In April, an updated product roadmap was released for Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200). Overall, you can expect to see tighter integration between Sage 100 and many of the other Sage product lines (like Sage Fixed Assets and Sage HRMS) along with some technological changes that make additional web-based add-on services available to you. Here’s a glimpse at some of the new features and developments you can expect for the remainder of this year and into 2013.
Sage Delivers a New Shipping Solution
A new Shipping application by SmartLinc is projected for Q3 2012 and will be integrated with Sage 100 via the Business Object Interface. SmartLinc is the official “Sage Endorsed” replacement for the StarShip solution (which is still available, integrated, and supported independently by the original developer V-Technologies). SmartLinc is a web-based application which means there is no additional hardware to purchase for the software to be installed and configured on-premises. Don’t forget: ASI has developed Shipping Integration for those of you who prefer to use vendor-specific shipping software like UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager, etc.
Credit Card Processing and Payroll Improvements
According to the roadmap, in Q3 2012 we can expect a new payroll module for Sage 100 Premium (formerly Sage MAS 200 SQL) along with enhanced credit card processing.
Customers Asked, Sage 100 Delivers
Based on customer feedback, Sage will incorporate some of the most requested enhancements into Sage 100 ERP Version 5.0 slated for a Q4 2012 release. These enhancements include:
- An expanded 20-character accounts payable invoice number
- Ability to restrict transactions on inactivate customers and vendors to prevent mistakes and ‘reason codes’ for accountability
- View cleared checks in AP and Vendor Maintenance for easier bank management & reconciliation
- Self Service management of software updates using the new “Sage Advisor”
Get A Copy of the Complete Roadmap
Email us if you’d like a copy of the complete 48-page product roadmap with all the details which also includes a tentative timeline for the release of Sage 100 Version 5.0 and beyond along with “end of support” dates starting with the retirement of Version 4.2 on September 30, 2012.