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Sage Summit 2013

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Introduction

Sage Summit is our annual North American partner and customer conference. This year it was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC. Sage rolled out many exciting new products, upgrades and services. As a blogger I’m glad that they’ve all now been announced since these will provide articles for months to come and I don’t have to hold back waiting for Sage Summit anymore. Most of the topics mentioned here quickly will be the topic for future much more detailed blog postings.

Keynotes

Pascal Houillon kicked off the opening keynote comparing the Sage journey to mountain climbing. Talking about teamwork and overcoming very daunting obstacles. There was also a lot of mention on progress with building the Sage brand in North America.

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Included in the keynote were demos of some of Sage’s new mobile applications, showing people buying things from iPads, being dispatched to perform service work from their iPhone and entering construction time card data on an Android tablet. The best demo was Steve Malmgren demoing voice input on a Windows phone where he could just ask general questions with vague input data and get back meaningful answers. He could ask questions like “What’s the address of American in Milwaukee?” and get back the full company name, its address and go to a map to get directions. It was very impressive and the voice recognition worked really well considering the noisy conditions up on stage.

Then the keynotes broke out into several super-sessions. I attended the super-session on technology which was standing room only. This session outlined all our new technology initiatives and all the things that we were delivering now. These included several mobile native applications along with the announcement of the new Sage 300 Online. A lot of time was invested in explaining how the provisioning and signup processes worked and how ISVs can participate in the new Sage Data Cloud that is the backbone for all the new services.

Sage Mobile Applications

We previewed rough prototypes of a number of mobile applications at last year’s Sage Summit conference. This year we are releasing the real things. The first three mobile applications are Sage Mobile Sales, Sage Billing and Payment and Sage Mobile Service.

Sage Mobile Sales is an iPad native application for sales people, Sage Mobile Service is an iPhone native application for receiving service calls. Sage Billing and Payment is a web application for chasing down people who owe you money. All of these take credit cards for payment via Sage Payment Solutions.

Below are some screen shots to give a flavor of what they look like.

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Sage Data Cloud

All these Sage Mobile Applications are connected to the Sage Data Cloud. All the data required for these applications to run, as well as all the transactions they generate go through the Sage Data Cloud. The Sage Data Cloud is hosted in Microsoft Azure and is connected to your on-premise ERP system. Your on-premise ERP uploads to data to the cloud like customer and inventory information and then downloads transactions like orders and invoices. It is the glue that connects your on-premise ERP with the cloud world without requiring you to run a web server or any other special infrastructure.

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Currently we have connectors to the Sage Data Cloud for Sage 100 ERP and Sage 300 ERP. With connectors to Sage 50 ERP (US and Canadian) to be available shortly.

Sage 300 Online

Sage 300 Online is our new cloud version. This runs Sage 300 ERP 2014 in the Microsoft Azure cloud. It is integrated with SageID and uses new virtualization technology to being an improved application experience.

The following is the web page that you would launch the Sage 300 ERP 2014 Desktop from or transfer data to/from the cloud.

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Sage 300 ERP 2014

Sage 300 ERP 2014 is our new version that will be shipping in a couple of months. This version includes many user interface improvements in the main Desktop along with throughout many application screens. There is much more information on what people are doing in the system, improved visual process flows and a number of other improvements that people have been asking for.

Sage City

We introduced Sage City last year and have continued it this year due to popular demand. Sage City includes a keynote address for the Sage Customers, it then breaks up into networking/problem solving sessions where like-minded customers get together to jointly solve their problems.

Sage Marketplace Live Expo

Every year there is an exhibition hall which has booths representing all our main ISV partners. All the Sage business applications act as both a platform and a center for a whole ecosystem of products and services. These products range from small but useful utilities all the way up to major applications and all have the goal of seamlessly integrating with various Sage products. Many lunches, breakfasts and dinners were served here so that partners and customers could eat as well as have plenty of time to investigate all the various products that could make their lives easier.

Social Media

Like any conference, one of the goals is to promote the company and to generate coverage in the press. Besides getting articles written for various publications (mostly online), part of it is generating interest in the social media like Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Seeing all the tweets by industry analysts as well as judging sentiment from the attendees by watching the twitter feeds. You can see this by searching for the hashtag #SageSummit. Often the twitter feeds were displayed on large screens for all to see. Plus Twitter is a great way of people to connect and exchange information. There was also a Sage Summit conference mobile application to show the conference agenda as well as allow people to connect and use social media. Plus points were awarded for using the app where people were competing for a prize.

Summary

Sage Summit 2013 was another enjoyable conference. It was a great opportunity to meet many partners and customers. To see all the great products our ISV community are working on. To see some products and people from other parts of Sage that I don’t normally interact with. Next year Sage Summit is in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay on July 27-August 1, 2014.

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July 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Sage Insights and Summit Conferences, Wellington 2012

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Introduction

This year Sage had its regional partner conference for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in Wellington, New Zealand. This is the first time this conference has been held outside of Australia and was a great success. Since we were there already, we also had a customer conference a day before the partner conference started. The customer conference is Sage Summit and the partner conference is Sage Insights. After Wellington, Sage had two more customer Summit conferences in Sydney and Melbourne.

Wellington is located on the southwestern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. It has a population of around 400,000 people and is the capital of New Zealand. Wellington is a very compact city with the downtown nestled between the harbor and some hills. I took the picture above from the top of Mount Victoria looking back on downtown. You can easily walk from one side of the main downtown area to the other. It’s a fun place with a very vibrant arts scene, café culture and nightlife. While we were there the city was gearing up for the global premier showing of the new Hobbit movie which will be a giant party, unfortunately we were ten days to early. Certainly Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are playing a large part in New Zealand tourism promotions and attractions around the country (see the picture at the bottom of the giant Golum over the cafeterias at Wellington airport).

Weta

The guest speaker at the gala awards dinner was Wayne Stables from Weta Digital. Weta did the special effects for movies like Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Prometheus, The  Avengers, Tintin and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Amazing work and many academy awards received. Interesting to see their development processes. They are preparing for the work on Avatar 2 right now, working on what is really their DevOps process to streamline the production of software into the video workflow. Interesting to think about their tight deadlines and how they have to deliver top quality each time. Since they are a separate entity from the studios, they have no job security from job to job. In business software we aren’t producing anything as beautiful as Avatar, but at the same time we want to produce screens with an excellent user experience, but at the same time deliver software to end users very quickly. I think that we can learn a lot from the movie and video games industries on how to deliver higher and higher quality user experience, but still stick to tight deadlines.

ISVs

The Sage ISV community is very active in Australia and New Zealand. Some local representatives exhibiting were Technisoft, Pacific Technologies, Enabling IP, Orchid, Redmap, BSP Software, InfoCentral Solutions, Modulo Software, Netfira, On Center Software, Wageeasy and XM Developments.  Then there were a number of exhibitors that had travelled from other regions including Iciniti, AutoSimply, Accellos, ACDEV Software, Accu-Dart, Altec, Enbu Consulting, Global Software, idu Software, Netstock, Tema Business Systems and Vineyardsoft.

There were several new SDK modules on display. It’s great to see accounting modules for new verticals making it to market and new bits of functionality being added to the existing solutions. Plus there were several additional ISVs that attended but didn’t have booths.

Redmap is an interesting ISV. They became an ISV by becoming a Sage customer first. They were originally a Netsuite customer, but the spiraling costs of Netsuite drove them to look for another solution and they chose Sage ERP X3 (see the articles here). Redmap creates a document automation and management solution. Now that Redmap is a Sage customer they decided to integrate their solution to Sage 300 CRE, Sage 300 ERP and Sage X3 ERP and to market this solution globally.

Hybrid Cloud

As part of the keynote, myself and Mike Lorge the Managing Director talked about the Sage Hybrid Cloud and showed off a number of connected mobile services running against this cloud. I blogged on the Sage Hybrid Cloud here.  It’s always nail biting to demo something at a keynote that relies on an internet connection. I demo’ed the Service Billing connected service from my iPhone 4S, I just turned on data roaming for the demo, since then I didn’t need to worry about hotel Wi-Fi and the 3G seemed to work fairly well in Wellington. Keith Fenner demo’ed the Sales Manager service on his iPad connected to hotel Wi-Fi, which actually held up. So we got through that with the connections from the devices to the projector working and the internet connectivity working. Certainly adds some new challenges to giving presentations. On the other hand we are telling businesses that these are reliable services that are available 99.9… % of the time, so we should be confident they will work during keynotes and other demos. We also showed the Sage Connected Services Vision video which is on YouTube here.

Products

The keynote also covered the latest releases of Sage CRM, Sage 300 ERP and Sage ERP X3 along with some peaks as to what will be coming in future versions. Sage 300 ERP 2012 has just been released in this region, so people are just starting to get it. So this was a good time to highlight this release and point out all the various features, plus we also talked about the roadmap for the next 3 years. Sage CRM showcased some exciting developments with CRM running optimized for mobile devices as well as showing the next generation of social media integration. Sage X3 ERP highlighted many relevant features in the current version and gave a video of the Syrapedia feature coming in version 7.

Summary

All the partners, customers and staff from our Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands region are very enthusiastic and dedicated to what they do. It is always very energizing to attend such conferences and have the chance to interact with so many people. I have tons of feedback to bring back on our products and our processes that hopefully we can incorporate to keep a real positive feedback loop going.

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November 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Sage Summit 2012

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Introduction

Sage Summit is Sage’s North American conference which was held this year in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.  Pascal Houillon the CEO for Sage North America gave the opening keynote along with Himanshu Palsule, CTO. They outlined how the world is changing with the proliferation of mobile devices and how these are changing our lives.  During the keynote, a video was played that showed how all the various mobile connected services Sage is developing could affect a businessperson in their daily life. The conference ran from August 12 to 17 with the first half being for partners and then with the customers joining on Tuesday. There were many announcements, demos, town halls, tutorials, labs and presentations. This blog posting looks at a few of the items that I felt were most significant (at least to me).

Sage City

The customer half of the conference kicked off with a new idea called “Sage City”. This was held in a giant meeting room with a circular stage at the center surrounded by seating for all attendees. Then around this were a number of “villages” that were dedicated to individual industry areas like manufacturing, distribution and accounting. After an initial keynote and introduction, everyone moved to a “village” of their choosing and within the village joined a focus group of 7 or 8 people to discuss common problems and to share and brainstorm solutions to these. Then all these topics and outcomes were written up and posted around the outside of the room. There were two sessions of this separated by a break where drinks and food were brought in. This was a very interesting and innovative networking session and hopefully many good ideas resulted.

Mobile Connected Services

One of the major announcements at the conference was the progress being made on Sage’s mobile connected services initiative. Several shipping mobile connected services were demonstrated along with a number that are currently in development. Below are a couple of screen shots from the Sales Management application that was show during both the partner and customer keynote speeches. This is a native iPad application that communicates back to a cloud service using SData. Note that the applications that I have screen shots here for are in the “experience testing” stage where they are getting a large amount of customer feedback including at the UCD lab at the conference, then after all this testing, a more final form of the product will be specified, so expect these to look quite different when they ship, since they will include all this feedback.

There was also a Service Billing application demonstrated that is written using the Argos SDK and which runs on all smart phones. This application was demonstrated integrated to Sage 50, 100 and 300 ERPs showing how the services charges entered in the mobile application make it back into the ERP as A/R transactions.

Below is a picture of the high level architecture that is being used to develop these applications:

I’ll be going into a lot more detail on what this all means and how it is put together in future blog posts, to explain how we will integrate to on-premise products, how we develop these applications in the Azure cloud and how ISVs can integrate into this platform.

Sage 300 ERP 20120 Release

A very highly featured product at the show is the forthcoming Sage 300 ERP 2012 release. This is coming in September, so there were many sessions highlighting all the new features it contains and several demo stations in the trade show where people can have a look at it. Beta 2 is currently shipping which gives a pretty good look at what this product looks like. If also blogged quite a bit on everything going into the release which is summarized here. Below shows the Sage 300 ERP Desktop driven by the Purchase Order Visual Process Flow rather than the usual tree of icons.

Summary

This was a very quick overview of some of the goings on at Sage Summit. I’m sure these themes along with others will be intertwined in all my blog postings over the coming year. Looking forward to the next Sage Summit 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington DC.

Sage Summit 2011

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This year Sage North America merged its Partner Insights conference into its Customer Summit conference to have one large Summit conference in Washington DC at the Gaylord Convention Center.  The conference ran from July 10 to 15 with the first half being for partners and then with the customers joining on Tuesday. This was the first major conference to feature our new CEO Pascal Houillon who gave the initial keynote address and spent quite a bit of time mingling and chatting with attendees. The event night was the best ever at the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum on the Washington Mall. There were many announcements, demos, town halls, tutorials, labs and presentations. This blog posting looks at a few of the items that I felt were most significant (at least to me).

Branding

In Pascal Houillon’s opening keynote, the first big announcement was the product branding announcement. Basically we have been marketing our products as things like Sage ERP MAS, Sage ERP Accpac, Sage Simply Accounting, Sage Peachtree, Sage Act!, Sage Saleslogix, etc. Now we are going to drop all the legacy product names (the MAS, Accpac, Peachtree, Act! part) and now combine all the separate marketing programs into one that will be focused on promoting the “Sage” brand. When partners are pursuing a new leads, often they will be competing with Microsoft, SAP or Oracle. All these companies have a strong brand and the customer will have heard of them. Having to establish who Sage is and what the company does puts you at a disadvantage. The primary goal of this change is to make Sage a well-known and respected company within North America like it is in many other parts of the world. The branding change allows us to combine our separate product marketing resources and launch large scale campaigns across North America that promote the Sage brand and as a consequence all the separate Sage products. Now hopefully when you are pursuing a new customer, they will already know who Sage is, and be willing to enter into a business relationship based on that knowledge. The other thing this does is help with cross-sell. Often if a customer has a Sage ERP product then we would like to sell them a Sage CRM or Sage HR product. But as it stands today the customer thinks they have MAS or Accpac and then selling them Abra or Saleslogix appears like completely unrelated products. We would rather they think they have Sage ERP and adding Sage CRM or Sage HR is just a natural thing to do.

Anyway there is a lot of emotion associated with all the individual Sage product brands, but it seems like here at the conference once people have a chance to think about these changes they see how they can benefit them.

Sage is a Customer Company

Pascal also mentioned that when he asked people about Sage, then if they have heard of Sage then they think we are a technology company. Pascal said he was quite surprised by this. I was also surprised by this, but perhaps for a different reason.

As part of this Pascal unveiled our new slogan: “Making your business life easier”. This represents our true focus on the customer and making their life easier. Then technology is one of many tools that we will bring to bear to accomplish this goal. This is to remind the technology people in the company, like myself, that the technology isn’t an end in itself, it is a means to an end and that we have to always keep that end in mind in everything we do.

Accpac Roadmap

I blogged on the Accpac roadmap here. In the session “Sage ERP Accpac: The Road Ahead” a new roadmap was un-veiled:

You might notice that the roadmap has changed. The marketing spin is that you are getting Order Entry in the web sooner than the old road map. The reality is that the project is taking longer than anticipated and we are switching from an all in one first release, to releasing when the first module is available and then releasing all the other modules as a stream of product updates over the next year. As a consequence of this we are also adding a number of feature enhancements as we go along. Another advantage is that we will be more feedback as we go along so we should have a far stronger product when we’ve completed all the modules, than we would have had with one single large release.

Product Demos

Now that we are starting to see Accpac accounting modules in the web, we can give quite a good demo, entirely running in the browser from front office functions in SageCRM to back office functions running in Accpac to even charging credit cards from the Web based interface to Sage Exchange. I’ll blog about these individual components in more detail in future posts, but here is the cliff notes version.

The demo started in the front office with SageCRM 7.1. Here we showed a number of add-on components that we will be releasing for free on our web site over the coming weeks. Below is a screen shot of our new collections dashboard where you see the aged data for how much is overdue and you see a list of customers with overdue invoices. When you select a given customer in the left grid you get the list of overdue invoices in the right grid. We then showed a number of these add-ons.

Then we went into the Accpac Quote to Order feature with-in SageCRM. Here we showed someone entering an Accpac order from the Accpac web screen embedded in the SageCRM frame (you can do this part with the released 6.0A product).

Then we went to the back office, where an accounting clerk picks up the order that the salesperson entered in SageCRM and performs some edits to the order. Below is a screen shot of the new Order Entry screen:

We then showed a number of the zoom forms, popups and hyperlinks that make up this screen. We pointed out how the screen is modernized and updated but still familiar to long time Accpac users. We ran it in the Chrome browser to emphasis how version 6.1A supports all the major browsers and hence will run on Macs and tablet devices as well as Windows.

Then we entered a pre-payment and pressed the button to charge a credit card. The screen was then re-directed to https://www.sagevault.com/VirtualPaymentTerminal/frmCreditCardPayment.aspx where the credit card was processed (this link won’t work directly from this blog posting).

The cool things here is that we did front office tasks in SageCRM, back office tasks in Sage ERP Accpac and then processed a credit card transaction with Sage Exchange all in web pages, all from the browser. No Windows desktop programs involved.

Other Notables

Sage is continuing its strategy of releasing connected services. All the Sage products are starting to have cloud versions similar to AccpacOnline.com. The Sage Advisor technology that appeared originally in Sage Peachtree will be coming to all products. Frictionless upgrade is a high priority to reduce TCO at upgrade time.

Summary

This was a very quick overview of some of the goings on at Sage Summit. I’m sure these themes along with others will be intertwined in all my blog postings over the coming year. Looking forward to Sage Summit 2012 in Nashville next August.

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July 16, 2011 at 1:01 am

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Developer Training at Summit

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Sage Summit is being held on July 10-15 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington DC. During the conference we will be holding developer training for Sage ERP MAS 90/200, Sage ERP MAS 500 and Sage ERP Accpac. Most of this training will take place on the Monday and Tuesday during the partner half of the conference.

We will have a number of key developers attending the conference representing all three product lines. Besides offering the developer training, they will be able to network with many Business Partners and Customers to learn first-hand how people use our products and what we can do to help them in their work. For Partners and Customers this is a great opportunity to provide un-filtered feedback to the developers actually working directly on the products.

We will be offering a number of Developer Track Sessions for each Sage ERP product line. In addition Developers can sign up for one-on-one sessions to discuss specific product problems or concerns. So hopefully through the training classes, the one-on-one sessions and general networking, Development Partners will be able to get all your questions answered and concerns heard.

All mid-market ERP solutions rely heavily on a strong and vibrant Developer community to produce additional Accounting Modules as well as to provide integrations into all sorts of complimentary products. Sage’s success is very much tied to the success of the Independent Developer Community and we are trying hard to strengthen that at Summit.

Disclaimer: The agenda for Summit is still evolving, so there may be some changes before being finalized.

Sage ERP MAS 90/200

For MAS 90/200 the key initiative is to ensure all Development Partners are taking full advantage of the SQL Server version. The SQL Server version was just released and we are looking for Developer Community support to really make this platform successful. Then for people that integrate to MAS 90/200 we have two sessions on using the new Business Framework as well as integrating with real time data views.

  • Programming to MAS 200 SQL Standards (Part 1):
  • Programming to MAS 200 SQL Standards (Part 2):

Are you ready to move your modifications to the MAS 200 SQL platform?  Learn some of the programming tricks you’ll want to incorporate into your code to optimize performance in the SQL environment.  This two-part session will cover a number of MAS 200 SQL developer partner topics with a particular focus on developer standards, code optimization and ProvideX language enhancements.

  • Using the Business Object Interface – Beginner (Part 1): Learn how to use the updated Business Object Interface with MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 200 SQL.  This is the first half of a two-part session which will cover the basics of the interface, focusing on simple implementations from the standpoint of a development partner or system integrator.  The second session (BOI Advanced) will introduce some advanced techniques and code examples to take your integration with MAS to the next level.
  • Real-Time Data Views (and other cool tricks) using SageCRM and MAS 90: Want to bring your integration between MAS 90 and SageCRM to the next level?  Learn how to customize real-time data views in SageCRM to link your data with MAS 90 for queries, reports, promotions, etc.  See the latest enhancements to the SageCRM dashboard and learn how to customize it to meet your specific customer’s needs.
  • Using the Business Object Interface – Advanced (Part 2): This is the second session for the Business Objects Interface. This session is where we will be introducing some advanced techniques and code examples to take your integration with MAS to the next level.

Sage ERP MAS 500

Although MAS 500 isn’t currently in the process of a major technology transformation, it is still a fully supported strategic product. For the MAS 500 development community this means you have a stable platform to build on. This is an ideal opportunity to improve your development skills and to add many new features to your MAS 500 products or to develop new ones.

  • .Net with MAS 500: Have you ever wanted to write a WinForms application that integrates with MAS 500? How about a Windows Presentation Foundation based application? Learn how at this session. See how .NET interacts with the session objects and other controls like; Security, Login, Database Connection, Licensing, Lookup and Selection controls.
  • Customization: This class will show how to use VBScript and basic customizer controls to provide customized utilities to help fit the Sage MAS 500 application to the specific needs of the user. It will also cover how to create custom tables and tie them to Sage MAS 500 using customizer to help expand the systems resources as needed.
  • API’s and DI: Data Import uses them. So does Data Migrator, and the application imports. What are they Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. Find out how you can use the same interfaces to safely integrate your application data into MAS 500. We will also show you how to use Data Import Manager to load data into MAS 500.
  • MAS 500 Development: New to MAS 500 development or do you need a refresher course? Check out this session to learn about MAS 500 development best practices. We will be looking at developing extensions to MAS 500 in .NET or VB, what APIs are available for use by MAS 500 integrators? What options are available for customizing MAS 500 and which is the best one? What is the right way to import data into MAS 500? These questions and more will be answered for you at this session.

Sage ERP Accpac

The main emphasis of the Accpac developer training is to help ISVs move their products from the Accpac 5.x Visual Basic UI framework to the new Accpac 6.x SWT Web Framework. However we do have our usual session on the introduction to the entire SDK and after a hiatus we have a session on View (or Business Logic) programming.

Sage ERP Accpac – Accpac SDK for Developers – Part 1:
Sage ERP Accpac – Accpac SDK for Developers – Part 2:
Sage ERP Accpac – Accpac SDK for Developers – Part 3:
Sage ERP Accpac – Accpac SDK for Developers – Part 4:
Sage ERP Accpac – Accpac SDK for Developers – Part 5:

Through a series of hands-on labs, these sessions will show you how the Accpac 6.1 SDK is used to create web screens for Sage ERP Accpac and integrate them to the Accpac program views. Multiple labs will reinforce your knowledge of the Eclipse IDE, Sage Web Toolkit (SWT) and SData web services.

Sage ERP Accpac SDK – Writing Accpac Views: Do you need to create a custom Accpac Views with the business logic for your applications? This session outlines the code libraries, templates, header files  and tools available in the Accpac SDK that greatly simplifies the task for creating a custom view.

Sage ERP Accpac SDK – UI Porting Tool: Join us at this session and learn how the UI Porting Tool can save you time migrating your existing VB screens to the Web. We’ll take an existing Accpac VB screen and walk through the process to convert this to a Web based form.

Sage ERP Accpac SDK – Implementing User Assistance: Join us in this session as we look at the different tools used by Accpac for creating documentation, Videos, Help and translations for Accpac 6.1

Sage ERP Accpac SDK – Welcome to SData (Part 1):
Sage ERP Accpac SDK – Welcome to Sdata (Part 2):

What is SData? It is the mechanism used by Sage applications to integrate with each other and external applications including mobile devices. At this session you will learn how SData is used in the Accpac 6.1 framework and see how it is implemented with other applications such as SageCRM.

Sage ERP Accpac SDK – Using Open Source tools for Accpac development: Take a look behind the scenes at the many Open Source tools used by the Accpac development team. Learn how to leverage these tools to code, build, test and document your Accpac 6.1 applications.

Sage ERP Accpac SDK – Introduction: Are you interested in customizing or integrating your applications with Sage ERP Accpac? This session introduces you to the Accpac SDK and the architecture that allows you to add value to the Accpac product family. This is an overview of the entire SDK including Business Logic, Reporting, External APIs and User Interfaces.

Summary

Often Sage development partners are attending Summit to have a booth in the trade show and to perhaps give a session or two. With the Developer training track, Development Partners can also receive additional training on the products they develop for and network with key Sage developers.

Update 2011/05/27: We just added a session: Sage ERP Technology Roadmap on Sunday, July 11 at  1pm – 2:30pm.

Session Description: Join Sage ERP Product leaders who will be discussing the technology evolution of Sage ERP product lines. This session will cover our product journey to the cloud; technologies being used to deliver rich web experience; developments on the Connected Services front(joining On-premise applications with the Cloud enabling us for web and mobile services); what kind of tools/technology/skills are needed to integrate, customize our products in the web world; and collaboration occurring on common components. There will also be time set aside for open dialogue. This session is for Sage ERP Development Partners only.

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April 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm