Sage 100 2017 has several new features that I'll be covering the next few weeks. I'm going to start with some of the more general feature enhancements that you'll find in the latest version of Sage 100.
When using the auto-complete feature, your search criteria is compared with all words within the searched fields. Previously the feature considered only the beginning of the text in the searched fields.
For example, if you have a customer named Allen’s Appliance Repair and a customer named Appliance Services, typing Appl in the Customer No. field results in a list that includes both customers.
In addition, the number of fields included in the search has been expanded. For example, to search for a vendor by phone number, start typing the phone number, digits only, in the Vendor No. field.
After adding new records, you’ll need to run the Build Search Index utility on the Library Master Utilities menu to index those records so that they appear in the auto-complete search.
Build Search Index Utility
To activate the enhanced auto-complete feature, run the Build Search Index utility on the Library Master Utilities menu. If you do not run the utility, auto-complete will work as it did before this update.
Run the utility after creating new customer, vendor, and item records so that the records are indexed and appear in the auto-complete results. Running the utility updates the index for all of your companies.
You can use Task Scheduler to automatically run the indexing utility on a regular basis.
Full Text Search Option in Lookup Windows
A Full Text option has been added to the Search list in Lookup windows. When you select Full Text, your search criteria is compared with the data in all columns available in the Lookup window.
Note that your search criteria must match the beginning of a word. For example, if you have a customer named Hydromart and a customer named Martin Supply, when you type Mart, Martin Supply will appear in the search results, but Hydromart will not.
NOTE: To activate the enhanced auto-complete feature, run the Build Search Index utility after upgrading to version 2017. Run the utility as new customer, vendor, and item records are created to see the records in auto-complete search results.
Search for Empty Fields in Lookup Windows
You can now search for fields that do not contain any value in Lookup windows. After selecting a field from the Search list, select Is Empty from the operand list, and then click Find.
Maintain Commodity Codes for Miscellaneous and Inventory Items
You can now maintain a list of commodity codes and associate them with miscellaneous and inventory items. Commodity codes are included with the data sent when processing Level 3 credit card transactions in the Sales Order module.
Prior and Next Buttons for Calendar Window
Prior and Next buttons have been added to the Calendar window. You can use the buttons to quickly change from month to month.
Re-sizable Memo Maintenance Window
You can now resize the Memo Maintenance window by dragging the lower-right corner of the window.
Ability to Suppress "Remove Forms" Message
A module option in Role Maintenance allows you to suppress the message that reminds you to replace forms with paper after printing. To no longer see this message, clear the Show Prompt to Remove Forms From Printer check box in the Common Information section.
Larger Font for Selected Reports
The font size used for selected reports has been increased to improve readability. These reports previously used a 6 point font. The new font is horizontally equivalent to the previous font, but it is 30 to 40 percent taller.
Cancel Button Available When Printing Reports
You can now cancel report printing by clicking the Cancel button on the message window that appears while the report is processing. Note that clicking the Cancel button will cause the report's task window to close, even if you have selected the Keep Open After Print check box.
New Options on Help Ribbon
Several buttons have been added to the Help ribbon on the standard Desktop. The new options include the ability to:
Note: You must log in to use some of these features.
I've covered a bunch of updates this week, but there are even more to come. Next week, I'll be highlighting updates to Sage 100 2017's modules, including Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, CRM , and more.
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Sorry to reopen this post, but I'm new to SAGE 100 and was just going through old posts to find out is there any document available that has features comparison from version to version for each modules for SAGE 100. I know I am asking a big thing here but hoping some has done such comparison.
I would also be interested in seeing a list for Sage 100 only. If Sage is only updating 100C for specific features it should be noted or 100 and 100C should have separate feature listings.
Is there a list or chart anywhere that lists the features available in Sage 100c that are not available in Sage 100? The Sage Release Notes do not make any distinction. When upgrading a customer to 2017, it is important to know what features they get and which they don't. Thank you!
I can't find the full text feature in 2017. When I clicked on Build Search Index utility after upgrading I got a message stating that it's only available for Sage100C. How can you tell what features are available for version 2017 that are not Sage100C.
Thanks for the suggestion.
If the functionality you're requesting doesn't completely align with what's described in our "How to enable, setup and use the Auto-Complete feature..." help article, please feel free to submit it on our Sage 100 Ideas page, which can be accessed by clicking "Ideas" in the Sage 100 community in Sage City.