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Sage 200 - What's new in Sage 200 Winter 2018 Enhancements

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Summary

Sage 200 Winter 2018 Enhancements was released in February 2019. The release is one in a series of releases to launch Sage 200 in the UK and Ireland.

Description

Sage 200 is part of a global franchise which has a single vision and strategy across fourteen countries worldwide. The strategy has a single focus of delivering product modernisation by harnessing the power of the desktop whilst liberating key data via connected web and mobile services. The strategy allows us to deliver on continuous improvement through a regular release cadence to ensure we are continually adding value to the customer base.

Sage 200 includes Standard and Professional. Sage 200 will introduce a number of connected services through a regular release cadence.

With that in mind Sage 200 has three key themes:

  • Connected data
  • Customer experience
  • Simplicity

Sage 200 has been built on direct customer feedback with customers telling us that simplifying their business processes is key whilst improving the user experience to become more productive on a daily basis is what really matters to them.

Highlights include:

  • GoCardless – Full launch, set up and collect direct debits from within Sage 200.
  • Microsoft 365 – Power Automate examples, allowing partners to tailor automation of customer business processes.
  • Microsoft 365 – Power Apps, ability to build custom business apps, integrating with Sage 200.
  • Purchase Requisition Improvements – Enhancements to the purchase requisition workflow.

A detailed list of new features and benefits per module is provided within this guide.

Resolution

 

New features and benefits in Sage 200

GoCardless - Full Launch

What:

  • Schedule and collect payments by Direct Debit from within Sage 200.
  • Enhanced functionality introduced following the preview in previous Sage 200 releases.

Details:

  • Sage have partnered with GoCardless a leading digital Direct Debit provider.
  • End customers can be selected to take advantage of GoCardless via the Pay Now functionality.

Benefits:

  • Set up Direct Debit from both invoices and directly within product.
  • Remove the pain of late payment.
  • Improved Cash Flow.
  • Greater predictability of cash position.
Making Tax Digital

What:

In product ability allowing MTD compliance.

Details:

  • New system admin setting to enable MTD compliance.
  • Previous MTD compliant versions of Sage200cloud required BP/Sage assistance to activate.

Benefits:

  • Allow simpler on boarding for MTD.
Improved Audit Capability

What:

Ability to view key audit activities in the following product areas:

  • Changes to Supplier Bank Details.
  • Changes to purchase requisitions.

Details:

  • Capture user actions taken on key data.

Benefits:

  • Support any customer internal audit processes.
Purchase Requisition Enhancements

What:

Improvement to the purchase requisition customer journey based on feedback from the initial release.

Details:

  • Mandatory Nominal Code/Supplier Account.
  • Combined Budget Selection.
  • Order of Budget in Combined Budget Lookup in alphabetical order.
  • Search for a combined budget.
  • Restrict access to Authorise/Authorise & Generate Orders Options.
  • Cancel Purchase Request when cancelling/removing Purchase Order.
  • Amend a rejected Purchase Request.
  • Authoriser to amend Purchase Request.
  • Workspace improvements.

Benefits:

  • Improved purchase requisition workflow.
  • Saving time.
Microsoft Power Apps Connectivity

What:

Ability to build custom business apps, integrating with Sage 200.

Details:

  • Documented examples of how to use Microsoft Apps with Sage 200.

Benefits:

  • Ability to develop customer specific application, integrating with Sage 200.
  • Expanding access to key Sage 200 data - saving businesses time.
Microsoft Power Automate Connectivity

What:

Flow examples, allowing partners to tailor automation of customer business processes.

Details:

  • Documented examples of how to use Microsoft Power Automate with Sage 200.

Benefits:

  • Ability to automate & integrate Sage 200 into customer business processes.
Warehouse on Free Text Items
 

What:

Ability to specify a warehouse for a free text item.

Details:

  • Non-stock holding customers often use warehouses to represent departments or locations within their business. This feature enables customers to use this information for purchases via free text items.

Benefits:

  • Ability to tie a warehouse to a non-stock related purchase.
  • Improves the ability for companies to use warehouses as for non-stock related processes.

 

 

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