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.

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 exercises 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 learn from experience it can be time-consuming and expensive, and sometimes risky. Would you go to a self-taught doctor who has no formal training or 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,” however to learn everything you need to know from experience to perform your job effectively would be costly beyond description. Also, we have often met people who say they have five years’ experience using the software, when in fact they have one years’ experience repeated five times.

As with all our courses there 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 an even lower number. This is an ideal candidate for the refresher training series.

Since the original implementation of Sage 300, 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.

The 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 telling ways to determine this is to ask any your Sage 300 users why they do things the way they do. If their response is along the lines of ‘it’s what I was told to do’, it’s time to schedule refresher training.

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.