In late December, Sage came out with version 22.3.30 for 100 Contractor. This release had the Federal tax tables and quite a few states. In late January, Sage had another minor release that included a few more states. The list of states that were part of the release were included with the release email they sent.
When Sage announces a Release , they include highlights of things that have been changed. Not all releases need to be installed. You have some options, so here are some guidelines:
When updates are announced, we usually get a couple of panic calls. Sage is very aggressive about getting everyone on the latest release. It’s easier for Sage to support one or two releases, rather than having all their support people proficient on multiple versions of the program; completely understandable.
In mid-January, we had a call from a client who got the very dire-looking warning saying they had to upgrade. The new warnings are larger, red and black, and look very ‘dangerous’ if you don’t comply. She panicked and started installing the upgrade. Unfortunately, she was installing it on her local workstation and created some new problems that required some emergency IT intervention.
If you’re going to install the update, there are a couple of things to keep in mind here, too:
Lastly, there is a new Product Enhancement feature. Sage indicates that this helps them learn how their user base works within the software and what modules they use. With release 22.3.30, this feature automatically opted you ‘in’ for this tracking. We noticed it because we saw a Sage ‘user’ when we wanted Exclusive Access. It was turned ‘on,’ although we did not check the box. It’s under the Home & Resources icon. You can take a look and see if you’re marked as ‘Opt In’ and if you’d rather not participate, you can uncheck the box (which is what we did). Food for thought. – CMW