BC’s only Sage Authorized Training Partner

Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) Classroom Training Schedule

Caron Business Solutions is BC’s only Sage Authorized Training Partner. We offer Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) and Sage CRM online and classroom training in our state of the art facilities in Greater Vancouver in Burnaby, and Kelowna. Our structured framework tailors classes to all levels, from beginner to expert.

Browse our training calendar below, or download our full course catalogue here.

Getting Started with Sage 300 – Accounts Receivable
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The course explores the accounting cycle and the processes required to enter invoices and receive payments from customers. Learn how to perform functions such as credit notes, prepayments, small balance write off, print customer statements. You will also learn to set terms for calculating document discount dates and due dates and use balance forward and open-item statements. This course is intended for anyone wanting to learn basic features and to develop a working knowledge of typical daily operations.

Getting the Most from Sage 300 – Accounts Receivable
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is designed for the staff in finance and Accounts Receivable departments with some practical experience of working with the Sage 300 – Accounts Receivable module but no formal training. For example, this would be ideal for users that have been trained by staff leaving the position. It is end-user focused, encompassing all day to day tasks such as invoice and receipt processing, making inquiries and running reports together with month end procedures.  Our expert Sage 300 instructor will walk you through each AR process step-by-step. Along the way, recommended tips, best practices, and key points are shared to make sure you use Sage 300 most effectively.

Extending Your Knowledge – Accounts Receivable
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-requisites are Getting Started Series and Getting The Most Series – Accounts Receivable courses. By the end of this session, one will have mastered the advanced features and gain insight on the tables and data flow offered in the module.

Getting the Most from Sage 300 – System Manager
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Sage 300 – System Manager Course is designed for application administrators and project teams who are responsible for the setup, configuration and maintenance of the Sage 300 application within their organization. Other groups who benefit from this course include business analysts and business process owners. The System Manager module is the hub from which all other modules operate and affects nearly everything you do in your Sage 300 system, from establishing security to searching for a record within a file. The System Manager functionalities are divided into two broad areas; Administrative Services, which defines security settings and allows users to copy or backup datasets, and Common Services, which defines fiscal calendar options and currency settings for the company. With the aid of hands-on practice, you will learn techniques and best-practices for importing and exporting data, as well as how to set-up user-friendly Visual Process Flows to ensure all Sage 300 users are able to quickly and easily interact with the system.

Sage 300 Intelligence Financial Reporting (GL)
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

You now have a good knowledge of Sage Intelligence are ready to design your reports using the Layout Generator and the Task Pane, in the Report Designer.

Sage 300 Intelligence Non-Financial Reporting
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-requisite: Getting the Most from Sage 300 – Intelligence reporting or have a basic working knowledge of the Report Manager module. Learn how to create dashboards, protect your Microsoft Excel workbook, use add-ins, schedule a report, export and import reports, distribute reports and allow report templates to be accessed by multiple people. We will also share our best practice reporting guidelines with you.

Getting Started with Sage 300 – General Ledger
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The course provides an overview and introduction to the General Ledger by using a hands-on approach with simulated source documents. It takes attendees step-by-step through the procedures for setting up the General Ledger, followed by transaction by transaction processing covering the concepts and techniques needed to use the General Ledger. Attendees will be given plenty of opportunities to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course.

Getting the Most from Sage 300 – General Ledger
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is designed for individuals who already have work experience but are lacking formal training and would like to expand their opportunities. The objective of the program is to equip attendees with the knowledge required to get the most from Sage 300 – General Ledger. Upon completion attendees will master the skills necessary to function at a high level in the accounting office in either a large or small organization.

Extending Your Knowledge Series – General Ledger
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-requisites are Getting Started Series and Getting The Most Series – General Ledger courses. This course explores topics such as the setup and usage of budgeting, multicurrency, intercompany, consolidated accounting and cash flow management, some of these features will be handled by add-on products.  You will also gain an understanding of the tables and data flow of the General Ledger module. By the end of this advanced course, one will have mastered more complex features and functions of the General Ledger.

Talk to a Training Advisor

Find the Training that Suits Your Needs

Our Training Advisor will be happy to analyze your needs and advise on the best training options for you and your organization. Please call William Wingson at 604-291-6311, or email training@caronbusiness.com to discuss your training needs.

Our learning path is a structured framework that uses a building-block approach to learning.

The Getting Started Series
These courses are designed for new user of Sage 300 to teach the basic features of Sage 300 modules and how to use them effectively. All classes will teach setup procedures, how to enter and post transactions, how to use key reports and inquiries, proper periodic processing procedures and tips to speed data entry, always using hands-on exercise and a step by step approach. The Getting Started series is a pre-requisite for the other courses, unless you have at least 6 months of experience using Sage 300.
Getting The Most Series
This series of courses is designed for people with some experience but no formal training in Sage 300. While it is possible to learning from experience it can be time-consuming and expensive, and some time risky. Would you go to a self-taught doctor who has no formal training and certification, but has learned only by experience? Not on your life! However, quite often, an important part of learning comes from on-the-job-training and work experience. We’ve all heard the old saying “experience is the best teacher.” There’s a lot of truth in that saying. But to learn everything you need to know by experience to perform your job effectively would be costly beyond description. Also, we have often meet people who say they have five years’ experience using the software, when in fact they have one year experience repeated five times.


As with all our courses here are clear objectives and an abundant opportunity for self-assessment ensuring learning is organized and to the point.

Refresher Training
Often we have found companies provide training for Sage 300 users during the implementation phase of the project. During implementation, users are trying to absorb as much as they can in a short period of time while also attempting to keep up with their everyday workload. Typically the absorption and retention rate of what they’ve learned is often anywhere from 40% to 60%. After a few months this may drop to and even lower number. This is an ideal candidate for the refresher training series.


Also since the original implementation the chances are your business has evolved and your processes may need to as well. Refresher training will take your users through the additional functionality that you may already own, but aren’t using.

Refresher training series empowers your employees to make business process improvements. If they understand how the system functions, they can make clear, informed decisions on how to improve processes.

How do you know if you need refresher training?
One of the most proving ways to determine this is to ask any one of your Sage 300 users, “Why do you do it that way?” It’s time to schedule refresher training, if their response is “Because that’s what I was told to do.”

Expert Level – Extending Your Knowledge

What skills does an Expert Level individual have?

An expert is a person with the special skills and knowledge representing mastery of a particular testing subject. Being an expert means possessing and displaying special skills and knowledge derived from training and experience and being able to apply that knowledge in real-life situations.

An expert is one that combines a broad understanding of business process in general with an in-depth understanding in a special accounting and management area. An in-depth understanding means sufficient knowledge of accounting theory and practice to be able to influence the direction that an organization and/or project takes when creating, implementing and executing the business process activities related to the special area.