Power BI Connector Now Available!

Microsoft Power BI is a powerful business analytics tool that allows users to visualize and share insights from their data. Think dashboards.

To enhance your Power BI experience, Spire has developed a custom connector that provides seamless integration with Spire. This connector enables you to effortlessly access and analyze your Spire data within the Power BI environment. The connector uses Spire’s API so the user will only be able to access the data they are authorized to view.

Spire MS Power BI Connector is now available for Spire Clients who maintain their annual software assurance.

If you would like to learn more, we are here to help.

Spire to Host ‘In Person’ Open House Tour

Spire has announced they will be hosting an Open House Tour! We’ll be there and hope you join us!

This event is designed for new Spire users, potential Spire adopters, and those who want to investigate Spire’s integration solutions. 

Attendees will acquire valuable Spire knowledge as experts share: 

  • What’s New in Spire – recent upgrades and a glimpse at what is coming
  • Spire Integration Partner solutions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Tips & Tricks – Best Spire Practices
  • Open Q & A

Spire will be visiting three major cities in Canada:

Mississauga: June 13th
Winnipeg: September 9th
Langley: November 8th

Your registration includes a full-day Spire Open House Pass, along with a continental breakfast, coffee, and snacks throughout the day. Attendees will also receive a Spire pen, notebook, and helpful Spire information to take back to the office. 

REGISTRATION FEE IS $60.00 plus tax

**Limited space is available**

https://www.spiresystems.com/events/spire-open-houses-2024/

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

What’s new in Spire 3.11

 Spire 3.11 is now mainstream and the Development Team at Spire is working on the next release of 3.12.

Highlights: 

Spire will still run on Server 2012, however Spire no longer supports it as Microsoft does not support it. This means that Microsoft provides no fixes for it and no security updates. The minimum requirements no longer include Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1. Please view the Spire hardware Requirements by clicking here.

  • Email 
    • Does not allow Batch Email messages to be sent before the attachment creation has been completed
    • In AR, Correct Read Operation Timed Out error when attempting to email more than 500 statements 
  • Inventory Serial/Lot Numbers Updates 
    • Scan serial/lot numbers in Inventory Count 
    • Add new serial/lot numbers to items in Inventory Count
    • Include serial/lot numbers during inventory reallocate
  • Several Inventory Report Changes
  • Unlimited Sell Price Levels in Inventory
  • View and Edit Sales, Purchase and Production Order detail line UDF directly in the grid 
  • Show number of successfully imported records of total records when the import has failures
  • Many payroll updates and changes 
    • 2024 Payroll changes
    • Add Dental Benefit setting
    • Respect CPP2 and QPP2 handling rules
    • Make benefits and deductions available on irregular timecards
    • Global Payments Credit Card Payments integration (for card non-present)

There have been many more updates, improvements, and new reports released in 3.11 and its point releases. Don’t forget that with every new version release, there is a new Spire YouTube video to help learn what’s new. See What’s New 3.11 video:

 

Switching from QuickBooks to Spire is Easy with Spire’s New Conversion Tool!

Switching to Spire from QuickBooks has never been so simple. Spire has become a solution to the problems QuickBooks users face. Spire’s business management solution is designed to give your business ERP power without the hefty ERP ticket price. With all modules fully integrated, Spire gives you the power of an ERP without requiring so many extra apps and add-ons. Spire includes a conversion tool specifically designed to migrate all of your current and historical QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier and Enterprise editions) data without losing any information.

Now is the right time. Switch to Spire and start working with software that is made to grow with your company. Contact Edge for more information!

Spire Now Integrates with Global Payments

With Spire’s integration to Global Payments, Spire customers can now accept payments from all around the world. Whether you do business online, in person, or any other way — Spire is the only software you need. Spire works the way you do! With an integrated payment solution, businesses can accept payments directly within their existing software, saving time, and eliminating human errors. If you are interested in learning more, the team at Edge would be happy to help. 

Edge IMS featured in London Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week

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