Sage moves mid-market ERP suite to cloud

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Sage, the king of desktop accounting software, has entered the race to supply web-based ERP software to the mid-market with the launch of Sage 200 Online.

So-called cloud accounting programs have made the most impact among small companies looking for cheaper and easier bookkeeping software. But when AccountingWEB turned the spotlight on the developers offering more sophisticated online tools with stock, commercial and reporting and facilities demanded by mid-size companies, Sage 200 Online was not quite ready.

But the program was being tested in real-life situations by a hand-selected band of users, and was cleared for take-off at the Cloud World Forum in London last week.

Sage chief information/technology officer Stuart Lynn led the publicity charge by emphasising that Sage was the third largest ERP vendor in the world and emphasised that the development of Sage 200 Online was...

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Sage 200 in the cloud

mark0411 | | Permalink

Great at last Sage joins the 21st Century.

 

But what about Line50, which is by far the larger used software.

What to do about Sage Line 50?

salesorder.com | | Permalink

Two stones sink faster than one...dont fall for another Frankenstein from Sage and Microsoft....

However the good news is if you're using Sage Line 50, you can probably relate to this Frank Video: which provides a solution....

Sage (in the clouds)

SHEASBYD | | Permalink

      I consider this as an insult, given that there are so many fundamental accounting concept errors in Line 50. (Professional or other)  Ask Sage how they can deal with 'landed costs' as they describe it i.e. the into stores unit cost (price + carriage + duties, where applic to imports).In my efforts so far, can't do it. Only yesterday they (Sage told me there is no facility), under L200 software. Also, no facility to get a weighted, month end stock * landed cost hard copy report for Inventory purposes. As far as I am aware, this is a major flaw in their software & undermines a basic accounting, costing, requirement. Avoid Sage, they are living in the clouds!

Half complete product ….

JC | | Permalink

‘... As is often the case with this type of software, the company does not disclose a basic price, as this will depend on how the customer’s specific requirements are met by Sage resellers ..’

Absolutely NOT - one of the main benefits of the Cloud is transparency (menu pricing) and dealing directly with the primary company - Not resellers. The problem is that Sage still have not grasped this concept even after 'watching' the market for 12 years

‘..Sage 200 Online users will have to download a small app to access the program on PC or mobile device ..’

What’s this all about? Believe one of the definitions of Cloud is URL and go on any computer worldwide – not having a bunch of ‘plug-ins’ to download. Negates the whole concept of SaaS/Cloud

‘..For the moment, customer relationship management and manufacturing modules are not available online, and specialist reporting and analysis tools await the roll-out of supporting SQL Server cloud modules from Microsoft ..’

Two points

  • Firstly – so they propose to release an incomplete product even after having 12 years to think about it, having missed the boat in the first place!
  • Secondly - .. awaiting M$ for specialist reporting tools – SO NOT COMPLETE IN THIS AREA EITHER

Brilliant – come to market late and deliver a partial product

Frankly with their Cloud history for Sage to say '.. “For back-up Sage 200 is a game changer in the way records are kept. Everyone will be on cloud eventually.” ..' is an absolute disgrace

Says it all really – Sage is an marketing company rather than a technology one as they have proven time and tine again -

- see SageLive their original attempt - now airbrushed out of their history - http://www.kashflow.com/blog/sage-live-security/

PS. Probably a good idea for Sage to use Azure because god help everyone if they tried to run their own servers
 

S50 or S200?

Vidpark | | Permalink

SHEASBYD wrote:

      I consider this as an insult, given that there are so many fundamental accounting concept errors in Line 50. (Professional or other)  Ask Sage how they can deal with 'landed costs' as they describe it i.e. the into stores unit cost (price + carriage + duties, where applic to imports).In my efforts so far, can't do it. Only yesterday they (Sage told me there is no facility), under L200 software.

Could you please clarify what you are saying here - are you failing to get landed costs in Sage 50 or Sage 200?