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

The Sicon Product Install & Updater Tool is standalone product (exe) that is installed onto the server that has the Sage System Administrator installed. When you run the tool it will analyse the Sicon products installed and indicate which can be installed, removed or upgraded based on the versions available from the Sicon BP Portal. Once selected, the tool will download the files from the server, install or upgrade them one at a time, then run update companies on one or more of the Sage 200 companies you have in that environment.

Sicon Product Installer - Image 1

Sicon Product Installer - Image 2

Once the options are selected you can leave it to run until completion. Icons against each add-on and a progress window will show you what is happening.

Sicon Product Installer - Image 3

During major version upgrades, it is likely that you will see some data model errors being reported during the product updates, but once the final Sicon product is installed this should then build correctly.

Sicon Product Installer - Image 4

Please note: the tool works with Sage 2016 and above.


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


3. Removing Sicon Additions

Modules can be removed by right clicking in this section and selecting Remove.

Remove a Sicon Addition

Important Note

If / Once removed the module will no longer appear within the menu structure and any historical data will not be accessible.

If a company still needs access to the data for audit and historical data then you should be looking to keep the module installed.

For further information regarding the impact of removing a Sicon Addition, please contact your business partner before removing to understand the implications.