Both new and existing customers will find immediate benefits to their business operations from the enhancements in Sage 100 ERP 2013. These customer-requested features and functionality were obtained through various feedback and evaluation methods, including the Sage customer enhancement request website and user surveys.
The Sage 100 ERP 2013 release (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 5.0) will focus on providing compelling value to existing customers, generating interest in the marketplace with new connected services and add-on solutions, and continuing to offer more deployment and pricing options. Substantial value will be provided to existing customers by addressing their top enhancement requests, Auto Updates for easy application of Sage 100 ERP Product Updates, and enhanced Credit Card Processing using Sage Exchange.
Enhancements will be across the product in Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliation, Inventory Management, Paperless Office, Sage CRM, and enhanced Credit Card Processing though Sage Exchange. We strongly encourage customers running older versions of Sage 100 ERP to schedule their 2013 upgrades shortly following the release, so they can begin utilizing the enhancements and the business benefits outlined in this document.
This is the first article in a series in which we will focus a few of the most important enhancements in the new Sage 100 ERP 2013. Here is an overview of the new Accounts Payable features:
NEW FUNCTIONALITY IN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
New Accounts Payable features in the 2013 release will provide customers with the ability to use the same invoice number as their vendor’s, inactivate vendors while retaining all their information in the system, and easily view cleared checks in Vendor Maintenance.
EXPANDED INVOICE NUMBER
The Invoice Number field will be expanded in the 2013 release to accommodate up to 20 characters. This allows the entire invoice number of a vendor to be entered, meaning the customer may use the same invoice number in the Sage100 ERP system as the vendor’s invoice number, minimizing errors.
In order to keep the portrait format of some reports and listings, such as Aged Invoice Report and Trial Balance, they will be slightly modified to display the full 20 character AP Vendor Invoice number. Journals and Journal Comments that contain references to the Vendor No, Invoice Number, and Comment Detail will use additional rows in order to accommodate the longer field length.
The 2013 release will allow Vendors to be inactivated, and to allow creation of “reason codes” to reference why that action was taken. All historical transactions will be maintained until an authorized user chooses to permanently delete those records. Full details of the action taken will be in the audit log, and only authorized users can make a payment to a vendor with an inactive status to avoid payment mistakes. Also, Inactive Vendors will be able to be hidden from view, or to be excluded from listings and forms for faster lookups and data entry.
CLEARED CHECK INFORMATION CONVENIENTLY AVAILABLE
In response to Sage 100 ERP customer requests, the 2013 release will include the option to display and access all relevant bank information in convenient places, as well as the option to show the cleared check information in Bank Reconciliation, in Accounts Payable Vendor Maintenance, without having to access the Bank Reconciliation module. Cleared checks will also be displayed in the Invoices, Transactions and Check Tabs in Vendor Maintenance.