New in Sage 50cloud Release 2021.0: Remote Data Access

With the release of Sage 50cloud 2021.0, the service formerly known as Sage Drive has been transformed into Remote Data Access. The technology has been improved and new features have been added to make managing users in a shared company easier and more powerful than ever before!

Upgrade to Cloud ID technology

The technology that powers Sage ID has been upgraded to Cloud Identity (Cloud ID). Cloud ID facilitates a single sign-on service experience for all connected services, including Remote Data Access.

Although the technology behind Sage ID has changed, the name has not, and the single sign-on Cloud ID will still be referred to as Sage ID.  All cloud connected services using the legacy Sage ID must migrate to the new Sage ID (Cloud ID) by March 2021.  

For current Sage Drive users on 2020.2 and earlier that are upgrading to 2021.0, the shared companies will have to be migrated to the new Sage ID (Cloud ID).  For the steps to migrate a Sage Drive company shared in a previous version to Remote Data Access in Release 2021.0, please visit Sage Knowledgebase Article 105896.

Improvements to User Security

In 2021.0 the Sage 50 user management and Remote Data Access sharing have been integrated.  This means that user management for Remote Data Access is now handled through the User Security screen in Sage 50 rather than having to go to a separate Internet site to add or remove users to a shared company.

As you can see below, the Email/Sage ID column has been added to User Security: 

Also, all admins in Sage 50 will now have data owner rights to pause and resume sharing, or even stop sharing!

For more information about Remote Data Access visit our Sage Knowledgebase.

So don’t hesitate; get upgraded to the new Sage 50cloud 2021.0 release and take advantage of the enhanced security and convenience of the new Remote Data Access!

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  • Does Remote Data Access require real time under posting method?  We previously used batch posting.  After upgrading to 2021 and activating Remote Data Access, our company is now set to real time posting method and it won't allow that to be changed,

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  • Does Remote Data Access require real time under posting method?  We previously used batch posting.  After upgrading to 2021 and activating Remote Data Access, our company is now set to real time posting method and it won't allow that to be changed,

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  • Natalie,

    Yes, Remote Data Access requires real-time posting.  The reason is that manually posting journals is a single-user-only type of action, and while the company is being shared, Batch posting and SmartPosting are not available.

  • Ok.  So as a work around, where do I go to request an upgrade to report options?  This real time posting would be fine for us if I could add audit column sort function for entered or changed date to reports such as Purchase Journal.  Even better if we could also get user options added to these reports.

  • As you're probably already aware, currently the only way to see when a transaction was entered or changed is on the Audit Trail report.  The ability to have an audit column on certain reports sounds like a useful function.  We encourage customers to make product suggestions on Sage City, as this goes straight to developers and lets them see the features and enhancements that customers really want.  The link is https://sagecity.na.sage.com/support_communities/sage50_accounting_us/i.