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  • Major Projects in High Gear

    The ACS Major Projects team works primarily on implementations and new business conversions. During these projects, we cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. For those of you who have worked on projects with my team, you're likely all too familiar with the long hours and tight deadlines we all frequently work through (with the help of plenty of caffeine). We are less than halfway through 2008, and this year has already been a busy one for the Major Projects team. We've seen four large projects go live, and we're actively engaged in several other projects in varying stages of implementation. Additionally, several of my team members have either written or managed data conversion projects for their clients. After completing more than a dozen conversions over the …



  • Transferring Payments with Ease by Molly Mathe

    Advantage allows you to transfer credits from one customer to another. This allows you to apply payments from one customer to invoices of another customer. Open Control Group to Hold Transfers Create a credit control group at ARPCGP that will hold the transfers along with the new applications. Delete Any Unposted Applications Make sure your vouchers do not have any unposted applications on them. If they do, either post them first or delete them using the DAP function at ARPCSH. Move Voucher to New Control Group At ARPCSH, move your voucher from the system generated CTG for unapplied credits to your newly created control group. Search for the voucher in your system generated CTG for unapplied credits …



  • Reuters Professional Goes Live on Advantage

    ACS is pleased to welcome Reuters Professional Publishing (formerly Thomson Financial) to the Advantage community. Reuters Professional Professional Publishing is the fifth UK client to implement Advantage, beginning live operations in the first quarter of 2008. With a portfolio of market-leading titles and online services, Reuters Professional Publishing provides authoritative and unbiased market intelligence to investment banking and private equity professionals throughout the world. Additionally, Reuters Professional Publishing runs events across the globe, including roundtables, conferences and awards dinners. Reuters Professional Publishing began looking for a new fulfillment system late in 2006 to replace several existing systems. Their primary objective was …



  • Advantage Ahead of the Trend

    Last year, my family and I made our seventh move for Advantage Computing Systems. This was a move from beautiful, warm Alabama to beautiful, cold Michigan. Since Cecilia, my wife, was born and raised in a tropical country, you can imagine that this last move was met with something that could best be described as, well, "less-than-enthusiastic." Let's just leave it there. After a 16-year absence from my home state, I'd forgotten how quickly winter becomes summer. Just two weeks ago as I write this it was snowing. Now, there are leaves on many of the trees and it's been in the 70s for several days. Of course, it will probably snow again tonight. But this quick transition is good because summer is our family's favorite season for the aforementioned …



  • Evelyn Acton: Energy and Enthusiasm to Spare

    There's no such thing as a stranger to Evelyn Acton. Once she meets you, she adds you to her wide circle of friends, both business and personal. She doesn't stand on ceremony, but will do everything within her power to serve her clients, all in a professional -- yet warm and personal -- way. Her clients appreciate her efforts. Neal Hawkins of Oakstone is one of Ev's fans. "Ev is one of my very favorite Advantage people," he says. "She's always willing to take extra time to resolve an issue. Evelyn is great, in that she manages to not make me feel stupid when I do something stupid and the answer is really easy." "The nicest thing I can say about Ev," he continues, "is that, if we didn't have Advantage to talk about, I would still want to …



  • An Update From Engineering

    An auto mechanic had a famous heart surgeon's car in his shop and took the opportunity for a little friendly banter. "You know, Doc, cars are a lot more complicated than they used to be, what with embedded chips, GPS systems, anti-emission devices and all the rest. In fact, I'm sure my job is every bit as difficult as yours and yet you've got the fancy house and country club membership. What gives?" The surgeon nodded as he paid, agreeing that he wouldn't have a clue how to fix his own car. As he was leaving the shop he turned back. "There is one little difference, though. You mechanics get to turn off the engine while you work." While software development is, thankfully,not a life or death issue, the …



  • New! Fresh from the Drawing Board: Highlights of 2008R2

    It's full of new features and functionality. Here is a sampling of the great things you'll find in Advantage 8R2, available in early June. ? Advantage now supports multiple credit card (and/or direct debit) clearing vendors on the same instance of the software. This would allow your organization, for example, to use the same instance of Advantage for operations in different geographic locations, each with its own credit card or direct debit vendor. ? An upload process has been added for Access Management and Billing. You can load up agreements---with full participant and access point information---including agreements that may have been entered outside of Advantage. The upload process can be particularly useful for moving agreement management from an outside system …



  • Understanding Non-Inventory Items

    Advantage allows you to have a PRO item that is actually a service item (or a non-inventory item). This allows you to add the item on PRO orders, but you do not need to keep warehouse quantities for the item. …



  • Advantage Adds Institutional Identifier from Ringgold

    Of note to academic publishers, Advantage now accommodates Ringgold's institutional identifier, which will enable publishers using Advantage and Ringgold's services to link customers within their database to the institutions with which they have affiliations. This will allow enhanced data management, for example viewing total purchases of institutional customers. Institutions often have numerous locations, perhaps with different names, purchasing products and it has been difficult to analyze their total buying practices. It also allows easier identification of renewals which appear to be cancellations and new orders, and identification of the degree of duplication of titles within a single institution. "This is something that all academic publishers have been asking for …



  • What’s happening on the upgrade front?

    You've told us you want to upgrade frequently (which is multiple times per year for some, annually for others and bi-annually for still others). Reasons to upgrade are numerous and include: to get new features designed to give you a competitive edge to realize efficiencies designed to reduce your cost of doing business to decrease the project length by doing upgrades more often To help you meet this …



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