Thursday, December 31, 2009


All of the guys and gals at MISys wish all of our friends, clients and partners a very happy New Year! Without all of you we wouldn't be the company we are today. So a hearty Thank You is also in order. See you next year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MISys Update Newsletter

After many years of publishing a regular MISys Update Newsletter, we are changing the format and schedule of the emails we send to our business partners and customers. We want to be in touch with you whenever we have something important to tell you, not just because it is Tuesday once again. New technology available to us will allow us to focus on separate segments of our reader base -- sending information and updates to our MISys SBM users which most likely will be different from the information we send to our MISys SAE users, or our business partners.

With so much extraneous information appearing in our email inboxes every day, we hope this change will mean that the communications you receive from MISys will contain information that you can use to get more value from your investment in our software, or will help you do a better job selling and installing our software.

If there are questions or issues you have in the interim, please remember that the MISys Customer Service Department is standing by to offer you personalized service. They can be reached Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm (holidays excepted) at 802/457-4600.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MISys Website Refurbishment

Over the coming weeks, and continuing into the new year, the MISys website at will be undergoing a major refurbishment which will focus it on providing relevant and detailed information to prospective users of our software.

Because the website serves as a valuable resource center for business partners and existing customers, the new home page will provide links to a partner information portal and a customer information portal.

During the refurbishment project, we are working hard not to disturb any of the content currently available on our website. From either the partner or customer portal, you will continue to have access to the content on which you depend today, although the menu mechanics are scheduled to change significantly.

While we will make every effort not to break anything, disruptions are bound to happen. The good news is that we usually fix our goofs quickly. Your patience is appreciated.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MISys Holiday Schedule
The MISys offices will be closed Thursday afternoon, December 17, for our annual holiday party. We will be open for business again the next morning, but will close for the Christmas holiday on December 24th and 25th. The offices will be closed on New Year's Day, January 1, 2010.
Dateline Woodstock
The holiday season is off to a bang here in Woodstock with every store on Main Street decorated with candles and twinkling lights. Shop windows are aglow with their holiday offerings and there is hardly a place to walk for the throngs of tourists who have made our town a must-see stop on their way through New England. On Friday night, the Woodstock Inn was host to the Medieval Court gala, a 7-course meal punctuated by a live performance from King Arthur and his court. Nearly a foot of snow fell overnight blanketing the town and the hills around with a reminder that real winter weather is not far away and the tourists will be heading over to Killington, the major ski area just 10 miles to our west. All Saturday, stately homes ringing the Village opened their doors to the public for house tours and eggnog tastings. Just before noon, Officer Obie (remember Officer Obie?) set out his traffic cones to prevent people from parking anywhere around The Green. By 1:30pm the sidewalks of Main Street were bursting with tourists and locals flowing out into the road. At the stroke of 2:00, barricades were erected to stop all traffic on Highway 4 as a dazzling array of horse-drawn carriages set out from the Billings Farm for two turns around The Green. Single riders on Morgans, Appaloosas, Percherons, and mixed breeds hollered "Merry Christmas" and tossed candy to the children anxiously lining the curb. These riders were followed by brightly decorated sleighs and wagons and finally the Farm's remarkable Clydesdales driven 4 in hand. As soon as the parade had disappeared back down the Farm Road, throngs of observers moved onto The Green where the town fathers had set up a bonfire not far from the Woodstock Memory Tree. Traditionally, townspeople purchase lights on the Memory Tree to commemorate departed family and friends. The Reverend Goodrow led the group in a brief prayer and then proclaimed the lighting of the Tree. Minutes later the bonfire sprang to life along with rousing choruses of "Joy To The World" and other seasonal favorites. Just about dark, with the bonfire and voices still going strong, the Farm's wagon reappeared, this time filled with nearly 150 glowing luminarias. These were distributed every few feet around The Green to greet people just arriving in time for the 8:00pm performance of Dickens Christmas Carol. As patrons poured out of the doors of the Woodstock Town Theatre just before the bell tower's strike of 11:00, a few luminarias still flickered in the cold night. Greetings from Woodstock. It's Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

MISys Manufacturing Development Roadmap
Users of MISys SAE are reminded of the MISys Development Roadmap announced last month. Although future development of MISys SAE is focused on maintaining compatibility with Accpac ERP, users are assured of continuing technical support for version 5.4, 5.5, and (soon) 5.6.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Free MISys SBM Crossgrade Available Now
Users running the current version of MISys SAE are invited to crossgrade to the new MISys SBM platform. A built-in utility will import data from your existing database so it is feasible to run both systems side-by-side while you develop confidence in the new software. Click here to see what you get and what you give up by moving to MISys SBM.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Accpac ERP v5.6 Released - MISys Close Behind

The MISys engineers are completing work on MISys SAE version 5.6 for release early in the new year. This new release will insure compatibility with Sage Accpac ERP version 5.6. Users who own an Upgrade Subscription Plan will receive the new software automatically as soon as it is released. If you don't have an Upgrade Subscription, please contact MISys Customer Service at 802/457-4600 right away.