Sage 100 (MAS 90 / MAS 200) Implementation & Setup DWD's Implementation Approach is Proven to be Successful "In contrast to virtually every other vendor we've worked with, DWD has done everything promised and its systems have provided exactly what we needed for our business." Belmont Beverage Stores Companies often spend several months reviewing accounting and business management software in an effort to ensure the investment they make will enhance their profitability. An area that is just as critical, but sometimes overlooked, is the key role their consultant will play in the success of this transition. 5 Tips for ERP Implementation Success Our typical Sage 100 (MAS 90/ MAS 200) software implementation process contains the following phases: Implementation Planning There are many areas that need to be considered during the planing of a software implementation. We will work with you to outline the implementation plan, determine responsible staff, establish a timeline and assign responsibilities. Installation & Testing Once we have ensured that your network is ready for the new installation, we will install the software, set up all workstations and test printing. Implementation & Configuration During this phase all of the setup screens are processed, forms are changed and screens are modified. Data Migration/Data Conversion Your business data may represent years of financial statistics, customer sales history, open invoice and product information. This data is far too important to be left behind, yet the thought of re-keying the data can be insurmountable. We have extensive experience converting data from many popular packages including BusinessWorks, Sage 50 (Peachtree) and QuickBooks as well as other systems. Training we train your staff on the specific processes they will be completing. Typically training is done on-site with data that is recognizable to you. Adequate staff training is a must if you want to receive the full value of your investment. Software Customizations While Sage 100 fills the broad requirements of most businesses, occasionally additional functionality is required to meet unique needs. As a Master Developer, DWD is able to assist with the development of software customizations to help expand Sage 100 functionality for your business. Custom Report Writing Standard predesigned reports are available right out of the box in Sage 100. In addition, Crystal Reports a built-in report writer allows you to create custom, real-time reports quickly and easily. Our consultants can also build custom reports based on your unique requirements. Integration with 3rd Party Applications Sage 100 has many 3rd party add-ons designed to allow you to tailor the system to your needs. System Testing We will make a copy of your new software system to test the environment and make sure all information is flowing through it properly. Go Live! After all the phases above have been completed, the go-live event takes place. This is when the end-users will begin using the new software system. Support After the software is installed and implementation and training are complete, we provide on-going Sage 100 support as you need it.