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Spire 3.10.8 – Empowering Financial Excellence

We are thrilled to announce the latest update of Spire, version 3.10.8, which brings a host of powerful features designed to take your financial management to new heights!

Here are the key highlights of Spire 3.10.8:

1️⃣ Improved Account Reconciliation: Spire understands the importance of accuracy and efficiency in your financial workflows. In this update, Spire has enhanced the Account Reconciliation module to allow a blank End Date on GL Accounts that are not set as bank accounts. This improvement ensures a seamless reconciliation process and saves you valuable time.

2️⃣ Enhanced Report Management: In Spire 3.10.8, they are empowering you with more control over your reports. You now have the option to prevent automatic printing of the Account Reconciliation report when posting a reconciliation. This gives you the flexibility to review and verify the data before generating the final report.

3️⃣ Streamlined Accounts Receivable: Our commitment to simplifying your financial operations continues with the inclusion of negative payments in Accounts Receivable. This update allows you to handle Payfirma refunds and negative payments efficiently, ensuring your receivables are always accurately managed.

4️⃣ Crystal Reports Options Restored: One thing we love about Spire, is that they listen to your feedback, and in Spire 3.10.8, they’ve brought back the Crystal Reports options dialog in Preview Reports and Export. Now, you have more customization choices at your fingertips, making reporting even more tailored to your specific needs.

5️⃣ Enhanced Contact Types List: Understanding your contacts is vital for maintaining meaningful relationships with customers. To facilitate better organization, they’ve added a sort order feature to the Contact types list, enabling you to manage and access your contacts with ease.

At TriTech, we are committed to delivering solutions that empower your financial excellence. Spire 3.10.8 exemplifies our dedication to enhancing your experience and providing the tools you need to thrive in a dynamic business landscape.

To learn more about the Spire 3.10.8 update and how it can elevate your financial processes, visit our website www.tri-tech.com and get in touch with our support team. We can’t wait to see the positive impact this update will bring to your organization!

Thank you for being a valued part of our community. Your trust and feedback continue to drive our innovation and success.

Unleash Business Efficiency

The Importance of a Certified Spire Systems Consultant: Tri Tech Information Systems

In today’s competitive business landscape, staying ahead requires leveraging cutting-edge technology. Spire Systems, a leading provider of innovative business management software, offers immense potential for streamlining operations and driving efficiency.

However, implementing Spire Systems effectively requires specialized knowledge and expertise. That’s where a certified Spire Systems consultant comes in, and Tri Tech Information Systems is your trusted partner in this regard.

Why is partnering with a certified consultant like Tri Tech Information Systems crucial?

1. Expertise and Specialization: Tri Tech Information Systems brings unmatched expertise and specialization in Spire Systems. With comprehensive training and in-depth knowledge of the software’s functionalities and best practices, they guide you efficiently.

2. Tailored Solutions: Recognizing that each business has unique needs, Tri Tech Information Systems customizes the Spire Systems implementation to fit your requirements precisely. By analyzing your workflows and pain points, they deliver a personalized solution aligned with your objectives.

3. Smooth Implementation: Tri Tech Information Systems ensures a seamless implementation process. With their experience and knowledge, they handle project planning, data migration, user training, and post-implementation support, minimizing disruptions to your operations.

4. Ongoing Support: As technology evolves, Tri Tech Information Systems provides continuous support, keeping your Spire Systems up-to-date and optimized. They assist with upgrades, troubleshooting, managed services, business class hardware and offer insights into new features that can further enhance your efficiency.

5. Maximize Return on Investment: Investing in a certified Spire Systems consultant like Tri Tech Information Systems ensures long-term success. Their expertise unlocks the full potential of Spire Systems, resulting in improved productivity, streamlined processes, and increased profitability.

To unleash the power of Spire’s business management software within your organization, partner with a certified consultant. Tri Tech Information Systems offers the expertise and personalized approach you need to succeed.

Drive efficiency, optimize operations, and achieve your business goals—choose Tri Tech Information Systems as your certified Spire Systems consultant!

Make the smart choice for your organization’s growth and success—engage a certified Spire Systems consultant today!

Is Your Company Outgrowing QuickBooks?

Technology has helped to transform the world around us, supporting businesses in becoming more streamlined and efficient. When it comes to accounting, QuickBooks by Intuit has been one of the most popular software providers for startups and small businesses.

However, while this has helped thousands of organizations to transform their accounting, many find that QuickBooks does have its limitations, primarily the lack of flexibility and scalability to continue to meet the demands of a growing business.

What is a growing business?

When you hear the term ‘growing business,’ the first things that will likely spring to mind are rising profits or an expanding team. However, that is not always the case. Business growth could mean adapting the services and products on offer to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern consumer. It could also mean purchasing new equipment or working to ensure your organization meets new regulatory compliance.

Whatever it might be, growth means change, and while QuickBooks has helped countless small and medium-sized businesses, they can quickly run into various limitations as the basic features no longer meet their requirements. When this happens, it forces these businesses to make the switch to a more comprehensive business management and accounting solution.

Signs you might be outgrowing QuickBooks

If your business is changing and expanding, then you might start to notice signs that your current business management solutions are no longer working as effectively as they once were. There are many signs to look out for which indicate that your operations might have outgrown the capabilities that QuickBooks provide, including:

  • Finding that you have to manually enter an increasing amount of data into your systems.
  • Noticing that you are managing more of your inventory outside of QuickBooks on spreadsheets or via add-ons.
  • Paying for multiple systems or solutions to manage everything.
  • Regularly needing to transfer information from one application or system to another in order to stay up to date.
  • No longer having the flexibility to manage your inventory across your warehouses or easily update things such as prices or inventory counts.
  • Not being able to customize your quotes or manage shipments and backorders as well.

Time for the next step?

If you are finding yourself agreeing with any of the above points, then it is time to start thinking about taking the next step to ensure your business can continue operating as efficiently as possible. While QuickBooks is a fantastic tool, Spire can be the perfect solution for organizations needing greater control over their finances.

Spire is a unique business management tool that has been designed to provide you with the power of ERP software without the hefty price tag. The fully integrated software ensures you do not need to worry about any additional apps or add-ons; instead, your team can focus on a seamless solution for managing your entire operation. The unique conversion tool even lets you quickly migrate your current QuickBooks Desktop information over!

Want to find out more about the Spire system? Get in touch with our friendly team today for your free discovery call!

Increase Production Visibility

Does your business operate within the manufacturing sector? In recent years, the industry has experienced rapid growth, with 2021 seeing global production increase by 9.4% to record highs across the world. However, this increase in demand is also seeing a significant increase in pressure for companies.

Consumers are now expecting high-quality products in the quickest time possible. This means manufacturers are having to maximize efficiency and quality while keeping costs down and improving profit margins.

Here at TriTech, we know how challenging this can be, which is why Spire’s Production Manager has been created to help you meet these demands. How can it help you, though? We thought we would take a closer look.

How Spire can help you

TriTech’s mission has always been to provide the most innovative business management software for our clients. For manufacturing companies, Spire systems can support you in an array of sectors, including:

Simplify your planning

One of the biggest challenges that manufacturers face is accurate production planning. Our unique system can help you to streamline your production through automation and accurately schedule any processes. This ensures that you are able to reduce your lead times and have complete peace of mind that your deliveries will be on time. Spire Production Manager is also able to be quickly adapted, offering custom production as required.

Control your inventory

Being able to understand your current inventory is essential for any successful manufacturing company. However, as you grow and demand increases, it becomes far more challenging to keep on top of this. Spire will help you to accurately track your inventory, allowing you to implement reorder points from sales and production.

Integrated accounting

Of course, it is not just about trying to better manage your inventory. Spire can help you with every aspect of your manufacturing business, including accounting. This is often one of the most time-consuming areas for any small and medium-sized business, which is why we offer complete integration with AP, AR, GL, and Account Reconciliation modules. This will help you to speed up the process, maximizing your efficiency.

Alongside this integration, we can also support you with an array of comprehensive information, including giving you complete access to your vendor history and information, ensuring your team always knows what is happening. To help ensure the smoothest process possible, you can also add purchase orders and sales to each specific job.

Improve your costing

Incorporating our system into your business will allow you to accurately track all purchases and labour costs alongside the raw materials you need. This will help you to accurately cost your manufacturing, helping you to increase your profitability. Our system will also allow you to create more accurate scrap and yield factors, ensuring you can enjoy higher profit margins.

Comprehensive insight

Finally, our Spire will provide you with comprehensive insight that will allow you to make better business decisions. You will be able to increase your production visibility, ensuring you can make far quicker decisions.

Alongside our real-time information, we also provide in-depth reporting tools allowing you to accurately monitor all key indicators.

Want to find out more?

Are you looking to find out more about Spire and our unique solutions? We have decades of combined experience in implementing powerful business management software for small and mid-sized businesses, ensuring we can always find the perfect solution for you.

We aim to provide you with the necessary tools to take your business to the next level, so get in touch today to find out more! Start your free trial today!

Budgets and Forecasts

How Traceability Can Support Canadian Manufacturers

In this fast-paced world, technology is continuously transforming how businesses operate. For manufacturers, it is not only helping to improve efficiency and maximize productivity but also enhances traceability.

How is technology improving traceability?

In the highly competitive world of manufacturing, organizations are under increasing pressure to keep up with the demands of consumers. Improved traceability is helping them to manage quality, identify areas of inefficiency, and reduce the risk of recalls.

Tracing is essential in helping manufacturers prevent contamination and ensure that materials are exactly what they claim to be. In certain sectors, such as pharmaceuticals and food and drink, traceability is also a legal requirement.

Investing in traceability software can help provide a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Supporting to meet all regulatory compliance
  • Help with product recalls
  • Improve efficiency
  • Provide insight to improve decision-making
  • Monitor stock and material levels
  • Build stronger relationships with suppliers

How Spire can help you

Here at TriTech, we know how important tracking software and traceability are to your manufacturing business. That is why we are a proud reseller of a comprehensive software called Spire that is designed to help you transform your operations.

If you are struggling with quickly checking product information, are still manually checking inventory, or cannot track products from the manufacturer to customer, then we are here to help you. Spire’s Lot Tracing will help to give your business the edge over your competitors, helping you to:

  • Make recalls quick and efficiently
  • Comprehensively track product information, ensuring expiry dates are no longer a concern
  • Improve your communication with both suppliers and customers
  • Boost your productivity by removing manual batch tracking
  • Save time, effort and money.

Want to find out more about our inventory management and lot tracking software? Check out our service page or sign up for your free demo today!

Spire Update: 3.8

The Top Three Pains That Your Current Accounting Software Is Causing Your Business

There can be no denying that technology has transformed the world we live in. From effortlessly communicating with clients to automating time-consuming tasks, businesses have never been more efficient. However, when it comes to accounting software, certain options on the market are still lacking in certain areas.

Three of the most common pain points that finance teams find include:

Tracking inventory

One of the most common areas that frustrate businesses is the inability to clearly track their inventory. Accounting software often lacks the ability to clearly record serial numbers, lot number tracking and knowing when you need to reorder more inventory. A very common issue that arises with businesses looking for new software, is the cost of over-stocking warehouses with inventory they do not need.

Real-time data

While technology has helped to automate many aspects of our work, a lack of real-time and up-to-date data can be a major pain point when it comes to finding the right accounting software for your business.

User accountability and permissions

In this fast-paced world, teams are often changing, and remote working is only serving to make things more challenging. A lack of ability to assign permissions or track accountability will only make things more complex.

Solution

At TriTech, we know how frustrating these software pains can be. That is why we are a proud reseller of Spire; a unique software designed to help you transform your operations. The business management and accounting software is every controller’s dream.  It automates accounting processes with greater accuracy and efficiency, tracking your business performance in real-time so you can always see the latest information at the touch of a button.

Spire also gives complete control of your inventory, helping you to have a clear overview. You will have the ability to:

  1. See how much inventory is in stock at any given time.
  2. Create automated purchase orders from within your reorder points.
  3. Track a lot number or serial number within seconds.

With this information, you can cut costs and improve your profit margins and always be informed on how your business is running. Alongside supporting you with increasing your profits, Spire also offers complete accountability for users and differing permissions, helping you to eliminate manual workflows and bring in new employees with ease.

Don’t have the infrastructure to run a full accounting system? Ask us about the option to host your Spire data on the cloud.

Watch this video on how lot tracing works in Spire:

Want to find out more? Get in touch today!

How to Manage Accounts Receivable with Spire

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Spire: Year End

What does a Year End look like in Spire?

Spire carries three open years at any given time:

  1. Last Year
  2. This Year
  3. Next Year

It is recommended to work within the “This Year” period, so that you have the ability to back date and post date transactions one year back or one year forward.  Once you have completed all of your transactions within a given year, you can close that year.  

TIP: If you wait until close to the end of “Next Year” to close “Last Year”, it will give the easiest access to past years transactions.  Once the end of “Next Year” comes, you will not be able to post until you perform the year end procedure on “Last Year” period.

When a year end is performed, it will move all GL transactions to the historical GL tables and will move the year forward; it will also reset the sales and purchase history year-to-date amounts in customers, vendors and inventory.

How to do a Year End in Spire:

  1. Backup database
  2. Make sure all journal entries necessary to close the year are completed.
    1. Examples: amortizations, dividends etc.
  3. Verify that the retained earnings account in company setup is configured correctly.
  4. Run year end reports including trial balances, income statements and balance sheets.
  5. User must have permission to run a year end.
  6. Log into the last day of “Last Year”. If you use the wrong date, you will get an error message.
  7. A pop-up will come up asking you to verify that you have completed steps 1-5.
  8. Then click “Proceed”. 
    1. TIP: if this button is grayed out, it means you have not ticked all boxes in step 7.
  9. All done!

Still need some help? No problem! Just email support@tri-tech.com and we would be happy to help!

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