Sage Extends Customer Usability for MAS 500 ERP
Business management software
and services firm Sage North America announced the integration of the latest
versions of Sage MAS 500 ERP (enterprise resource planning) and Sage Abra SQL
HRMS (human resource management system). The company said the integration of
Sage MAS 500 with Sage Abra extends functionality to the HR back office, while
improving efficiency for customers by automating HR and payroll tasks and
eliminating duplicate data entry processes.
Sage Abra HRMS delivers integrated functionality across HR, payroll, benefits, time-off and training management, with reporting and analysis, and a Web workforce portal with employee self-service, company communications, benefits enrollment and applicant tracking. Sage MAS 500 is a scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application for midmarket to small-enterprise businesses. Designed using Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio technology, Sage MAS 500 helps automate and streamline business management processes.
Integration between Sage Abra
SQL HRMS and Sage MAS 500 general ledger (GL) makes it unnecessary for payroll
and accounting professionals to manually prepare and enter payroll journal
entries, since the preparation and transfer of information between the two
products are automated, Sage argues. The company said users of both Sage Abra
SQL and Sage MAS 500 would also benefit from the ability to assemble, review
and prepare employee and payroll data, as well as create reports, for Sage MAS
Sage MAS 500 customers can
purchase a Sage Abra bundle that includes Abra HR, Abra Payroll, Abra
Attendance, and the integration, the company said. "Sage MAS 500 users now have
access to an integrated SQL-Server based HR, payroll, and ERP system, designed
to help them achieve greater accuracy, control, and audit capabilities," said
Jennifer Dungan, director of product management for Sage Abra.
Earlier this year, the company released another HR software offering aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) in the form of Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager. The product helps small businesses manage employee information in one place by consolidating all employee information including salary, performance, absences, and training in one location. Its reporting system allows small businesses to track government regulated employee information in a secure environment and also create more personalized services, such as tracking an employee's service anniversary or date of birth.