As new versions of Sage100cloud are released, Sage produces an informative (but rather dry) listing of the features, functions and fixes included. To spice things up, we wanted to offer you a “Best of” listing, highlighting what we at MicroAccounting think will have the most value to you.
Default Expense Distribution Table by Vendor
Many organizations make use of the expense distribution tables in the Sage 100cloud Accounts Payable module to speed and simplify the process of allocating a payables invoice across multiple departments or locations. With this release, you can assign a default expense distribution table to each vendor, making it even simpler to split routine invoices—like a monthly utility bill or lease payment—across various accounts. The specified table will be the default for the vendor during Invoice Data Entry, Repetitive Invoice Entry and Manual Check and Payment Entry.
Task Scheduler to Email Reports
Are you using the Sage 100cloud Task Scheduler to schedule tasks (reports and journals) to be processed unattended? It’s a handy way to offload the processing and printing of large tasks to off-peak hours. Until now, to share those reports, you had to find them and manually send them out to recipients using Paperless Office. In the Sage 100cloud 2019.2 release, you can associate an email address with each scheduled task. When the task is complete, Task Scheduler automatically emails the document to the right recipient.
Skip a Step—Automatically Print and Update the DTR
We’re all used to the two-step process of updating registers to the general ledger: print and update the module’s register, then print and update the Daily Transaction Register (DTR). Accountants claim they love this two-step process, but for many of us it seems redundant. Enter Sage 100cloud 2019.2—in this release you can opt to automatically print and update the DTR when the module’s register is printed/updated. Note that this option is selectable by module, so you can pick and choose to suit your business needs.
Payroll EEO-1 Compliance
On September 30, 2019 Component 2 data—which includes reporting on hours worked and pay information from W2 forms by race, ethnicity, and sex—was due from employers for each period since 2017 in which they had 100 employees or more. To comply, Sage had to make some fundamental changes to what the Payroll module collects. The Sage 100 Payroll 2.19.4 release ensures that your data is recorded and stored in compliance with the changes by including the following features:
- The ethnicity/race field now includes the required categories for EEO-1 Compensation Data reporting
- A new Job Category field was added with the 10 required job categories available for your selection.
Sage 100 2019.2 and Sage Payroll 2.19.4 are both available now and include additional features and functionality we have not highlighted here. If you have questions about the release, or would like to read the official release document, get in touch!