Sage Software Update

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2013 under Budgeting and Business Intelligence, CRM Software, ERP Software | Be the First to Comment

Sage recently held their annual conference for partners and users this week. While we were not able to attend, we have been monitoring the conference and also recently spoke with a Sage VAR to get the latest on what is happening at Sage.

1. Sage is continuing with the re-branding marketing push. Because Sage grew through acquisition of many different products, the product names (MAS 90, Accpac, etc.) are more recognizable than the Sage corporate name. Therefore, Sage re-named all of the products in their portfolio. (MAS 90 = Sage 100, Accpac = Sage 300, etc.) The point is to make the Sage brand more recognizable.

2. After many years of acquisitions, the sale of the non-profit solutions demonstrates that Sage is trying to consolidate and focus more on their core products.

3. Sage is working on getting to the cloud. The only pure multi-tenant cloud solution is Sage One – which is their entry level accounting system for about $25/month. The traditional ERP solutions will be available as a hosted (single tenant) solutions using Microsoft Azure.

4. While they continue to maintain and upgrade all of their products, the ERP product that has really become their flagship is Sage X3 (formerly Adonix). Sage is currently doing a very large update to X3 that will be released soon. Due to the robust functionality of the X3 product, Sage is pushing into a higher market than they traditionally have played and will be competing with Dynamics AX, JD Edwards and others that are just below SAP.

5. They are developing mobile solutions to enable access to Sage solutions through multiple devices.

We continue to monitor Sage as they move their initiatives forward. In particular we are watching to see if the re-branding initiative will help with name recognition and how the X3 product develops and competes in the future.

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