Friday, November 20, 2009

Sleeter Names MISys SBM SFC Awesome Add-on
Doug Sleeter, founder of The Sleeter Group, the country's premier organization of QuickBooks consultants, has named MISys SBM Shop Floor Control a 2010 Awsome Add-on for QuickBooks.

The official presentation will take place at Sleeter's Conference in Orlando, Florida this week, but in a pre-conference press release, Sleeter commented:
"The award recognizes MISys SBM Shop Floor Control as one of the most productive and effective technologies that enhance the world's most popular business management software. MISys SBM Shop Floor Control is 'awesome' because it fills a niche that many QuickBooks users in the manufacturing industry need."Click here to read the complete story.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Peachtree Quantum Manufacturing
Since inking a deal with Sage Software which made MISys SBM the manufacturing solution of choice for users of Peachtree Quantum accounting, Peachtree consultants have been busy training on the new software, registering leads, and closing sales of the new Quantum Manufacturing Edition (QME). Over 50 Certified Consultants completed 3 days of QME training last summer and they have closed more deals in the last few months than in all of last year.

"Peachtree's Atlanta staff has done a fantastic job getting everyone up to speed on this new software, and rolling out programs to help their partners develop the expertise needed to effectively sell and install QME." commented Terry Merrill, MISys' Director of Strategic Partnerships. "Their investment is already paying off in many new dealer sales." he added.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Manufacturing By-products
When we met our friend and MISys SBM guru Jim Hargreaves for our regular chat over the back fence, Jim told us about a fellow user who was having a bit of trouble creating by-products from a manufacturing order. Convinced that it should work as described, Jim tried it using the MISys SBM sample data. "I created a manufacturing order for 100 I50 desk lamps." Jim replied. "Then I added another line for negative ten (-10.0) I05s. I checked the quantity in stock at location LOC01 as 1655. Next I released and completed the order. Rechecking the stock of I05, it was 1665. Just as predicted!"

If you ever have the need to create a by-product resulting from some production activity, just follow Jim's suggestion. It works just as well for MISys SBM work orders.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FREE MISys SBM Crossgrade
Users of our MISys SAE manufacturing system who have a current Upgrade Supscription Plan are eligible to crossgrade to MISys SBM for no additional cost. Visit the Official Crossgrade Webpage for details on which MISys SAE levels (1, 2, and 3) convert to corresponding modules in MISys SBM.

After installing MISys SBM, you can import your MISys SAE data and be up and running in no time at all. Even your complete transaction history will be imported.

Because the import leaves your MISys SAE database unaffected, you can run both systems side-by-side while you develop confidence in the new software. If you want to take advantage of this free offer, please contact your MISys Business Partner or MISys Customer Service at 802/457-4600.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dateline Woodstock
Every so often Woodchucks (the Woodstock locals) like to embark on a town project. This year we've been doing a lot of good thinking about ways to make our town and its economy sustainable; isolated to an extent from the ups and downs of the rest of the world. Our friend and neighbor Charlie Shackleton came up with a brilliant idea of building tables from solid Vermont sugar maple harvested sustainably from our local forests. His vision of sustainability focussed on a kitchen table that would be the center of many home activities, sturdy enough to be passed down from generation to generation. Earlier this year, Charlie contacted his friend and neighbor Pat, the State Forester for assistance locating the required timber. As it turned out, Pat's friend and neighbor Harold had several hundred prime maple trees nearing the peak of their production, more than enough to build a first batch of tables. As luck would have it, Harold's friend and neighbor Jared was cutting firewood in a nearby woodlot and offered to fell the trees for the project. Jared's friend Mark runs a trucking operation and volunteered to haul the logs to Mark's friend and neighbor Doug who owns a sawmill. Doug debarked and ripped the logs and delivered them to his neighbor Harry who was able to squeeze them into his kiln (no time to let them air dry). While they were drying, Kevin O'Connor heard about the project and offered to mill the logs and create all legs, skirts, and tops necessary for an initial run of 50 tables. Kevin and his family worked through several days and nights to get all the parts necessary for the project. Kevin and his wife Jane have a friend and neighbor Edwin who started a Vermont company that makes high quality natural wood finishing products out of locally derived dairy by-products (especially whey). When Edwin heard about the town project, he immediately volunteered to donate enough Vermont-made wood finish to protect the tables from the ravages of country life. Last month, we completed the town project by gathering in Charlie's workshop to assemble and finish our individual tables. The next day, all the builders and their friends enjoyed a hearty banquet with 50 tables stretched end to end across the Woodstock Covered Bridge. With the help of Pat the Forester, each participant in the project tagged a young maple sapling in Harold's woodlot and was photographed holding a sign bearing the precise GPS coordinates of "their" tree -- so that the next generation of Woodchucks will be able to locate their family maple tree in another 80 years when it is ready for harvest. And that, dear friends, is the saga of the Woodstock Naked Table Project.

Click here to learn more about the activities of Sustainable Woodstock.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

MISys Training Always Available

Many of our MISys customers and business partners have been to our MISys training webcasts. But did you know that MISys has ongoing training webcasts every month? These cover almost all of the MISys modules and you don't even have to leave the comfort of your office or home to particpate. Book mark the MISys training agenda and signup page here:

Monday, November 02, 2009

MISys SBM Users and Counting
When sizing a MISys SBM manufacturing system, do you know how many user licenses you need? Since MISys SBM user licenses are for "concurrent" users, not named users, you don't need one for every employee! You just need one for every person who will want to be sharing the MISys SBM database at any given instant. Putting it another way, if you own 5 user licenses, then five people can log into the MISys SBM database simultaneously. If another person wishes to log in, then he or she will have to wait until one of the currently logged-in users logs out.

If your business grows, and logging in and out for other users gets cumbersome, then you know it is time to contact MISys Customer Service and have them add a user. They can have you up and running in just a few minutes.