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The Road Ahead for Sage 100 - 2020 and Beyond

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The road ahead Sage 100 2020
Sage recently hosted a presentation that provides us with a glimpse of what’s ahead for Sage 100 in the near and mid-term. Here’s a quick peek at what to expect for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

New in the Sage 100 Ecosystem

A couple of new add-on solutions are expected in the Sage 100 ecosystem including:

Sage Enterprise Intelligence - a powerful, web-based business intelligence (BI) reporting tool that converts massive amounts of data from across your entire Sage 100 system (not just your financial modules) into meaningful insight and powerful real-time reports. Refer to the full-length article in this newsletter for a more detailed look at Sage Enterprise Intelligence (expected in July 2020).

Credit Hound - an accounts receivable collections management suite that helps reduce late payments and collect overdue invoices. Robust features include automated payment reminders, overdue customer reports, dispute management and more (expected in Summer 2020).

New Features and Product Updates

Here are some of the new or enhanced features that are expected for release later this year.

Sage 100 Payroll – a collection of updates and worksheets related to COVID-19 and tracking for Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

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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

Written by Todd Martin on .

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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