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Why Pick Sage Peachtree?

Why Pick Sage Peachtree?

By Suzy Payne Rabb

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to discuss the differences between Sage Peachtree and Quickbooks or other small business entry-level accounting solution. It’s also a topic I see discussed over and over in various forums. Needs vary business to business, industry to industry. What you pick should be determined by your needs. Here are a few reasons why I picked Sage Peachtree:

Inventory

Sage Peachtree has a more sophisticated inventory system than most other entry level solutions. It provides true and accurate FIFO costing and also provides serialized inventory features at the Premium and Quantum levels. Set-up of assemblies is easy and revisions are allowed. When set-up correctly, the automatic costing is flawless.

Built-in Financial Statement Designer

A lot of users don’t use or even know about one of my favorite features–the Financial Statement Designer. This designer is built right into the core product and can deliver practically any format desired. We’ve been able to emulate some very high-end financial reporting systems, even adding some key performance indicator stats to customized formats.

Flexible Controls

You can setup Sage Peachtree to allow changes in prior periods or you can set it up to block any change to a prior period transaction by user. I work with all kinds of users. There are some users who definitely need and want this level of control. But, there are others who don’t. If you are the owner, the accountant and the only user, sometimes too much control can cause more problems than it solves. With Sage Peachtree, I can deliver either.

Incredible Cash Flow Analysis Tool

This feature was significantly enhanced several versions ago and now it is awesome. You can forecast cash flow from actual due dates or historical average days to pay on outstanding AR, AP. But, what you may not know is that you can optionally add or remove anticipated cash flows from recorded sales orders and purchase orders. At last look at the competition, Sage Peachtree’s Cash Flow Analysis was head and shoulders ahead of competing solutions.

Voiding Checks

All companies have to void checks from time to time. Voiding a check should not change a prior period’s financials and with Sage Peachtree, it doesn’t. Sage Peachtree does not touch the original check transaction, but instead prompts for a “void date” and creates a new reversing transaction on the date specified. Why would you want it to work any other way? At last check, voiding a check in Quickbooks changed the prior period financials. While you may think check voiding is a minor feature, you should avoid use of any feature that changes prior period financials.

These are some of the reasons I picked Sage Peachtree several years ago and stay with it today.  In the coming months I will share more.

Suzy Payne Rabb
Sage Peachtree Certified Consultant
Sage Solution Provider
Your Live, Online Guide to Sage Peachtree Success
Send email to suzy@121-business.com
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Learning Resources for Sage Peachtree Users

Learning Resources for Sage Peachtree Users

Whether you are new to Sage Peachtree or have been using it a while, you may have an interest in one or more of the Learning Resources below.  Click on the heading to get more information.
 

Take advantage of our Free Online Peachtree Help Session to help you take the next step with your Peachtree system.  It’s free, easy and the best way to see how much you can accomplish with your own personal online guide to success.

Top 10 Things to Know about Peachtree

If you are a full charge bookkeeper or accountant with advanced skills in another accounting package, but not yet acquainted with Sage Peachtree—this live, online, interactive session is the best first step to mastering Peachtree.  Email me for more information on this online, interactive session.

Sage Peachtree 3-Day Intensive in Austin, Texas

Need more intensive training or help with Peachtree?  Please consider getting out of the office and coming to one of the most interesting cities in the country for a private 3-Day Intensive with a Peachtree Certified Consultant.  Your time in Austin will be spent working on whatever goal you’d like to accomplish with Peachtree.  Email me for more information on this fast track path to meeting your goals with Peachtree.

Anytime and Realtime Online Peachtree Classes at Sage University

Browse through Sage online classes that include Anytime Online and Instructor Led classes.  Business Care customers get free access to Anytime Online Classes.

Sage Peachtree Study Guides

Hundreds of activities, exercises, tips and pointers take you through basic to advanced and specialized features in Sage Peachtree.  Each guide contains exercises to help you practice newly acquired skills on sample companies rather than your live company data.

Sage Peachtree Community

The Sage Peachtree Accounting User Community is a place where you can meet and learn from new and experienced Sage Peachtree users and Certified Consultants.

Sage Peachtree Knowledgebase

Check out this database of FAQs regarding Sage Peachtree and other small business division software.

 

Hope you find these resources useful.

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Suzy Rabb
Sage Peachtree Certified Consultant
Sage Solution Provider
Passionate about Small Business
 
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Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob

Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob

“Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob” from Kim Dixon and The Sage Peachtree Insider

These services can be a great way to bring new customers to your business. But before you go offering up one of these deals, you need to understand how they work and make sure you can handle the increase in business.

These three services are very similar. All of them allow you to sign up to receive email alerts, or you can go directly to their web sites to see the latest offer. Usually the offer is good for 24 hours, with a different offer each day. And all three have free mobile apps for SmartPhones and the iPad. That’s where the similarities end.

With Groupon and LivingSocial, the customer purchases your coupon upfront and the service pays your portion to you (typically half of the total price of the offer). A good example is a coupon for half off the price of a product or service, good for 6 months up to one year.

Scoutmob has a different approach. Customers request the coupon and receive it for free. As a merchant, you pay Scoutmob a small fee for each customer who redeems a coupon at your business. Scoutmob is available in many cities already, and they have plans to add a new city each month.

In most cases, you won’t be making money on the coupon; it’s really just another form of marketing. Your goal is to make the shopping experience so great that customers want to return, and they’ll want to tell their friends about it…………

More from: “Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob” from Kim Dixon and The Sage Peachtree Insider

Suzy Rabb
Sage Peachtree Certified Consultant
Sage Solution Provider
Passionate about Small Business
 
Send email to suzy@121-business.com
Website:  www.121-business.com
Join my professional network at Linkedin and follow me on Twitter.
Getting Started with Sage Peachtree 2012

Getting Started with Sage Peachtree 2012

So you’ve made the plunge! You have acquired and installed Sage Peachtree 2012 or considering doing so.

Either way, here’s a great video to get you started on the path to success.

Getting Around in Peachtree 2012 from The Sage Advisor

 
 

Suzy Rabb
Sage Peachtree Certified Consultant
Sage Solution Provider
Your Live, Online Guide to Sage Peachtree Success
512.892.8990
 
Send email to suzy@121-business.com
Website: www.121-business.com
Join my professional network at Linkedin and follow me on Twitter.