Sage 200 Summer Enhancements 2019 Product Release

September 11, 2019 | News

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To find out more about what's included in the release, we sat down with out Sage 200 Product Manager Pete Child to chat through the new features and what they will bring to your business.

I always like to start by saying that Sage 200 is developed on customer feedback. Sage allows customers, Business Partners and Developers to add their thoughts on Sage200 to 'The Ideas Hub' which they then use to review the most popular and commonly asked for changes giving users the opportunity to have real input into the solution they are using which is great.

The Summer Enhancements release has been developed using customer feedback to build on previous versions and help customers to improve their business processes. The enhancements include:

Microsoft Flow: Save time with automated notifications via Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that makes it practical and simple for people to build workflows that automate business tasks and processes across applications and services.

The purchase requisitions flow automatically sends emails to people to notify them during the authorisation process. Authorisers will receive email notifications when they have new purchase requisitions that require authorisation. The person who submitted the purchase requisition will receive an email notification when it is authorised or rejected.

The supplier bank details flow automatically sends emails to people to notify them of any changes to the bank details for supplier accounts. The emails are sent to everyone that has user access to the Audit Log, so that they can check the changes in the log.

Microsoft Flow: Save time with automated notifications via Microsoft Office 365

If you don’t want to reconcile the full amount of the transaction, you can part reconcile the transaction by entering the Amount to Reconcile for the transaction, before you match it. The remaining amount of the transaction can be reconciled the next time you do your bank reconciliation. The transaction will be marked with a status of Part, to indicate it has been part reconciled.

Additionally, you can now see the URN of a transaction when you reconcile or unreconcile.

Scan and attach documents for sales invoices and credit notes, and goods or services received

Enhanced document capturing gives you peace of mind when it comes to the delivery of your items. Now you can attach files and scanned documents when you view sales invoices and credit notes, confirm receipt of goods received (GRNs), and view the delivery history of a purchase order or return.

  • When you use the Customer Transaction Enquiry, select a sales invoice or credit note, then select Attached Documents.

  • When you use the Nominal Transaction Enquiry, view the transaction detail for a invoice or credit note, then select Attached Documents.

  • When you Confirm Receipt (confirm goods received), select the Attach Documents check box before you select Save.

  • When you view the Delivery history for purchase orders and returns, select Despatches or Deliveries , then select Attached Documents.

Reverse charge VAT for the CIS

As of October 2020, those working in the UK's construction industry might have to handle and pay VAT in a different way following the introduction of the new VAT reverse charge system for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

For supplies of certain specified construction services, the customer will be liable to account to HMRC for the VAT for these purchases instead of the supplier. The reverse charge will include goods, where those goods are supplied with the specified services.

  • For full compliance with the CIS, you will need to use a third-party CIS module for Sage 200.

  • CIS is only applicable for companies in the UK, and not Ireland.

  • The start date for this change to the CIS has been delayed to October 2020 (from October 2019).

Other improvements

  • You can now set your EORI number in company details. This is required by UK companies trading in the EU, and Irish companies trading outside the EU.

  • You can now set the Country of Origin for a stock item when using a UK company. This feature was previously only available for Irish companies.

  • If you can’t open a feature because other people are using a related feature, such as changing settings, you can now see a list of who is preventing access.

  • You can now show the default contact’s email address on the Customers List and Suppliers List.

  • Sage have changed the calculations for the totals on invoices and orders when notional VAT rates are used.

If you'd like to see any of the new features in action, then register for one of our new features webinars - I'll demonstrate the new features in this release and cover some of the popular features from the last release as well. You can take a look at the schedule here.

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