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1 ISTUG Update 18/9/2002 Nick Voller Product Manager

2 Agenda MBE Update Where we are with Line 500 V5 –Release status –Supported platforms Plans for Line 500 V6

3 MBE Update

4 Six Projects delivered since July –In General Ledger Transaction Enquiry, hold period date selection values and only clear on exit from option (219573) –Provide ability to force F6 numbering in Accounts Receivable - Invoice Batches, Cash Batches, Refund Batches & Journal Batches (221294) –Print order quantity on order status report if POQTYKEEP = YES (229721) –POTRANCOA, POTRANCOB & POTRANCOC to be available without the use of Supplier Contracts (215443) –Provide ability to force F6 numbering in Accounts Payable - Invoice/Credit Note Batches, Cash Batches (including Generate payments from List), Journal Batches (221297) –In OP history cleardown - If changed to y and no date entered, a warning message will be given (227669)

5 MBE Update In Progress targeted for delivery in Line 500 V5 –Inter-Warehouse transfers to allow transfer of items with different UOM's (217388) –Allow entry of negative value in Production Issues (220580) –Print currency code & description on Accounts Receivable statements - (220470) –PL & SL enquiries to include a browse on 2nd ref/cheque no. field (224224) –Open item enquiry screens in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable to display currency exchange rate (222072) –Payroll log to record details of what causes payroll parameters to trip (224192)

6 MBE Update Candidates for version 6 (from Q3 & Q4 voting list) –Enter due date against service lines (OP ) –Form for entry of project codes to be automatically displayed (OP/PO ) –Enquiry only option for price lists (OP ) –Give warning message if negative value entered in Sales Credits (OP ) –The key OPPLPOINT only reacts to a price line set up in the 'Local' Price List i.e. at the Delivery Address. Optionally, use the pricelist from the invoice customer (OP ) –Force F6 numbering in Sales Orders, Sales Invoices and Sales Credits (OP )

7 MBE Update Candidates for version 6 (from Q3 & Q4 voting list) –Add promised date of SOP order detail line to Predict Future Stock display (OP ) –If the header required date is changed and order lines exist then the user will be presented with a pop up asking if existing order detail CRSD dates should be changed. (OP ) –Sales Order Enquiry will provide a previous order button (OP ) –Add word "Reprint" to SOP invoice re-prints (OP ) –Provide a quick quote option for pro-formas in Telesales (AT ) –Provide F2 browse on customers (JC )

8 MBE Update Candidates for version 6 (from Q3 & Q4 voting list) –Provide F key to display previous order in PO enquiry (PO ) –Allow F key in "Orders by Supplier" Enquiry to reverse the sequence of orders to latest first (PO ) –Print date and time printed on PO (PO ) –Purchase Order receipts to be written to the system log (this would not be switchable) (PO ) –Extend stock history form horizontally (ST ) –Print works order comments on works order pick list (WO )

9 MBE Update Candidates for version 6 (from Q3 & Q4 voting list) –Improve Run Batched Reports, so that reports can be chained together with run time prompts on the reports, and added to the menu. (RW ) –Allow Data Import (Tetralink) built in function AfterPLinvoice/EndPLinvoice to pick up due date from PLPAYTERMS syskey/supplier Payment Term field (TL ) –Provide ability to force password changes (MS ) –Set minimum length of password (MS )

10 MBE Update In summary –The MBE process has been well-received and will continue –As previously stated, we need to change delivery slightly to improve efficiency –Future voting lists will identify a target version, rather than a development quarter –The next voting list will be issued in October, targeted for version 6

11 Line 500 V5 Update

12 Line 500 V5 development is now ‘closed’ –Two new modules –Fifteen ‘chunks’ of new functionality –Two new platforms and One new database Beta platform release schedule –IBM iSeries / DB2 : RELEASED –SuSE Linux / Informix Dynamic Server : RELEASED –Microsoft Windows / SQL Server : 1 st November –Other platforms subject to demand Production release schedule –Dependant on Beta feedback and corrections

13 Sage Line 500 Platforms Sage Line 500 RISC Intel UNIX Windows SuSE Linux IBM pSeries iSeries HP HP-UX Tru64 SUN Solaris Windows 2000 Server Windows 2000 Server SCO Open UNIX OS5

14 Sage Line 500 Platforms Sage Line 500 RISC Intel UNIX Windows SuSE Linux IBM pSeries iSeries HP HP-UX Tru64 SUN Solaris Windows 2000 Server Windows 2000 Server SCO Open UNIX OS5

15 Plans for Line 500 V6

16 ‘Blueprint’ for Line 500 V6 is being collated now Focus on following key areas –Extended Reporting to get the most out of the data –Integration with Sales Logix CRM –Top Requested Application Features –Legal and Fiscal Updates –Expanded Infrastructure for easier 3 rd party integration –Enhanced Usability to make it all easier to use At the moment it’s a moving target !

17 Plans for Line 500 V6 Extended Reporting capability through 3 rd party reporting tools –Further integration with Analyst Financials to provide more templates –Possible adoption of other reporting solutions Integration with Sales Logix CRM application – Provide Sage customers with the authors ‘Best of Breed’ application to improve effectiveness of their sales and marketing campaigns.

18 Plans for Line 500 V6 SOP - Insert an order line Stock control - user-defined stock status Manufacturing - alternate assemblies and routes Manufacturing - record time and issue of receipt Manufacturing - MRP enhancements Legal and Fiscal - Intrastat enhancements Extended Purchase Invoice Number Purchase order/MRP Reporting Improvements Works orders variance Ability to reopen Items Sales Order Allocations Browse supplier bank accounts Customer specific Supersessions & Alternatives Transaction Level Payment types Delivery of additional functionality across the product

19 Plans for Line 500 V6 Legal and Fiscal Updates –To the application suite as well as Payroll Expanded Infrastructure – All internal application configuration will be held in the database on RDBMS platforms. – New ‘connector’ which will allow easier development of 3 rd party integration.

20 Plans for Line 500 V6 Enhance the usability of the User Interface through the concept of a ‘Generic Browser’ –Easily installed stand-alone client application –Provide an easy to use environment in which to find information –Launch Sage Line 500 option directly to understand more

21 Thank you


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