Installing and Upgrading Sicon Additions for Sage 200


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Product overview

A guide to installing and upgrading the Sicon Additions for Sage 200 via the Sage System Administrator.


Important note: ‘Scripting/Customisation’ must be enabled on your Sage system. This is achieved by entering a “Scripting” enable string which is available from Sage Business Partner Services.  If existing bespoke components are installed on your Sage system, please contact Sicon before installing this module.

Please note – Sage must be installed before Sicon modules can be installed.


1. Installations

A guide to installing Sicon Additions for Sage 200.


1.1. Installing Sicon Common Components

The current /compatible version of the Sicon Common Components MUST be installed prior to installing Sicon Module(s).

Installation using Sage System Administrator Add-On Management Wizard 

1. Start Sage System Administrator.

2. Right-click ‘Add-Ons’, click ‘Add New Add-On’ from the drop-down menu.

3. On the following screen ensure that ‘Simple Mode’ is selected then Click <Next>.

4. On the ‘Package Selection’ screen click <Browse> to locate and select the Sicon.API.Sage200 (Common Components).sdbx file, then click <Open>, then <Install>.

5. When the installation is complete click <Finish> to exit.


1.2. Installing Sicon Additions

Sicon Additions for Sage 200 - Installing Sicon Add On’s within Sage 200 System Administrator

Modules can be added by right clicking in this section and selecting Add New Add-On.

The modules should be installed using the Simple Mode installation option following steps in the easy wizard (see Installing Common Components).

The system will try to update the Sage 200 company databases.

This update can be run against all companies or as a manual process within the Companies tab.

Note: The system will not work properly if the company database is not updated!


1.3. Add the Feature to User Roles

  1. Start Sage System Administrator.
  2. Right-click a Role which should have access to the Fixed Assets menu options.
  3. Click ‘Features’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enable the Fixed Assets feature by ticking the related box, then click <OK>
  5. Repeat this process for all user Roles which should have access to this feature.

Add Features


1.4. Installing Reports

Once the module is installed, some Sicon modules contain separate report packages that then need installing, for example:

To install reports packages, click <Browse> to locate and select the Sicon.Sage200.XXXXReports.sdbx in the installation folder, then click <Open>, then <Install>.

Fixed Assets Report Package Installation


2. Upgrades

A guide to upgrading Sicon Additions for Sage 200.


2.1. Upgrading Sicon Additions

Important Note:

When upgrading this module all components (including report and catalogue files) will be replaced with standard versions, therefore Sicon recommend the following to ensure that any customer specific enhancements are not lost during the upgrade process:

  1. When making report changes ensure that report files are moved into a ‘custom’ folder (separate from standard module report files). If any catalogue changes are required a new catalogue file should be created.
  2. When upgrading the module always take a full back of the entire network/master Sage folder (including catalogues and reports sub-folders).
  3. Make sure that the person who closes the periods and year is always has scripting enabled to ensure that everything is posted before period/year end.

Upgrading post Sage 200 v2011

The current /compatible version of the Sicon Common Components MUST be upgraded prior to upgrading Sicon Module(s).

Modules can then be upgraded by right clicking in this section and selecting Add New Add-On.

Sicon Additions for Sage 200 - Upgrading Sicon Add On’s within Sage 200 System Administrator

The modules should be upgraded using the simple mode installation option, following steps in the easy wizard.

On the ‘Package Selection’ screen click <Browse> to locate and select the relevant .sdbx file, then click <Open>, then <Install>.

When the upgrade is complete click <Finish> to exit.

The system will try to update the Sage 200 company databases.

This update can be run against all companies or as a manual process within the Companies tab.

Note: The system will not work properly if the company database is not updated!


2.2. Upgrading Reports

Once the module is upgraded, some Sicon modules contain separate report packages that then need upgrading, for example:

To upgrade reports packages, click <Browse> to locate and select the Sicon.Sage200.XXXXReports.sdbx in the installation folder, then click <Open>, then <Upgrade>.

Fixed Assets Report Package Installation


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