Sage announced major changes to its product families and their underlying technology at its Connections conference in Manchester this week.
The "Line" branding will be dropped. Instead, Line 50 will now be known as 50, Sage MMS becomes 200 and the Line 200/500 enterprise suite will be subsumed into the new Sage 1000 family.
Line 100, the mid-market application that has stubbornly survived several attempts to kill it off, will come to the end of its official life. A spokesman for Sage commented that the company would no longer "promote" Line 100, but would supply it if a reseller or customer demanded it.
"There is one chillingly obvious finding from our research," Sage UK chief executive told the conference audience. "Customers no longer want individual products stacked full of features. What...