Sage announced the release of Sage X3 PU 8 at the USA conference held in New Orleans in late July.  Sage X3 PU8.2 is primarily focused on extending manufacturing functionality. Some of the new capabilities  are as follows.

  • Improved Allergens tracking
  • Improved Weigh scales capabilities
  • Improved attachment management
  • Introduction of customer use by date requirements
  • Gantt scheduler improvements
  • Extended customer use by date functionality aimed at process manufacturers and distributors
  • Colour coding on inventory status

Some other technical and functional additions include easier screen customizations; advanced security options for trusted and untrusted modes and remember me URL login options. There are also a host of small improvements across the product such as an inter-company journal import template, improved payment proposal options and expanded controls across sales credit notes and purchasing.

Sage has also announced that they will now release Sage X3 updates on a 6 month cycle. PU9 (January 2016 ETA) will focus on extending functionality in the following areas.

  • Project Job Cost,
  • Landed Costs,
  • EDI
  • Social Sentiment gauges
  • Bill of lading functionality
  • Enhanced manufacturing change control

PU10 (July 2016 ETA) focus will be on:

  • Manufacturing Project job costing
  • Professional Services Automations
  • A new mobile user interface

Localizations

Additionally Sage ANZ are working on a number of localizations

  • GST reports improvements
  • MicrOpay Payroll integration
  • Withholding tax report
  • Low value asset pool

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