In previous newsletters, we introduced you to some of the major enhancements that were part the Sage 300 ERP 2014 release like the redesigned desktop, new modern interface, Sage Mobile Apps, and more. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the functional improvements that were made in various modules - many of these less-advertised features might have flown under the radar.
GENERAL LEDGER - The GL Transaction Listing Report now allows you to include multiple fiscal years and periods. In addition, Financial Reporter now supports Excel 2013.
PURCHASE ORDER - A new Entered By field on the transaction entry screens (Requisitions, PO Entry, Receipt, Invoicing, and Returns) allows you to quickly determine who entered the original transaction, providing a better audit trail.
INVENTORY CONTROL - A new checkbox option will Allow Duplicate Serial Numbers for companies that have serialized inventory and lot tracking turned on. To activate this feature, navigate to the I/C Options screen.
There’s also a new Unit Cost field on the Lot Numbers Inquiry screen that displays the unit cost for items in a lot. It is calculated based on quantity of items in the lot and the total cost of the lot. To find this new field, navigate to:
IC Statistics and Inquiries > Lot Numbers Inquiry
BILL OF MATERIALS - A new field labeled “Use as Default” displays when creating a Master Number. This option allows you to set a BOM number as the default when creating assemblies and disassemblies.
SYSTEM MANAGER - Improved user management for LanPak and IAP users have been combined onto 1 screen making it easier to determine who is signed in and what activities they are currently performing.
See Also: Manage Current Users Video Tutorial
These are just a few of the new features that are included in Sage 300 ERP 2014. For full details, download the guide What’s New in Sage 300 ERP 2014 (PDF).