MGR Version 1.0.3

Version: AgWare MGR 1.0.3
Release Date: January 30, 2014

Our software installs are complete, self-contained installs. It does not matter what version you currently have installed. You can always download and upgrade directly to the most recent version from our website.

Until the AgWare MGR software contains all of the features found in AccuFarm-MGR you will be able to run both software programs with the same data. Both programs can also be running at the same time on your computer, with all information entered being saved into one database. New features will only be added to the AgWare MGR software. Once the new MGR program can replace all of the features in AccuFarm, we will discontinue support for the old program.

Release Notes for Version 1.0.3

  • Fixed problems with the generated electronic file for submitting 1099 information to the IRS.
  • Initial versions of Master Data for Account setup including Enterprise Codes, Account Setup, and General Ledger


MGR Version 1.0.2

Version:  AgWare MGR 1.0.2
Release Date:  January 22, 2014

Our software installs are complete, self-contained installs.  It does not matter what version you currently have installed.  You can always download and upgrade directly to the most recent version from our website.

Until the AgWare MGR software contains all of the features found in AccuFarm-MGR you will be able to run both software programs with the same data.  Both programs can also be running at the same time on your computer, with all information entered being saved into one database.  New features will only be added to the AgWare MGR software.  Once the new MGR program can replace all of the features in AccuFarm, we will discontinue support for the old program.
Release Notes for Version 1.0.2

  • Improved Startup Speed
  • Added Welcome page
  • Added a Database Performance menu item.  This reports metrics on the current database for us to use when testing performance improvements
  • Added Database Maintenance menu item.  This will provide a way to run scripts against the database.
  • Added menu item with Open Source Notifications

MGR Version 1.0.1

Version: AgWare MGR 1.0.1
Release Date: January 9, 2014

Our software installs are complete, self-contained installs. It does not matter what version you currently have installed. You can always download and upgrade directly to the most recent version from our website.

Until the AgWare MGR software contains all of the features found in AccuFarm-MGR you will be able to run both software programs with the same data. Both programs can also be running at the same time on your computer, with all information entered being saved into one database. New features will only be added to the AgWare MGR software. Once the new MGR program can replace all of the features in AccuFarm, we will discontinue support for the old program.

Release Notes for Version 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 is the first public release of the new AgWare MGR software for Farm Manager Accounting. After installing there will be an icon added to your desktop and your start menu. The icon is titled “AgWare MGR” and is an orange, circle icon with dollar coins.


Opening the program will automatically connect you to the same database that AccuFarm-MGR is configured to use. The following login screen is shown at startup. The “User” and “Password” are the same user name and password that you are currently using.


This release contains the following areas.

Reports

Dashboard: The dashboard currently has limited information. We are looking for input on any data that would be helpful for you to see here.

GL Summary: This contains the General Ledger Summary Report by Account and the General Ledger Summary Report by Enterprise

Tax Reports: This will allow you to see your 1099 INT and 1099 MISC data and print off the 6 Tax reports.

  • 1099 INT – 2013
  • 1099 INT – Don’t Print Summary
  • 1099 INT – Print Summary
  • 1099 MISC – 2013
  • 1099 MISC – Don’t Print Summary
  • 1099 MISC – Print Summary

The Tax Report section also has a tab for generating the electronic file to submit to the IRS.

More information on Tax Reporting for the 2013 Tax year can be found on our help page 1099 Tax Information.

Custom Reports: Any custom Crystal Reports being used in the AccuFarm system can be converted to the new MGR’s internal report system called Fast Reports. Any custom reports you created will be shown and run from this window.

Setup

The first two setup sections are completed. This includes the Firm Data and all of the simple code lists contained in the software.

Firm Data

Master Data Codes

  • Account Type
  • Class Type
  • Group Type
  • Insurance Type
  • Investment Authority Type
  • Lease Type
  • Location Code
  • Office Code
  • Operating Unit Code
  • Outside Manger Code
  • Owner Group Code
  • Printer Location Code
  • Property Type
  • Relationship Manager Code
  • Territory Code

The Master Data Codes are the entry screen as well as the “System Code” reports. Using the “Grid Tools” menu all of the lists can either be printed or copied for pasting into Excel.



December 23, 2013 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the team at AgWare!

Wow, were did 2013 go? We would like to wish all of you the happiest of Holidays and a blessed New Year!

AgWare has been diligently working on the MGR program and we have been making great progress, but there has been slightly more revamping than expected. You have probably noticed that we have not announced a release that is ready for download. Due to some technical challenges in getting the 2013 tax forms completed in the existing FarmMGR program, we needed to create the reporting portions for this tax year in the new AgWare MGR system instead of waiting until next year. Here is an update on where we are with the program and what will be happening in January.

There are three things AgWare is doing to move the program forward:

1) AgWare is officially supporting the current FarmMGR program on Windows 7.
AccuTech did not officially support FarmMGR on systems beyond Windows XP, and we know that many customers are running on old computers to make sure they can receive support.  All of our development is taking place on Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers and we are successfully running the FarmMGR software.  We have now used enough of the system on Windows 7 that we are comfortable supporting the software on Windows 7.  If you install the software on a new computer be aware there is an error at the end of the install when an old conversion tool is run.  This tool is not needed and the error can be ignored.

2) A second developer has been added to help get the new version completed as quickly as possible. 

3) The 1099 Tax forms will be printed from the new AgWare MGR system.
Most of our work over the past month has focused on the reporting system in AgWare MGR.  We will have the initial AgWare MGR system ready for download by January 10th.  The first version will only have three areas for you to use.  Those are a) GL Summary Reports b) Tax Reports and c) Custom reports.

Tax Specific Information:
The initial versions of the AgWare software will run side by side with the AccuTech FarmMGR program.  For your 2013 taxes the FarmMGR program will be used to prepare the Tax data, so all of the “Prepare Data” functions will be completed using AccuTech FarmMGR.  All of the reporting functions including the electronic export will be completed in AgWare MGR.

AgWare completed the electronic export functions this week.  However, we quickly found out that the IRS testing system is not available for testing until January 20, 2014.  We will be testing our export files as soon as that system becomes available.  We are checking with some customers to see if they still have data from 2012 that we can use to verify our export files.  January 20th is also the earliest date that live electronic files can be submitted to the IRS.

Here is a preview of the Tax report screen in the AgWare MGR system.  The “Report” drop down will let you change between 6 tax reports.  The reports include the 1099 INT Forms and 1099 MISC Forms as well as the listing reports of the Print/Not Print for both INT and MISC forms.

We appreciate your business and we are excited for what 2014 has in store for the AgWare MGR program. Please feel free to contact us at 605.791.4872 with any questions or to set up a tutorial of the AgWare MGR system. Our offices will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and 26th to celebrate Christmas and on New Year’s Day.