Ignite Live - Online Seminars from Datel

Online seminars that focus on key areas of business technology to help leaders build for the future.

Looking to the future, your business technology may need to be refined or extended to include areas such as credit control, cash management, and financial planning. Automation of processes and better insight could enable better decision-making at a time when we are dealing with rapid change.

To help you to understand what is available, Datel has been hosting Ignite Live - live sessions hosted by our own Sage experts and supplemented by our trusted partners. 

Upcoming seminars

There are no upcoming Ignite Live events currently scheduled, please check out the on-demand sessions below.


On-demand seminars

All of our previous Ignite Live seminars are now available on-demand. Simply look up the topic you are interested in and click 'Watch the recording' to hear from our Sage experts and trusted partners.

What's new...

  • Introduction to Sage Intacct

Fancy a sneak preview at what Sage Intacct’s got to offer? Intacct is the newest addition to our Sage portfolio here at Datel and is already proving very popular with fast-paced businesses and multi-company groups.
Suitable for all Sage users. Watch the recording >

  • Protect your Sage X3 system with specialist cloud hosting

Platform as a Service from Datel Advansys is private cloud hosting that puts you in the driving seat, providing unrivaled flexibility and scalability. Datel Advansys is an approved Sage X3 Cloud Hosting Specialist, that’s well equipped to handle the particular demands of hosting complex ERP systems.
Suitable for all Sage users. Watch the recording > 

  • Keeping your Sage X3 system up to date, compliant and secure

Are you unsure how you’ll utilise and embrace the regular update releases for Sage X3 v12? Datel’s Update service does exactly what it says on the tin. We keep your system up to date, ensuring you’re running on the most current version of Sage X3 by providing pre-agreed and scheduled upgrades to the latest release of the software, on a schedule that suits your business. 
Suitable for all Sage users. Watch the recording > 

  • Transform your Sage X3 testing and deployment processes

With new cumulative patching available, implementing the latest updates to Sage X3 v12 is now simpler than ever. The testing, however, is the part that’s not so straightforward. see Sage’s Automated Testing Platform in action, demonstrating how it allows you to quickly update and test with confidence, in an environment that doesn’t disrupt your business. 
Suitable for all Sage users. Watch the recording >

Maximising on your investment in Sage

Whatever stage you are at with your Sage 200 or Sage X3 solution, there could be areas where the solution could work harder for you. These sessions look at how you can better align your technology and your business strategies to ensure continued return on your investment in Sage.

  • Sage X3 v12 – benefits of upgrading

Now powered by a redesigned, intuitive navigation and responsive design framework, version 12 of Sage X3 enables users to work seamlessly across devices and provides easier access to data and new functionality. Datel’s Melissa Barnes and Sage X3 product specialist Ian Mowbray will take you through the benefits of upgrading to the latest version of Sage X3, much loved functionality by businesses already using this version and what is involved in upgrading.  Suitable for: Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  •  Benefits of upgrading Sage 200 – version 2016 users and above

Datel’s Emma Lee and product specialist John Hesketh will take a look at what benefits can be gained from upgrading from Sage 200 2016 versions onwards. Since version 2016 there have been 69 functionality improvements to the solution and this session will be highlight the breadth of enhancements across the system and which are most loved by our customers.  Suitable for: Sage 200 on version 2016 or above. Watch the recording >

  • What's new in Sage 200 Professional 2021 R1

Sage 200 Professional 2021 R1 launched in July 2021, customers will now benefit from the introduction of web screens. This enables users to work anywhere, anytime – accessing real-time business data 24/7.
Suitable for Sage 200 users.
Watch the recording

  • Introduction to Sicon CRM

Explore this highly functional CRM solution that gives your business real-time integration with Sage 200. Sicon CRM provides a seamless extension to Sage 200, is installed on the Sage 200 Server, and can be accessed through multiple interfaces including web and a mobile app.
Suitable for Sage 200 users. Watch the recording>

Gaining insight

Having easy access to insight, data and accurate reporting has become the key to decision making in 2020. These sessions highlight different ways you can improve visibility and use it to make more informed decisions for your business.

  • Intelligent Manufacturing and Warehouse Management

Explore the unique and easy way in which Sicon Manufacturing and Distribution modules can give your business a real time position of costs, issues, activity and success. With intelligent back office processes supported by mobile solutions for warehouse and manufacturing, we will see our live position real time in Sage and on the shop floor. Suitable for: Sage 200 users. Watch the recording >

  • Using data to drive business decisions

Currently, your business leaders need to understand what is happening in your business on a daily, if not hourly basis with the added challenge of working remotely from their teams.  Datel’s Marianne Morrice and Panintelligence’s Ian Devers will look at how this is only half the story; leaders also need to know why it’s happening, what is likely to happen next, and use this insight to drive fast-paced decision making. Suitable for: Sage 200 users. Watch the recording >

  • Ensure data consistency and automation of your financials

Datel's trusted partner ZAP’s Salam Al-Mosawi will be taking a look at how you can use data to manage your assets, liabilities, and risks, create and maintain financials metrics and benchmarks for all areas of your business and effectively communicate your financial position from executive to operational level with the right insights gained.
Suitable for: Sage X3 and Sage 1000 users. Watch the recording >

  • Automating inventory - powered by Fusion capture and Sage X3

Many businesses are on a mission to maximise efficiency in the warehouse through automating processes. So having the right inventory in place is key. If you're looking to implement a warehouse management solution, this Ignite Live session may be of interest. Watch the recording >

  • Transform insight with Sage Enterprise Intelligence v9

Datel’s Paolo Arcangelo and software author Tangerine Software’s Gareth Marks will share with you the latest trends in business intelligence, how they are incorporated within SEI v9 and how they can be utilised to access the knowledge and customer insight as it happens within your business - a key requirement for businesses looking to flex, change, innovate and find new ways forward in the most challenging of times. Suitable for: Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  • The power of Nectari for Sage 200 users

We've partnered with Tangerine Software to bring Sage 200 users a reporting and analytics platform that has been utilised by our Sage X3 customers for over 10 years. Nectari (aka Sage Enterprise Intelligence) brings insight and knowledge to businesses with Sage 200 at the core of their operations. Join Paolo Arcangelo, Sage X3 Services Director, and Gareth Marks from Tangerine Software to hear how Nectari can form part of your BI, reporting and analytics strategy in 2020. Watch the recording >

  • Transform real-time business notifications with the power of Fusion Notify

During this session, you will discover how Fusion Notify can help you to make better, more timely decisions based on real-time data in your Sage system.  Watch the recording >

  • Speed up your procurement processes using Sage X3

Join Datel’s Darren Saint and Pre Sales Manager Ian Mowbray as they show you how to automate your procure-to-pay process in Sage X3. In this session discover how you can enhance accuracy, save time and make invoice and procurement processes more efficient. Watch the recording >

  • Making your procurement processes more efficient in Sage 1000

Learn how to eliminate manual workflow, you will be introduced to Fusion eRequisitions, and learn how it can help to make your procure-to-pay processes more efficient by automating purchasing transactions, data entry, and approvals. Watch the recording >

  • Automate your procure-to-pay processes in Sage 200

Would you like to increase accuracy and save time on your procurement processes? Join Datel’s Steve Crosby and Marianne Morrice in this session where they will demonstrate how, with the help of Fusion eRequisitions and Spindle Document Management, you can automate your procurement processes in Sage 200. Watch the recording >

  • Transform data reporting into true business intelligence with SEI

Datel is joined by Tangerine Software's Gareth Marks to talk you through the latest version of SEI: the robust tool designed to meet your needs whilst helping you to work more efficiently.  Watch the recording >

  • Looking ahead with Nectari for Sage 200

Our reporting and analytics partner Tangerine Software joins us for another webinar on the benefits of Nectari for Sage 200 users. Nectari is a reporting and analytics platform that can bring added insight and knowledge to businesses with Sage 200 at the core of their operations.  Watch the recording >

Building efficient processes in remote environments

Many business processes suffer from inefficiences, paper trails and out of date ways of working. This collection of seminars look at key areas that can support businesses now in a remote environment and in to the future.

  • 5 ways sales teams can help finance to improve cash flow

Join Datel's Steve Henthorne and Brian Howe from field sales technology partner Skynamo for a 20 minute Ignite Live seminar session where we will we take you through the common headaches finance teams deal with and how you can empower your field sales teams to play a significant role in alleviating them. Watch the recording >

  • Maintaining a cash flow culture with Fusion Excel Connect for Sage X3

Datel’s R&D Director Tim Purcell and Sage X3 product specialist Ian Mowbray will explore three ways in which finance leaders can maintain the cash flow culture built within their teams and utilise Fusion Excel Connect to drive behaviour inside and outside Finance. Watch the recording >

  • Maintaining a cash flow culture with Fusion Excel Connect for Sage 200

Datel’s R&D Director Tim Purcell and Sage 200 product specialist John Hesketh will explore three ways in which finance leaders can maintain the cash flow culture built within their teams and utilise Fusion Excel Connect to drive behaviour inside and outside Finance. Watch the recording >

  • Maintaining a cash flow culture with Fusion Excel Connect for Sage 1000

Datel’s R&D Director Tim Purcell and Sage 1000 product specialist Steve Crosby will explore three ways in which finance leaders can maintain the cash flow culture built within their teams and utilise Fusion Excel Connect to drive behaviour inside and outside Finance. Watch the recording >

  • Responding to customer interaction with self-service capabilities for Sage 200

The way businesses interact with their customers has changed beyond belief in the last six months. In this seminar Datel’s Ben Trappe and Draycir’s Richard Haywood will take you through how easily you can add self-serve capabilities to Sage 200 to enable colleagues and customers to access the information and documents they need, when they need it. Watch the recording >

  • Better budgeting and planning for product-centric organisations

In this session, Datel’s Geoff Green and Prophix’s James Hanson will explore how a corporate performance management solution can help product-centric organisations navigate volatile change. The goal is to build a world-class planning environment that intelligently connects business financial performance with product/manufacturing demand to provide one single source of the truth. Watch the recording >

  • Understanding inventory risk as it applies to your stocking strategy in the new world

This seminar explores how to develop a stocking strategy considering sources of inventory risks and risk multipliers in building an inventory model. This essentially balances the investment required to deliver your desired service level. Suitable for Sage X3, Sage 200 and Sage 1000 users. Watch the recording >

  • Automating payments and cash management by connecting Sage to your banks

When efficiency and cash position are crucial to firms' survival, why are payment and cash management processes still so manual in this digital age? AccessPay's Tom Livock covers how you can easily connect Sage to your banks and payment schemes, then automate payments, collections, and cash management in a more efficient, secure manner. Suitable for: Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  • Ensure data consistency with Fusion Excel Connect

Whether your finance team is working at full strength or you are operating with a slimmed-down core team, time is currently a valuable resource for finance functions. Hear from Datel’s John Hesketh on how you can easily free up your finance team’s time through removing unnecessary rekeying of data into Sage from Excel in areas such as nominal ledger postings, sales orders, cash receipts, and payments. Suitable for: Sage 200, Sage 1000 and Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  • Managing spend and reducing procurement time wasting

Unauthorised spend can be a headache at the best of times, currently, it’s something your finance team will want to control more than ever before.  Understand how you can better manage procurement with time saving processes, intelligent approvals and control from Datel’s Sarah McCormick and Pre-Sales Consultant John Hesketh. Suitable for: Sage 200 and Sage 1000 users. Watch the recording >

  • Improve your Sage X3 workflow and authorisation

Delivering the authorisation into decision makers inboxes while they work remotely could ensure more efficient working. Datel’s Ian Mowbray will show you how you can improve your workflow email output from Sage X3, update your authorisation processes with offline workflow authorisation and speed up Sage X3 processes with fully branded emails and more effective email output. Suitable for: Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  • Increasing the focus on cash retention and protection

Safeguarding and protecting supplier spend is more relevant to finance team and business leaders now more than ever before. Fiscal Tech’s Director of Strategic Alliances and Channel Colin Rigby will be sharing how you can increase your focus on cash retention, protect your business through forensic analysis of your procure-to-pay processes and protect against fraud. Suitable for: Sage 200, Sage 1000 and Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  •  Discover a better way to manage expenses

As cost management is one of the main concerns of finance teams, how do you ensure that expenses don’t become disjointed from strategy or a hidden unknown? Certify’s Paul Crawley and Datel’s Tony Coombes will look at how a simple, expense management and reporting solution empowers employees and transforms time-consuming, manual expense tasks into an easier, streamlined experience.  Suitable for: Sage 200, Sage 1000 and Sage X3 users. Watch the recording >

  • Credit control made easy 

At a time when your credit control function is more important than ever before, join Datel’s Emma Lee and Draycir’s Richard Haywood to see how you can automate many of your day-to-day credit control processes. Credit Hound will ensure you get paid faster and reduce the administrative burden of chasing payments.  Suitable for: Sage 200 users. Watch the recording >

  • Post-Covid - How technology enables business growth

With market dynamics shifting, the right technology can enable your team to provide strategic advice that will help you thrive against all odds. Datel's Sarah McCormick and Paul Crawley, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at Emburse, will show you how the right technology can help your business. Watch the recording>

  • Work faster and more efficiently with Fusion Automation

Fusion Automation is a powerful tool for automating frequently used and time-consuming tasks in Sage.  In this Ignite Live session, our experts will demonstrate how Fusion Automation will save you administrative time, how to automate repetitive tasks in your Sage solution and free up time to focus on business growth.  Watch the recording >

  • Enable agile decision making in your Finance team

If your Finance team has been struggling to cope with these new pressures, join this Ignite Live session to see how one of our trusted partners, Prophix, can help transform the way you budget, plan and report in Sage. Watch the recording>

  • Streamline your inventory processes for Sage 200

This session will show you how to streamline inventory processes on your Sage 200 system. In detail, the process of automating and improving different elements relating to stock, whilst identifying solutions that will enhance these processes further. Watch the recording >

Building a migration strategy

Whether you are pushing the boundaries of Sage 200 or looking to move away from Sage 1000, Sage X3 could be a natural next step. These sessions highlight the benefits of making the move and how Datel will support your business with the transistion.

  • Building a migration strategy

Knowing when and how to move from your current solution to a more feature rich and complex business management platform can be a challenge. This session with Datel’s Simon Nichols and John Hesketh will discuss internal and external factors to look at and will guide you through what’s involved in Datel’s approach to successfully migrating you from your current Sage solution to Sage X3. Suitable for: Sage 200 and Sage 1000 users. Watch the recording >

  • See Sage X3 in action

Take a first look at Sage X3 in action and see how it seamlessly combines all the functionality required from an enterprise-level solution to bring business wide efficiencies to your organisation that align with your business goals. Datel’s Simon Nichols and Sage X3 expert Ian Mowbray will run through how Sage X3 can give you complete visibility of your entire business whilst managing end-to-end processes with greater efficiency, flexibility and insight. Suitable for: Sage 200, Sage 1000 users and businesses new to Sage. Watch the recording >