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What's Happening @ Passport
December 2016

Passport's New Website Launches!

The Passport Marketing Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new corporate  websitePlease check it out!   

We hope that you like what you see. Please relay any feedback, comments, complaints or requests you may have to  Robin Forde
What's New in PBS

PBS Food Service Payroll
PBS Food Service Payroll is a comprehensive payroll software enhancement designed specifically for the food service industry. Stay tuned for an upcoming webinar announcement. Register for upcoming webinar

PBS Mobility™  Orders and Inventory
PBS Mobility offers a simple approach to providing businesses with a database of orders and inventory that is stored on Android smart phones. Key data is stored on your phone and accessible anywhere, allowing you to process orders and inventory anytime, anywhere. See it in action.

Query Builder
Passport's ad hoc report writer breaks down the process of building a business report into simple steps that almost anyone can use to accomplish the most important part of the job. This very user friendly tool creates queries against either PBS SQL DB directly or the Vision file system via our ODBC product based on ACU XDBC.
Overview of some of the PBS V. 12.05 enhancements coming in 2017
  • Merger of common data fields 
  • Expansion of fields/columns 
  • New Additional Contact fields
  • New additional Ship-to and Purchasing addresses
  • Continuation of GUI screen development
In This Issue

For more information, please contact your Passport Partner.

Not sure who to call? Contact Marti Walt
800.969.7900 x103
Holiday Schedule
 

Christmas - Closed at noon central on December 23rd and all day December 26th

New Year's - Closed at noon central December 30th and all day January 2nd
Year-End Updates
 
The v12.03 and v12.04 year-end updates are now available. 

The updates include:
  • A  change to the printing of the A/P 1096 forms
  • A change to the A/P magnetic media file name
  • A new Payroll Schedule B 941 XML output (v12.04 only)
  • A change to Payroll magnetic media file name
  • Multiple changes for the Affordable Care Act
Year-End Forms and More from Trainor Business Forms

We recommend Trainor Business Forms for PBS customers needing to purchase W-2's, ACA 1094-C, 1095-C and checks and forms.

800.356.7925
Backup, Backup, Backup!

We've said it before, and we'll say it again - backup, backup, backup your data!

Sad to say, but it happened to another PBS user last week. Their computers crashed and all their PBS history was gone. Between our support tech and their IT person, they were able to retrieve most of the files. All vendor history was completely gone, though. Avoid this lengthy and stressful situation by backing up your data. And check that your backups are working properly.

Consult with your software/hardware professional for the best way to protect your data.
Benefits of Section 179 for 2016 Taxes

Section 179 can provide significant tax relief for the 2016 tax year, but equipment and software must be financed and placed into service by midnight December 31, 2016.

If you are considering software/hardware purchases any time soon, consult with your accountant to take advantage of Section 179. Use this  2016 Section 179 Calculator to see how much the Section 179 tax deduction can save a company. Learn more
Passport Provides More Business Solutions
 
RealWorld Upgrade Special - Last Month!

We know. You love your RealWorld and making the move to upgrade can be a little scary.  Passport can help make the transition less stressful by migrating your existing data seamlessly and securely.

Upgrade now!
For a limited time, we've made it even more affordable! Save 10% 
Offer Expires December 29th, 2016

PBS for RealWorld Users

Contact your Passport Partner or Passport directly for more information 800.969.7900
PBS Webinars and Videos

Register for our upcoming webinars
Food Service PayrollFood Service Payroll offers important returns on investment for restaurant and food service operations that are currently out-sourcing their payroll and/or ACA Compliance management and reporting.
Thursday December 1st at 1:00 Central

If you are a distributor and/or light manufacturer, see if PBS Manufacturing can improve your bottom line.  A live Intro to PBS Manufacturing Webinar is scheduled every Wednesday at 12 pm Central time. Register Now    

Financial and Manufacturing Video Library
Visit our video Training library   for recorded webinars, training by module and special topic webinars. In addition, you will find dozens of educational videos on our  YouTube site.
White Chocolate Covered Cranberries
 
Ingredients:

16 ounces dipping white chocolate, such as Candiquik
12 ounces bag cranberries

Directions:
  1. Melt chocolate according to package directions.
  2. Dip cranberries into the chocolate with a fork and let the excess run off.
  3. Place on wax paper and let chocolate harden.
Super easy, right? And yet they're pretty and delicious! Enjoy!
Happy Holidays from everyone at Passport. 
We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter throughout the New Year!

The PSI Team

Passport Software, Inc
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