One of the primary objectives of the 6.0 release is to completely revamp the user interface and underlying technology, transforming Sage Accpac from a traditional Windows application to a modern web-based product. Through this transformation, Sage Accpac will reclaim its reputation as a technology leader while providing you with significant competitive advantage. Let’s take a look at what you can accomplish once these building blocks are in place.
The Sage Accpac Portal
Whether you call it a desktop or a homepage, the new Portal is where you begin after launching Accpac. It embraces the role-based or user-centric design that has become very popular, enabling you to find the tasks and information relevant to your role quickly and easily. Functionality, screens, options, and reports displayed are all based on your login and security rights. That means you see more of the stuff you need and less of the stuff you don’t. And with options to configure “My Shortcuts” and a selection of optional “Data Portlets”, your personal portal is more customizable than ever before.
Sage Data, or “SData” for short, is a new communication and web services protocol based on the same standards used by major web-based companies like Google, Yahoo, and Amazon. SData is one of the most significant features of Version 6.0 because it completely changes the technological infrastructure for supporting mobile access, data synchronization, mashups, and integration across various applications. And while a detailed discussion of SData is probably too technical for this newsletter, you’ll find a wealth of information at http://sdata.sage.com.
New Features Existing Customers Will Love
Aside from the technical stuff, Sage has incorporated several of the most highly-requested features based on feedback from surveys and site visits. These enhancements include the ability to Lock Fiscal Periods by Module, more and better Reporting and Business Intelligence, and improved CRM Integration from Quote to Order.
All of these enhancements confirm that the folks at Sage aren’t content with ‘good enough.’ In fact, your investment in Sage ERP Accpac is getting more mileage than ever before and moving forward at a rapid pace to stay ahead of the constant change we see in the market today.
Take a peek at the new Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 with a short 5-minute video preview on YouTube. Or contact us with your specific questions … and keep an eye out for the official launch of Version 6.0 scheduled for sometime in December 2010.