Sage Advisor Update (formerly Sage Auto Update) is a fantastic tool that helps Sage 300 (formerly Sage Accpac ERP) customers download service packs, updates and fixes as soon as they are released. It recognizes your current installation, version and checks for the status of your software update; service packs and informs you if Sage releases any new updates.
It comes with a very user friendly GUI that extends the green and white Sage theme with menus on the left and details on the right part.
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It provides details for updates that are available for your current software specification. It shows the Update versions, Name, type of update and release details along with the status of your business care plan. If your Sage Business Care plan is current then it allows you to download or ‘download and install’ the updates available for your version. It also allows you to submit an enhancement request.
Configuration screen lets you define the time and intervals of checking for update and default timeout during downloads of updates. It also lets user define the download location and proxy settings used for network.
Further, there are three tabs in Manage updates column;
1. Notifications tab lets user configure separate email ids to be mailed with the information about updates available, downloaded and installed by Sage Advisor Update.
2. History tab keeps a log of what all updates have been downloaded and installed with the relevant details of each.
3. Sage Business Care displays the status of your business care plan and allows you to renew the plan in case if it is expired.
All in all it’s a very helpful tool which takes away the dependency on Implantation Partner to inform, download and install the updates whenever they are released by Sage.