It's Release Day for Sage 50 US! -- What's New in the 2020.0 Release!

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.

Drumroll please:

  1. Expansion of field[s] to allow you to populate additional information
    1. 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)

    2. The Deposit Ticket ID field has been expanded to accommodate up to 20 characters (increased from 8 to 20)

    3. The Item Type field associated with Inventory Items was expanded to accommodate more characters (increased from 8 to 20)

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

  2. Notes Field in Maintain Vendors: added to the Maintain Vendors area and mirrors the setup of Maintain Customers where the Notes field has existed for many releases
  3. IPM Inbox (Bell icon) – Sage Message Center: For messages that users have not dismissed in the carousel, a new “bell” notification was added to the Top Navigation on the Dashboard to indicate how many active messages have not been read or dismissed. Clicking on the “bell” icon will open the Sage Message Center which will display active messages, with a read or unread status.

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:

  1. Update/install the latest version of Sage 50cloud [2020.0]
  2. Convert your company data AFTER installing 2020.0
  3. If you need help – Schedule an Appointment with our Sage Expert Services Team!

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!

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  • 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.

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