Sage 200c Pro 2018

Sage have developed the Sage 200 suite - recently releasing Sage 200c Professional - 2018: Summer Enhancements Release

Sage 200c Professional 2018: Summer Enhancements has been built on direct customer feedback.  Customers informed Sage that simplifying business processes is key, and that improving the user experience to help them become more productive on a daily basis is what really matters to them.

Sage 200c Professional 2018 Summer Enhancements improvements include:

     -  Making Tax Digital
        Compliancy for HMRC's Making Tax Digital Service required from April 2019
     -  Faster online payments with Stripe, PayPal, and GoCardless 
        Sage Invoice Payments is a great way for your customers to pay you online, quickly and
        easily. 
     -  Cross-selling items
        You can use cross-selling items to help speed up entering a full sales order.
     -  Suggested and preferred items for customers
        Suggested items can help you speed up entering a sales order, as you can quickly add
        items that the customer has previously bought from you.
     -  Customer alerts
        You can set up alerts on a customer account, to show messages whenever you deal with
        that customer.
     -  Scan and attach documents to purchase invoices and credit notes
        Now you can attach files and scanned documents when you enter purchase invoices and
        credit notes.  You can scan images directly using a scanner connected to your PC or your
        network
     -  Send messages to contacts using Skype
     -  View addresses in Google maps
     -  Top requested ideas from customers
     -  Other improvements
    

Sage 200c 2018

CentrePoint Software run regular workshops to demonstrate Sage 200c Professional 2018: Summer Enhancements so you can see the new features that are available, and see how they could benefit your organisation.

Sage 200 User Group Workshop - Thursday 13th December 2018: FREE user workshop

Upgrading to Sage 200c Professional 2018: Summer Enhancements

If you wish to see the latest version of Sage 200c Professional register for our Sage 200 Workshop

Date:    Thursday 13th December 2018
Time:    9:30am - 12:30pm
Venue:  One America Square Conference Centre, London EC3N 2LB

Register for the Sage 200 User Group Workshop via our registration page


Attendee feedback:

InSkin media"Thanks for an informative workshop yesterday.  I picked up 6 tips to improve our current processes, 4 of which I have already implemented."
Michele Silvester, Finance Manager, InSkin Media

Sage 200c 2018 

Sage 200c Professional 2018: Summer Enhancements


Making Tax Digital

By April 2019, businesses that are VAT registered will be required to electronically submit their VAT return to HMRC using their Sage 200 Accounting Software.  The latest version of Sage 200; Sage 200 v2018 Summer Release includes an update to work with the new submission.

 

Faster online payments with Stripe, PayPal, and GoCardless

Invoice Payments to request and receive payments from your customers by using Stripe, PayPal, or Go Cardless.  When your customer pays the invoice, the transactions can be downloaded and posted in Sage 200c.

Feature

Explanation

Sage Invoice Payments

Set up Sage Invoice Payments in Sage 200c and choose the payment providers that you'll offer to your customers:
   -  Stripe, to receive credit card and debit card payments
   -  PayPal, to receive PayPal payments
   -  Go Cardless, to collect payments using Direct Debit


Create and email an invoice to your customer using an Invoice Payments layout


When your customer receives the email, they click a Pay Now button on the invoice, and make the payment using one of the payment providers you've set up


Once the payment is received, Sage 200c will download the transactions and automatically make postings

 

Cross-selling Sage 200cCross-selling items
You can use cross-selling items to help speed up entering a full sales order.  Cross-selling items are complimentary items which are often sold together with another stock item.  For example, if you sell a printer, you might want to show print cartridges or cables for that printer.

Feature

Explanation

Cross-selling items

Set up cross-selling items if you want to display and add these items when you enter a sales order


   -  To set up cross-selling items for a stock item, amend the stock item and use the Cross-selling
      tab

   -  Once you've finished setting up all your cross-selling items for your stock items, enable the
      option to Allow users to select items for cross-selling

   -  When you enter a full sales order and add a standard stock item, click Save and Cross-sell to
      add a cross-selling item.


S200 Suggested Customer stock
Suggested and preferred items for customers

Suggested items can help you speed up entering a sales order, as you can quickly add items that the customer has previously bought from you.

Feature

Explanation

Suggested and preferred items for customers

When you enter a full sales order, select Suggested items to see items that are specific to the customer


Suggested items include:

   -  The customer's preferred items (you can think of these as 'favourites')

   -  Items that the customer has recently ordered

   -  Items that the customer has frequently ordered, for example you can see items they've
      ordered at least 3 times in the last 6 months

 

Sage 200 customer alertsCustomer alerts

You can set up alerts on a customer account, to show messages whenever you deal with that customer.  For example, if a customer has specific requirements, you can set up a reminder message that will be displayed whenever you enter an order for that customer.

Alerts are displayed when you select the customer account, and you can choose when to show the alert.  For example, you can show alerts when entering invoices or credit notes, sales orders and returns, quotations and pro forma invoices, and for customer price enquiries.

Alerts are specific to an individual customer, and you can set up multiple alerts for each customer. 

S200c Attach documents
Scan and attach documents to purchase invoices and credit notes


Feature

Explanation

Scan and attach documents to purchase invoices and credit notes

Now you can attach files and scanned documents when you enter purchase invoices and credit notes.  You can scan images directly using a scanner connected to your PC or your network.

   -  When you create a purchase invoice or credit note, select Save and Attach


The attachments can also be viewed and amended when you authorise transactions, and when you view transactions in the supplier and nominal transaction enquiries

   -  When you authorise a transaction, or view the transaction in the enquiry, select
      Attached Documents

 

Skype for business
Send messages to contacts using Skype

Get in touch with a customer or supplier using Skype for Business.  When you're viewing a customer or supplier, just click the Skype icon next to a contact's email address

 

S200 Maps
View addresses in Google maps

Now you can view a customer or supplier address using Google Maps 

 


S200c Top RequestedTop requested ideas from customers

Following feedback from Sage 200 customers on the Sage 200 Ideas Hub, Sage have announced the following improvements:

Feature

Explanation

Purchase requisitions

When you enter a purchase requisition, you can now search for nominal codes with a particular cost centre or department.  To do this, enter a slash / between the code, cost centre and department

Import remembers last file location

When you import information, Sage 200c will now remember the last folder that you used for an import

Sort columns on bank reconciliation

Now when you use bank reconciliation, you can sort the lists of matched and unmatched transactions.  Just click on a column heading to sort a list.



Other Improvements
 

Feature

Explanation

Reducing balance depreciation for fixed assets

If you set up depreciation for a fixed asset using the reducing period balance method, it could be difficult to calculate the period depreciation rate to use.

Now you can click the % button to calculate the percentage rate to use, when you want to depreciate an asset by a total percentage over a set number of periods

Spooler list filters

You can now use filters on the print Spooler list, to only show the reports you're interested in.  You can filter the spooler list by report name, the user who produced the document, the company, the date of the report, or the status of the report

 

For a demonstration of Sage 200c Professional 2018: Summer Enhancements contact CentrePoint Software on 020 7831 3050 or join us for our 'Sage 200 User Group Workshop' - Thursday 13th December 2018.  Register for the Sage 200 User Group Workshop via our registration page.

 

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