Archive for February, 2010
Expect some great new features this Spring for Sage Timberline Office in the spring. These additions will make your day-to-day ops smoother.
This spring you’ll get:
1. Improved electronic routing.
2. To review and approve documents within the system.
3. Document Management’s rules-based-routing helps avoid
unnecessary delays ensuring documents are reviewed by the right
people, in the right sequence, at the right time–every time!
4. Comprehensive tax filing capabilities with hundreds of new US
state and federal government forms for reporting unemployment
wages and withholding, new hires and more. Tired of printing and
mailing forms? No problem– eFiling capabilities will be offered as
These are just a few of the new offerings coming your way! We’ll have a more detailed list for you in the near future.
More and more of our clients are bidding on government jobs. For many of them it’s brand new territory. Do you have all the information you need? Do you know your chance of being audited if you do take on Stimulus work is nearly 100 percent according to the wording of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009?
Stimulus Jobs demand:
1. Accurate and timely action by contractors, subcontractors and public entities
2. Full compliance. Contractors are being monitored by government agents.
3. Tight reporting, complete accuracy as well as transparency.
The Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering is offering an online training and review program. You can learn how to master the art of bidding Stimulus Projects from industry experts. You can learn more about the Buy American Act, Civil Rights Compliance, Davis Bacon Act and ARRA/Stimulus Act Reporting, Accountability and Transparency by going here.
Ed and Daren spent the week in Las Vegas working hard (uh huh) at this year’s World of Concrete Showcase. Held Feb. 1-5, the tradeshow is the only annual international construction show for those businesses devoted to the industries of concrete and masonry.
They spent their days taking to attendees about the many construction solutions Sage Timberline has to offer. Although we offer a full suite of accounting solutions, it appears most people are interested in Estimating. Which makes sense because the bidding wars are now on, triggered of course, by the current economic downturn.
Ed tells me a steady stream of people stopped by, many of them wanting to hear more about Timberline Estimating. “It’s always fun to be able to meet and chat with our clients face-to-face.” Ed believes “there is no substitute for getting out there and just talking to people.”
Daren feels the same way. He says most of the people he spoke with were interested in Timberline Estimating, “all of them eager to find that one thing that is going to give them the edge when it comes to bidding on projects. They want immediate tangible results in the form of winning more jobs.”
I’ve attached a couple of pictures taken by Daren – although he and Ed are camera-shy which explains why they’re not in any of the pictures!
A Little more info…
World of Concrete showcased more than 1,500 exhibitors in more than a million square feet of exhibit space. It also offered more than 100 educational sessions, product demonstrations and much more! To find out more about World of Concrete (did you know they’ll be in Mexico this June?) click here!
Sage Timberline Estimating Update 5 provides solutions to the following issues:
1. The inconsistent spreadsheet display when using Edit > Options > Open estimate in last used sequence with a custom sort tab has been fixed. The program will now display the data on the spreadsheet correctly.
2. A Material price of “0″ will now transfer correctly from Estimating to Buyout workfiles.
3. Estimates that had trailing spaces for any of the unit fields for items will now extend the amounts out properly.
1. Estimating updates are cumulative. Update 5 includes the fixes listed above plus all enhancements and fixes from previous updates.
2. You must have installed Estimating 9.6 in order to install 9.6.0 Update 5.
3. If you install new or additional Estimating applications after installing an update, you must reapply the update.
1. At the computer where Estimating is installed, click here to download the self-extracting file that contains the update.
2. In the File Download – Security Warning window, click [Save]. If you see the Save As window, select a temporary location on the computer to save the file and click [Save].
This location must be available to all workstations where Estimating is installed. For example, create a folder named “Update” if it does not yet exist, under X:\Timberline Office\Estimating, and then save the file to that location. If you installed to a different location, select the appropriate path.
~ In the Download Complete window, click [Close]
To Update each workstation where you installed Estimating:
1. Close the Estimating application and all Microsoft Office applications on the workstation.
2. Browse to the location where you saved the file in step 2 of the “Download the update” section above.
3. Double-click the update file.
4. If a security warning appears, click [Run] or [Allow].
5. On the Ready to install 9.6.0 Est Update5 window, click [OK].
6. When the message This update has been installed successfully appears, click [OK].
Repeat steps 1 through 6 at each workstation where you installed Sage Timberline Office Estimating Products.
Update 4 Note:
Update 4 was not available for general release, but is included in Update 5.
9.6 Estimating Update 4 addresses compatibility issues with 9.6 Accounting Update 7 (2009 Year-End Update) and Estimating Update 3.
1. If you have applied 9.6 Accounting Update 7 to a workstation or server and subsequently apply or reapply Estimating 9.6 Update 3, you will receive an error stating that “A newer version of Sage Timberline Office exists on this machine. You cannot apply this update.”
2. Apply Estimating Update 4 to workstations or servers under the following conditions:
3. Accounting Update 7 is installed. AND You need to apply an Estimating update.
Update 3 Fixes:
1. Printing Totals
2. When selecting various report options and then a summary level other than Detail on Estimating reports, printing or previewing may have resulted in an incorrect total. This issue has been fixed.