Issue 10

December 2010

Timely Tip 

DId you Know?

Preferences on a Report: When you run a report you can retain any of the information and options you have entered. If you wish to use the same options the next time you run the same report, simply click on the Repeat icon. The choices you made the last time the report was run on that computer will be automatically entered on the screen.



Who is Innovative Tekniques?

Innovative Tekniques, Inc. (IT) is a technology consulting, sales and support service organization. We focus on providing software solutions to real life problems in the small to medium size organizations. We have been serving the business community since 1979.
Our years of computer, manufacturing, service, and financial experience allows us to bring you total solutions.

The staff at Innovative Tekniques wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and safe New Year.

How can one feature save your business dollars and time?

The end of the year is a good time to reflect about siness practices utilized over the year. This year we saw the release of ALERE Accounting 6.6 and Manufacturing 9.4. Many of you have the System Maintenance Agreement and were able to update to the new releases.

I need to ask, have you implemented some of the features that have been available to you since version Accounting 6.5? I was discussing with a client about the ability to email invoices. After reviewing the number of invoices sent out via regular mail a week, the savings was substantial. Not only were they saving the postage, time for the person to print them, place them in envelopes, and do not forget the paper being used. Cash flow is now improved because your customer receives the Invoice in minutes automatically as the sales order is shipped. What a benefit!! This is just one of the many benefits that has been introduced in the new releases of these products!

Year End Is Approaching 

Every year we receive a couple of calls asking:

"What do I need to do in ALERE for Year End?"

Under the General Ledger Module- Fiscal Periods option. A screen appears showing your last set of fiscal periods. If 2010 is not present, select ADD.  A new record will appear with 2010 filled in. Select SAVE. A message will appear if the General Ledger periods should be accepted. Select "YES".

On first day of the new year, the first person lucky enough to sign into ALERE, will receive a screen which will ask to reset YTD balances.  This will reset the YTD purchases and sales located under Manager Module, option Companies for customers and vendors starting with date that appears on the screen. Select OK.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us.

Are you free on Tuesday afternoons?


If you are free on a Tuesday afternoon, we want to invite you to attend any of TIW's ALERE Business Applications webinars. Whether you are considering the purchase of new manufacturing or accounting software, or if you have older TIW software, you owe i t to yourself to investigate the latest developments in ALERE Business applications. 
On the first four Tuesday afternoons of each month, TIW features a 45-minute webinar that gives an overview of the latest release of a specific ALERE Business Applications product. On the first and third Tuesday of each month, ALERE Accounting is featured. Then on the second and fourth Tuesday, the focus is on ALERE Manufacturing.

To register for an ALERE Business Applications product overview webinar please visit the TIW website at Sign up for product webinar.

When you register, you will receive confirmation via email, along with instructions for joining the webinar. The only thing that it will cost you is the investment of 45 minutes of your time.


Enhance your skills in 2011

For those interested or if you received a certificate for a "Free" seat for renewing your 5 user SMA license, TIW seminars for next year are as follows:

Accounting - January 11 and 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 Manufacturing - January 13 and 14 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To enroll call Barbara at 1-800-286-2550 Ext 1
or Chris Mohr at 610-258-5161 Ext 717.

9155 North Loop Road
Slatington, PA 18080


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Questions or Comments?
We are available and, as always, we appreciate your feedback.
 Please tell us what you think.
 You can reach us by phone (800) 286-2550 x1
or by email at blorah@innovativetekniques.com