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The State of Payments in Construction in 2017

According to research by PayStream Advisors, paper-based processes still dominate many accounts payable operations, but there has been significant movement toward electronic payments and other forms of accounts payable automation technology in recent years. While other industries have made great strides in automating their processes, the construction industry has been slower to adopt automation.

The construction industry is still very paper-based and in a paper-based environment, your company’s documents are constantly at risk. Physical copies of sensitive information can be easily misplaced, altered, or destroyed. If these documents are lost or tampered with, then you no longer have access to the data necessary to effectively operate your business.

Research has shown that paper documents and checks are leading sources for fraud, because data is not protected. In fact, 48 percent of payment fraud can be tracked back to paper checks. According to a survey by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), nearly 70 percent of corporate respondents have been victims of check fraud. AP and payment automation ensure that your company’s payment information is secure in a cloud-based environment that can be accessed anywhere that you have access to the internet.

One of the common myths of payment automation is that Controllers and CFOs lose control in the process. Actually, automation provides more control over and increased visibility into the payment process. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can search for and retrieve payment information at any time and from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Not only will you benefit from better visibility into spending, but your subcontractors will get paid faster too!

Want to learn more? Register for our webinar with AvidXchange on Thursday, February 23rd at 2:00pm EST to see how your construction company can benefit from payment automation. 

Sage 300 CRE 2016 Year End

Is your Sage 300 CRE software version supported? 

Sage will be supporting versions 15.1 and 16.1 for 2016 year-end. Do you still need to upgrade? Access the Sage Knowledgebase for the version upgrade and update files or give us a call to schedule your upgrade. Time slots are limited so call today! 800.458.7369

Year-end Update Timeline: What's the last possible moment to perform the install?  Install the update prior to processing your Government Forms for 2016. You'll also want to download and update your payroll taxes and the "manual" adjustment of the rates and limits for any and all State unemployment taxes PRIOR to processing your first 2017 Payroll.

See KB Article PTUS 17-01 payroll taxes update. 

Year End Resource:  Sage City Year End Center, Sage 300 CRE


NOTE: We will be closed December 26th and January 2nd for our employees to enjoy their families. We look forward to working with you in 2017!

Sage 100 Contractor 2016 Year End

Is your Sage 100 Contractor software version supported? 

Sage will be supporting versions 19.7 and 20.3 for 2016 year-end. Do you still need to upgrade? Access the Sage Knowledgebase for the version upgrade and update files or give us a call to schedule your upgrade. Time slots are limited so call today! 800.458.7369

Year-end Update Timeline: What's the last possible moment to perform the install?  Install the update prior to processing your first Payroll of 2017. You'll also want to download and update your payroll taxes and the "manual" adjustment of the rates and limits for any and all State unemployment taxes.The year-end update has been released, but the payroll taxes update has not. We anticipate during the last week of December to be released.  

Year End Resource:  Sage City Year End Center, Sage 100 Contractor


NOTE: We will be closed December 26th and January 2nd for our employees to enjoy their families. We look forward to working with you in 2017 and we hope you have a Happy Holiday! 

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Payroll hotfix for government forms issues

Sage has released Notice 16-C for a Payroll hotfix for the government forms issues for Sage 300 CRE. This notice applies to you if you have installed Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate version 14.1 or 15.1 and you use Payroll to generate your year-end government forms.

If you have use Version 14.1, you must install Version 14.1 Update 5, then Payroll Update 3, then Payroll Hotfix1

If you use Version 15.1. you must install Version 15.1 Update 5, Then PAyroll Update 4, then Payroll Hotfix 1.

If you need help applying the Hotfix, please contact us at  800-458-7369 to schedule time for a consultant to help you ASAP!

Additional information about the Payroll hotfix:

  • In the Link Aatrix Tax Types to PR Tax Rates window, if you have multiple local taxes in an Aatrix local tax group, the local wages and local tax amount withheld now display correctly in the Aatrix W-2 Preparer window and on the W-2 forms.•

  • State reports and W-2 forms run from Aatrix will now generate faster.

Note: You must install either 14.1 Payroll Update 3 or 15.1 Accounting Update 4, based on the version of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate you use, before installing Payroll Hotfix 1 below. These updates can be found on the associated Payroll Hotfix articles below.

Refer to the appropriate article below for instructions on downloading and applying Payroll Hotfix 1.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate 14.1 Payroll Hotfix 1

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate 15.1 Payroll Hotfix 1

If you need assistance, give us a call at 800-458-7369 or refer to the following article to determine which support service works best for you.

How do I get technical support for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate?

Sage 100 Contractor Tax & Software Update

Sage has released the January tax and software update for Sage 100 Contractor version 19.7.

Important!

  • This update installs tax table changes that are effective beginning January 1, 2016.
  • f you use third-party products that integrate with Sage 100 Contractor, check with your software vendors prior to upgrading to ensure that their products are fully compatible with this release. 

What's new in this updated version of 19.7

  • Several state tax table changes.
  • Several fixes for new Aatrix forms.
  • A new option in the 5-2-1 Employees window that you can use to update ACA information for all employees from a single point in the program.

Taking advantage of the extended 2015 ACA reporting deadline, Sage is providing this option to help you prepare your ACA data for reporting to the IRS. The Release Notes provide tips on how to use this new option to adjust employees' ACA settings efficiently. 

For an introduction to ACA reporting requirements for employers, view ACA overview videos on Sage City.
Review the Release Notes for additional information and details about this update.
Log into the Sage Knowledgebase and search for Notice 16-A to get the version update and upgrade links.

Visit SageCity to find answers to your year-end and Affordable Care Act (ACA) questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact us with questions at 800-458-7369 or refer to the following article to determine which support service works best for you. How do I get technical support for Sage 100 Contractor?

 

Sage 300 CRE Payroll Tax Changes Update

Sage has released a Payroll Tax Update for Sage 300 CRE versions 14.1 and 15.1. This update applies to you if you receive government-mandated changes for the United States.

Payroll tax update 16.03 includes the following taxes, which changed effective January 1, 2016:

  • District of Columbia (DCSWH)

  • Missouri (MOSWH)
  • North Dakota (NDSWH)
  • Vermont (VTSWH)

For more information about these tax changes (and the tax changes included in updates 16.01 and 16.02), see the Payroll Tax Release Notes.

Click the following link for instructions on how to download and update your tax files:
How do I download and update taxes in the Payroll application?

Have questions? Give us a call at 800-458-7369 or refer to the following articles to determine which support service works best for you.
How do I get technical support for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate?

Sage 300 CRE Critical Alert

Sage just released a Critical Alert for Sage 300 CRE regarding Payroll issues affecting government forms.

This alert applies to you if any of the following scenarios are true:

  • You include apostrophes in certain Payroll ID fields.
  • You have employees who have taxable wages for multiple local Aatrix-linked taxes.
  • You have employees who live or work in New Jersey.
  • You have employees who live or work in Connecticut and use named Payroll files.
  • You have terminated employees, use a regional date setting, and generate T4 forms.

If any of the above scenarios apply to you, follow the Knowledgebase articles below for possible work-around solutions until the updates to rectify the issues are released. Be sure to monitor the articles that apply to you as Sage will update each article when the fixes are available.  

Issue A (apostrophes in ID fields): Knowledgebase article 72050

Issue B (multiple local taxes): Knowledgebase article 72191

Issue C (NJFLI): Knowledgebase article 71962

Issue D (Connecticut and named files): Knowledgebase article 72219

Issue E (T4 and termination dates): Knowledgebase article 71891

If you need assistance, give us a call at 800-458-7369 or refer to the following article to determine which support service works best for you.

How do I get technical support for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate?

Sage released an alert issue regarding the Affordable Care Act in Sage 300 CRE. Follow the knowledgebase articles with the corresponding issue below for more information or contact us for assistance!

Under certain circumstances, you may see alert messages in Aatrix that warn you about a possible IRS rejection of your forms.

Issue A: If you are generating 1094-C and 1095-C forms, Step 1 of the 1095/1094-C Preparer window includes the following question:

?         Does this employer provide self-insured coverage?

If you answer No to this question, Aatrix will display a “Rejection Alert” message even if there are no covered individuals entered for any employees.

Refer to knowledgebase article 71662 for more information.

Issue B: Step 1 also includes the following question:

?         Is this employer a member of an Aggregated ALE Group?

If you answer No to this question, Aatrix will display a “Rejection Alert” message even if your Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate data does not contain information for more than one EIN.

Refer to knowledgebase article 71756 for more information.

Issue C: In step 2 of the 1095/1094-C Preparer window, if you answered Yes to the “Does this employer provide self-insured coverage?” question in Step 1, Aatrix displays a “Rejection Alert” message because the Employer Sponsored Self-Insured check box is not marked for any covered individuals.

Refer to knowledgebase article 71715 for more information.