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...