As the number 1 Sage 200 partner in the Midlands and one of the most progressive partners in the UK at large, Smith Cooper work very closely with Sage with regard to product development and the future of Sage 200.
Since the appointment of Danny Broxup as the Sage 200 product manager last year, there has been lots of positive discussion about new features for the product. Danny’s experience of working with both partners and end users gives him a unique empathy with both groups that we are now seeing reflected in the roadmap of Sage 200.
The next release will be version 2017 which is likely to arrive at some point in the early part of summer. Whilst nothing is 100% guaranteed until the final weeks before release, new features that are currently proposed for Sage 200 2017 include:-
Invoicing Module – This has long been the missing link in Sage 200 between SOP and Sales Ledger and is a feature many ex Line 50 users have requested. This new module will allow direct entry of Invoices incorporating stock items or extended free text lines in the same way as SOP without the requirement to pick, despatch etc.
Inactive Accounts – The ability to make customer and supplier accounts inactive in the same way as you can currently do for stock items. This will avoid the current widespread practice of accounts being marked as DO NOT USE.
SOP Status – The introduction of multiple Sales Order statuses as opposed to the current limited status of Live and Closed.
Remote Purchase Requisition – Functionality added to the web user for remote purchase requisitions which currently requires third party add-ons.
Easy error corrections on Invoices and Credit notes – whilst respecting accounting protocols there will be new functionality to fix posting errors on the ledgers without having to post a full reversing transaction.
Sage 200 2017 looks certain to be a great release, and we at Smith Cooper will, of course, post more updates as we receive them from Sage.