I just received my copy of the new release of Sage 50 and have been looking it over. So whether you call it Sage 50 US Edition, Sage 50c, or Sage 50cloud, Here is my summary of what’s new in Sage 50 2019.
Expanded Sales Order Drop-down Menu in Sales/Invoicing Window – When choosing a sales order to convert in the Sales/Invoicing window, the drop down list of available sales orders has been widened to that long SO numbers won’t get cut off.
Totals Added to List Views for Quotes and for Purchases – This one’s kind of self explanatory, but when you’re in the Quotes window or the Purchases/Receive Inventory (AKA Enter Bills) windows and click the List button, you’ll now see a total at the bottom of the list.
Sage CRM Integration – Sage 50 now offers integration with their cloud based customer relationship management software, Sage CRM.
Security and Stability Updates – There were several behind the scenes updates to improve security and stability of Sage 50. These changes should also reduce the number of User Account Control (UAC) prompts.
For more details, here’s the complete announcement exactly as it came from Sage:
What’s New in Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2019.0
The 2019.0 release delivers to you and your business feature enhancements and improvements, as well as an integration between Sage 50 and Sage CRM, to assist you in making your business life easier than ever! Features in this release pertain to both on plan cloud and traditional customers.
YOU SPOKE, and WE LISTENED!
Feedback, as you know being a business owner, can make or break your business! The Sage 50 Team has started a mission called “You Spoke, and We Listened”
Our goal is to make product enhancements or suggestions that you send us via the Sage City Ideation page. Ideally as a team we will review suggestion and enhancement requests and decide which enhancements to build.
Make sure you check out the Sage City Ideation page and rate your top enhancements that you would like to see as we use this list to decide on what enhancements are most important to you!
Below are the many updates, enhancements and productivity maintenance that we delivered for 2019.0:
Expanded Sales Order Dropdown Menu & Totals in Quotes and Purchases List Views
We’re pleased to inform you that the Sales Order dropdown menu has been expanded to match the current field width of the Invoice Number field. In addition, dollar totals are now featured in the Quotes and Purchases List views.
.NET Framework 4.7.1 Updates
Sage 50 now leverages .NET Framework 4.7.1, which is already installed on most operating systems through standard Windows updates. If the update does not exist during installation, .NET Framework 4.7.1 will be installed during the installation process. Several advantages of this update include:
- Performance and Reliability improvements
- Security improvements
- Compliance with latest native TLS security protocol standards
User Security Updates
Sage 50 provides several options that can maintain data security and deter unauthorized users from possible fraudulent activities. To provide the control needed with multiple users, Sage 50’s updated existing security settings in the installer were streamlined to minimize the occurrence of User Account Control (UAC) message prompts. A standard user will need Administrator-level credentials to perform some tasks that require Administrator-level permissions to execute. For more information about this update, please reference KB 92079.
Sage Payroll (SPR) Sync: This release also includes updates to the latest Azure security compliance standards and improved reliability of large sync operations.
Microsoft Office 365 Integration Maintenance: Performance and reliability improvements are included in this update.
Sage Payment Cloud Maintenance: Performance and reliability improvements are included in this update.
Also, a reminder that Sage has partnered with PayPal to bring you the latest feature, Invoice Payments, in Sage 50. Invoice Payments using PayPal is an easy, convenient, secure way to allow your customers to pay you. You have the ability to invoice your customers by email and include a Pay Now button that your customers can use to pay you with a debit or credit card. Payments are securely processed online and deposited directly to your bank account. For simple instructions on how to set up Invoice Payments through PayPal, reference KB 90640.
Sage 50 CRM Integration
Sage CRM is a communications system that is ideal for companies that need to streamline processes between departments or provide customer-facing staff with financial information, including the ability to create orders through the Sage CRM interface that pass through to the Sage accounting system.
The integration between Sage 50 and Sage CRM was developed by Dan Cousins & Associates Inc. . Sage 50 CRM is a one-way, read only integration wherein Sage 50 is updating Sage CRM every 24 hours. Features include:
- Displays Year-to-Date (YTD) Sales compared to Last YTD Sales
- Displays the Date of the last Invoice
- Shows a listing of Order and Invoice history
- User can see line item details for historical Orders and Invoices
Beyond the features listed above, the integration allows you to connect multiple companies in Sage 50 to a single company record in Sage CRM.