This week I’m at the Sage North America annual customer and partner conference. This educational event brings together over 4,000 customer and partners for five days of technical briefings and educational settings.
Sage 100 ERP v2013
The next version of Sage 100 ERP was previously referred to as version 5.0 and will instead be known to as version 2013.
Expect the release schedule (tentative and subject to change) as follows:
- Beta 10/15/12 to 11/2/12
- Early adopter – November through December
- New sales targeted for early November
- Auto deliver in early December – download only
Some key new features in Sage 100 ERP 2013:
Tasks launched from CRM don’t use a ERP license – expect there may be a “millisecond” where a license is confirmed and released. Most SageCRM integrated to Sage 100 ERP users will no longer have to purchase additional Sage 100 ERP licenses for salespeople (Note: SageCRM licenses are still required).
Accounts Payable invoice number expanded from 10 to 20
Accounts Receivable customers and Accounts Payable vendors may now be made inactive. A new security role has been added to indicate whether a user should be able to override and use these inactive records to specific tasks such as cash receipts.
Paperless Office now allows for use of smtp email accounts such as Gmail which require SSL login.
Accounts Payable now includes a cleared date in the data file layout (Note: ONLY AP Checks) – this is viewed on multiple AP checks
Credit Card processing (integrated) will be replaced by Sage Exchange. This will require all existing credit card data to be uploaded to the Sage vault and removed from Sage Accounts Receivable. No credit card data will be stored within Sage 100 ERP. The only credit card processor supported by Sage 100 ERP 2013 is Sage Payments.
New Sage Exchange integration supports credit card swipers (use of which may qualify you for lower processing rates)
Sage 100 ERP Premium (Formerly Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL) will use the Sage HMRS Payroll
50 employees = 1,750
75 employees = 2,500
100 employees = 3,150
150 employees = 4.700
200 employees = 5,550
These are a small listing of the enhancement expected to be in Sage 100 ERP 2013. Remember that features can change prior to the official release date.