Back in January 2020 several consultants noticed the bank account information in Sage 100 was showing encrypted when viewed through Bank Code Maintenance.
Sage created a support case for this issue and spent the last several months developing a fix.
That fix has been released as of 12/7/2020 and may be downloaded from the Sage KB here.
This same fix appears to also correct the issue where Bank Account Numbers in Bank Account Maintenance are “corrupted”, invalid or appear “encrypted” after updating the Bank Reconciliation Register
Don’t confuse this issue with a similar one where a Payroll ACH export would be at least partly filled with the # symbol. This specific issue is a role maintenance ( security ) issue.
After upgrading to Sage 100 v2018+ with Payroll 2.x or higher, ACH direct deposit files generated from new version have contents encrypted with asterisks (###) in certain sections.
The resolution for the asterisks in the Payroll ACH Direct Deposit is to modify the role maintenance security of the Sage 100 users as follows: