What’s new in Sage 100 2016

April 13, 2016

Sage 100 ERP 2016 Product Update 1 was released in early March. Now is the time to schedule your installation. If you have third party add-ons/enhancements, we will need to confirm that those are available in version 2016 before proceeding with the upgrade. Contact the Sage 100 Help Desk at 920-996-1202 to schedule your upgrade!

With Sage 100 2016, you can ensure your company is meeting new requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn more about the Affordable Care Act reporting requirements.

Save time with easy-to-use data entry and preference settings. Sage 100 2016 includes enhancements that will simplify everyday tasks:

  • Add and print extended item descriptions for miscellaneous items
  • Add extended item description for lines in the Accounts Receivable data entry and invoice entry tasks
  • Set preferences using the new user settings window such as the default zoom level for previewing reports
  • Choose whether or not to automatically insert decimal points when entering quantities
  • Select whether you want to use the standard or classic desktop and—if you have the appropriate security setup—a theme for task windows
  • Change desktop theme and options without the need for rights to library master tasks
  • Allow for purchase order numbers of up to 30 characters with windows and tabs that expand accordingly
  • Gain an easier way to correct documents that have been entered to the wrong batch or need to be moved
  • Allow for greater security with an expanded 128-character password field in the SMTP email server
  • Schedule the generation and printing of reports—and export and import data in Visual Integrator—using Task Scheduler

Improved Accounts Payable reporting and printing

In Sage 100 2016, the Accounts Payable Aged Invoice Report window now includes an Electronic Payment Vendors field so you can specify whether vendors with the Electronic Payment check box selected in Vendor Maintenance are:

  • Included on the aged invoice report
  • Excluded from the report
  • The only invoices printed on the report

You can now specify whether the Accounts Payable Aged Invoice Report will be printed in landscape view with an 8-point font size or in portrait view with a 6-point font size, using a new Print Condensed check box. This is also true for AP and AR Aged Invoice Reports.

Automate sales order expiration dates and simplify data entry

With Sage 100 2016, you can now choose a default period for expiration of sales orders that will automatically be set or overridden and replaced when needed. The check number field in Sales Order Entry and Invoice Data Entry has been expanded from six to 10 characters to allow for longer check numbers when recording prepayments or deposits against pending orders.


Jenny Searl is a software specialist and is experienced in installing, implementing and supporting Sage 100 software, Sage 100 Advanced software and Crystal Reports programs.