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Acumatica 2020 R2 Beta Available

Written by Todd Martin on .

Acumatica released the 2020 R2 Beta on August 11th 2020. This new release contains an astounding number of improvements and new features. Acumatica typically has two releases R1 and R2 throughout the year. Each of these releases are not only fixing any bugs that are found but releases multiple enhancements to the core product. With Acumatica you work smarter, not harder. Each of these releases they give you more power at your fingertips and streamline the process to find information you need, when you need it.

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Usability and Reporting

  • Generic inquiry table join suggestions and previews
  • Recently viewed records list
  • Dashboard auto-refresh


  • Visual state automation engine
  • Workflow engine enhancements and build out
  • API enhancements and automated inquiry mapping
  • Unified notifications using business events
  • Advanced UDF visibility and enablement
  • OData v4 – LINQ-based access to data objects
  • In cell error reporting for data imports
  • Mobile dialog box support – phase 1


  • Automated AP document creation (*)
  • Cross company sales

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Custom Office Improvements in Sage 100 2020

Written by Todd Martin on .

Custom Office is a popular module in Sage 100. So let’s take a moment to review some of the enhancements applied to Custom Office with the release of Sage 100 2020.

Improved Grid Customization

This feature introduces a new user-interface in Custom Office similar to how grids appear in other Sage 100 tasks. Right-clicking within the grid now opens a Customize Grid Definition window that enables you to:
  • Drag-and-drop columns to rearrange their order as well as move columns from one grid to another.
  • Access Column Properties in order to modify column name, size, width, secondary grid description, and whether it’s locked.
  • Easily create additional columns.
  • Access a Bulk Hide window to set the ’Hidden’ option for multiple columns in a grid.

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Introducing Sage CRM 2020

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Sage CRM 2020 Release 1 (R1) is now available for download. Let’s take a look at some of the top new features included in this latest version.

MailChimp Integration Enhancements

The Sage CRM MailChimp integration has been enhanced to automatically detect duplicate email addresses, making it easier to prevent and fix these occurrences. To ensure that a Person, Company, or Lead record being added to the system has a unique email address, system administrators can now use a new Detect duplicate emails option. Then, if a group sent to MailChimp contains two or more records with the same email address, the group gets rejected.

This enhancement includes the following:

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Introducing Sage 100 2020

Written by Todd Martin on .

Sage has announced the release of Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud 2020.0. Let’s take a look at some of the top new features included in these latest versions.

Global Enhancements

Here are some of the top global enhancements that are carried throughout multiple modules:

Expanded Name Fields – several fields have been expanded from 30 to 50 characters including Customer Name, Customer Contact Name, Vendor Contact Name, Confirm To Name, and Requested by name.

International Address Support - to support international business, several fields have been

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Sage 100 2018 Product Update 9 (

Written by Todd Martin on .

The following is a list of corrections and selected enhancements added to Sage 100 2018.8
For a full list of Enhancements, refer to the What's New page inside the Product.

Product updates are cumulative; in other words, this update includes all enhancements and program corrections found in prior updates for version 2018. Smart Update will install only the programs that have been updated since your last update was installed.

Workstation Synchronization has been enhanced to update Sage 100 Standard Workstations along with Sage 100 Advanced and Premium Workstations. Sage 100 Standard Users are no longer required to run WksUpdate Standard.exe on each Sage 100 Standard Workstation. 

All Sage 100 updates must be installed on the server where Sage 100 is installed.

For eBusiness Manager users upgrading for the first time to Product Update 3 or higher, you will need to perform the following one time:
  1. From the Sage 100 Server, copy the following files located in the ..\MAS90\Home folder:
    1. pvxclr4.dll
    2. Sage.Exchange.dll
    3. wsVault.dll
  2. Copy the 3 files above to the server where the Sage 100 Web Engine is installed. The default location for the Sage 100 Web Engine installation is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\Sage 100 20XX WebEngine\WEBENG\Home\", but this is configurable.
  3. Restart the Web Engine and run as an application. Running the Web Engine as a Service is not recommended at this time. See Knowledge Base entries 82537 and 82539 for more information. Make a copy of any existing files before replacing.

Sage 100 2018.5 (and higher) users with Payroll integrated with Bank Reconciliation, will need to also install Sage 100 Payroll 2.18.5 (or higher).

Accounts Payable

  1. Enhancement: The IRS 2020 Form 1099-NEC (Nonemployee Comp) is now available to select in the following Accounts Payable locations:
    • Vendor Maintenance — Default Form field on Additional tab
    • 1099 Payment History window — 1099 Form Type field
    • A/P Invoice Data Entry — (1099 Payment) Form field on the Header tab
    • Manual Check and Payment Entry — 1099 Form field on the Lines tab

      If you’ve already recorded nonemployee compensation for tax year 2020 in 1099-MISC form Box 7, a utility is available to move the totals to 1099-NEC form Box 1. For more information see AP_Update1099s_utl.pdf in the ..\mas90\utility folder on the Sage 100 Server or contact Sage Support.
  2. The 1099-MISC Form has been modified for the 2020 changes.

Bank Reconciliation

  1. TLS 1.2 support has been added for integration with Sage Banking Cloud.

Job Cost

  1. Job Billing for Time & Material jobs with multiple subcontract records on the cost code are no longer marking all subcontract records for the cost code as billed even if the billed flag is unchecked.
  2. Daily Transaction Register no longer includes the WIP associated with the lines that were not selected for billing.
  3. Job Billing Register > G/L WIP Recap is no longer relieving the WIP associated with the lines that were not selected for billing.

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  1. Error: "Sorry, we are having trouble with that URL right now. Please try again later, or report it to our customer service team." no longer occurs when clicking on the MapQuest link in AR Customer.
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