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.
- How to add users to Remote Data Access: Sage Knowledgebase Article 72849
- How to share a company using Remote Data Access: Sage Knowledgebase Article 72833
- How to download a company shared with Remote Data Access: Sage Knowledgebase Article 72852
- How to migrate a company shared on Sage Drive in version 2020 to Remote Data Access in version 2021: Sage Knowledgebase Article 105896
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!