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What’s new in Sage 100 2021 release: New features and enhanced security

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Companies around the globe trust Sage 100 and with its 2021 release, it just keeps getting better. Designed especially for the manufacturing and distribution industries, Sage 100 provides deep customizability, growing and scaling as your business does.

As the world changed in the last year, business management practices changed, and we listened to your most pressing suggestions for Sage 100. Our Sage 100 2021 release comes with a whopping 26 new features.

So, what’s new? Here are the highlights.

Enhanced security features

We’ve added several pre-defined role templates to make it easier to create roles that are specific to your business. Role Maintenance now allows you to quickly assign and remove users to roles, apply changes to multiple roles, along with enhanced search, and filtering capabilities to find tasks and security options more easily.

These enhancements are not only more convenient, they make it easier for Sage 100 users to prove SOC compliance because they can run a report to show exactly who has access to what part of Sage 100.

Improved record keeping capabilities

Businesses are increasingly aware of their carbon footprint, and Sage 100 is evolving with you, providing more paperless features to enhance the speed and accuracy of your communications.

If you send orders, invoices, and other business documents through Sage 100, it now has a detailed log to help the confirm these emails are sent without any issues. Sage 100 now supports PDFs, Microsoft Word docs, JPEGs, and other file types to be associated to our journals and registers.

Expanded email options

Ease of use with your chosen email providers is now here.

Sage 100 now offers Oauth to authenticate SMTP email requests. Sage 100 customers who use email providers like Gmail or Outlook which require 2-step authentication can now use those email providers directly in the system.

Additional enhancements in the Sage 100 2021 release

  • Print all sales order recap reports at once – now, accountants can run all sales recap reports with just one click.
  • There’s a new Purchases Clearing from History Report that allows you to reconcile the purchases
  • clearing account at any time.
  • Purchase Orders module now displays line detail for receipt invoices in history.
  • NEC-1099 non-employee compensation form is now available in purchase order.

Two exciting new offerings now available to Sage 100 customers

1.      Host your Sage 100 data on Microsoft Azure with Sage Partner Cloud

Our Sage Partner Cloud program allows customers to keep the Sage 100 product they know and love while hosting their data in the same reliable cloud provider 95% of Fortune 500 companies know and trust. Contact your business partner to learn more.

2.      Launch of Sage Data and Analytics

Get actionable data faster, improve data confidence, and reduce IT costs with the powerful, easy-to-use business intelligence toolkit for Sage 100. Sage Data and Analytics gives Sage 100 users a powerful and easy-to-use business intelligence toolkit complete with live dashboards, graphical cashflow analysis and more—right out of the box.

To learn more, read our previous article, Sage launches data and analytics platform hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud.