DMC Now Offers Sage Live!

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We are proud to announce that DeRosa Mangold Consulting is now offering Sage Live to our customers!

Sage Live is a scalable, affordable, cloud based accounting information system built on the Salesforce platform. We are excited about this product for many reasons. Primarily because it offers true dimensional accounting, multi-company and multi-currency environments, and is accessible to your entire team on any device.

At the heart of Sage Live’s paradigm shift from historical accounting software is it’s dimensional accounting structure. You will be hearing me talk a lot about dimensional accounting in the future. In fact, we believe it is the best way to move forward in the 21st century.

For the last 4 years, DeRosa Mangold Consulting has been watching and investing in emerging accounting technology. We have spent tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours certifying and analyzing the future of accounting software.

At first, like most of us, we just wanted access to our information in the cloud. As that became universally available (really with anything), we wanted more. We wanted browser based, accessible from any device. But once we settled on those two criteria, we still wanted more, there was something still in the way. We wanted less moving parts.

We wanted a simple straight forward way to analyze business flow and data. Swift-footed in deployment and not be reliant necessarily on another module, another database, another app. We still wanted the option for those things if desired, we just didn’t want them to be required to capture and report on the data we needed. Scalable.

Dimensional accounting opened that door for us. It took a while for us to understand that dimensional accounting is more than just segments in a general ledger accounting structure set free. It is also a way to capture information you may have never imagined before. Like transactions by employee or sales as effected by weather. Maybe even a heat map of drive-through sales based on hours of operation.

Initially we misunderstood. We thought dimensional accounting would mean more coding, more data entry. With Sage Live, our experience has been the opposite. Many of the dimensions we want to capture are Live and can be automatically populated. The who, what, where, why and how. With Sage Live we can isolate the coding action from the user and automatically code, based on rules.

For these reasons and many more, we determined DeRosa Mangold Consulting should only offer cloud based accounting information systems that are dimensional, scalable and affordable. Therefore, last Thanksgiving, we started certifying, testing, training and exploring Sage Live and doing our first implementations. We now feel confident in offering this solution to the pubic for business large and small.

 

If you would like to know more about Sage Live, contact us and let us show what it can do for you! Or check out their website at www.sagelive.com.

3 Ways Bill of Materials Management Can Help You

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Frequently we are asked about easy to use features to manage parts usage in distribution and the manufacture of parent items. Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200) has a lot to offer in the Bill of Materials Module that frequently get overlooked. These features don't just apply to manufacturing. They can also apply to kits in distribution, field service and repair tickets.

 

Revision Tracking

Tracking multiple revisions can be used to either keep a history of different components used to build an item or to offer several versions of a particular build based on component availability. It's like having multiple bills for the same item. Just select the revision code and the related bill is invoked.

Engineering Change Control

Do you want to revise a Bill of Material based on a date? Then Engineering Change Control is for you. Now a revision date will determine your Bill of Material. Want to build it the way you used to last year? Simply change the Revision Date to last year's date and you will invoke last year's bill. Want to go back to the current build on the next transaction or order? Use today's date. Want to stop using a part on the last day of this month and replace it with a different part next month? This is what Engineering Control is built for.

Replace or Delete Components

Have you ever wanted to just replace a component across a large number of bills or delete it all together? Replace and Delete Component Entry will do that.

So how does this help a Distributor on Sage 100 ERP?

Let's say your using kits in your distribution sales. Maybe your using a lot of them. When you add Bill of Materials Management to Sage 100 ERP, you now have Revision Control, Engineering Change Entry and Replace and Delete Component Entry available to you for your kits. This is because when you add Bill of Materials Management to your ERP installation, all of your kits will be moved to Bill of Materials Management automatically. You can now manage kits like a manufacturer would manage bills.

How does Bill of Materials help a JobOps user?

If your Sage ERP 100 is running JobOps by Synergistics, you still could benefit significantly from the Bill of Materials module. With both present, you can now assign a Bill to a step in your JobOps Workticket Template. Now you can use Revision Control, Engineering Change Entry and Replace and Delete Component Entry to update components across many templates which share a step tied to the same Bill of Materials.

These same techniques can also be used in Field Service and Repair tickets. Basically anywhere a set of components are used on a recurring basis. 

When set up with this vision in mind, component changes over large groups of kitted or manufactured items can be easy to manage.

Let us know your thoughts!

Mike DeRosa is President and System Designer at DeRosa Mangold Consulting, Inc. DeRosa Mangold Consulting, Inc. is a Professional Service Firm providing software, system design, expertise, training and support for Sage 100 ERP users in the Manufacturing, Distribution, Restaurant and Property Management industries. DeRosa Mangold Consulting has offices in Dallas, Waco, Austin and San Antonio Texas and Bakersfield California.