Friday, August 22, 2008

More Manufacturing For Sage. Also included in the new MISys SBM version 3.0 (scheduled for release in just a few weeks) is seamless integration with Peachtee Accounting by Sage (available in the United States) and Simply Accounting by Sage (available in Canada). Scott Beavers, MISys Channel Manager, commented on the announcement "We've been selling our product through the Accpac VAR channel for over 20 years and based on last year's record sales, the channel is still working well for MISys. By offering our channel partners more product options and flexible pricing levels, we expect to develop our partner channel even further. With our run rate well ahead of last year, we're depending on our partners for record-breaking results." Additional information on MISys SBM for Simply Accounting and MISys SBM for Peachtree A! ccounting is available online.

Partnering With The Sleeter Group. A strategic relationship with the highly regarded Sleeter Group (Pleasanton, CA) is paying off for new and existing Sleeter consultants wishing to expand their practices in lucrative new directions. MISys' agreement with The Sleeter Group allows Sleeter partners to become MISys partners for no additional charge.
Sleeter recently hosted two webinars intended to help consultants sharpen their skills in the world of manufacturing. The first manufacturing webinar, entitled Exploring Manufacturing Market Requirements deals with the general topic of manufacturing and the market-driving forces consultants are bound to encounter. The second webinar, entitled Exploring MISys Small Business Manufacturing, demonstrates how MISys SBM fills the needs of a specific market niche. These and other informative webinars are posted on the Sleeter website. We hope you'll have a look.

CPA's Guide To Manufacturing. An information-packed book entitled An Accountant's Guide To Choosing The Right Manufacturing Software was recently published and is available for $25 per copy. Members of the Sleeter Group Consultant Network, current MISys Business Partners, and practicing accountants can order the book FREE of charge until September 1, 2008.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

MISys SBM for Sage Accpac ERP. MISys recently announced the imminent release of a new version of MISys Small Business Manufacturing (MISys SBM) that is compatible with Sage Accpac ERP version 5.4 and 5.5. Announcing the new release, Dave Brown, MISys President, commented "We know we have a great many QuickBooks users turning to MISys SBM as their manufacturing solution. But at the same time, we are hearing from many companies looking to move up to a mid-market accounting solution. Our 20+ years of experience as the de facto Accpac manufacturing system urged is to tie MISys SBM and Accpac ERP together. MISys SBM provides a subset of the functionality in our flagship product MISys SAE, so MISys SBM doesn't replace MISys SAE by any means. It's just that, for a certain class of user, MISys SBM provides a more cost-effective entre into the world of Accpac accounting."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dateline Woodstock:
A few weeks ago, we wrote to you about Jacob Hammond and his brother Jeb who have been discussing ways to reduce the cost of air travel. It may interest you to knwow that the Hammond boys have decided to join forces and start their own airline. Their inspiration came from a television show on The Discovery Channel describing the vast supply of military aircraft languishing in the desert just outside Phoenix, Arizona. According to the plan, JJ Air (as they plan to call their new venture) will employ a fleet of planes utilizing state-of-the-art US Defense Department technology, thus rendering them -- and this is a critical element to the plan -- invisible to radar. Jake and Jeb figure a stealth airline can perform in ways not even industry-leader Southwest can match. Speaking from a upturned apple crate at Woodstock's Squat and Gobble (our local eatery) Jeb explained that the big problem with commercial aviation today is that conventional planes! can be detected by Air Traffic Control, which if you have watched CBS Sixty Minutes you know is run by severely overstressed people sitting in gloomy rooms drinking coffee from styrofoam cups and staring at little radar dots. Natuiraly, air traffic controllers get grumpy, which is why they routinely order the daily Burlington VT to Boston MA flight to circle Mexico City just out of spite. They won't be able to do that stuff with JJ Air. They won't even be aware that a JJ Air flight is in the vicinity until one comes screaming past the control tower at Mach 2, requesting an emergency landing. Jake and Jeb plan to remove the restrooms from each plane to make room for an expanded wet-bar, so they figure that over 93% of all JJ Air flights will require an emergency landing. According to their initial press release, the details of the new air service will be revealed on CNN's Larry King Live show, or in case of a scheduling conflict with the Democratic National Convention, Wood! stock Community Cablevision. If you can't catch WCC on your cable TV s ystem, let us know and we'll report the results to you in a future issue.

Monday, August 18, 2008

See the MISys Guys at any of these trade shows and exhibits. The MISys Guys are off to the trade shows the next three months. To start you can visit us now at TPAC at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver this week. September 9-12 we will be exhibiting at the QuickBooks Enterprise Users Conference in Dallas at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. On October 16-18 you will find us back in Vancouver for the Simply Partner Conference at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Finally on November 10-13 we will be exhnibiting at the Sleeter Group's 2008 Accounting Software Consulting Conference at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Glendale, Arizona. So come by and see us and all the features of MISys Small Business Manufacturing or MISys SAE for Sage/Accpac accounting. If you can't wait browse back to our web page for free demos, trial copies or product literature. See you on the road!