Sage 100 2018 Manuals Now Online
With the release of Sage 100 on October 20, 2017, the manuals are now largely online in html format. These guides may be accessed from both within the program and directly from the web.
Additionally, Sage now posts technical information – including the supported platform matrix, Sage 100 release notes, checklists and user guides. This documentation is available for Sage 100 versions 4.4 through 2018.
The supported platform matrix is a document which shows the computer operating systems – both server and workstation – which have been tested by Sage and are guaranteed to be compatible with your Sage 100 system.
Which Versions of Sage 100 Are Currently Supported?
Presently Sage 100 2017 and higher are the only versions to receive product updates. These product updates are bundles of fixes and patches which correct issues that other users have reported.
Payroll users will want to be on a version which is still receiving payroll tax table updates and year-end IRD (Interim Release Downloads) which bring payroll into compliance with any late breaking tax changes. Presently, only Sage 100 2015 and higher are supported for payroll year 2017.
Downloadable Sage 100 Manuals – Version 3.x
The manuals for all Sage 100 accounting modules are included online and accessed from the help menu (or F1 key). Manuals were no longer distributed after MAS 90 and MAS 200 (the former name for Sage 100) version 3.71.
Sage 100 2018 has begun moving more of the help material online.
Paper manuals (pdf) for Sage 100 (formerly MAS 90 and MAS 200) were no longer distributed after MAS 90 and MAS 200 version 3.71.
- MAS 90 = Sage 100 Standard
- MAS 200 = Sage 100 Advanced
- MAS 200 SQL = Sage 100 Premium
Below are links to copies of the MAS 90 3.71 manuals which in many cases can serve as a starting point for understanding Sage 100 functionality.
Guides to installation are likely no longer relevant to the latest versions of Sage 100 accounting. Use these as a refresher for functionality and NOT a guide to installation.
- Act! Link – pdf
- Accounts Payable Manual – pdf
- Accounts Receivable Manual – pdf
- Bar Code – pdf
- Bill of Materials – pdf
- Bank Reconciliation – pdf
- Customizer – pdf
- Crystal Reports – pdf
- Client Write-up – pdf
- Data Migrator – pdf
- FAS Link – pdf
- Getting Started – pdf
- General Ledger – pdf
- MAS 200 Installation Guide – pdf
- Inventory Management – pdf
- MAS 200 for SQL Server (outdated) – pdf
- e-Business Manager – pdf
- e-Business Manager Installation Guide – pdf
- MAS 90 Installation Guide – pdf
- Job Cost – pdf
- Library Master – pdf
- MS Office Link – pdf
- Material Requirements Planning – pdf
- Magnetic Media – pdf
- Purchase Order – pdf
- Payroll – pdf
- Return Merchandise Authorization – pdf
- Report Master – pdf
- Sales Order – pdf
- Timecard – pdf
- Timeslips Link – pdf
- Visual Integrator – pdf
- Visual Postmaster – pdf
- Work Order – pdf
Frequently asked questions regarding older Sage 100 versions
Question: Can the data files for older versions of Sage 100 (formerly MAS 90 / MAS 200) be directly converted?
Answer: Yes. In some cases, you can migrate directly to the latest version of Sage 100.
Question: Can I purchase a Sage 100 upgrade directly from you?
Answer: No. Sage no longer sells upgrades. Instead, you reinstate your Sage maintenance or purchase a Sage 100c subscription. Contact us for info.
Question: I have an old version of Sage 100 (formerly MAS 90 / MAS 200). It runs fine. What’s new in the latest version?
Answer: Since version 3.xx Sage have added many features and completely changed the underlying data tables. Have a look at this Customer Upgrade Guide to 2017 which will show you ever Sage 100 feature added from version 4.00 to version 2017.
Question: Will it cost a lot to upgrade, will there be a big learning curve?
Answer: This depends on the parts of Sage 100 that you use and the type of license that you purchase. Generally, Sage 100c subscription pricing starts at under $50 per user per month. Contact us and we can provide you a more definitive idea of the costs involved.
Question: What’s the difference between Sage 100 and Sage 100c?
Answer: Sage 100c is sold on subscription on a per user per month basis. There are also some additional add-on’s included with 100c. The underlying program code is identical and the data files are interchangeable.
Find A Local Sage 100 Consultant
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Many of the consulting services available can be rendered either on-site or remotely. Use this link to find one of our local offices or , if you prefer, call our office at 860-657-8544 to discuss any issues you are experiencing.