy-to-follow navigation, robust reporting, and unusual pricing model, Acumatica is a good choice for growing small to midsize enterprises"

 

 

Looks like Friday the 13th was quite an exciting day for browser-based ERP solution, Acumatica, as they were announced PCMag Editors' Choice award winner in the small to midsize enterprise (SME) general ledger accounting space.

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software
5 min read

6 Reasons You Won't Want to Miss Sage Summit 2016

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, May 11, 2016 @ 12:29 PM

Big names to inspire you

Status-quo disruptors and innovators. These speakers go beyond game changers, they're revolutionary. Titans in the industries and fields they've created, they are now paving the way for others and providing real-life inspiration.

 

Topics: Sage Summit
2 min read

Get Paid Faster with Sage Payment Solutions

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

Sage Payment Center Extends the Benefits of Embedding Payments Management into an Accounting System

Topics: Accounting & Finance Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

5 Ways Quickbooks May Be Failing Your Business

By Ashley Lemus on Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 12:55 PM

*** Updated Content - September 2019 ***

QuickBooks has been the go-to financial software for small businesses for years! However, as these small businesses grow they begin to discover the inadequacy of this financial software. Users might find that this financial management solution has many limitations to several processes businesses use to supplement their growth such as insufficient visibility to data. Often times businesses need to add multiple systems that do not integrate well with each other in order to complete many of their day-to-day operations.

Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Accounting & Finance Updating Your System
3 min read

3 Inventory Management Best Practices

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:45 AM

I think we might have that in stock...

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Enterprise Resource Planning Inventory Management
2 min read

How to Automate and Streamline Your Workflow within Sage 100 ERP

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 12:43 PM

Ready to super charge your Sage 100 order processing?

Learn how with integrated e-Commerce, credit card processing, sales tax compliance, supply chain and customer service solutions.

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Webinar Supply Chain Management Sage 100cloud ERP
4 min read

Sage Summit 2016- Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daymond John & MORE

By Kimberly Tucker on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 12:29 PM

Last month we announced founder and CEO of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson as leading keynote for Sage Summit 2016 this summer in Chicago...

This morning we are thrilled to announce the line up for the remaining keynote sessions! From Hollywood actors turned tech-savvy business people to ABC's Sharks and influential girls who giggle, the list is STACKED with thrilling speakers for business people of all walks of life! 

Topics: Sage Summit Small Business Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

How to Grow Your Small Business Using the Cloud

By Ashley Lemus on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 08:29 AM

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Webinar Small Business
2 min read

Sage Summit $199 Registration Rate EXPIRES March 31st!

By Ashley Lemus on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Topics: Sage Summit Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Sage 100c Subscription Model Inspires Scanco Warehouse 100c

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 01:31 PM

Topics: Distribution Mobile App Warehouse Management System Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

Sales Tax CPR - Calculation, Product Taxability & Returns Webinar

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Sales Tax CPR Training 

A manual sales tax process can affect the very well-being of your business. Not only is the process time and resource intensive, it leaves your business vulnerable to costly audits and fines.  When you find yourself in a tax emergency (or if the process is just too cumbersome to sustain), don’t panic. 

The webinar will offer six simple steps to perform CPR
Calculation, Product taxability and Returns
and you’ll be on your way to tax pain recovery and less risk. 

REGISTER TODAY

Date: Tuesday, March 29

Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

Duration: One hour

Cost: Free!


On March 29th you’ll learn:

  • The best way to determine where you have to collect, file and remit tax (nexus)
  • How to manage product taxability issues
  • Everything you need to know about tax exemptions
  • The right way to file
  • The benefits of a sales tax automation solution


Register now
to learn how sales tax automation

can help your business save both time and money.

REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

Automate Workflow in Acumatica 5.3 - Tuesday Tip

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 07:02 PM


Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Helpful Tips
2 min read

Sage Reports Impressive Q1 Sales and Sends Stocks Soaring

By Kimberly Tucker on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Sage Software is transitioning from its traditional model of organic software to modern cloud-based technology where customers pay a subscription service and stocks are soaring as a result!

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

5 Warehouse Management Technology Trends Gaining Momentum in 2016

By Kimberly Tucker on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 05:06 PM

 

Topics: Distribution Business Management Software Warehouse Management System
2 min read

Acumatica Cloud ERP Leads Non-Profits to the Cloud with NonProfitPlus

By Kimberly Tucker on Sat, Feb 20, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

NonProfitPlus, powered by Acumatica CloudERP, recently the launched a cloud based non-profit accounting suite thanks to the flexible cloud technologies available from Acumatica.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Small Business Accounting & Finance
3 min read

The New & Improved Sage Marketplace || NOW OPEN!

By Ashley Lemus on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

*** THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED 02/2020 ***

 

Sage recently announced a global distribution platform called the Sage Marketplace to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) sell add on components integrated with Sage Global Products, beginning with Sage One and Sage Live.

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Business Management Software Sage 100cloud ERP
4 min read

Sage CRM + MailChimp = Fall in Love with This Sweet Integration

By Kimberly Tucker on Sun, Feb 14, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

 

This Valentine's Day, we'll be highlighting one of
the sweetest integrations in the Sage CRM line-up:
MailChimp and the latest release of Sage CRM: Version 7.3!

This new email marketing solution is in addition to the existing SwiftPage based Sage E-Marketing integration and offers customers an additional choice to meet their email marketing needs. So in this article, we take a closer look at what MailChimp is, how it works with Sage CRM, and why you should take notice. 

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Congrats to Acumatica Cloud ERP on 134% Growth & Their New Release

By Kimberly Tucker on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Last week in Orlando, Acumatica Cloud ERP kicked off its FY2016 in front of a packed audience of both partners and customers at the sixth annual Acumatica Summit.

Several milestones were mentioned during CEO Jon Roskill’s opening keynote but his confirmation that Acumatica Cloud ERP had once again achieved triple-digit revenue growth in 2015, was reportedly the most celebrated.

"Acumatica is founded on a vision to provide small-to-medium
sized businesses with a business management solution
that is easy to use and accessible from anywhere.
We are committed to helping accelerate business growth.”
-Jon Roskill, CEO

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software
3 min read

Sales Tax on Vending Machine Purchases? Avalara Investigates

By Ashley Lemus on Fri, Feb 05, 2016 @ 05:11 PM

***This post has been updated 01/2020 to reflect the most recent & accurate information.***



Avalara, an authority on sales tax for Sage 100 and Acumatica, hosts a weekly showcase of what they consider to be "wacky tax" laws. This week they ask the tough tax questions involving our old junk food-harboring friend, the vending machine.

Topics: Accounting & Finance Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Sage 100 ERP Webinar: How to Save 392+ Hours in your Warehouse

By Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 05:10 PM

Enhance your Sage 100 ERP with integrated
EDI, Pick, Pack, Ship AND Credit Card Processing

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
REGISTER NOW

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Webinar Warehouse Management System Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Congrats to Altec on Record Sales linked to Sage ERP Endorsement

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 06:15 PM


Altec Products, Inc., a leader in document management and workflow solutions that integrate with Sage 100, recently announced explosive year-over-year growth for Sage’s fiscal year celebrating record sales growth for the partnership.

 

Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Tuesday Tip: 3 ERP Must-Haves for Manufacturers

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 05:06 PM

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1 min read

Order Sage ERP Year-End Tax Forms Today!

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 @ 02:29 PM

 

Topics: Accounting & Finance Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Tis the Season for Taxes: How to Manage the W-8, W-9 & 1099 Process

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

 

The new year is less than two weeks away which means its time to prepare and issue year-end 1099s.

January 1, 2016 brings the new law changes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which include changes with reporting coverage offering to eligible employees and employees' dependents on Form 1095-C.

Just as companies continue to increase the use of temporary or contract employees, the 1099 reporting responsibilities continue to grow.  Form 1099 compliance is a further extension of a very taxing ecosystem. It is a VERY involved process that can be quite grueling.

Retaining W-9s, validating Tax Identification Numbers (TINs), managing B-Notices and then loading, printing and submitting all of these forms in order to stay compliant is NOT where you want to spend your time in 2016. 

Register for the webinar and learn how to better manage the entire process.


Managing the W-8, W-9 and 1099 Process

Thursday, January 7th 2016

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST


 

Topics: Webinar Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
1 min read

New from Acumatica Cloud ERP: Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting

By Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Acumatica Cloud ERP has already established itself as an intuitive offering for businesses that sell warehouse inventory (namely distributors and manufacturers) but a recent announcement from the organization reveals it has gotten even better with the addition of a Planning & Forecast Module.

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software Warehouse Management System Supply Chain Management
3 min read

Sage Software Announces 2015 Year End Financial Targets Met with Momentum for Sustainable Growth in 2016

By Kimberly Tucker on Mon, Dec 07, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

Sage Software recently announced that they met financial targets for the 2015 fiscal year despite unforeseen transformation costs which caused pre-tax profits to dip slightly. Sage began as a small business in the United Kingdom 30 years ago and now over 13,000 employees helps millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries simplify business accounting. 

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Enterprise Resource Planning Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Avalara's Commitment to Sales Tax Excellence Pays Off on Cyber Monday

By Kimberly Tucker on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Tax automation software probably is not something the average consumer thinks about while making online purchases, but it caused a bit of frustration for e-commerce shops last weekend. Although the Thanksgiving holiday is usually a few days of rest and reflection for companies nationwide, this year the engineers at Avalara were frantically busy.

Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

10 Ways to Save on Shipping & Credit Card Processing this Holiday Season

By Kimberly Tucker on Fri, Nov 06, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Topics: eCommerce Webinar Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Cloud-based Business Intelligence Puts Data to Work for Your SMB

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Until fairly recently, business intelligence (BI) was exclusively utilized by large enterprise organizations with large budgets and serious data-analysis capabilities. Thanks in large part to the cloud computing revolution, powerful BI capabilities are now available to virtually any business regardless of size allowing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to gain powerful insight without the deepest pockets.

Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Helpful Tips
2 min read

10 Reasons Acumatica Cloud ERP is a Developer's Dream

By Kimberly Tucker on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 @ 01:38 PM

 

Topics: Acumatica Cloud ERP Business Management Software
3 min read

Tuesday Tip: CRM is Essential to Growing Your Small Business

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

*** This post has been updated September 2020 ***

The customer relationship is one of the most important aspects of a business. The better your business can manage customer relationships, the better chances you have to provide true value that leads to more revenue and SUCCESS!  

Topics: Customer Relationship Management Acumatica Cloud ERP Small Business Helpful Tips Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Scanco Service App for Sage 100 ERP: 4 Benefits of Automating Field Service

By Kimberly Tucker on Fri, Oct 16, 2015 @ 01:27 PM

Scanco Service for Sage 100

Topics: Distribution Mobile App Sage 100cloud ERP
2 min read

Go Paperless with Sage ERP Document Management - Webinar by Altec

By Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

 

Is your organization seeking a more effective way to tackle everyday business tasks? 

 

Topics: Solution Enhancements Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Sage 100 & Sage 300 Payroll Customers: New Pay-Per-Employee Structure

By Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Starting next month, Sage 100 and Sage 300 payroll customers

will pay only for the employees for whom they process payroll.

 

Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning Sage 100cloud ERP
3 min read

Infographic: The 50+ Year History of Cloud Computing

By Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

The use of the cloud has become so integral to every day life that millions of people and organizations around the world rely on cloud services for just about everything.  From social communication and GPS to document management and CRM, nearly every facet of life engages in the cloud and this is a reality that is not going away any time soon... but when did this shift start?

Topics: Business Management Software Small Business Infographic