It's upgrade season in the market for small business accounting systems, as both Sage and Pegasus have introduced new versions of their flagship applications.
Sage confessed to a spot of superstition regarding the latest edition of Line 50. Rather than continuing the sequence and calling it version 13, Sage has branded the new product Sage Line 50 2007 - echoing the style Microsoft has adopted for the next release of Office.
The main enhancements to Sage Line 50 2007 address management reporting issues, plus new features to make it easier for accountants and auditors to link into the user company's accounts system.
Pegasus Opera II is a broader mid-market suite providing manufacturing and distribution modules, but the two packages will often compete for the same customers. To differentiate Op...