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MAS 90/200 - What's the Plan Beyond 4.40?

March 24, 2010 by William Vespe

MAS 90/200 – What’s the Plan Beyond 4.40?

By |2017-10-12T17:36:04-05:00|Categories: Sage 100 (MAS 90/200)|
William Vespe, President of BCS ProSoft

William Vespe, President of BCS ProSoft

Sage Software has published a road map for the future development plans of MAS 90 and MAS 200 through Q3 of 2012. Most of the changes will be usability enhancements, including the integration of a number of Sage Extended Solutions into the standard product. For a complete description of Sage Extended Solutions, click here.

Sage MAS 90 and 200 version 4.4 Updates

Product Update 1 Targeted for Release in March 2010

  • Accounts Payable
    • Enter cash receipts by invoice number (AR 1200)
    • Ability to search by additional fields (AR 1027)
    • Enter wire transfers in Accounts Payable Manual Check Entry
  • Sales Order
    • Prevent accidental re-use of a customer Purchase Order number in history (SO 1096)
    • Control which items customers may purchase (SO 1271)
    • Print a picking sheet with backorder line items
    • Prevent accidental printing of picking sheets twice
    • Quick print a picking sheet from Sales Order (SO 1035)
  • Payroll and Job Cost
    • Automatic Application of multiple earnings codes per employee during a payroll run (PR 1018)
    • Prevent accidental posting of costs to a closed job (JC 1046)
  • Capturing timely user feedback: An in product survey tool will be added to the software
  • Credit card processing industry security compliance: PA-DSS Certified

Product Update 2 Targeted for Release in June 2010

  • Bank Reconciliation
    • Improve Bank Reconciliation Usability
    • Electronically reconcile your BR transactions between your software and bank (BR 1005)
    • Utilize Positive Pay to verify check information (amount, payee, etc.) prior to the company’s financial institution’s payment, which helps protect companies against check fraud (BR 1004)
  • Accounts Payable
    • ACH Electronic Payments (AP 1063)
    • Paperless Office: AP checks and deposits (AP 1095)

Product Update 3 Targeted for Release in September 2010

  • Accounts Receivable
    • Customers with National Accounts (AR 1068)
  • Sales Order
    • Price Level by Customer/Product Line (SO 1005)

Product Update 4 Targeted for Release in December 2010

  • Inventory Management
    • Contract Pricing by valid date (IM 1069)
    • Additional Pricing Tiers for Item Pricing (IM 1097)
  • Sales Order
    • Customer Discount Rate by line item (SO 1069)
    • Item Pricing by total quantity (SO 1173)

Product Update 5 Targeted for Release in March 2011

  • Accounts Payable
    • Distribution Table for Invoice Entry (AP 1043)
    • Additional Check Printing sort option (AP 1077)
    • Multiple Company Aged Invoice Report (AP 1101)
  • Bank Reconciliation
    • Multiple Company Bank Reconciliation (BR 1002)
  • Inventory Management
    • Security for inventory inquiry (IM 1111)
    • ‘Inactive’ item designation (IM 1244)
  • Library Master
    • Background color by company code (LM 1028)
    • Enhanced Faxing for Paperless Office (LM 1033)
  • Sales Order
    • Enhanced Batch Processing (SO 1100)
    • Back Orders Allowed by Customer (SO 1269)

Sage MAS 200 4.45 SQL (Targeted for Release in Q4 2010)

  • MS SQL Server database support for Sage MAS 200
  • Bundled MS SQL database license available through Sage
  • Business Framework modules only at initial release
  • Initially for new customers only
  • Sage MAS 200 SQL 3.7x and Providex customers will have the opportunity to upgrade with the release of 4.50

Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 4.50 (Targeted for Release in Q3 2011)

  • The following Extended Solutions will be incorporated
    • Retain Paid Invoices for over 25 years (AP 1076)
    • Purchase Orders created from Sales Orders (PO 1020)
    • 35 Option Categories (BM 1042)
    • Invoice Creation in Sales Order from PO Receipts (PO 1086)
    • Bill Option Description and Price on SO Forms (SO 1092)
    • ‘On Demand’ Sales Order Fill Report (SO 1099)
    • Lot/Serial Distribution Entry from Sales Order (SO 1175)
    • Auto Generate Purchase Orders from SO Entry (SO 1489)
    • Work Order Integration with 35 Option Categories (WO 1032)
  • Simplify the ‘Reversal’ process for everyday transactions (eg: reduce the number of steps required for a check reversal)
  • Improved Customer and Supplier communications
  • Expanded Web Services
  • Additional CRM Licensing options and improved integration
    • All Sage MAS 90/200 customers will be provided 1 free CRM user with 4.5
    • Sage MAS 90/200 will continue to be available through two licensing options
      • Current build your own system (a la carte) module pricing model
      • Current Extended Enterprise Suite (Suite based) user pricing model
    • CRM only user option for either pricing model
    • Multi ERP companies mapped to a single CRM database
    • SageCRM 7.0 support
  • Sage MAS 200 SQL migration support for 3.x and 4.x customers

Product Update 1 Targeted for Release Q4 2011

  • Accounts Receivable
    • Invoice History Edit (AR 1070)
  • Inventory Management
    • ‘Physical Count’ entry by ticket number (IM 1119)
  • Sales Order
    • Item Sales History (SO 1023)
    • Ship To/Ship Via by line item (SO 1067)
    • Sliding Scale Commissions by Items (SO 1095)
    • Commission Rate Table by Salesperson/Customer/Item (SO 1354)
    • Maintain split commissions by customer (SO 1417)

Product Update 2 Targeted for Release Q1 2012

  • Job Cost
    • Vendor Name on Job Cost Transaction Report (JC 1005)
    • Full Item Descriptions (JC 1009)
  • Payroll
    • Payroll Module compatible with MAS 200 SQL
    • Deduction Calculation Based on Earnings Type (PR 1015)
    • Payroll Data Entry import utility (PR 1031)
    • Prevailing Wage Rate by labor code (PR 1042)
    • Tax and Deduction liability check generation (PR 1064)
    • Additional deduction calculation methods (PR 1067)
    • Enhanced benefit accrual (PR 1091)
    • Deduction Recalculation in Payroll Entry (PR 1116)
  • Sales Order
    • Enhanced Sales Order integration with Job Cost (SO 1530)

Sage MAS 90 and 200 version 4.6 (Targeted for Release Q3 2012)

The main features and functionality of the following Extended Solutions will be incorporated:

  • Expanded numeric mask for Price/Cost/Quantity (AR 1056)
  • Expanded mask for Quantity/Cost (BM 1005)
  • Expanded numeric mask for Price/Cost/Quantity (IM 1114)