Spire Conference 2018

The Spire Conference held in Mississauga this year was the best yet! There were many educational sessions including info on the major 3.0 release. See the News section below for some of the info we brought back with us, and for some exciting Spire promotions.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Spire Conference in 2019!


Sage BusinessVision

Sage BusinessVision 2019 is here! Check out these new features:

  • Backorder warning when invoicing (with supervisory control if desired)
  • Vendor Specific Bank Accounts
  • Batch A/P by Vendor Specific Bank
  • Purge Sales Orders Utility
  • Purge Purchase Orders Utility
  • Control delivery method of Order Entry Details report by customer
  • Control delivery method of Purchase Order Details report by vendor
  • Salesperson 'Inactive' checkbox

Spire Promotions - November/December 2018

Two Promotions Starting on Nov 1, 2018:

  1. User Defined Fields (UDFs) will be included with all purchases of Spire. Act before December 31, 2018 and get special pricing too!
  2. We will be offering a BOGO promotion for additional Spire users, where you can buy one user license and get another user license for free. This promotion will end on December 31, 2018.

Spire Version 3 - Released October 2018

Spire version 3.0 includes a new Calendar module. You can link the items in your calendar with just about any kind of record in Spire, i.e. Orders, Purchase Orders, Customers, Employees, etc. Then, when you're going through your To Do list for the day, you can easily open the item related to your task. So go ahead and set those reminders to follow-up on Quotes or make sure you're meeting your customer's Required Dates and while you're at it, make sure your vendors are meeting your Required Dates. The possibilities are endless.

You can also assign tasks to other users, i.e. you're reviewing inventory and notice an item where the quantity looks wrong. Quick as a flash you can add a task for your warehouse staff to count that item and it will show up on their calendar.

Another amazing addition to version 3.0 is the 'macro' inventory item type. Have you ever wanted to group together a bunch of items that you would regularly put together on a Sales/Work Order or Purchase Order? Perhaps a cleaning kit, or what about commonly used items on a job site, or common shop or office supplies. These are different than the traditional 'kit' but they've enhanced kits as well. And, given the ability to have multiple 'accessories' on an item. Macros, Kits, Accessories, oh my!

If you use serial numbers and/or lot numbers, you'll love the new ability to post to the General Ledger using serial number/lot number specific costs. Even if you don't currently use them, you might want to take a look at the benefits now.

Also added to version 3.0 is the ability to change each of your users' logon screen to only show the companies they need and hide the rest. Lots of people have been asking for that and now it's here!

There's so much more in version 3. Check out the 'What's New' documentation here.

Of course, we're always happy to talk to people about Spire so feel free to give us a call!

Spire Demo

Interested in Spire? We're here for you. Many people get a lot out of this pre-recorded Spire Demo video (see below). You may want to watch that and then we can provide a personal demo to walk you through those things you still want to see. Or, answer questions about how Spire would work in your environment. Give us a call today!