Sage launch Sage 200 2023 R1
March 1, 2023 | News
Pete Child, Pinnacle Product Manager
Sage's progressive product strategy is constantly evolving, and each new release of Sage 200 is built using customer feedback; ensuring customers' needs drive their product roadmap.
They are focused on a simplifying your business processes and increasing efficiency and modernising the software with greater flexibility of access to enhance your productivity.
The Sage 200 2023 R1 release includes several of the most voted for features by customers from the Sage Ideas Hub, as well as major improvements to some API endpoints and enhanced migration tools.
Import vatable journals
File structure contains 2 new columns: VAT type and VAT code.
Simplify data import with a greater range of transactions that can be imported: no more need to do manual processing after imports or to use developer built solutions for this purpose.
Allocation dates for Sales Receipts/Payments and Purchase Receipts/Payments
New option for “use payment/ receipt date”.
You can choose to use the payment/receipt date as the default allocation date, or the system date. This will help you minimize manual entry errors and make sure you get your aging reports right.
Import stock updates
The new stock record export/import feature will enable you to mass update several stock record attributes on the fly, including minimum stock levels, default warehouses or even adding/deleting warehouse from stock records.
Greater flexibility when it comes to managing warehouse or stock changes and updates.
Setup alerts and define trigger conditions for Purchase workflow documents.
Get your purchase department staff notified about important supplier details when processing purchase orders or returns.
Extension of stock fields’ size
Part number was extended to 60 characters. At the same time, stock name description can now handle full data when a customer is migrating from Sage 50.
Refining the Sage 50 customer migration journey while extending stock master record management.
Runtime reports on spooler
For Bank reconciliation, Vat Return and Year End report where output mode is set to printer or preview, a new onscreen prompt allows to add the report to the spooler.
Keep your runtime reports at hand and reprint them instantly, whenever you need.
Print Prior Year Journal
When managing previous year journal entries, you now have an additional printing option on your screen. This brings consistency across our user interface while providing you with a new handy function.
New API fields and enhanced endpoints
8 major endpoints have been enhanced, including support for the new default allocation date and purchase alerts features.
New API extensions open the door to a wider ecosystem of applications (ISV Solutions), increasing the services and automation work flows available.
On a regular basis, Sage maintain cloud connected features and functionality, such as Bank Feeds, Invoice Payment systems (such as Stripe, Paypal and Go Cardless), Opayo plus Salary and Supplier Payments (powered by Modulr). To maintain compatibility with Sage 200 they regularly test the integration and functionality of these features, to continuously deliver a seamless integration.
Sage are also addressing some changes to platform support and removing integrations that have near-zero value or where the same outcome can be achieved with an alternative feature. In this release, they are retiring the SharePoint integration capability from their product - not to be confused with the Microsoft 365 integration, which remains active - as well as retiring Microsoft SQL 2016 as a supported platform. They’re also including SQL 2022 as a supported platform.
Join Pete Child our Product Manager for an online overview of the new features of this release, and a recap of some of the key enhancements in recent launches.