Sage 300 2014

Note: Sage no longer supports Sage 300 2014.
In accordance with Sage’s support policy,
Sage will only be supporting the current version and 2 versions before that.

System Manager

System Manager 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Improved user management for LanPak and IAP licenses.
    The LanPak Users and IAP Users screens have been combined into a new Current Users screen, which provides information about users who are currently signed in, helping you decide who to ask to sign out.
    In addition to the information that was displayed in the LanPak Users and IAP Users screens, the Current Users screen displays:

    • Contact information for users.
    • Information about user activity, such as the screens each user is using.
    • Information about users who are signed in without using a license, such as Timecard users.
  • New job role and contact information fields on the Users screen.
    Four new fields—Job Role, Phone, E-mail 1, and E-mail 2—allow you to specify a user’s job role and contact information. Also, a new User receives e-mail from Sage with information relevant to job role option indicates whether a user consents to receive e-mail from Sage.
  • Sage 300 ERP 2014 now supports Microsoft Office 2013 32-bit.

Visual Process Flows

Sage 300 ERP 2014 includes the following new features and improvements for visual process flows:

  • Three new visual process flows.
    Sage have added process flows for Project and Job Costing.
  • Enhanced Link feature.
    When customizing process flows, you can now link elements to programs, reports, macros, and other process flows.

Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Improved help and documentation.
    Sage have revised Accounts Receivable help to improve search results, enhance the readability of help topics, and make it easier for you to find important information and instructions.
    Sage have also added a new Accounts Receivable User’s Guide, available in Docs\62A\ENG folder.

General Ledger

General Ledger 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • When printing the G/L Transactions Listing, you can now print a report that spans multiple fiscal years and periods.

Inventory Control

Inventory Control 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • A new Allow Duplicate Serial Numbers option on the Options screen.
    This option allows you to specify whether multiple items can be assigned the same serial number.

    Note: Clearing this option does not change existing assigned serial numbers, so any existing duplicated serial numbers remain.
  • A new Unit Cost field on the Lot Numbers Inquiry screen.
    This field displays the unit cost for items in a lot, calculated based on the quantity of items in the lot and the total cost of the lot.
  • A new Use As Default option on the Bills of Material screen.
    This option allows you to specify a default number to use for a BOM item when it is entered on the I/C Assemblies/Disassemblies screen. This information is also displayed on the Bills of Material report.
  • Four new fields enhance integration between Sage 300 ERP and Sage Inventory Advisor.
    • On the Location Details screen:
      • Inventory Minimum (SIA).
        This field allows you to specify the minimum quantity of an item that must be in inventory at a location.
      • Lead Time (SIA).
        This field allows you to specify the lead time to allow when ordering goods.
    • On the Vendor Details screen:
      • Order Minimum (SIA).
        This field allows you to specify the minimum quantity of an item that you must order from a vendor.
      • Preferred Vendor (SIA).
        If you purchase an item from multiple vendors, this field allows you to specify a preferred vendor for the item.
      Note: Information in these fields is used only by Sage Inventory Advisor (SIA).
    • On the Lot Numbers screen and the Serial Numbers screen, you can now change the stock date.
      Note: If you change the stock date, the expiry date is recalculated automatically.

Order Entry

Order Entry 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • You no longer need to edit the OERPT.INI file to switch between datapiped and non-datapiped invoice forms.
  • You can now specify whether miscellaneous charges are discountable by default. To do this, you edit the [ApplyInvoiceTermsDiscountToMiscCharge] setting in the OE.INI file.

Purchase Orders

Purchase Orders 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • A new Entered By field on transaction entry screens indicates who entered the transaction. This applies to the following transaction screens:
    • Requisition Entry,
    • Purchase Order Entry,
    • Receipt Entry,
    • Invoice Entry,
    • Return Entry, and,
    • Credit/Debit Note Entry.
    Note: On the Purchase Order Entry and Requisition Entry screens, the Entered By field replaces the Source field.
  • You no longer need to edit the PORPT.INI file to switch between datapiped and non-datapiped purchase order forms.
  • Two new fields on the Vendor Details screen enhance integration between Sage 300 ERP and Sage Inventory Advisor:
      • Order Minimum (SIA). This field allows you to specify the minimum quantity of an item that you must order from a vendor.
      • Preferred Vendor (SIA). If you purchase an item from multiple vendors, this field allows you to specify a preferred vendor for the item.
    Note: Information in these fields is used only by Sage Inventory Advisor (SIA).
  • If you do not allow negative inventory, you can now specify whether this setting is strictly enforced. To do this, you edit the [NegativeInventory] setting in the PO.INI file.

Sage 300 ERP Intelligence Reporting

Sage 300 ERP Intelligence Reporting 2014 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Improved Report Designer with new Task Pane. Report Designer now includes the Task Pane, which was previously available as an add-in. You use the Task Pane to create reusable pieces (Excel functions) that you can assemble to create a report. These pieces communicate with a powerful in memory processing engine that significantly improves reporting speed and performance. Also, the Task Pane now supports alpha-numeric account number ranges.
    The Layout Generator now uses the same in-memory processing engine as the Task Pane, resulting in similarly improved reporting speed and performance.
  • New row sets in Report Designer. Reduce time spent editing rows in reports by defining customized rows that can be used in any report.
  • New financial reports. Four new reports—Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Financial Ratios, and Financial Forecasting—are now available. These reports are similar to those available in Financial Reporter.
  • Fresh, modern look and feel. Report Manager and Connector now have a ribbon-style menu that makes it faster and easier to find features. Sage have redesigned the Report Designer, Lock Report screen, and demonstration reports to make it easier to find information and complete tasks. Sage have also standardized all icons and replaced the old “processing” image with a more informative progress bar.
  • Improved Report Manager. Report Manager includes the following improvements:
    • Report property columns are now automatically sized so all text is displayed.
    • The report tree has been visually simplified to make it easier to resize.
    • Context menus are simpler and include options that are more relevant.
  • Improved Report Viewer. The Report Viewer now opens at the same size as when it was last closed, and stays open when running reports.
  • Improved on-screen password security. When entering a password in Security Manager, the password now appears as asterisks instead of the actual characters of the password.
  • Improved container import. You can now rename a container during import (for example, if it has the same name as an existing container).
  • New report ID for union reports. The new report ID makes it easier to identify reports to include in a union report.
  • Support for Microsoft Excel 2010 64-bit Edition.
  • Support for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. Benefits include faster installation and improved stability and experience when using Excel.
  • Ability to disable Direct Query tool.
  • Ability to restrict access to reports based on Security Manager roles.

Sage CRM Integration

Sage 300 ERP 2014 Integration with Sage CRM 7.2 includes the following changes:

  • Windows Server 2003 is no longer supported. Sage CRM 7.2 supports only Windows Server 2008 R2 and above.
  • Sage CRM Solo is no longer supported.

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