Many of Sage Business Solutions' partners have taken the opportunity at the recent Insights 2011 conference on the Sunshine Coast to unveil new and improved solutions to the Australian market.
XM Developments launched its XM payments, which is a standalone credit card processing system with real- time enhanced options of payment. It is a new e-Commerce webstore, exclusively for Sage ERP Accpac.
It also introduced its O2 solution that offers a customisable website built on the XM platform. It does real-time replication and insert orders.
The company signed a non-exclusive deal with templatemonster.com to supply templates to the website. It aims to soon provide a hybrid of online and offline technology for SMBs.
XM payments will be released in January 2012, with pricing to be confirmed and O2 will be rolled out in the beginning of 2012 from $9995, with ongoing maintenance costs of $450 per month.
Sage certified business development partner, Enabling, used the conference to showcase its latest Enabling Cemetery and Crematoria Management System (ECCEMS).
The system, that bridges ERP and CRM technologies, enables all cemetery information to be accessed via one secure system. It works as a central data repository, helping users with the locations of cemeteries, directions in getting there, the overlay of management – for example to view underground pipelines when digging graves.
The solution is already in use by 10 cemeteries.
Another of Sage Business Solutions' partners, Sage MicroPay, has announced an upgrade to its Wage Easy Payroll and Human Resources system. The solution calculates superannuation, tax and other monetary based accounts in one solution.
According to Wage Easy national manager, Peter Fanning, it is targeted at the hospitality and retail industries and the company expects to further deploy the solution in the regional areas of Australia.
Pacific Technology Solutions launched a procurement system, called Web requisitioning and approvals.
The Cloud-based service provides users with visibility of what they are purchasing and makes its availability on-the-go. It is Blackberry and PDA compatible.
The company's business development manager, Jamie Steele, said it will be soon looking to deploy an iOS app for the service within the first half of next year.
Netstock also launched its Netstock service, which is an inventory optimisation solution provided as a SaaS offering.
It generates replenishment costs and provides technical information on the ideal level of inventory. It also tracks and forecasts stock inventories.
Netstock managing director, Andy Hiscox, said the solution is available from $700 in complexity and is scalable depending on the number of users.