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Course Introduction

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Module 1: Getting Started with Sage 300

Introduction to Sage 300 and Module Integration

Summary:  Introducing Sage 300 and Understanding Module Integration

Introducing Sage 300

Sage 300 ERP 2016 is an application used by small to medium-sized companies to connect business operations such as accounting, manufacturing, sales, customer service, and distribution in one location. 

The accounting system is made up of different modules that work together as one unit; you can utilize all these modules or you can work with only the modules that you need.  For example, if you are responsible for the control of inventory for your company, you would work with the Inventory Control module only.  Sage 300 ERP 2016’s modules include, but are not limited to, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control, and Order Entry.

Understanding Module Integration

Sage 300 requires a number of components.  These include the following:

  • the modules you require (e.g. General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Control, Order Entry)
  • supporting components for the selected modules
  • the system manager, which comprises common services and administrative services, and controls access to and maintains company data used in the different accounting modules
  • the Microsoft SQL database management system, which is used to manage the large amounts of data used by Sage 300


The System Manager

Summary:  The System Manager

The System Manager provides useful tools for managing company data. These tools include Administrative Services and Common Services:

  • Administrative Services – used for activating data, checking data integrity, maintaining user information, and dumping and loading databases.
  • Common Services – used for maintaining company information, scheduling recurring transactions, and maintaining the fiscal calendar.  Common Services is also used to maintain tax and banking information.