Sage Fixed Assets is useful, yet often overlooked, title in the Sage family of business software. In a funny way, it reminds me of Wake Forest University.
Stuck in a world with Tobacco Road big dogs UNC, N.C. State, and Duke, Wake Forest is the Little University that Could. While the Big Three can fill an ocean of sports hate, Wake Forest just seems to exist. Longtime Charlotte sports radio personality Mark Packer gave Wake Forest University the nickname Switzerland because they’re so neutral that nobody dislikes them. When they do something good, the Demon Deacons get a pat on the head from everyone, as if to say, “Awww, isn’t that cute?”
While the Sage big dogs like Sage X3 and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate may not be rivals, Sage Fixed Assets does seem to pale in comparison with Sage’s top titles. However, that doesn’t mean Sage Fixed Assets is any less important to an overall suite of solutions.
Sage Fixed Assets Starts Study Hall in January
As I mentioned earlier this month, the idea for Sage Study Halls came from Amy Dotson, Sage’s Director of Digital Services (read: Sage City Governor) for 2016. The study hall concept is a way for Sage to offer an informal setting for customers to learn more about a timely topic through a live discussion lead by a Sage expert.
“Year end in particular is a very busy time of year,” Fennell said. “Our hope is that offering these ‘prep sessions’ will help customers get the information they need to have a successful (and hopefully less stressful) year end!”
“Sage Study Hall sessions are being very well received,” Ferrell said. “The Sage 50 US sessions have been particularly well attended.”
Fennell told me they may add Sage Fixed Assets classes, but they may take place after the first of the year. Sure enough, the Sage Fixed Assets Study Hall session was announced on Sage City last week. Because the Fixed Assets closures can be done after the physical year end, they were able to spend more time developing the course and hosting it after the holidays.
The Sage Fixed Assets Study Hall class is “Updating your Sage Fixed Assets software for year-end,” scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern. The course will be led by Lovisa Taylor, a senior customer support analyst with Sage Fixed Assets. The Sage Study Hall course will cover:
- Preparing company and assets for year end
- Running depreciation, standard reports, and tax reports for year-end
- Closing the books and finalizing year-end
Sage Fixed Assets Year End Center Also Open
The Sage Fixed Assets Study Hall session is one of many tools available to help with year-end closure. The Sage City Year End Center features other ways in which Sage Fixed Assets customers can help themselves.
At the Sage Fixed Assets Year End Center, customers can find both formal and informal ways of receiving help. As far as formal help, links to the Sage Knowledgebase and Sage University courses are there to receive direct help from experts. There are also links back to the Sage City forums, where Sage Customers, Sage Partners and Sage employees come together to help each other with questions they may have.
The Sage Year-End Center features the same options for most every U.S. and Canadian Sage title, from Sage HRMS to to Sage 500 ERP to Sage 100 Contractor. These are great resources for professionals who need any help for Year End, from answering a simple question to receiving formal training.
Have you used the Sage Year End Center? Tell us how it’s helped you in your business.