The 2020.0 Release is all about delivering requested Sage 50 feedback from you our customers. For quite some time, fellow business owners like you have shared feedback, ideas and even proposed requests within Sage 50 that you would like to see changed!
Well it’s here—the time has come, and the choice is yours. We packed this release with 3 enhancements that you asked for. You spoke and we truly listened.
Address fields associated with Maintenance records for Customers, Vendors and Employees were expanded to accommodate a greater number of characters for longer addresses (increased from 30 to 50)
The Deposit Ticket ID field has been expanded to accommodate up to 20 characters (increased from 8 to 20)
The Item Type field associated with Inventory Items was expanded to accommodate more characters (increased from 8 to 20)
With many States introducing Paid Family Leave laws and other additional employee withholding taxes for designated types of businesses, fields “Special 3, 4 and 5” were added to the Withholding Info tab in the Maintain Employees & Sales Reps
When emailing a Customer form, you can now choose to email a specific contact, other than the primary/bill-to contact by default. Forms included are: Sales Orders, Quotes, Proposals, Sales Invoices, Credit Memos, Change Orders and Receipts
The Notes field was added to the Maintain Vendors area and mirrors the setup of Maintain Customers where the Notes field has existed for many releases
There you have it! We acted on your feedback, suggestions and requests. Keep the feedback coming- make sure you continue to post your ideas on the Sage City Ideation page. We are committed to at the very least delivering 5 suggestions for each release. So, keep those ideas coming!
PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT THAT WILL TRANSFORM SAGE 50:
Database Upgrade from Pervasive v11 to Actian Zen v13
Performance is critical to your business. Be it performance within your business or getting goods and/or services to customers. Performing at optimal level is key for you and for Sage.
Sage 50 will perform a database upgrade from Pervasive to Actian this release. Ultimately this upgrade will allow Sage 50 perform at an optimal level.
Some important things that you will need know and do for this database upgrade:
Note: Please reference Sage Knowledgebase article 14995 for instructions on how to locate your serial number.
Important: You will need to convert your company data after installing this version. Need help with converting your data or installing the enhancements? Click here to learn more about Sage Expert Services and to Schedule an Appointment!
We created a video for you to view that aides you in converting your data after you have installed the 2020.0 version: https://youtu.be/VnItT2vVs3k
Well that’s all folks!
I encourage you to watch the video to learn about the features you asked for that we delivered. The 2020.0 video shows you exactly what we changed based on your feedback. Click here to view the following video: https://youtu.be/YCFveOZlgBA
Stay tuned for the next release; and don’t forget—keep the ideas coming. Post your feedback, suggestions and ideas here: Sage City Ideation. We pride ourselves in delivering what you need for your business!
NOhaya, thank you for trying to help. Unfortunately we have already been through these troubleshooting steps. We have also spent a significant amount of time with support representatives while they applied the recommended patches, and in the end it was suggested that we roll back to version 2019.1. We did this on an independent workstation to make sure it would work, which it did. However, as I mentioned before, it suddenly stopped working again a few months ago. This is an essential piece of the software which we are paying for, and we need it to work. In the meantime, bank recs take hours instead of minutes. Michelle Lopez, how can we provide a copy for examination so that further updates can be made?
Here's an article from our knowledgebase to help you determine why your file may not be importing: Why does my OFX file fail to import?
You need a drumroll for that? Expanded text fields, email that should have work that way from the beginning and a new database engine that may break other programs I have on my computer! You guys really set the bar low. How about allowing me to generate packing slips off of something other than an invoice? We don't like partial invoicing for partial shipments. We would like to invoice when the job ships complete.
Is Sage 50cloud [2020.0] only a cloud version, or also a standard workstation/server based version?
Please for the next update change the low inventory notifications to be automatic from the settings in the items rather than manually having to going each day and sending the notifications. This would allow for more inventory to be implemented with a notification.
For next update please change the Low inventory notifications to be automatic after setting up under each item rather than having to go into each morning and manually expediting the notifications.
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Still need to upgrade so that we can have 3-4 years running at the same time. We need to go back and look at past history and do not like only having current year and previous year only available. This would be a tremendous upgrade!!!
Can you run multiple users simultaneously yet? I have 8 users on sage50 quantum. Can't move to cloud until 8 can be running at the same time with the same performance I get on a server on a local lan.
Will the database upgrade affect the data, other than the change in field sizes noted and the addition of a note field, under the export data process? We do regular exports to accommodate an external program we us that Sage 50 can't accommodate.
This is good news! We had the same issue, which started suddenly, and then it started happening in the rolled-back 2019.1 version after several successful imports. So, it would be important to know before taking the time to convert and upgrade. Is there a way to do a test?
I have requested several times to be able to copy a weekly time sheet. Did you add that? Seems silly that it lets you copy invoices, proposals etc. but not weekly time sheets. Also I have been told that from a programming standpoint that is an easy fix. Also how about putting a calculator in for each field that there is data entry. Again a simple fix.
I have 2019 and 2020 working on the same PC but, according to what Sage has said, nothing older than version 2019 will work on the same PC as version 2020. If you still need to work with version 2018 or older you will need to either use a separate PC for the old versions, or set up a virtual PC using something like Hyper-V or VMWare.
Can we still use prior versions of Sage for our clients that don't update?
Yes! You will still be able to view all your transactions in your list. Also, you are required to create a backup of the data prior to the data conversion.