Sage Intacct 2020 R3 Overview

Sage Intacct 2020 Release 3 will make its appearance on August 22nd, continuing to help transform the way organizations work by providing features that enable users to work from anywhere and do it smarter and more efficiently than ever. 

Read on to see our top features, video overviews from Sage Intacct product managers and learn all about the awesome updates and improvements coming to the cloud financial solution you know and love!

Sage Intacct 2020 R3 Top Features

  • Slide “back up” to Top Level from an entity tab/window instance

  • Time-out reminder notifications

  • New credit card reconciliation tool with credit card feeds

  • 1099-NEC form classification now available for early 2020 tax filing preparation with applicable Vendors

Sage Intacct 2020 R3 Review

Sage Intacct 2020 R3 Spotlights

Sage Intacct 2020 R3 By Module

Accounts Payable

When a user enters a credit for a payment, the Amount to pay automatically updates, eliminating the need to calculate this value manually.

Users no longer have to wait to complete the payment flow on a partial payment in order to pay off the balance of a partially paid bill.

Accounts Receivable

Two new checkboxes on the Configure AR page give users better control over printed and emailed transactions

Now ARPAYMENT is the only AR payment object users see in the catalog when an admin sets up customizations like Smart Events and create custom reports.

The addition of new ARPAYMENT fields and changes to existing fields give users more options when creating reports in Custom Report Writer.

Create Smart Rules to customize AR payments when subscribed to Customization or Platform Services.

Cash Management

Soon there will be a new and improved credit card reconciliation process in Cash Management that’s designed to handle large volumes of transactions with ease.

Automate your credit card reconciliation process by connecting your credit card accounts to bank feeds.

Sage Intacct now supports bank file payments between co-located banks in South Africa.

2020 R3 is delivering a few key enhancements.

  • Delete a credit card transaction.
  • View credit card transactions by state.
  • New look for charge payoffs.
  • Filter and sort for credit card transactions.
  • Charge payoffs Save button renamed to Post for workflow clarity.
  • Select all transactions with one click on the Find Match page.
  • Description field on the Reconcile Bank Account page is re-sized for readability.
  • Transaction lists load more quickly now that we have limited the number of transaction to 100 rows per page.
  • Filter and sort the Bank Transactions list page by Account type.
  • Secondary reconciliation actions change from buttons to links.

General Ledger

If your company is subscribed to Dynamic Allocations, you can now allocate costs across several different entities in each entities’ own base currency.

Use dynamic allocations across entities to:

Transactions using the Intacct daily rate (or an Oanda rate) with a date prior to 1990 are blocked, due to exchange rates before 1990 being unavailable in Oanda.

This includes all General Ledger transactions, such as GAAP, tax, statistical accounts.

The Recurring Journal Entry page now separates the entry details from the recurring schedule on Entry and Schedule tabs

When users set up the GL through the UI or with a CSV file, the value for Budget balance sheet accounts by is now For periodEnd of period is no longer used.

Additionally, if you enter budget figures for balance sheet accounts directly or using a CSV upload, you now enter the amount budgeted for each period rather than ending cumulative balances for each period.

Administration and Company

Now, when your company or entity has ISO country codes enabled, the country field auto populates with the default country whenever you enter an address.

Users can now set how many hours past midnight you want scheduled jobs to begin to avoid conflict with other scheduled processes.

Budgeting and Planning

  • Increased visibility to your GL accounts
  • Improved budget line location awareness across the Budgeting and Planning application
  • Get started working with models more quickly by importing model lines from MS Excel
  • Fixed assumptions now appear when you create a Model report, in addition to existing model lines
  • Budgeting and Planning now supports all reporting books in addition to Cash, Accrual, and Global Consolidation books

See the Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning release note for more information.

Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning is an add-on application that offers a collaborative environment for creating and managing budgets.

Talk to your account manager for more information.


2020 R3 is expanding the support for entity level GL accounts to those companies that use Global Consolidations or multiple base currencies


If you inadvertently close your top level tab, you don’t need to sign in again. You can now select your top level from the entity picker


If the reporting period is open, you can clear individual MEA allocations one at a time to get to the point where the correction is needed.

Now you can drill down into the contract line data directly from a contract’s line grid.

If your company has this option enabled, you can now delete a contract invoice that has a negative line if you haven’t applied a credit to the invoice.

Editing contract schedules now requires the Edit permission

Updates to the MEA allocation report object and list user interface help you better manage contracts with multiple MEA allocations

Order Entry

We enhanced the audit trail for recurring transaction templates so you can confirm when they were turned off or on that the changes are correct

Use the new support for custom fields in the CSV import file and skip the extra work of entering the information for these fields in the user interface

Previously, printed or emailed draft transactions were always flagged as printed, which could make editing the transactions difficult. You can use a new configuration option to decide how to treat draft transactions that you print.

If you use multiple currencies, the purchase transactions that are automatically generated for a drop-ship or buy-to-order sales transaction are now always in the vendor currency, if it is set.


See the comprehensive list of changes made in Sage Intacct 2020 Release 3 for all the details and in-depth descriptions of the changes coming to the product.

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