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What's new in Sage 200 2020 R1?

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Summary

Find out what's new in Sage 200 2020 R1.

Description

Strategy

Sage 200 is part of a global franchise which has a single vision and strategy across fourteen countries worldwide. Our take forward strategy is evolving, and our focus will be on the following 3 key elements, allowing us to deliver the right solution for our customers.

Sage 200 2020 R1 is scheduled for release in March 2020, for all variants.

With that in mind Sage 200 has three key themes:

  • Flexibility, choice & simplicity
  • Connected data
  • Customer experience

Sage 200 is 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.

Resolution

Highlights include:
  • Office 365 – Microsoft Power Automate / Power Apps: refreshed connectors that can be used immediately or amended to suit your business needs. Providing automation to suit your unique business requirements.
  • Banking: Software changes to support latest PSD2 changes, more commonly referred to as Open Banking. Find out more here.
  • Technology: Updating our underlying technology components to ensure we continue to offer best of breed industry standards to improve the customer experience and protect the security of your product.

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

Feature What Explanation Benefits
Office 365 Refreshed connectors for Power Apps & Power Automate 
Requires a Microsoft Licence for the relevant Power Platform consumables.
Simple connector to link Sage 200 to Power Automate or Power Apps, updated to ensure compatibility with recent Microsoft changes. Allows simple automation to be built quickly and provided outside the context of Sage 200. Tailored amendments to extend the Sage 200 solution to meet unique customer requirements.

Standard

Professional

  Simplified on boarding journey. Remove the need to supply customer Office 365 admin credentials when signing up for Power BI and the Sage Contact App if Office 365 licence has been purchased from a vendor other than Sage. Admin credentials are not entered during the sign-up process simplifying the customer journey.

Standard

Professional

  New Office 365 variants. Office 365 A1, A3 & A5 variants are now compatible with Sage 200. Providing compatibility for more Office 365 variants to allow customers to take advantage of Office 365 connectivity & features.

Standard

Professional

Sage ID Refresh Updated Sage ID infrastructure. Sage is undergoing a transformation to a new system which is an underpin for our future identity Strategy. Sage ID will support new standards such as JWT and Open ID and will replace our current Sage ID offering. Ensures customers can adopt the new Sage ID changes in time for the switch off of the current service.
Taking advantage of new technology and new identity standards.

Standard

Professional

Banking Changes to banking to support PSD2. Adoption of necessary banking changes to support the move to Open Banking. Ensures banking service to customers is compliant with latest Open Banking (PSD2) requirements.

Standard

Professional

MTD Increased fraud prevention details for MTD submissions. HMRC have defined additional information they require when using their MTD service. This information will enable HMRC to further improve the detection of fraudulent tax submissions. Updates will be made to the in-product submission for VAT in line with this change and also the standalone MTD module used for certain submission scenarios. Provides compliance to latest HMRC MTD changes.

Standard

Professional

  Vat Submission under MTD threshold. For customers under the MTD Vat submission threshold HMRC have increased the maximum password length, and hence password security, for customers using the Internet Submissions Module. Existing passwords will continue to work but customers may wish to increase their length for added security. Provides support for HMRC submission requirements.

Standard

Professional

CRM Support for Sage 200 CRM 2020 R1. Sage 200 CRM 2020 R1 will be supported with Sage 200 2020 R1 for the integration only. Ensuring customers can adopt the latest version of CRM which includes new features, customer enhancements, defect fixes as well as support for Office 365. Please refer to CRM release notes for further information. Professional
SQL Support for SQL 2019. SQL 2019 will now be a supported database version from this release. Providing choice for customers and adopting latest versions of connected software. Professional
Details of previous releases

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