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Introducing Sage 100 2020.1

The latest Sage 100 2020.1 release is now available. Here’s a quick look at what’s new including continued enhancements to lot and serial number traceability in inventory, improvements to Fixed Assets tracking, and other popular customer-requested updates.

Accounts Payable and Receivable Changes

In Accounts Payable, a new ’Net Balance’ button is now available, making it easier to add any undistributed balance to the current line item. The new button is available in Invoice Data Entry Lines tab, Repetitive Invoice Entry Lines tab, and the General Ledger Distribution window accessed through Manual Check and Payment Entry.


In Accounts Receivable, a Payments tab has been added to Invoice History Inquiry and shows all payments applied to the selected invoice. You can click the Cash Receipts History button to view details about payments processed through Cash Receipts Entry or click the Payment Information button to view details about credit card and ACH payments.

AR Invoice History Inquiry - Payments tab

Tracing by Lot and Serial Numbers

With Sage 100 2020.1, you now have multiple options to trace where items have been used. A new ‘Where Used’ button added to the Lot/Serial Inquiry window (accessed from the Main menu or from Item Maintenance) displays where items from the current lot or with the current serial number were used as a component of a sales kit or a bill. The button is available when you select a Sales Order invoice with the type SI, or a Production Entry transaction with the type BI.

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Certain changes were made to the Lot/Serial Inquiry window to accommodate the new Where Used functionality. In addition, a ‘Print Where-Used Items’ check box has been added to the Lot Serial Transaction History Report. Lastly, a new Customer Recall Report has been added to the Reports menu that displays a list of customers to whom you have sold or shipped lot or serial items that must be recalled.

Fixed Assets Enhancements

The posting book check boxes in the Period End Processing window have been replaced by a grid with Book Name and Close Book columns. The Close Book column contains check boxes that you can select for the books that you want to process for period end. The change was made to support the additional posting books added in Sage Fixed Assets version 2021.

communicationSage Is Listening!

Many new features in Sage 100 2020.1 were either suggested by existing customers via the Sage 100 Ideas website or solicited through feedback from Sage Authorized Partners on behalf of clients - so keep your great ideas coming!

Contact us for a copy of the detailed release notes or if you need help upgrading.

Michelle Laudano

Written by Michelle Laudano

As a Customer Success Manager for our Sage 100 practice, Michelle focuses on the growing relationships between her clients and identifying software solutions that meet their needs.