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Sage hosts study hall to gear up for Year End 2017

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Remember back in high school when the worst thing (hopefully) you had to deal with was studying for end-of-year exams? When it came down to crunch time, you were happy to have a couple of study hall periods in order to get some extra cramming done. For many accountants and… Read more »

CFMA Spotlights Suicide Prevention Month In October

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Suicide is never a comfortable topic to talk about, but in the construction industry, it may be one of the most important conversations people in the industry can have. In its first ever suicide risk assessment by industry last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported construction is… Read more »

Guest Post: Sharing Knowledge Through TUG Conference

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This week, one of our Sage CRE customers, Rhiannon Thompson of Davidson Excavation in Russiaville, Ind., gives her impressions of attending her second TUG National Users Conference: When I first learned the Sage Summit 2017 Tour stop in Atlanta and the 2017 TUG National Users Conference were overlapping, my heart… Read more »

Sage Summit 2017: Registration and other information

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It’s that time of year again: Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and I get to tell all of you to start registering for Sage Summit. But this year’s a bit different. OK, that’s not entirely true. This year is completely different. Registration for Sage Summit 2017… Read more »

Recent cloud-based server hacks serve as warning to all

CERN cloud server

I don’t know how Deb Carpenter Beck does it. The longtime Sage Construction and Real Estate marketer, who can still be found on the Plumb Bob Square Rants blog, always writes about the most topical posts in the industry. Ironically her latest blog post hit too close to home as we’re… Read more »

Free Training For Sage 100 Contractor 2016 SQL version

Sage 100 Contractor

Denise Johnson is my favorite person ever! Ok, granted, I’ve never met the senior curriculum developer and trainer for Sage Construction and Real Estate. However, her latest post on the Sage CRE Product Blog made want to sing her praises. Earlier this week, Denise announced on Sage City that Sage will… Read more »

Immigration penalties a reminder to stay in compliance

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It’s funny how government works. And I’m not talking “funny ha-ha.” Or, maybe I am, because some of the decisions made by government officials seem comical compared to others. As I was watching my TweetDeck feed earlier this week, I saw a Tweet go by with a link to an… Read more »

Construction industry outlook session at Sage Summit didn’t disappoint

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I found out on my first trip to Sage Summit that if I only registered for sessions labeled for marketing that I could miss out on learning valuable information. So ever since 2013, I make sure I read the entire list of sessions to see if anything catches my eye…. Read more »

Customers can learn from each other at Sage Summit

At Practical Software Solutions, our customers are a bunch of apples and oranges. And I mean that in the most polite way possible that you can call your customers fruit. Of course, I’m talking about the different types of customers we have. Because we have manufacturers and distributors, construction and… Read more »

TUG Conference: Now Featuring 100% Sage CRE

We interrupt this blog post to bring you an important message from TUG: Are you a Sage 100 Contractor or Sage Estimating user? Have you longed to be a part of a user group community like your friends who use Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate? Why not give TUG a… Read more »