New Features in v2021 , SP1 thru SP 6

Sage BusinessWorks 2021.0 was recently released and is currently available for download on the Sage Customer Portal.  A portal login and active maintenance plan is required to download the product.

What are the New Features in Sage BusinessWorks 2021.0?

  • Updated color schemes – the color schemes can be set system-wide, by company or by user
  • Support added for the 1099-NEC form
  • Enhanced Import Quotes and Orders task to allow (via checkbox) the ability to delete existing quotes/orders
  • Year to date tips (charged and cash) can be added to payroll check stubs
  • Option is available to print only the last four digits of the employee bank account number on direct deposit check stubs
  • Accounts Receivable, Order Entry and Payroll forms have been updated to show four-digit year

2021 Service Pack 6

Accounts Receiable

  • Import Customer Prices – The error no longer appears when importing when customers or parts have spaces in the ID.

Order Entry

  • Custom Export – The diaresis (Y with two dots) no longer appears when export includes blank spaces.
  • Select Orders to Invoice, Manual – The error no longer appears when previewing Sales Orders.
  • Direct Invoicing – The tab order has been corrected to move to order# field after picking the “Source”.

Payroll

  • Employee Totals Verification – The error no longer displays when printing or previewing the Employee Total Verification Report.

System Manager

  • Report Groups – Error no longer appears when working in report groups.
  • Selecting to copy a report – No longer receive an error or computer lock-up when copying a report.

2021 Service Pack 5

Accounts Receivable

  • Print Statements – A minimum balance over $9.99 can now be entered when printing statements.

Cash Management

  • Instant Checks – The distribution account number is now highlighted when entering multiple distribution lines.

Inventory Control

  • Transfer Parts – A quantity larger than 9.999 can be entered when doing a transfer of a part.

Job Cost

  • Reports – From and to fields are no longer disabled when running Job Cost reports and the error “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” no longer displays.

Order Entry

  • Sales Analysis Report – Tab order is now correct when using the Order Entry Sales Analysis Report
  • Direct Invoicing – You can now edit the price and discount on a line item when converting an order to an invoice.

2021 Service Pack 4

Accounts  Payable

  • Invoices, Enter – Invoice total is now displayed on the Job Cost charges display when posting an invoice.
  • Manual Invoice Selection – The Find invoice feature now works correctly when typing in the quick find field.
  • Enter Payments – The Find invoice feature now works correctly when typing in the quick find field.

Accounts Receivable

  • Post Receipts – Find invoice feature now works correctly in Post Receipts
  • Bank Deposits – Error message no longer occurs when processing a bank deposit.

BWGAccess

  • Telephone format not importing correctly – Telephone format is now importing correctly when using BWGAccess.
  • Customer Aging Information not importing correctly – Customer aging information is now exporting correctly using BWGAccess.
  • Posting payments from third party changes phone number on customer record – Phone number is no longer corrupted when importing payments using BWGAccess.
  • Telephone number is removed when importing employee information – Telephone number is no longer removed with importing employee information using BWGAccess.

General Ledger

  • Account Inquiry – Quick Find now functions correctly in Account Inquiry.
  • Maintain Chart of Accounts – Quick find now functions correctly in Maintain Chart of Accounts.

Cash Management

  • Void Bank Transaction – Selecting to void bank transaction is no longer bringing up the incorrect transaction.

Inventory Control

  • Transactions, Issues – “Unapplied amount” available for posting is now visible in the Job Cost transaction screen.
  • Transfer Parts – Transfer part will now allow decimals when the part is set to use fractional quantities.
  • Maintain Parts, Serial # – Serial number status can now be changed in Maintain Parts.

Job Cost

  • Transactions, Charges – Tab order has been corrected in the Job Cost Charges dialog.

Order Entry

  • Direct Invoicing – Tab order is now correct in Direct Invoicing.
  • Ship to Addresses, Maintain – Tab order has been corrected in OE Maintain Ship to Access.
  • Direct Invoicing – Check number is now limited to 6 characters.
  • Maintain Sales Orders – Check number is now limited to 6 characters.
  • Select Orders to Invoice – Check number is now limited to 6 characters.

Payroll

  • Manual Payroll Calculation – Payroll posting to Job Cost is no longer incorrect when a tax change is made in manual payroll calculation.

System Manager

  • Maintain Companies – No longer receive Pervasive error when renaming a company ID.

2021 Service Pack 3

Contains a variety of tax table updates. See full Sage BusinessWorks 2021 Release Notes.

2021 Service Pack 2

Contains a variety of tax table updates. See full Sage BusinessWorks 2021 Release Notes.

2021 Service Pack 1

Accounts Payable

  • Vendor, 1099 Processing – The dash characters will be removed from the vendor’s Federal ID number when sending the file to Aatrix. Box 9 has been added to the 1099-MISC box selection.
  • Vendor Inquiry – Account number no longer truncated on the GL Distribution in the Vendor Inquiry screen.
  • Enter Payments – Tab order is now correct in AP, Checks, Enter Payments.
  • Invoice, Enter – The text in the account number field is now selected when it is accessed using Tab or Enter key.
  • Invoices, Enter – The text in the amount field is now selected when it is accessed using Tab or Enter key.

Accounts Receivable

  • Credit Memo – No longer get “INVALID REFERENCE NUMBER” when changing credit memo reference.
  • Customer List – Access Violation error no longer occurs when selecting to customize the Customer List.

Cash Management

  • Enter Bank Transaction – Tab order no longer incorrect in Enter Bank Transactions.
  • Cash Account Register – Check number no longer truncated on Cash Account Register.

General Ledger

  • Power Search – Power Search will now refresh when hitting Enter in the General Ledger Module.

Inventory Control

  • Maintain Parts, Categories – Tab order no longer incorrect in IC, Parts, Maintain Parts, Categories.
  • Maintain Parts – Substitute part now allows decimals.
  • Receipt Adjustments – Substitute part now allows decimals. The date of a receipt adjustment can now be changed.

Job Costs

  • Cost Variance Report – Error message no longer occurs when running Cost Variance Report for specific job or customer.

Order Entry

  • Direct Invoicing – Credit card info button is no longer disabled when entering payment on OE invoice.
  • Maintain Sales Order – Tab order has been corrected in the Maintain Sales Order.

System Manager

  • Security Report – Text no longer overlaps and looks garbled on the Security Report.
  • Sound when entering through fields – Sound no longer plays when hitting Enter through fields when entering items such as invoices.
  • How Do I – No longer get error “Can’t reach this page” when accessing How do I.
  • Notes – Notes no wrap when the end of the line is reached.
  • Color Preference Settings – Color scheme no longer continues using the user preference after the option to Allow User Preferences has been unchecked.
  • Email Reports does not allow use of the Outlook address book – Outlook address book is now available when emailing reports. To access the address book, you must click the To buttom when using the Electronic Forms Manager.
  • Database Update – “Class not found” error no longer occurs when updating database 2011 and prior.
  • Maintain Users – Error no longer displays when changing the MANAGER password.