Wednesday, October 22, 2008

MISys Attends Simply Partnership 2008! The Misys guys, Dave and Terry, trekked to Vancouver last week to attend and exhibit at the Sage Simply Partnership 2008 conference. We met many Simply Business Partners at the show and found excellent interest from several who had manufacturing customers using Simply Accounting and needing a manufacturing solution. Now that MISys 3.0 is fully integrated with Simply, they now have an industrial strength manufacturing system available. The MISys booth was busy thoughout the conference. If you have Simply customers, or you are a Simply customer, make sure you check out the MISys Simply product page at:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

MISys At Simply Conference. Next week the MISys Guys will be attending the Simply Partnership Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia and demonstrating the terrific new functionality in MISys Small Business Manufacturing that turns Simply Accounting into an industrial-strength manufacturing system. Simply Accounting has a huge installed base in Canada, many of them in manufacturing firms. "With the functionality MISys SBM adds into Simply Accounting, we expect a great interest from Simply business partners who are always looking to expand Simply's market share." commented Dave Brown, MISys President and CEO.
Special Training for Sleeter Consultants. A 2-day training workshop focussed on the Basic Operations of MISys SBM is being held on October 20 and 21. Special $99 pricing is available to qualifiying Sleeter consultants who complete the online registration form.

MISys SBM MRP Training. There are just a couple of seats left for the MISys SBM Material Requirements Planning workshop which begins Thursday (October 23) at 1:00 Eastern time. To learn everything you need to know the capabilities of MRP in MISys SBM, there still may be time to register online if you hurry.

MISys SAE User Group Meeting. This week's MISys SAE User Group Meeting will convene on-line this Thursday at 1:30pm Eastern. There is no charge for this meeting, but you must pre-register by contacting MISys Customer Service at 802/457-4600 for the required password.
Dateline Woodstock:

News from Vermont made the national networks last week when it seemed like only a handful of stories dominated the media. In case you missed it, our friends at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have filed a complaint against Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., makers of the Vermont brand of ice cream now famous from coast to coast. PETA is asking that Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. convert their recipes to use at least 75 percent breast milk procured from human donors who are paid in exchange for their milk. According to a letter from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, using cow's milk in Ben & Jerry's ice cream is a hazard to customer health. Reiman claims that dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity, and prostate and ovarian cancer. Following the release of this news to the major networks, TV anchor Katie Couric (best know for her riveting interview of vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin) interviewed a number of Vermont dairy farmers for their take on the idea and the practicality of converting their barns to accomodate the needs of 30-50 lactating women. Vermont farmers, like farmers in many small states, struggle to keep their operations afloat and are generally open to new ideas for expanding their businesses. However, Brad Hemant, who was interviewed for the CBS story, expressed some doubt that consumers would continue their entusiasm for ice cream that, until now, has consisted of pure Vermot cow's milk. Brad's neightbor and fellow dairyman Jim Souther was more hopeful such a switch to human breast milk (HBM) could revitalize demand for all Vermont homemade products, including a Ben and Jerry's sub-brand called "Mother's Best" destined to compliment the now-famous "Chubby Hubby." Brad and Jim agreed that, although finding adequate farm labor has been a problem in the past, conversion to HBM could attract a large force of volunteer workers come milking time. Walter Knesome, manager of our local Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, where customers were interviewed for their reaction to the proposition, appeared nonplussed with the idea of having to convert his signage for 1-scoop, 2-scoops, and 3-scoop sundaes to their A-cup, B-cup, and C-cup equivalents. Editor's note: anyone doubting the veracity of this story can read the original PETA letter here.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

MISys SBM 3.0 is released. Late last week we finally released MISys Small Business Manufacturing 3.0. This new version, as discussed in our Wednesday blog, provides for enhanced integration to Sage Simply Accounting, Sage Peachtree Accounting and Sage Accpac Accounting. This gives manufacturers who are using these other accounting systems all the enhanced integration we have had for MISys SBM for QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Accounting. See the details in our last Wednesday's blog. MISys SBM users who have previous versions will automatically receive the 3.0 version as part of their yearly license contract.