Sage 100 Year-End Procedures

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Year-End Procedures in Sage 100 (MAS 90/200)

Sage 100 User Group Dec. 2015


AgendaGreeting and IntroductionsLunchYear End ProcessingTips and TricksQ&AAdjournment


Currently Supported VersionsSage supported versions for 2015 year end: 2016, 2015 PU 3, 2014 PU 7 and 2013 PU 9 (2015 year end IRD and 2016 Q-1 TTU will last for version 2013)TTU 2016 Q-1(Tax Table Update) and 2015 year end IRD will be available for download on 12/18/15The eFiling and Reporting (Aatrix) year end update will be released by automatic update on 12/18/2015

Hot Fixes and online support will also expire for version 4.50 as of 12/31/14.Phone and web case support will end for version 4.50 as of 09/30/15.3

Currently Supported VersionsThe applicable Product Update, 2015 IRD and Aatrix year end update must be installed before processing W2, ACA or 1099 forms for 2015

ACA ComplianceIn order to process ACA forms for tax filing year 2015, you must install the applicable product update or install Sage 100 2016. All of the following product updates are available as of 11/16/2015.

2015 PU 3 2014 PU 7 2013 PU 9 4.50 PU 8


Year End Processing ResourcesSage 100 Year End Center on Sage CityInteractive year end Payroll & AP checklistHot TopicsYear End forumCommon Year End knowledgebase articles

Year End Processing ResourcesSage 100 Year End Center on Sage City (contd)Year end videosACA videos

Year End Processing

Create an archive companyReview Module Setup OptionsExercise Your Data


Year End ProcessingProcessing Period End and Year End in a module that is integrated with other modules can impact posting and reporting

As a general rule, work from the bottom of the menu to the top (i.e. P/O, S/O, I/M, A/P, A/R, J/C, G/L)


Year End ProcessingInterim Release Download (IRD)W-2s, 941s, and Tax Table Updates1099 UpdatesAP and Payroll as needed to support State and Federal e-Filing

Only available for supported versions and for customers current on maintenance


Year End ProceduresPlease Note:It is possible to re-open periods in modules which have been converted to the new framework but it is not advised.

If you need to re-open periods, please ask for our helpand make a backup!


Year End ProcessingModules in the old framework (see versions below) can only have one current and future period defined. Period End must be performed timely or you risk inaccurate summary data at the module level.P/O & I/M v4.30 and priorA/P v4.10 and priorS/O & A/R v4.05 and priorJ/C all versionsNew Framework Modules are not as sensitive to period/year end processes


Year End ProcessingInventory Management

Inventory Valuation Report is time sensitive

Posting transactions in a future period affect this report and can make it difficult to tie out to the G/L at year end.

Best practice - post all current year transactions (I/M, S/O, P/O, W/O, B/M) print and tie out to the G/L before posting any future year transactions


Year End ProcessingPayrollBased on a calendar year no future periods

Cannot post with a check date in a future period until current quarter is closed

Full Period End Processing will reset the QTD and YTD employee fields to zero

Create an archive company after last 2014 Payroll

Presenters: Please illustrate how to copy Payroll data to archive company14

Year End Processing

Resets employee benefit limits according to Payroll Options setup

Resets Pension Plan, Cafeteria Plan Deduction, Allocated Tips, Fringe Benefits, Non-qualified Plan and Dependent Care Benefits fields to zero.


Year End Processing

Sets all quarterly/ yearly reports to zeroRemoves check history and perpetual history depending upon your system settingsPurges terminated employeesPurges standard deductions that have goals met


eFilingCertified Forms941, W2, 1099, DE6, NYS 45, forms for all 50 states250 Approved Payroll Form Sets (400+ forms)No More Aligning FormsSeamless IntegrationForms auto populated with payroll dataFully Integrated with current payroll softwareEasy to UseQuick activation, virtually no support neededOn-Screen Editing of the Actual ReportClick and Forget eFiling Option


eFilingUsers are alerted each quarter to update the forms - (20% change quarterly)All reports are automatically updated with a single click Updates all forms via built-in web communicationOne time eFiling enrollment requiredAccess enrollment form from within Sage applicationCan Print all forms to plain paper

Presenters:Please illustrate in demo system how to access enrollment form

Notes on forms for 2014 Tax year:W2/W3Employee W2 (Copy B, C and 2-Copy 2s)= Blank 4 part perforated with Employee notice on back (Sage Forms part # LW2BLANK4or LW2BK4DWS)Federal W2 (Copy A) (prints 2 employees per sheet)=Print to Plain Paper (TheFederal W2-SSA copy cannot be printed on perforated paper) Federal W3= Print to Plain Paper (The Federal W3-SSA copy cannot be printed on perforated paper)State - Copy 1 (prints 4 employees per sheet) = systemwill prompt you to print to Blank 4 part perforatedbut pleasecontact individual State agency for specific W2 printing/perforationrequirementsEmployer W2 (Copy D) (prints 4 employees per sheet) =Print to Plain Paper or Blank 4 part perforated

1099/1096Recipient 1099(Federal, 2-Copy 2's and Copy B)= Blank 4 part perforated form (Sage Forms part # L99BLANK4or L99BK4DWS) Note: The recipient notice is not printed on the backs of these blank forms, youwill need to print the recipient instructionsto plain paper from within 1099 eFiling viewer screen. Federal 1099 (Copy A) = Copy A must be printed on official preprinted federal formsREDink. Pleasecontact Sage Forms for specific part # applicable to the type of 1099 forms you will be printing (MISC,INT or DIV)Federal 1096 Form=1096 Form must be printed on official preprinted federal forms RED ink. Please contact Sage Forms for specific part # applicable to the type of 1099 forms you will be printing (MISC,INT or DIV)Payer 1099 (Copy C)(prints 4 recipients per sheet) = Print to Plain Paper or Blank 4 part perforatedState 1099 (prints 4recipients per sheet)= system will prompt you to print to Blank 4 part perforated but please contact individual State agency for specific1099 printing/perforation requirements. Some states do not require 1099s to be filed.State 1096 = Print to plain paper but please contact individual State agency for specific 1096 printing/perforation requirements. Some states do not require 1096 form.


Year End ConsiderationsArchive Payroll in new company code

Reinstall 2014 Q4 tax tables prior to printing W2s from archive company

Dont wait until the last minute to process your W2s and 1099s

My 1099s arent correct why?

What happened to my budget?


General Ledger Budgets

Most clients maintain budgets but do not load them into the system

Budgets can be maintained for each account/period and used in various standard reports as well as third party reporting tools


Unlimited Budgets

Presenters: Please show budgeting functions illustrated in live demo system.

You can maintain and report on multiple budgets in MAS. This is controlled in G/L Setup, where budgets are initially defined.21

Budget Maintenance

Budget Maintenance allows you to manipulate budget information by entering actual numbers or using a wizard to calculate budget information.

Presenter should review the functions available on the right hand side of Budget Maintenance screen (Change Budget, Calculate Wizard, etc). Note this function is for maintaining a single accounts budget at a time.22

Auto Budget Copy

Create a budget for a range of accounts by using the automatic budget feature which will allow for calculation of budget numbers based upon actuals or other budget information from the current year or previous years. Once the base calculation is determined, a revision percentage can be used to increase or decrease the base amount for all accounts or a range of accounts.23

Importing Budgets via G/L Exchange

Budgets can be imported from a spreadsheet or other standard format file using the G/L Exchange feature.24

Tips and Tricks


Profit Margin Checking

The set up options in Sales Order allow you to set a warning notice if profit margins are below a designated percentage during Sales Order Entry and Invoice Data Entry to activate the Profit Margin Checking feature. This feature calculates a profit percentage based on the price entered for the line and the last cost of the item, regardless of the inventory valuation method.The percentage is recalculated whenever the price for the current line is changed. If the calculated percentage is lower than the percentage entered in this field, a warning message appears. Discount rates by line are included in the calculation.Note Profit margin warning is not performed on credit memos, or the defaulted price from the item.


Controlling Qty Received in PO

In Purchase Order Options, the Line entry tab provides the option to control whether the system allows the quantity received/invoiced to exceed the quantity ordered. Select this check box to allow the quantity received to exceed the quantity ordered during Receipt of Goods Entry or the quantity invoiced during Receipt of Invoice Entry. Clear this check box if you do not want to allow the quantity received or invoiced to exceed the quantity ordered. When the box is unchecked, the system will display a message advising the user that the quantity must be less than or equal to the quantity ordered.


Pricing by Multiple Line Qtys

***Presenters: you can enter 3 sales order lines using the first three items that show up on the inventory list to illustrate this feature. Use a quantity of 5 on each line. After completing the third line, click the Item Price button at the bottom of the screen and the sales order will recalculate the line item price based upon the larger discount***

In the version 4.5 release, Sage enhanced the pricing abilities of Sales Order. In addition to pricing by the quantity on a single line, we now have the capacity to price on total quantities for multiple lines within a category or for the invoice as a whole. While there are several settings and options to be considered, we will go through a simple example today of a price discount based upon the total quantity of three sales order lines in the same Product Line. This is controlled in the Sales Order Options on the Line entry tab. We have enabled Item Pricing by total qty based upon Product Line.

When we enter a sales order, we will select three items, each at a quantity of 5. The price code attached to each of these items allows for quantity discounts breaks at 5, 10 and 15. Now that we have enabled total qty pricing the sales order will consider the total quantity of 15 and apply the higher discount.

You can also group items for discounts in other ways, such as product categories established in Inventory Management options, or you can discount the order/invoice based upon the total of all lines.28

Modify Sage 100 MenuSY_MENU_UI

To change your menus (hide, re-order, rename) in Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200 version 4.x use the hidden SY_MENU_UI utility.This works for any menu including those pesky Custom Report menus that have a nasty tendency of dropping your reports in a random order.

It does have some limitations.You can not use this utility to add/delete a program from the MenuYou may only move items within their existing menu. For example, you can not move Customer Listing from the Reports Menu to the Main Menu.


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