What To Expect From The Latest Sage 300 Cloud Update: 2020 Update 2

Alythea Ho
25-Sep-2020 14:13:55

The Sage 300cloud 2020 Product Update 2, which was released back in April 2020, has recently been made available users in Asia like yourself earlier this month.

With the 2020 Product Update 2 (PU2), you’ll see several enhancements for Sage 300cloud that improves the Web Screen including the ability to assign different colours, as well as other miscellaneous enhancements to the cloud-based ERP software’s functionalities.


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Do note that the changes that come with the PU2 update applies only to the cloud-based Sage 300cloud, and is not applicable to the on-premise Sage 300 software. Some of the enhancements in PU2 will also not be applicable for users in Asia.

Let’s get into the details of the enhancements that PU2 has brought to Sage 300cloud.


Web Screen Improvements

The majority of the enhancements that come with Sage 300cloud PU2 are specifically intended to improve the Web Screen, and thus provide a better user experience for yourself and the end users in your business.

Here are the following enhancements to the Web Screen:

Entering Long Comments And Instructions For Order Details

Order Entry Screen Old

Overview of O/E Order Entry screen. Source: Sage

Prior to PU2, if you wanted to input long comments or instructions to the Order Details section in the O/E Order Entry screen of Sage 300cloud, you had to endure the time-consuming process of entering multiple rows within a table for that purpose.

Comments Instructions Box

Overview of Comments/Instructions field. Source: Sage

However, Sage 300cloud has reworked the O/E Order Entry screen to include a new text box, which you can now use to enter information into the Comments/Instructions field. This means you no longer have to split your information into multiple rows, saving you a lot of effort and time.


Specifying BOM Numbers on Order Details

Kit BOM Field

Overview of Kit/BOM field in Order Details. Source: Sage

The Order Details section also now comes with a new field, Kit/BOM. This means that when you’re entering an order detail for a Bill of Materials (BOM), you can now specify a BOM number in the Kit/BOM field.


Setting Up Company Colours

Company Colours

Overview of Company Colours. Source: Sage

Sage 300cloud now comes with the Company Colours feature, which was already available before with the Desktop application for Sage 300. This feature will prove especially useful if you’re managing multiple business entities at once through Sage 300cloud.

By assigning a unique colour to each of your business entities, you’ll find it much easier to differentiate between your various entities, and thus avoid making any manual data entry errors due to misidentification of which business entity you’re currently managing.


UK VAT Reporting Enhancements

If your business or subsidiary is Value-added Tax (VAT) registered in the United Kingdom (UK) market, you’re required to follow the rules of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) tax reporting platform, which involves the use of digital records and software to submit your VAT returns.

With PU2, Sage 300cloud now integrates General Ledger (G/L) and Tax Services, so that you can now enter tax amounts in your G/L journal entries. These amounts are then posted to Tax Services, so that they’ll show up in the Tax Tracking, G/L Batch Listing, and G/L Posting Journals reports.

This change will automate the compliance of your business with UK VAT regulations, making it easier for you to submit and store your tax returns to the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) via the MTD platform.


Enable Language Resources Self-Management For ISVs/DPPs

If you’re an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) or a participant in Sage’s Development Partner Programme (DPP), you’ll now be able to localise the Web Screen for languages that are not currently supported by Sage 300cloud.


Questions About Sage 300cloud's 2020 Product Update 2?

The enhancements that Sage 300cloud’s 2020 Product Update 2 bring to the table are primarily focused around improving the user-friendliness of the Web Screen in several ways, focused mostly on the O/E Order Entry screen.

While PU2 is not particularly comprehensive as updates to features go, the enhancements it does provide should provide a somewhat easier and less frustrating user experience for you and your end users.

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