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Sage ERP 100 MAS Production

Sage ERP 100 MAS90 MAS200 Easy Manufacturing and Make to Order
By: Allan Snodgrass
It is not uncommon to come across a Sage 100 manufacturing enterprise that would like to add some functionailty to tracking production quantities without having to employ the whole Work Order Processing module. 

Here are some insights into how Sage ERP 100 MAS users can use Purchase Orders to track Bill of Materials Production.

Bill of Materials Production Entry in Sage 100 allows users to turn raw materials into finished goods with a simple and straight forward process.  Enter in a finished good bill, post the transaction and the component items are removed from inventory and the finished good receipted into inventory.  Simple and easy.

The problem lies in that it can then be difficult to track and schedule production of the finished goods inside MAS itself.  Often times spreadsheets or manual lists are used to calculate the production needed and then to track how many finished goods are required to me…

3 Ways Enterprise Systems Help Today's Business

By: Chase Ramey


Enterprise Systems(ES) are extremely important in the process view of organizations. They can help coordinate and facilitate communication throughout different functions as well exchange data across the process. Any function of a business, if it wishes to be successful, needs to be executed in a way that will not only be effective, but efficient as well. This is an important point to remember when looking at the different roles of enterprise systems in organizations. Executing the process, capturing and storing process data, and monitoring process performance are the roles that ES is extremely important to in an organization. But how is this done? What can ES do to perform these tasks in the best way possible for the company? To find out, we’ll look at each process individually.
Getting Things DoneWhen it comes to executing the process, Enterprise Systems play a vital role. These systems can inform employees when a task must be completed, provide the data and information…

How To Convert VMWare Servers To Hyper-V

Moving VMWare Virtual Servers into the Windows Hyper-V Environment. 

By: Allan Snodgrass


The introduction of Windows Server 2008 R2 was the first real Windows OS version where server virtualization was an honest reality.  Sure it could be done in previous versions of Windows Server, but not until 2008 R2 did it really hit mainstream usability.  Well, with the introduction of Windows Server 2012, server virtualization takes another leap forward and if you are not looking at virtualization for your ERP software and buisness yet, you will be in the coming months.  Or, if your business was an early adopter of virtualization and went with VMWare to create and manage virtuals, the licensing and feature sets will get you thinking about a move into Hyper-V instead.

With that in mind, Microsoft has released a tool that makes it pretty straight forward to convert VMWare Virtual Servers into Hyper-V Virtual Servers.  The Microsoft tool converts the virtual disks attached to the source server a…

Big Data & Enterprise Information Systems

Essentials of Enterprise Information Systems and Big Data
In the business world you are sure to come across great influxes of information that can seem almost daunting to concur because there is so much to sift through and organize. Some of the most prevalent information that can become alarming is the kind that relates to customers, orders, and receiving payments, and without a structured data system it may be easy to lose track of this valuable information. There are methods to help wheel in the information you have and manipulate into an organized and easy arrangement, which are called enterprise information systems.

Enterprise information systems are not as complex as they sound but are extremely beneficial to a business and its transactions because it takes all of the “guessing” work out of organizing important information and correlating it to relevance in specific situations. The systems work by a process of “flows”, each one helping further classify information and depict its…

How To Speed Up Invoice History in Sage ERP 100 MAS

How you can purge Accounts Receivable Invoice History in Sage ERP 100 MAS90 MAS200 and still be able to access to the data.
By: TEKOA software


Do you have large volumes of A/R History Invoices in your Sage 100 files? Does the lookup cause delays for your MAS users? But you don’t want to lose the ability to be able to view and print history invoices. Here’s what we’ve done at TEKOA Software to make this a reality. The Accounts Receivable / Sales Order invoice history tables are updated nightly to an external SQL database [a non-MAS table] automatically [via a SQL script]. A Crystal Report has been designed along with parameter fields to select customer invoices to be viewed or printed from the SQL database. Older A/R invoice history can then be purged using the Account Receivable Utilities. This speeds up the lookup process for Invoice History Inquiry and allows users to print and email more recent invoices from the MAS interface. For example, the external SQL database maintains a perp…

Sage ERP 100 MAS Loftware Integration

TEKOA Software, Inc. an innovative software integration company, now provides Sage 100 (MAS90 MAS200) bar code inventory label printing integration using Loftware

Loftware is enterprise class inventory and manufacturing label generation software that produces inventory item labels for products in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. 

Using the newly release TEKOA Integrator cloud Sage 100 integration service, TEKOA now has an easy to use, efficient and simple way for Sage 100 users to print UPC and bar code labels from MAS90 or MAS200.

Why use Tekoa and Loftware?

Loftware is a robust label making application with enterprise grade capabilities and configuration options.  Perfect for making simple or complex inventory item labels and printing to a variety of UPC bar code label printers.Tekoa connects the dots by providing Sage 100 owners the ability to print Loftware custom inventory item labels using Sage 100 data. The reality of bar code and UPC label printing in MAS90 and MAS2…

Sage ERP 100 Reporting - Which Tool Is Right For Your Business?

All of the Sage reporting tools fall under the current label of business intelligence applications.

So I own Sage 100, aka Sage MAS 90 / 200 and I want to know my reporting options beyond the Standard Reports on the Reports menu within each module à What are my options? Here’s the list as I see it – in no particular order: Sage MAS IntelligenceBizNetF9Things that you need to look at to help narrow down what will work best for you and your organization. Here are the current trends – nearly everything that is currently being offered is Excel-based reporting applications. Links are provided to access the MAS data, then reports are generated using Excel add-in applications. It seems that most companies have someone in the accounting department who is using Excel, hence it has become the industry standard. It is important to decide what your level of expertise is – not just with Excel. Do you want to be involved in the design process? It is probably best to identify a point person for the rep…

Advanced Business Insights for Sage ERP MAS200

Microsoft has released an updated 2012 version of their Reporting Services Tool for SQL Server that allows today's cloud enable enterprise to leverage the power of Microsoft's advanced database engine to produce intelligent business insights from Sage ERP data.

Tekoa Software has the expertise to assist enterprises with Microsoft Business Insights for the following ERP applications:
Sage ERP MAS 200Sage ERP MAS 90Sage ERP 100 StandardSage ERP 100 AdvancedYou do not need to be using the SQL version of Sage ERP MAS to use this powerful Microsoft Reporting tool.  In addition, certain versions of their reporting suite are available at no charge, making reporting of Sage ERP MAS data using these tools, a very cost effective proposition. 

Tekoa Software offers todays businesses the ability to run their mission critical business applications in the cloud using sophisticated security from a certified class 'A' data facility.  Advanced reporting capabilities using SQL is only o…

Using ERP Systems To Conquer Inefficiency in Your Business

Imagine this scenario: you finally realized your childhood dream of inventing and manufacturing your own line of bendy straws (we are labeling you as a “visionary”).Within months, competition arises, but you believe you have the advantage of product design and costs.Soon enough, you find out your competition is selling their product at 70% of your price.No amount of cost cutting you can think of will allow competition with such a discount and your short reign as king or queen of the flexible-drinking-experience-augmentation market is over.

Now you may not identify with straws but how about computers, furniture, or aerospace?The truth is that competition in any industry will revolve around one central issue: costs.These costs come in many forms but the one most often overlooked is efficiency costs.My priority as a CIO or controller would be: how can I detect inefficiencies and more importantly, how do I fix them?

Both questions can be answered through the utilization of Enterprise Resour…

What Virtualization and Cloud Technology Have To Offer

The other day, I was having a telephone conversation with my father about cloud computing and how it can revolutionize the way business processes are implemented. My father, being a successful businessman for most of his life, was only vaguely familiar with what virtualization and cloud technology are and the benefits they have. I believe it goes without being said that cloud computing is the way of the future and if you aren’t comfortable with it upon entering a business setting, you will be left behind.

Virtualization and cloud technology were recently listed as the #1 and #2 strategic technology trends way back in 2009 by technology research firm Gartner Inc. Based on that list; it appears that they were dead on looking at today’s current business environment and into the future. According to Wendy Perilli, a writer at Virtualization Journal, cloud computing, in its most simple definition,is “the ability to acquire or deliver a resource on demand, configured however the users choose…

Don't Worry - This Cloud Keeps Things Sunny

Straight Forward Analysis of Account Software in the Cloud

After watching Apple's presentation of the iCloud services, I found myself marveling at the progression of a system I learned about in a computer science class. Cloud computing has moved from a distant IT concept to the newest addition to Apple’s ubiquitous ‘i’ brand.  
Cloud technology refers to storing data, software and resources on remote servers which are then accessed as needed and it has been making waves in the business world for longer than you might think. Businesses are starting to realize en masse that ignoring the potentials of this phenomenon can prove costly.

Though new to the consumer market, IT professionals have been throwing around the buzzword of cloud computing for years. The idea is nearly 50 years old, though only recently picking up speed for commercial enterprises.

Following the example set by 80% of Fortune 500 companies, some companies have been flocking toward the technology while others lag…