Sage 50 2017.2 US version, the 2nd Service Release of the 2017 program released in March 2017.
The second update (2017.2) to Sage 50 2017. Programs are updated in July and Service Releases are in October and March. Everyone in a current subscription or Business Care plan will receive the download notification when it is available.
This update includes:
Click-to-Pay Invoicing: If you use Sage Payment Solutions to process credit/debit cards or virtual checks (ACH payments), you can now include a link when you email an invoice so your customer can pay online. The link will take them to a secure web page where they can enter a credit/debit card or their bank information. You can then download their payment directly into Sage 50 as a cash receipt (Receive Money) transaction and it will be applied to the invoice just as if you had entered it yourself.
Update for SAGE 50C USERS ONLY (SUBSCRIPTION, NOT CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE)
Enhanced Sage One Mobile Invoicing: Online invoicing through integration with Sage One was introduced in version 2017.1 Three significant improvements have been made to online/mobile invoicing. (1) Your Sage 50 sales taxes are automatically uploaded to Sage One. (2) Your Sage 50 inventory and service items are automatically uploaded to Sage One. (3) Receipts (from customers who use the click-to-pay option) are automatically downloaded into Sage 50.
Sage Contact app for Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium: The Office 365 connection wizard will sync customer and vendor contact information between your Sage 50 company and Office 365 (requires 365 Business Premium). In addition to being able to having basic contact information, the Sage Contact app will allow you to see the last 5 invoices and last 5 receipts/payments within the last 90 days. Contact information changed in the Sage Contact app will sync back to your Sage 50c data. You can schedule the sync to run every 4, 12, or 24 hours as well as initiating it manually.
Improved Office 365 Cloud Backup: You no longer have to run Sage 50 as administrator for the Office 365 Cloud Backup to work & behind the scenes improvements were made to help with the backup of large companies. Lastly, the interface for email notification has been updated.
Here is Sage’s video with the new features in Sage 50 2017.2.