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 offer a live, instructor-led session on the newly released Sage 100 Contractor 2016 on Monday, Oct. 17 at noon Eastern on Sage U. The version 20 release introduces Sage 100 Contractor on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.
During the webinar, the instructors will discuss the changes in the new version of Sage 100 Contractor. They will also show participants how to install version 20.3 side by side with version 19.7, how to migrate company and custom reports, and use the new Database Administration tool.
Denise also linked to a previous blog post where they gave more information about the release, including the release notes for 20.2 and the system requirements. She also linked to the updated version 20.3 release notes.
As a Sage partner, you may expect me to be pleased that Sage is offering this free training to our customers. Especially since a training session like this normally costs $150. But does this announcement warrant me wanting to throw a parade in honor of Denise?
No, but this does: Denise began her blog post by recommending to plan ahead in preparing to upgrade to the new SQL version of Sage 100 Contractor:
“To ensure that you have the best possible introduction to Sage 100 Contractor (SQL), we suggest that you start using version 20.3 in a live, production environment well before year end, when demands on your business partner and Sage Customer Support are very high.”
The end of the year is a crazy time for all of us: Sage customers, partners and the folks at Sage Customer Support. While our customers are dealing with month end and year end, we’re all dealing with the holidays, kids on school break, the flu season and all the other fun stuff that happens in the last few weeks of the year.
We are constantly telling our customers to make sure you plan ahead for the end of the year. If you have any non-emergency projects that need to be done by the end of the year, please let us know well ahead of time.
It’s so great to hear the folks at Sage say the same thing. In the end, we want to make sure we can take care of all of our customers, and having a plan for year end is a big help.
So thank you Denise, both for the free training session and the free advice!