Sage 100 Newsletter

Issue 4 – 2022

In This Issue

 SAGE 100 FAQ 

What Are the Different Licenses for Sage Intelligence? 

Sage 100 Intelligence is an important part of your reporting toolkit. But some customers aren’t clear on what type of Sage Intelligence licenses and modules they need to accomplish their reporting objectives. So here’s a quick guide to help clear things up. 

Report Viewer license 

Licensed Per Workstation
The Report Viewer allows basic editing capabilities such as filtering and changing of parameters and also offers drill-down functionality on existing reports and templates. 

Report Manager license 

Licensed Per Workstation
The Report Manager enables authoring of new reports from existing data containers as well as editing of existing standard reports including filtering and aggregating data. It also supports auto-emailing reports, scheduling reports, and publishing report output to html for intranet/Internet. 

Report Designer Module 

Site License
The Report Designer expands on functionality of the Report Manager to provide simplified drag and drop report creation capabilities. With this module/license, you can generate and/or copy the canned reports listed under the “Designer”, “Report Designer Add-in” and “Report Designer Add-in Consolidation” folders. It provides maximum control over financial report layouts. 

Connector Module 

Site License
The Connector module allows you to connect to multiple, unlimited ODBC data sources (even outside of Sage 100) to consolidate information from other areas of your business or from multiple companies. It also includes the Universal Query Engine (UQE), which overcomes certain limitations of the ProvideX database. 

Sage 100 Intelligence Reporting Resources 

Here are some other helpful resources for Sage Intelligence Reporting: 


Sage 100 Technical Alert 

Action May Be Required Soon 

Sage has announced that there are two important technical updates approaching that may impact Sage 100 customers that are not on a recent product release. 

Microsoft Will Disable Basic Authentication 

Effective October 1, 2022, Microsoft will disable basic authentication and subsequently require the use of modern authentication (OAuth) for connection to servers, services, and API endpoints, such as Exchange online & Office 365 email tenants. 

This means that in-product email services will stop working (i.e. sending email through Paperless Office) for Sage 100 customers that are on versions prior to 2020.1. 

As such, Sage recommends that all customers upgrade to the latest version of Sage 100 by October 1, 2022. 

Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation 

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a third-party component that is widely adopted and designed to facilitate privacy and data security when communicating over the internet. TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 were formally deprecated in June 2018, making way for the recommended use of TLS 1.2. 

As such, effective September 2023, Sage 100 will no longer support TLS 1.0 and 1.1. It will be necessary for customers to upgrade to Sage 100 version 2020.1 or higher by that time. 

New Releases of Sage 100 and Payroll 

Sage recently announced the release of Sage 100 2022.1 and Sage 100 Payroll 2.22.2. While both new releases focus primarily on performance enhancements and bug fixes, here are a couple of key new features that were introduced: 

The Inventory Requirements Planning (IRP) module is now compatible with Sage 100 version 2022.0 of Production Management. As of the 2022.1 release, the updated version of IRP will be automatically installed when you upgrade. In Sage 100 Payroll 2.22.2, you can now create A/P invoices from Payroll for payroll taxes and deductions. 

Contact us to request a copy of the detailed release notes. 

Sage Membership Masterclass Season 1 Now Available 

In a previous newsletter, we talked about the launch of Sage’s new “Member Masterclass” series featuring talks and articles from the world’s leading experts on the challenges that are most important for businesses today. 

An archive of Sage Membership Masterclass Season 1 is now available online, focusing how to find and keep great people as well as tips for building a happier, healthier, and more productive workplace.