Released in May 2016, the new software delivers on Sage's vision of an intuitive solution of flexible, integrated applications and services that provide an excellent user experience. With that in mind, Sage 200 Extra 2016 has these key themes:

  • Sage Integrated Payments - including Bank Feeds and Sage Pay under the 'Get Paid Faster' campaign allows greater control of cash flow.
  • Sales, Marketing and Service for Sage 200 (formerly known as CRM) - a brand new connector simplifying the integration between Sage 200 and Sage CRM. A lighter integration with the ability to upgrade products independently of each other, giving the customer a far greater experience whilst reducing the cost of entry.
  • User experience enhancements - including new bank reconciliation, improved sales order processing and time limited price bands – all based on direct customer feedback.

Sage 200 Extra 2016 has been built on direct feedback with customers telling us that getting cash into their business is key and that ease of use and becoming more productive on a daily basis is what matters to them. In addition, a new CRM connector and new features that are available on flexible, annual subscriptions give customers a lower cost of entry.

FEATURE
DETAILS
BENEFITS
LOCATION IN SOFTWARE
PAYMENTS: SAGE INTEGRATED PAYMENTS (SIPS)
  • Integration with Sage Payments enabling customers to pay suppliers seamlessly from within Sage 200.
  • Enable payments to 25 different countries in 11 different currencies straight from Sage 200.
  • Integration with Experian API to pull through required mandatory check information required by SIPS as part of application process.

    Note: This feature is not available in the Republic of Ireland.

  • Transfer the way SMEs pay their suppliers by seamlessly synchronising and reconciling payments with their software to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Reduce human error by removing need to re-key information.
  • Peace of mind – gives customers the confidence of accurate and fully audited payments accessible via a dashboard that supports better control of business cash flow.
  • Remote anytime access – accessible on any device, offering customers the convenience of making and approving payments wherever they are.
  • Faster on boarding with integration to Companies House to validate key information.
  • Supports migration of customers through the Sage portfolio.
Payments
PAYMENTS: BANK FEEDS
  • Adoption of Yodlee bank feed to enable customers to automate bank transactions seamlessly with Sage 200.
  • Offered to Sage 200 Extra Services customers as part of their annual subscription.
  • Increase efficiency of SMEs be seamlessly synchronising and reconciling payments and transactions from their bank software.
  • Reduce human error be removing need to re-key information – Reduces manual data entry by up to 80%.
  • Allows you to view and compare your bank information in real-time.
  • Peace of mind by increasing the accuracy of your accounts – giving customers the confidence of accurate and fully audited bank.
  • Supports migration of customers through the Sage portfolio.
Cash Book
PAYMENTS: SAGE PAY - GET PAID FASTER
  • Adoption of Sage Pay ‘Get Paid Faster’ to enable customers with pay now options on invoices and take payments seamlessly into Sage 200 and improve cash flow.
  • Enables customers to take payments faster for very little cost.
  • Greater control of cash flow and speed of payments.
  • Reduce human error by removing need to re-key information.
  • Add ‘Pay Now’ buttons to your invoices, statements and letters allowing customers to pay instantly online by debit/credit card or PayPal.
  • Secure Payments – The highest level of security to ensure that your customer details are safe (DSS PCI Level 1).
  • Free Advanced Fraud Screening.
  • Helping to protect your business and your customers.
  • Free 24/7 support from our award winning UK team.
  • Integration to Sage 200 reducing time and errors.
Payments

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

COMMITMENT REPORTING

  • Commitment reporting so that a user can raise a purchase order and report on the committed cost before the order has been received or invoiced.
  • Ability to view actual costs and committed costs to establish committed spend.
  • Providing greater depth of reporting and analysis.
  • Greater control over expected cashflow and committed spend.
Purchasing

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

REPORT CATEGORY BUDGET GROUPING

  • Ability to hold a budget against a reporting category.
  • Select the required nominals in that category to make sure nominal budgets do not exceed or meet the category budget.
  • Providing greater depth of reporting and analysis.
  • Reduces human error by ensuring nominal budgets match reporting categories.
  • Information presented in a clearer format to assist in reconciliation.
Nominal

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

NEW BANK RECONCILIATION SCREEN

  • A new bank reconciliation screen introduced with split screen view to allow user to confirm reconciled selection.
  • Providing greater ease of use.
  • Information presented in a clearer format to assist in reconciliation.
  • Reduces user error.
Cash Book

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

CREATE RETURN FROM ORDER

  • The ability to create a Sales Return from an existing Sales Order.
  • Highlighting a Sales Order and selecting New Return from order will populate the Return data.
  • Increase speed and efficiency by enabling greater speed of data entry.
  • Reduce human error by removing need to re-key information.
  • Greater usability.
Sales Order Processing

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

COPY ORDER ON RETURN

  • Within Sales Return screen you can select Copy Order and the return form will be populated with the return data based on the selected Sales Order.
  • Reduce human error by removing need to re-key information.
  • Greater usability.
Sales Order Processing

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

PREDICTIVE TEXT IN RAPID ORDER ENTRY

  • On a Rapid Order Entry predictive text is supported to filter the selection list of available stock items.
  • Increase speed and efficiency by enabling greater speed of data entry.
  • Greater usability.
Sales Order Processing

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

OVERRIDE NEGATIVE STOCK OPTION (RAPID ORDER ENTRY)

  • When raising a Sales Order via Rapid Order Entry, it allows the stock to go in to a negative allocation if the required quantity is not available.
  • Product Group now has a flag ‘Can over allocate stock.
  • Increase speed and efficiency by enabling greater speed of data entry.
  • Reduce human error by removing need to re-key and amend information.
  • Greater usability.
Sales Order Processing

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

STOCK ANALYSIS CODES

  • Stock records have been extended to include 20 Analysis Codes.
  • Improved reporting and enquiries for stock control.
  • Greater depth of analysis.
  • Allows customers to capture more data against individual stock records.
Stock control

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

SUPPORT FOR BARCODES

  • Stock records have been extended to include a Barcode.
  • Barcodes are printed in Barcode 39 layout.
  • If a different format is used this can be changed in Report Designer.
  • Ability to easily identify stock.
  • Greater usability.
Stock control

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

EXTENDED DATA IMPORT ROUTINE

  • Import structure for Stock Items extended to support Barcode and Analysis Codes.
  • Greater user experience when migrating data across to Sage 200 Extra or Sage 200 Extra Online.
  • Ability to import and store more information in Sage 200 against Stock Records.
Stock control

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

LIMITED PRICE BANDS

  • New Price Bands can be created as 'Limited', allowing the customer to select what Stock items they want to add to the Price Band rather than all stock items being added and the users requirement to remove stock.
  • Greater control over what Stock items are added to each Price Band.
  • Improves product quality and ease of use.
  • Increase speed and efficiency by enabling user to add required items rather than removing.
Price Book
USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:
 
TIME LIMITED PRICE LISTS
  • Price Bands can be created as Limited or Universal.
  • Limited Price Bands can be flagged as Active.
  • Limited Price Bands can have ‘From’ and ‘To’ dates.
  • Better price control on Sales Order entry.
  • Support for Promotional pricing by date.
  • Reduce human error by removing need to re-key information.
  • Improves product quality and ease of use.
  • Greater usability.
Price Book
USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:
 
NEW PRICE BOOK SETTINGS
  • Price Book Settings to enable support for Limited Price Bands.
  • Price Book settings for what discount options can be used.
  • Improves product quality and ease of use.
  • Greater usability.
Price Book

USABILITY ENHANCEMENTS:

IMPROVED CHEQUE PRINTING OPTIONS

  • When entering a Nominal Payment there is now an option to Print Cheque on Save.
  • The default selection is controlled from Nominal Settings.
  • Improves product quality and ease of use.
  • Increase speed and efficiency by enabling user to control whether the cheque is printed at transaction entry.
Price Book

FAAS:

WEB SALES ORDER ENTRY

  • The ability to create a simple Sales Order record from an internet-connected device in real time.
  • Efficient, accurate order entry in real time.
  • Submit orders regardless of users location.
  • Multi Browser support.
  • Greater usability.

    Available soon after release - date TBC.

FaaS
CRM: ADOPT LATEST VERSION OF CRM
  • Adopt the latest versions of Sage CRM as part of the new Sales, Marketing and Service module for Sage 200 Extra.

Note: This applies to Sage 200 Extra only and is not available with Sage 200 Extra Online.

 

 

CRM:

NEW CONNECTED CRM (SALES, MARKETING AND SERVICE FOR SAGE 200)

  • New connector for Sage 200 Extra and Sage CRM customers.
  • Allows for independent upgrades of Sage 200 and Sage CRM.
  • Connector support from Sage 200 Extra 2011 and above.
  • Uses Sage CRM 7.3.
  • Input data in real time – less sync/immediate data updates.
  • Greater flexibility.
  • Low cost of entry.
  • Quickly adopt new functionality and versions.
  • Lower cost upgrades.
  • Greater awareness of Sage 200 Extra capabilities.
CRM

ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS:

API

  • The ability to deploy the new API with Sage 200 Extra.
  • Greater flexibility for development and integration to Sage 200 Extra.
General

ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS:

MAINTAIN SDK

  • Maintain all the existing functionality of the existing SDK.
  • Enables continued use of the SDK by third party developers so they can transition their third party applications to integrate with the latest version of Sage 200 Extra as soon as possible.
General

ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS:

UPDATED MIGRATION TOOLS

  • Updated version of Sage 50 to Sage 200 migration tool.
  • Robust and quality product
  • Greater experience for customers migrating to Sage 200.
General

 

Find out more about Sage 200 here