These releases are in the series of releases that have been launched for Sage 200cloud in the UK and Ireland. Sage 200cloud includes Standard and Professional. Sage 200cloud has introduced a number of connected services through these releases.
With this in mind Sage 200cloud has three key themes:
- Connected data
- Customer experience
So what are the new features within Sage 200cloud R1 2020 and Summer 2019.
Sage 200cloud 2020 R1 features include:
- An updated custom connector that can be used for creating flows with Power Automate.
- To download and set up the new custom connector, see Set up Microsoft Power Automate with Sage 200c.
- VAT submissions to HMRC using MTD, the submissions now include additional information to help troubleshoot problems and prevent fraudulent submissions.
- VAT submissions using the HMRC gateway (not MTD), you can now use a longer account password, as it was previously restricted to 12 characters.
- Improvements to support updated version of Sage Bank Feeds.
- Sage 200c Professional 2020 R1 now integrates with Sage 200 CRM 2020 R1.
Sage 200cloud Summer 2019 features include:
Power Automate flows – Email notifications for purchase requisitions and supplier bank details:
You can now send email notifications by using these new flows that Sage have provided. Microsoft Power Automate is a cloud-based service that makes it practical and simple for people to build workflows that automate business tasks and processes across applications and services.
To use this feature, you’ll need to use Microsoft Power Automate with an Microsoft 365 subscription.
- The purchase requisitions flow automatically sends emails to people to notify them during the authorisation process.
- Authorisers will receive email notifications when they have new purchase requisitions that require authorisation.
- The person who submitted the purchase requisition will receive an email notification when it is authorised or rejected.
- The supplier bank details flow automatically sends emails to people to notify them of any changes to the bank details for supplier accounts.
- The emails are sent to everyone that has user access to the Audit Log, so that they can check the changes in the log.
To set up these flows for email notifications, see Set up Microsoft Power Automate with Sage 200c.
Bank reconciliation improvements
Following feedback Sage received from you, the following improvements for bank reconciliation have been implemented:
- If you don’t want to reconcile the full amount of the transaction, you can part reconcile the transaction by entering the Amount to Reconcile for the transaction, before you match it.
The remaining amount of the transaction can be reconciled the next time you do your bank reconciliation.
The transaction will be marked with a status of Part, to indicate it has been part reconciled.
- You can now see the URN of a transaction when you reconcile or unreconcile.
Scan and attach documents for sales invoices and credit notes, and goods or services received
Now you can attach files and scanned documents when you view sales invoices and credit notes, confirm receipt of goods or services received (GRNs), and view the delivery history of a purchase order or return.
- When you use the Customer Transaction Enquiry, select a sales invoice or credit note, then select Attached Documents.
- When you use the Nominal Transaction Enquiry, view the transaction detail for a sales invoice or credit note, then select Attached Documents.
- When you Confirm Goods Received and Confirm Service / Text Items Received, select the Attach Documents check box before you select Save.
- When you view the Delivery history for purchase orders and returns, select Despatches or Deliveries , then select Attached Documents
Reverse charge VAT for the CIS
As of October 2020, those working in the UK’s construction industry might have to handle and pay VAT in a different way following the introduction of the new VAT reverse charge system for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).
For supplies of certain specified construction services, the customer will be liable to account to HMRC for the VAT for these purchases instead of the supplier. The reverse charge will include goods, where those goods are supplied with the specified services.
- For full compliance with the CIS, you will need to use a third-party CIS module for Sage 200c.
- CIS is only applicable for companies in the UK, and not Ireland.
- The start date for this change to the CIS has been delayed to October 2020 (from October 2019).
- See CIS reverse charge – common questions.
- To set up your reverse charge VAT rates for the CIS, see Reverse charge VAT rates for the CIS (UK only).
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