MACC's January 2021 eMessage

The latest news from your friends at MACC

In this issue…

> Client Relations News
> Featured Employee
> Billing News
> Technical Information
> Rockin’ Reports
> Creative Solutions
> Featured Recipe

MACC Calendar

February’s transmit day for first of the month billing is January 22nd. Follow this link to see the complete 2021 transmit calendar.

MACC Announcements

MACC will be conducting network maintenance on January 10th
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Central) on Sunday, January 10th, our technicians will conduct maintenance on our network. During this time, web-based services from MACC may be unavailable. This affects MSaaS and all MACC websites (Web Reporting, TMS, FTP, etc.) as well as online access to customer statements. Going forward, MACC will be scheduling network maintenance during the same timeframe on the second Sunday of each month. Please contact your MACC Client Relations Manager or Account Manager if you have questions regarding this maintenance schedule.

Featured Web Training

What’s New in Customer Master 20.2
This session focuses on enhancements such as the new Premise Equipment module, updates to Sales Lead, new Contact Information grid, Updates to Notifications, Adjust Tier Balance changes, and new Account Restructure options.

What’s New in Accounting Master 20.2
We’ll review Accounts Receivable including a new credit card option, the new Premise Equipment interface with Customer Master, more time clock enhancements in TMS, new document attachment options, and more.

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Client Relations News

A new year brings a new MACC website

Client RelationsThe calendar isn’t the only thing changing at MACC. This week, we launched a brand-new website. The address remains the same at, but for you as a MACC client a more important address to bookmark is This is the location of Client Central, which is a new and improved version of MACC’s Client Pages.

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Featured Employee

Doug BarberDoug Barber

Doug Barber is December’s featured employee. As a production operator, he joins the rest of the billing team in the important tasks of printing, inserting, and mailing statements each month. Doug and the rest of the team ensure every aspect of the bill production process is completed correctly and on-time. He also helps print and trim bill stuffers.

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Billing News

Postage rates will change this month

The U.S. Postal Service is changing its postage rates later this month. Effective January 24th, the following rates will take effect.

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Technical Information

Here’s a test you’ll want to take…schedule your 2021 MARS test today

Technical InformationFor companies subscribed to the MACC Application Recovery Service (MARS), don’t forget to schedule your test for 2021. Schedule your test using this web page.

New to MARS and wonder what the tests entail? MARS backs up your company’s Customer Master and Accounting Master databases. It then makes them available using only an internet connection.

If disaster strikes…your company will be ready.

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Rockin’ Reports

Rockin' ReportsTake a deeper dive into the BL51 family of reports

This month we’re going to review the BL51 family of reports and describe the information they provide you. Most folks look at the BL51A Report, but how often do you look at some of the other BL51 reports?

Here is how they break billing information out for you.

  • BL51A Report – Opening Register Summary – By Company
  • BL51C Report – Opening Register Billmaster
  • BL51D Report – Opening Register by Company – Includes CIC code revenues
  • BL51E Report – Opening Register by Company by Tax Area
  • BL51M Report – Opening Register Summary by Main Report Area
  • BL51 R Report – Opening Register Summary by Report Area
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Creative Solutions

Your guide to bill inserts

Creative SolutionsAs 2021 begins, we thought this might be the perfect time to put together helpful tips for the bill insert process. We hope these tips will make the process easier for you, but keep in mind that you may contact us any time with questions and concerns you may have.

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Featured Recipe – Easy Beef Stroganoff

RecipesThis is a perfect meal for a winter evening and you can cook it in the oven or crockpot.

  • 1 1/2 lbs round steak, cubed
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 oz can of sliced mushrooms
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