Jam packed with new features...
You will be glad to know that Sage 200c has officially been released. It replaces what would ordinarily have been Sage 200 Version 2017 and it comes in two different models - Professional and Standard. More about that anon.
This new product has three different themes:
- Connected Data
- Customer Experience
The "c" in Sage 200c actually means Connected. The first release of Sage 200c introduces new connected services with Bank Feeds. Subsequent releases will introduce Microsoft Integration Services.
Based on Customer Feedback
We have seen a few versions along the way where the overall feature pack may have been quite limited. Not so for this new Sage 200 version. Most of the new features have come directly from customer feedback and so we think it will go down a treat with existing customers.
The highlights include:
Secure, rich, high quality and timely bank data flows directly into Sage 200c.
This is a brand new module designed for quick and easy web requisition entry, authorisation and order generation.
It is no longer necessary to go through a Sales Order Processing routine to get a simple invoice out to a customer. Very handy, particularly for service industries or companies with no despatch process.
Installations and upgrades are now more efficient with the introduction of "Click Once" technology.
Top Requested Ideas from Customers:
- Hide Sales/Purchase Accounts - can hide from view and selection lookups
- Rapid Purchase Invoice Entry - function keys and data checking to avoid duplication
- Additional SOP Status - can now see allocated, despatched and invoiced status
- Nominal Analysis - extended to include 20 analysis codes
- Error Corrections - correct trader transactions for both customers and suppliers
- Export to Excel - single click export, no need to manually manipulate the data
Standard and ProfessionalSo, there are two different flavours of the product. Standard is a more simplistic version and includes only basic modules (Financials, Payments, Business Intelligence, Connected User and Commercials Suite), while Professional is the whole shebang. Available modules include: Financials, Payments, Business Intelligence, Connected User, Commercials, Excel Reporting, Project Accounting, Bill of Materials, Sales, Marketing and Service (formerly CRM) and Manufacturing.
I am a big fan of offering choices to customers. If your requirements are more basic, then you can always start with the Standard offering and upgrade to Professional as you grow.
Our take on it
It's a super product release. I particularly like the new Purchase Requisitions module, the new Fast Invoice Entry module and the Rapid Purchase Invoice entry. This comes with some useful function keys such as F2 changes the exchange rate, F4 selects from a drop-down list and selects check boxes, plus a few more.
Check out our next blog with our FAQ segment. Particularly useful for existing Sage 200 customers.
If you would like to register for our Sage 200c webinar on 11th of October, just click below.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming Autumn webinar series. Updates will be posted on the blog and on our events page on our website.