Sage 50 Upgrade to 200 or Alternative?
Hi, only just joined the forum tonight so apologies if I am going over old ground with this one.
We are a small limited company with 8 staff running Sage 50 Accounts 2012. We have recently experienced a lot of hanging in the system and a couple of corruptions in a 5 week period which has resulted in us having to reinstall a backup and input 2 days work again which isn't exactly ideal.
After speaking to Sage support on several occasions regarding the issue they have offered several solutions including upgrading our network switch and cards, clearing audit trails and even not using a microwave near a system running wirelessly.!!
The general consensus seems to be that we have too many "splits" or transactions in the system (currently around 160,000) and once Sage 50 goes beyond 100,000 transactions by default we are going to experience system hanging and data corruption.
Sage have therefore suggested that we should really look at upgrading to Sage 200 but as a basic starting point they are talking about a cost of £25k to upgrade and I'm sure once this is "tailored" to our business we can probably add at least another £10k to the figure plus the cost of annual support.
As a brief overview to our business we sell online and use a 3rd party Sage add-on called Tradebox which brings in all the orders from the various web sites and posts them as Sales Orders in Sage. This therefore generates around 3000 orders a month with associated payments and hence the reason why we have gone beyond the 100,000 "limit"
So the million dollar question is.
Do we carry on with Sage 50 and try and clear some data and is there a 3rd party add on that can process the online orders and then just link to Sage and bring in the financial data to reduce the transactions going through Sage
If we decide to upgrade from Sage 50 is there a more cost effective viable solution than Sage 200 bearing in mind we don't need a fancy CRM system we just need something that can handle large volumes of orders. We would ideally however like a solution that offers better stock control than Sage 50.
Any comments/sugggestions appreciated.