Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MISys SAE Compatibility. There are no known compatibility issues between MISys SAE version 5.4 and Sage Accpac ERP version 5.5. The integration of Accpac Serialized Inventory and Lot Tracking and MISys SAE Serial/Lot Tracking has not been tested.
MISys SAE Development Roadmap. Historically, MISys has released a new version of its manufacturing software within 4 to 6 months following the release of the new Sage Accpac ERP version. We anticipate the release of MISys SAE version 5.5 within this time-frame, including all previous Service Packs, and any new functionality that may be feasible to implement.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sage Endorses MISys SAE. Sage Software, Inc. has endorsed MISys Manufacturing as the official manufacturing solution for its Sage Accpac ERP accounting line. The announcement of his endorsement was made by Laurie Schultz, Accpac's Senior Vice President and General Manager, at the Annual Sage Insights Conference in Washington, D.C. last week.
Since it's original release nearly 20 years ago, the Sage Accpac ERP system has been missing a key manufacturing component which was believed to be critical to a large segment of the Accpac target market. MISys has been selling its product (without any official endorsement) into this space since 1985.
For Manufacturing Information Systems, this official endorsement by Sage opens up a huge opportunity estimated at 20% of its total market. "This new relationship with Sage is a real shot in the arm for MISys because it makes a bold statement that our business partners have been wanting to hear for many years. What Sage is saying is that Accpac ERP now has a manufacturing component that is every bit as reliable as the rest of the Accpac suite. It gives our prospective customers and business partners substantial confidence in our product" commented David Brown, MISys' VP of Marketing.
MISys Manufacturing for Sage Accpac ERP is distributed exclusively through Sage Accpac business partners in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and beyond. Additional information about the product can be obtained from the MISys website at www.misysinc.com/accpac.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dateline Woodstock:
People joke about small towns and how at around five pm they roll up the sidewalks. Here in Woodstock this week, there is so little happening (read no tourists, no nothing) that the state has contracted with FW Whitcomb & Co. (a local highway construction contractor) to roll up not only our sidewalks but also our streets. Mind you that most of the streets in the town of Woodstock are actually dirt roads, which works out extremely well. If you live in a place where winter temperatures dip down to 20 below zero or more like they do here, and there isn't that much traffic, you are actually better off with a dirt road than you are with a paved road. The boys from the Woodstock Highway Department make a couple of passes each year with the Town Grader and our many miles of dirt roads are kept in A1 condition. But the main roads, like the one running through the middle of Woodstock, are paved ! and they take quite a beating from the trucks, and busses, and all the tourist traffic that flows through our town. So the push is on for Whitcomb to grind up the existing asphalt and replace it with new, smooth pavement. All this commotion has driven the Wild Animals out of the hills and down into the center of town. John Chisholm, the State Wildlife expert tells us that moose and black bears are actually attracted to the smell of diesel exhaust, which may explain why 2 moose were spotted on the front steps of the Woodstock Library this week, and a family of black bears has been hanging around the ATM machine at the Woodstock Bank. Woodchucks are quite accustomed to sharing their backyards with moose, bear, and other furry things, but when the tourists come back next month we are hoping that FW Whitcomb will be done and the mooses and bears will have followed them on to their next job.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The MISys guys have been busy the last two weeks with two road trips. First, it was off to Tucson and a visit to the Intuit sales and support group where approximately 5,000 QuickBooks sales, service and support folks work under the roof of a three football-sized stadium building. The MISys guys spent two days talking about and demonstrating MISys SBM to folks who spend their working days talking to QuickBooks customers about accounting and 3rd party add-on products. No sooner had the MISys guys returned to Vermont than they were on the road again to attend and exhibit at the Sage Insights show in Maryland. They manned the booth and conducted sessions taking and meeting with many MISys business partners and Sage staff demostrating the new integration between MISys SBM and Sage Accpac ERP. The road weary guys have retuned to the wilds of Vermont getting a breather before the start of the Summer trade shows.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Accpac Releases Sage Accpac ERP Version 5.5. In case you didn't hear about it, Accpac has just released a new version of its ERP system. Predictably, we are receiving a number of inquiries asking whether MISys Manufacturing for Sage Accpac ERP (aka MISys SAE) is compatible with the new version of Accpac accounting. Currently the MISys Engineering Department is having its first look at Accpac ERP v5.5, paying particular attention to any changes that may have been made that could materially impact the points of integration we have with the product. We believe that we can have a definitive statement for our end users and business partners about the compatibility of MISys SAE version 5.4 with Accpac version 5.5 before May 15th. Stay tuned!
We will be seeing many of our business partners at the Sage Insights Conference which opens on May 12th. If you are at the show, please stop by the MISys booth for the latest information about compatibility and the future direction of MISys SAE version 5.x. We've got some great news to share with you!
MISys Expands Sure Start Program for MISys SBM. Our efforts to establish a reliable start-up service for brand new users of MISys Small Business Manufacturing has been so enthusiastically received that we have expanded our original program into a new 3-tier Sure Start Program which couples installation support, implementation support, and on-going technical support.
Users who desire additional services beyond those included in the standard plan may contract with MISys on an a-la-carte basis. Please contact MISys Customer Service at 802/457-4600 for details.