Thursday, May 28, 2009

Free guide for Accountants
Famous author Dave Brown (also one of the MISys guys) has penned an extraodinary Accountant's Guide to choosing the Right Manufacturing Software. Based on Dave's decades long experience with manufacturing and manufacturing software from the early days of DOS and Windows to today's modern and sometimes complex manufactring needs, the Guide takes you through what manufacturing questions you should be asking about operational and accounting procedures and how you can solve those procedures with the right manufacturing software. The first section is software brand agnostic to present an unbiased view. The second part of the Guide gets more software specific. It's FREE! Order yours here:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MISys Inks Peachtree Deal
Last week MISys and Sage North America announced a deal which allows Sage to co-market MISys SBM as part of the Peachtree Quantum Manufacturing Edition (QME). The base Peachtree QME configuration includes MISys SBM Basic Manufacturing (which integrates seamlessly with Peachtree Quantum 2009) and 2 user licenses. Additional MISys SBM modules are available at extra cost. Peachtree QME will be available from Peachtree Quantum resellers this summer. Peachtree resellers who have an immediate need for an integrated manufacturing business management system should contact their Sage account representative, or the MISys Sales Office at 802/457-4600. Click here to read the official press release.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MISys Announces Version 4.0
At the Sage Insights 2009 Conference in Nashville last week, MISys announced that it is completing work on a new version of its MISys Small Business Manufacturing System called MISys SBM v4.0. This version presents a new Shop Floor Control module which offers a number of new features including tool maintenance, work centers, bill of material routings, and a very clever shop floor planning tool. Priced at $1500, the Shop Floor Control module is expected to be popular with manufacturers who need to know the precise material, labor, and overhead components of their product and the costs associated with them. The module allows them to collect actual material, labor, and overhead and to compare those costs to the projected values. When v4.0 is released later this summer, MISys SBM and MISys SAE will have comparable functionality.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

MISys SAE Data Dictionary
The Data Dictionary for MISys SAE version 5.5 is now available. This updated edition includes all the new tables that were added since version 5.2.

Although the Data Dictionary is far too complex to qualify for the NY Times Best Seller list -- and it was rejected soundly by -- the Dictionary is a valuable tool for MISys Business Partners and end-users who are writing complex custom reports. There is no charge for the Data Dictionary, but in order to receive a copy, you must contact the MISys Customer Service Department.

Monday, May 04, 2009

MISys SBM Pricing Model

In order to keep the cost of MISys Small Business Manufacturing within reach of cash-strapped manufacturing firms, MISys has adopted a 2-part pricing model which is described in the MISys SBM EULA. One part is an initial license fee and the other part is an annual subscription fee which must be renewed each year, just like your driver's license.
For maximum convenience, users are urged to provide MISys with a current credit card so the annual renewal can be processed seamlessly, without interruption. Users who prefer to pay by check will see a reminder each time they log in, starting 30 days before the license expiration date. No billing statements are sent, so to avoid disappointment, please heed the message.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Sales Lead Registration

MISys provides an important service to our business partners that allows them to register the names of any sales prospects they are following up. Because some prospective customers may consult with more than one business partner, the timestamp on each lead registration serves to resolve any potential "ownership" conflicts.

Now that content related to MISys Manufacturing for Sage Accpac ERP has moved to a new home on the web at partners wishing to register leads for MISys SAE are urged to go to

Partners who wish to register leads for MISys Small Business Manufacturing (the new one that works with a number of different accounting products including Sage Accpac ERP) should instead go to