What Sage integration can achieve
Sage 50 supports integration (the automatic creation and editing of data such as customer accounts and sales orders). Sage 200 supports customisation as well as integration (so screens can be modified and process steps followed), and is designed so that all integration enforces the same business logic as Sage 200 itself uses (so ensuring that all imported data is consistent and correct).
Sage 50 integration
It's possible to integrate with essentially all types Sage 50 data, but common integration uses include:
- importing sales invoices or sales orders from web orders or specialist vertical market software
- importing sales ledger transactions such as invoices and receipt, perhaps from a membership system
- sending shipment requests to a warehousing / fulfilment partner and updating sales orders to reflect quantities confirmed despatched
Sage 200 integration and customisation
Sage 200 can do all that Sage 50 does, and more including:
- for sales orders automatic despatching, invoicing and email delivery of invoices
- import of unique identifiers for transactions from the source system, so that a perfect reconciliation is possible
- customisation of standard Sage 200 screens to speed data entry or reduce errors
- single entry of cross company transactions for groups of companies or franchises
Sage 200 and cross system reporting
Sage 200 data is stored in a Microsoft database called SQL Server. This means that it's usually possible to write reports that combine Sage 200 data with that held in other software, whether that's sector specific software or a bespoke application. It's also possible to write group wide reports such as aged debtors and cash positions.