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What’s new in Sage 50 2020.2 update

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The Sage 50 2020.2 Update U.S. Version, (formerly Peachtree) is due to release on March 18, 2020.

It includes updates for all Sage Business Care Plans.

If you are eligible for Sage 50 2020.2 update, Best Business Strategies recommends you wait at least 30 days before taking the upgrade since this upgrade has not been beta tested. 

Here are the update Instructions For Those Eligible:  Open Sage 50 on your server.  Go to the “Services” Tab (top menu bar) >  click on “Check For Updates”.   If you are not eligible for the update, Sage 50 will say not eligible   If you are eligible for the update, Sage 50 will say eligible for update. If eligible, follow prompts on screen.  Now go to each workstation and follow the prompts.

The modifications made in the Sage 50 2020.2 update are included in both Sage 50 Traditional Perpetual and Sage 50Cloud Business Care plans.

This update includes the following:

Expanded Invoice Number field on Payments and Receipts (Receive Money) windows:

This is consistent with the previous expansion of the Invoice Number field on Invoicing windows. This will make it much easier for you to choose which invoice you want to pay or receipt.  You will be able to see the entire invoice number, not just a small part of it.

Drag and Drop Files as Attachments:

You can now drag and drop files from Windows Explorer into the Attachments window, without having to browse to each file.


Attachments column added in Lists view:

If a Maintenance record contains an attachment, a checkmark will appear for the record in Lists. This update applies to Purchase Orders, Sales Invoicing, Customers, Payments and Purchase Invoices.

The “Human Resources Forms” menu now accessible in the Payroll tab Navigation Aids area.

The 2020.1 Sage 50 release included the Human Resource Forms and Compliance Engine with Aatrix  that you could only access by going to the Reports & Forms (top menu bar) Forms > Human Resource Forms.  Now these forms can now be easily accessed on the Payroll Dashboard under the Forms button.

If you are not subscribing to the payroll module and would like to, please visit our site and simply add it to your cart.  Once we receive your paid order, we will contact Sage and have it added to your account.  You do not have to be a previous Best Business Strategies customer for us to help you.  Questions call Shirley at Best Business Strategies  304-233-2612.

Enable default Cash account selection in Receipts:

When the GL Account is changed in Receipts, many users forget to change the GL Account back to the one most used, resulting in hours of correcting transactions. Now, this Setting is located in Maintain Customer Defaults and can be enabled, so transactions made subsequent to changing from the default Cash account will be switched to the account defined in the defaults.


This concludes the list of updates included in Sage 50 2020.2 Update U.S. Version, (formerly Peachtree)

If you are using an older version of Sage 50 and would like to update your software, please feel free to call us.  We still sell both Tradition Perpetual Sage 50 software as well as the new Sage 50Cloud.

Shirley Byard, President – Best Business Strategies LLC
Phone: 304-233-2612

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