I’ve just returned from Sage Summit in Atlanta. This is a trip I had not expected to make but last minute plans were changed and I found myself on a plane to Atlanta where I spent the better part of three days commuting by foot between the Hilton Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Center, home of Sage Summit 2017 – Atlanta.
Sage Summit Road Ahead For Sage 100 and Sage 100c
Here’s a summary of the two-part session hosted by Sage to showcase planned developments for Sage 100 and Sage 100c. Before I begin, realize that the timeline and even features may change between now and the forecasted shipping date. Some features may be deferred or even dropped while others may be added.
Job Cost is moving to the framework (ETA Sage 100 v2018 due October 2017) – a quick self-running demo was given of what is referred to as Job Cost 2.0. From those who have seen the update in more detail, it has been described as more of a migration than a big re-write.
Payroll is also moving to the framework (ETA Sage 100 v2018 due October 2017). This is a project that was started not last Sage Summit but the one before. Sage have thrown a lot of engineering power at this project which is believed to be one of their biggest internal programming efforts (Job Cost 2.0 was reportedly completed by one of Sage’s third party Master Developers)
Work Order is not yet scheduled to be upgraded to the framework but discussions have begun about who will do the upgrade and on what timeframe.
The remainder of the enhancements spotlighted on the roadmap appears to be integrations that will hook into Sage 100 or Sage 100c.
Sage 100 v2017.2 – ETA June 2017
- Payroll 2.0 Limited Release
- eInvoicing with Sage Payments Center
- Beanworks AP Automation
- Saget Budgeting & Planning integration
Sage 100 v2018.0 – ETA October 2017
- Payroll 2.0 Generally Available
- Bank Reconciliation- Auto Bank Feed
- Office 365 Contacts Integration
- Job Cost 2.0 Released
- Inactive Warehouse Option
Sage 100 v2018.1 – ETA February 2018
- Timecard to Framework
- e-Commerce (Details TBD but likely third party integration)
- Point-Of-Sale (Details TBD but likely third party integration)
- BOTS – KPI Bots
- Paperless Office to Office 365
What was shown during Sage Summit was very high level. There were few demos in the road ahead itself. In the final shipping versions it’s likely we will see further smaller enhancements that Sage have not listed on their larger roadmap.
These enhancements will be available to everyone who is active on a Sage 100 maintenance or Sage 100c subscription plan.