What's New in Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Latest releases to our online accounting software.
  • 2019
  • January, 2019

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting Release 4.1.6

    Item Bundles

    Bundled Items are associated with particular items that are regularly duplicated on a Customer Invoice. It allows you to group multiple items into a single code. When you invoice, you enter the Item Bundle Code and the system adds all items linked to that bundle onto the invoice.

    Sales Orders

    The Sales Order is an order issued by a business to a customer. A Sales Order is raised when an initial quote is approved, and the transaction is underway. The document specifies the details about products and/or services ordered by a specific customer along with the price, quantity and terms and conditions. Businesses use this as a confirmation document that is send to the customers before delivery of goods or services and in some instances to reserve the specified stock.

  • 2018
  • November, 2018

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting Release 4.1.5

    Improved Journal Processing

    User access can be limited to Add, Import, Review or Edit/Delete Journal Entries. The user can save & print Journal Entries without updating the transactions yet. The user can set a Default account to be used for each new Journal Entry transaction.

    Mobile Sign-In page changes

    Updated the Mobile app sign-in & landing pages from desktop to mobile friendly user interface.

    User feedback screen changes

    Altered feedback channels to include Customer Experience representative and channel feedback more effectively.

    Find out more about version 4.1.5

  • July, 2018


    To ensure we assist our clients to manage sensitive or relevant data sufficiently we have created Personal Information Protection in Sage Accounting.

    Retention Period needs to be set per Company. Customer and Supplier data can be removed based on this setting or extended period per Customer/Supplier.

    Improved Tax Adjustments

    A new screen allowing bulk entry of Tax Adjustments as well as review of previously processed Tax Adjustments.

    Contact Us Changes

    Made UI changes to Contact Us page to help users contacting correct channel for Support, Account Queries and Suggestions.

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  • April, 2018

    Sage One is now Sage Business Cloud Accounting!

    Why did we rename Sage One?

    Sage Business Cloud offers everything for managing accounting, payroll, and your people. You no longer have to worry about finding the right product - just pick the capabilities you require and meet your business needs today and tomorrow.

    As part of the Sage Business Cloud, our flexible cloud accounting solution is for startups and small businesses looking to manage their finances and control cash flow.

    Find out more about Sage Business Cloud

    Simpler BAS

    From 1 July 2017, Simpler BAS is the default reporting method for all small businesses with a GST turnover of less than $10 million.

    Small businesses only need to report:

    • G1 – Total Sales
    • 1A – GST on sales
    • 1B – GST on purchases

    To check what this means to your business and the eligibility of Simpler BAS, please look at information on the ATO website.

    We have implemented this reporting method in Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Click here for detailed instructions.

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    User Task Management (BETA)!

    User task management (BETA) is a cloud collateral tool that helps you to set separation of duty and to track the progress of work that you’ve assigned to different users. This is available under Company menu > User Task Management.

    As the administrator, you can create and assign tasks to the users who have access to your Sage Accounting company file. Communicating with users and collaborate using the online chat window.

    Feel free to try the new feature and tell us what you think!

    User Task Management | Sage Business Cloud Accounting

    Upgrade of API v1.1.3

    • Bug fixes and changes in Time-Tracking for performance improvements.
    • Opening Balances are now created when creating a customer.
    • Fixed additional attachments when emailing documents.
    • Fixed validation on account lines quantity when saving documents.
  • 2017
  • July, 2017

    New Look for Sage One!

    The Sage One interface has been updated to be more clean and streamlined, and will carry across the whole product (excludes Customer Zone).

    Sage One - New Look Workspace Sage One - New Look Dashboard

    Account or Item as a Default Line Item

    Users are now able to set the “Use Account as default document line type selection” option as a default under Company Settings > General Settings > Customer and Supplier Settings.

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    Other Enhancements

    Speed improvements when viewing “Email Sent to Customer and Suppliers” report as well as when loading the Timesheets.

  • 2016
  • November, 2016

    New Banner

    The Sage One site banner has been restyled to allow for more on-screen space.

    • Search bar has moved into the banner section
    • The logout button along with the My Profile link are now included under the subscription users initials.
    • The Help, Contact Support and Company Settings links have been replaced with icons.
    • The company name that you are logged into has been moved into the banner section.
    • [NEW] A dropdown alongside the company name displays a list of your 5 most recent companies logged into.
    Sage One - New Banner

    New Invoice GP

    Users will now be able to view the profitability of their sales as they are raising a Tax Invoice or a Quote.

    • This feature has its own user access under Customers > Tax Invoices and will initially be disabled for both existing and new users. This option will need to be turned on under user permissions.
    • The View Invoice GP option can be found under the Options dropdown button on the document screen.
    • The GP is calculated based on the exclusive selling price on the invoice in relation to either the Average Cost or the Last Cost of the Items selected.
    Sage One - View Invoice GP

    Detailed Add-on-the-fly

    The Customer and Supplier add-on-the-fly popups have been updated throughout the application to allow the user to capture all the Masterfile information at the time of adding the Customer or Supplier.

    Tabs have been used to keep the popup minimalistic and user friendly for those users who only wish to capture the bare minimum.

    Sage One - Detailed Add-on-the-fly

    Balance Sheet Layout

    A new layout for the Balance Sheet has replaced the existing report for Australian users.

  • May, 2016

    Key Updates

    • Discounts: Enter a Discount Amount (not only a %) on your invoice lines.
    • Account Category Grouping: Find Accounts easily with new grouping by category:
    • Sage One - Account Categories
    • Company Settings: Disallow selling of items below zero quantity.
    • Additional Report Drill Downs: Drill down on any report – to source transaction or previews on documents.
    • Additional Contact Selection when Emailing: Choose additional email addresses from your list of contacts on customers and suppliers when emailing your quotes and invoices.
    • Recurring Invoices: Make use of Document User Defined Fields to add additional information to your invoices.
    • Purchase Order Status: Manage your purchase orders easily to quickly view which ones to follow up on.

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  • March, 2016

    Direct Bank Feeds

    Direct Bank feeds to major Australia banks are now available through SISS Data Services!

    Sage One Report Writer

    No two businesses are the same. Report Writer gives you the freedom to view your data from a different angle by interacting with your reports, and even to tweak your reports to suit your requirements.

    Sage One Report Writer connects to your Sage One data and securely loads it into the Report Writer where you will be able to customise your Financial Statement reporting.

  • 2015
  • December, 2015

    Multi-currency here at last!

    • Send invoices and make purchases in different currencies.
    • Set up bank accounts in other currencies.
    • Get the latest end of day Exchange Rate automatically from Sage One or set up custom rates.
    • Manage currency fluctuations easily – Sage One calculates your unrealised and realised foreign exchange gains or losses automatically.
    • Print statements and reports in foreign or home currency.
    Sage One - New Banner

    Online Payments with eWay in your Customer Zone

    Allow your customers to view invoices and make payments online by clicking a link in their email. This gives your customers the most up-to-date information, including their account history with you. You can get paid faster by using Online Payments with eWay, where your customers can pay you directly from the invoice using the Pay Now button!

    Sage One - eWay Payments

    You can also decide how much your customers see:

    • Invoices Only: Your customers will see their invoices online and can print their invoices and pay you if you have enabled Online Payments.
    • Invoices and Account History: Your customers will be able to do everything above plus check their account history and statements.

    Use the Customer Zone Notifications widget to track who has viewed their invoices, sent you a message from your Customer Zone and paid you.

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    • Batch Updates to Lists - Update one more more customers, suppliers or items quickly and easily using the 'Update' button on the list grids.Sage One - Batch Updates to Lists
    • Company Notes and Attachments - Struggling to find the attachments you have linked to transactions?

      Attachments are all listed in one place now – under Company Notes and Attachments. Filter and search to quickly find the attachment you are looking for – you can even drill down directly to the transaction from this page.Sage One - Company notes and attachments
    • Invite Support User - Invite a Sage One support agent to a company to expedite any queries you have on Sage One. You will be in total control – from sending the invite (without disclosing any of your login details), to cancelling it and removing access to your company.
  • August, 2015

    Time Tracking

    New time tracking feature
    Time is money – and our all-new Sage One Time Tracking beta is designed to help you track your time and make sure you get paid for it! Set up your projects and tasks. Set budgets, task rates and billing preferences for each project. Start capturing time. Invoice out time linked to your timesheet entries or manually invoice out tasks linked to a project. Link expenses to projects and optionally recharge them to your customer. Start tracking your time now by signing up for the beta by mailing us at support.accounting.au@sage.com

    Profitability Reporting
    See how profitable your projects are with the Profit by Project Report. This will allow you to compare your actual invoicing against your user costs and project expenses. The Cost by Project Report will illustrate your user costs based on their hours worked on each project. It also includes all project expenses that have been linked to a project on the banking screen.

    Capture every valuable second of your time using our built-in timers. These will run in the background while you perform your work.

    Lock your Timesheets
    You can lock your older timesheets and dates so that no more time is captured for closed off periods.

    Add-on-the-fly: Projects and Tasks
    Add projects and tasks directly from the timesheet screen.

    Sign up for the Time Tracking beta by mailing us at support.accounting.au@sage.com

    Resizing Columns

    Resize your columns and save the settings on all the list grids and banking screens:

    Other Changes

    • List Grids: The manual sort order you set on your list grids by clicking on each column heading will now be saved automatically.
    • Company Settings: To speed up selections on your reports, you can now choose to exclude inactive Items, Customers and Suppliers in the Report Filter lists.
    • Bank Feeds: Based on feedback received from customers, Bank Feeds appear to refresh but no transactions are pulled through to the bank account. A new option to Fetch Transactions Manually has been added under Manage Bank Feeds which will force a transaction refresh. This option can only be run once per day.

    Sage One Accountants Edition - Reinvented!
    Hit the ground running each day with the all-new Accountants Edition Company Console!
    Designed to help you get the most out of your day, the Accountants Edition Company Console allows you to:

    • Get a quick snapshot of tasks and alerts that need your attention to help you prioritize your day. Get a view of recent transactions in each of your client’s companies to check their processing habits and provide well-timed feedback.
    • Manage your deadlines with quick sorting on financial year ends and VAT submission dates and easily access what you need with click-through’s straight into your client’s company.
    • Track your time with Sage One Time Tracking directly from the Console.
  • June, 2015

    More Flexibility in Lists

    The new grids in Sage One are designed to give you more flexibility when working with all your Sage One lists – lists such as customers, suppliers, items or invoices (documents).

    • Sort your lists by clicking on the column header, or do sorting on more than one column by using the Multi-Column Sort icon.
    • Export your list to CSV. You can refine the list by searching for particular items or filtering and then using the Export to CSV icon.
    • Customize the grid columns you display.
    • Use the Quick Reports for easy access to the most commonly used reports on each list.
    • Action a particular record in the list.
    • Perform Multi-Actions on one or more rows in the list. These include selecting and emailing invoices, changing recurring invoice settings or the status of one or more quotes.

    Other Enhancements

    You now have more room to enter notes and Terms and Conditions on an Invoice or Quote.

    • New Reports: Unallocated Receipts and Payments. View your unallocated receipts and payments – these reports are available from Customer and Supplier Reports.
    • The Report Designer has been renamed to Custom Layout Designer.
    • An Email button has been added to the new-format reports.
    • Drill down from your GST Calculation Worksheet for BAS to the new BAS Audit Report to view transactions per BAS code.