Ignite Live - Online Seminars from Datel

On demand seminars that focus on key areas of business technology to help leaders in the current environment build for the future.

With the particular challenges facing us currently, 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 a series of live seminar sessions which are now available on demand. Just select the topic you are interested in and click 'Watch the recording' to hear from our Sage experts and trusted partners.

Planning for the future

  • Emerging from lockdown – A guide for businesses

Datel’s Emma Pownall is joined by futurist Matt O’Neill to discuss the effects that Covid-19 has and will have on businesses as we emerge from lockdown. Matt will look at how you can adapt, plan to return to a physical workplace and utilise technology to support collaborative work. Hear a futurist perspective on topics such as how to behave more like start-ups to adapt and stay relevant, move from solution to insight selling to maintain relationships and lead effectively with a virtual team.  Suitable for: All business leaders, business owners and senior-management teams. 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.

  • Maximising your investment in Sage X3

As a business that has aligned Sage X3 to your technology strategy, how do you ensure it keeps up with your business, flexes as your business flexes and builds further return on investment? This panel session with Datel’s Sage X3 Services Director Paolo Arcangelo and Sage’s VP of Product Rob Sinfield will look at Sage X3 can support you through this time, how to build further value for the future and how to plan your Sage X3 strategy to drive your business forward. Suitable for: Sage X3 users.  Watch the recording. 

  • 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. 

  •  Benefits of upgrading Sage 200 – for users on 2015 and below

Datel’s Emma Lee and product specialist John Hesketh will take a look at what benefits can be gained from upgrading from Sage 200 2013 versions onwards. Since version 2013 there have been 127 functionality improvements to the solution and this session will highlight the breadth of enhancements across the system and which are most loved by our customers.  Suitable for: Sage 200 on version 2015 or below.   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.

  • 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 Zandra Moore 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 Lucinda Millen and 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

  •  Financial planning, forecasting and modelling in uncertain times

Now more than ever, the importance of being in a position to model different scenarios is relevant to many businesses.  Understand from Datel’s Geoff Green and Prophix’s James Hanson how to produce flexible cashflow plans, manage personnel budgets and have access to data to make agile and accurate decisions. Suitable for: Sage 200, Sage 1000 and Sage X3 users   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.

  • Ensure data consistency with 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 the main concern of finance teams in current times, 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.

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. Watch the recording.

Suitable for: Sage 200 and Sage 1000 users

  • 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. Watch the recording.

Suitable for: Sage 200, Sage 1000 users and businesses new to Sage