Sage 200 Professional 2022 R1 – What’s new?
Sage 200 Professional 2022 R1, released in February 2022, ensure customers benefit from new web screen functionality and new features to support customers’ sales processes.
New web screens offer an enhanced user experience and greater flexibility. You can now manage your sales orders, quotes and finances on a browser, – giving you that true cloud experience.
Review more information on your sales orders, see your order line item discount values. Improving efficiency and account management View previously applied discounts direct from the order to better support your customer conversations, and to demonstrate you know your customers’ business for true relationship management.
Introduction of cross sell, suggested items and alternative items for quotes, direct from the new web screens. Personalise the customer experience and boost every sale. Show you know your customers business and increase your opportunity with personalised quotes
Print sales orders and quotes
Create an attachment to send via email and/or print your newly created sales orders and quotes, from web screens, direct to your customers. Improve your sales & quote process and never miss and opportunity. Wherever you are, you can simply raise a quote/order and print/email to necessary parties. No waiting to get back in the office, no risk of forgetting to ‘send’. Access your sales order and quotes, anywhere at any time and email and/or print to communicate better with your customers.
Web screen preferences
Ability to remove, re-order columns and remember selection – works on a per user and per company basis. Enhance your productivity with customised view of day-to-day data aligned to your processes. Now you can customize web forms to see the data and information relevant to your role, while saving your ‘view’ to ensure day-to-day you can access Sage 200, set up to optimise your working day.
Expanded API fields
Building out the ability to connect your product with a wide range of additional solutions available from our ISV Marketplace. Updates to the API include functionality for Sales Orders and Quotations. Automation and simplicity – giving you more choice. The new API extensions open the door to a wider ecosystem of ISV solutions to connect your business and enable you to build a truly bespoke solution to suit your businesses specific needs. Share data seamlessly between systems, removing the need for manual intervention
It is vital Sage adapt and update Sage 200 to maintain the latest security protocols and user experience. In response to Microsoft’s announcements on changes to their supported platforms, Sage will be retiring the following supported platforms; Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11 from this release onwards. With this release, Sage 200 will be adding Windows 11 to our supported platforms and removing the reliance on Internet Explorer.
Flexible cloud deployment option for new and existing customers: The Sage Partner Cloud program offers partners a flexible path to migrate Sage 200 Professional customers and offer new customers a quick and secure method to deploy Sage 200 Professional into a partner owned Microsoft Azure environment.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sherwood Systems! 2020
As 2020 comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect on what has been a challenging year. When many doors closed, we learned to be resilient, we learned the importance of family & friends and we learned to truly appreciate our healthcare workers, our frontline workers, our community support teams, and many others.
We at Sherwood Systems would like to thank all of our fantastic customers, suppliers, and business partners for continuing to work with us in what has been a difficult year for us all, enabling us to continue delivering essential services.
From all of the staff at Sherwood Systems, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021!
Our office and support hours, over the festive season, are as follows:
25th December 2020: CLOSED
28th December 2020: CLOSED
1st January 2021: CLOSED
Unless stated above, business hours will be as usual.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sherwood Systems!
We would like to thank all our fantastic customers, suppliers and business partners for another prosperous year together and wish you all the best for 2020.
Our opening hours, over the festive season, are as follows:
25th-26th December 2019: CLOSED
Normal hours will resume on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
UK Government agrees to delay VAT Domestic Reverse Charge
Industry representatives have repeatedly raised concerns that some businesses in the construction sector are not ready to implement the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction. A recently published study by the FMB showed that 69% of construction SMEs had not even heard of the charge with a further 67%, who had heard of the charge, not prepared.
In order to help these businesses and give them more time to prepare, the introduction of the reverse charge has been delayed for a period of 12 months until 1 October 2020. This will also avoid the changes coinciding with Brexit.
For the upcoming 12-month period, HM Revenues & Customs have stated “HMRC will focus additional resource on identifying and tackling existing perpetrators of the fraud. It will also work closely with the sector to raise awareness and provide additional guidance and support to make sure all businesses will be ready for the new implementation date.
“HRMC recognises that some businesses will have already changed their invoices to meet the needs of the reverse charge and cannot easily change them back in time. Where genuine errors have occurred, HMRC will take into account the fact that the implementation date has changed.
“Some businesses may have opted for monthly VAT returns ahead of the 1 October 2019 implementation date which they can reverse by using the appropriate stagger option on the HMRC website.”
For more information on VAT Reverse Charge, you can read our recent explainer here.
Written by Sam McDonald
What does the VAT Reverse Charge mean for the Construction industry?
With the impending change to VAT looming in the very near future, it is vitally important for those in the Construction industry to understand the new legislation surrounding the VAT Reverse charge. In an attempt to reduce fraud in the construction industry, HMRC will bring into effect a reverse charge in October 2019. Specifically targeting missing trader fraud, the change has been made, in part, in response to many fraudsters establishing construction companies, draining off VAT as it moves up the supply chain and ultimately closing the business after 6-9 months and vanishing from HMRC’s radar.
What will change?
Certain customers will become responsible to HMRC for VAT for purchases rather than the supplier. The new legislation will mean that VAT cash no longer passes between businesses. For example, for every new transaction made, the VAT must be registered and listed on the invoice. Suppliers will no longer charge and account for the VAT but rather the customer.
However, to ease with the transition, there will be a 3-month grace period allowing contractors to pay invoices and prior to October 2019 using the current system.
How does this affect you?
HMRC have stated that they expect the change to affect up to 150,000 business in the construction and building sector. Any company registered with the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) or any company invoicing a customer that is not CIS registered must charge VAT as usual. The change will mainly affect those supplying services to large contractors or recruitment agency.
What should you do?
All businesses in the industry should complete a review of their supply chains and identify areas or suppliers which will be subject to the change and ensure their accounts system is updated in-line with the change.
Sherwood Construction Specialist Advisors
At Sherwood Systems, we are a Sage Construction Specialist Advisor for the industry. We can advise and help your business with this dramatic change. With over 35 years assisting business in the construction industry you can be assured you’re in safe hands. All software is updated in-line with all HMRC Legislation, saving you a substantial amount of time.
For more information and FREE Advice on how Sherwood Systems can help you, please do not hesitate to request a chat with one of our experts today: http://sherwoodsys.com/2040-2/
Written by Sam McDonald