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Orchid Extender now also supports OCX Scripts!

Extender, from Orchid Systems, is often referred to as “the Swiss Army Knife” of Sage 300 add-ons due to the variety of ways it can be used to customize Sage 300. It now has a powerful new tool in its kit.

Previously, Extender allowed you to introduce bespoke business logic by applying (Python) scripts to Sage 300 Views. It now also supports OCX Scripts, which are applied directly to Sage 300 screens. This allows you to do things like adding, hiding or removing fields, tabs, buttons and finders.

Talk to your Sage solution provider, or contact Orchid Systems, to find out more about how Extender can help you get the most out of your Sage 300 site.

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TaiRox CRM now has Collections Management!

Sage300 3rd-party developer Tairox has announced the addition of collection management functionality to their Tairox CRM product. The new features include:
► Customer Aging shows overdue customers with 30-60-90 buckets and much more. Lightning-fast calculations fully support A/R aging.
► Cases are created and accessed directly from Customer Aging.
► A Dashboard shows what's needing attention. Navigate by day, week or month.
► Notes can be attached to cases, opportunities and companies.
For more info, visit the Tairox CRM webpage here.

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Avalara Lists on the NYSE

Avalara, developer of AvaTax, the automated sales and use tax compliance add-in for Sage 300 and other applications has listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of the company nearly doubled in their opening day of trading on Friday closing up 87 percent at $44.94 after opening at $35.

Avalara helps businesses get tax compliance right. Avalara’s customers face demanding tax obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities around the world, and rely on Avalara to provide efficient and accurate solutions to manage those requirements. The company provides solutions for various transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and others. Each year, Avalara serves customers by processing billions of tax transactions, filing more than a million transaction tax returns, and managing millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

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Sage development partner and former Australian Sage 300 (Accpac) and third-party product distributor John Paterson has released a new online directory of Sage 300 third-party products. Designed to make it easy for Sage 300 business partners and users to find the right applications for their business, the site lists hundreds of products from dozens of Sage 300 ISV's. All products on the site have been summarised and categorised and placed in a searchable database. This makes pulling up a short-list of all the products in a particular category a simple process. Each product has a short description of it's functionality and a link to the vendor's product page for more information.

The site does not and will never charge vendors for listing, does not sell anything and does not generate leads. All visitors to the site are directed to the vendor's website or advised to contact their Sage business partner for more information.

"For the site to be really useful, it had to be impartial, which meant creating all the content ourselves - rather than letting vendors create their own content. We also wanted it to be "safe" for everyone to use. Business partners can use the site as a sales tool without fear of current clients or prospects ever being directed to another business partner." Paterson said.

When asked why he would go to the trouble of developing a site with a huge amount of content which generates no income, Paterson replied: "It's a win-win for everyone. Users can easily find the products they need to help run their businesses more effectively, which means business partners will sell more third-party products and that of course means more sales for developers like us."