Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 Product Roadmap
Sage recently published a product roadmap* for Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200, and Sage ERP MAS 200 for SQL. In this article, we review the highlights of the roadmap, including the just-released Product Update 2 for Version 4.4.
The new Sage product strategy is to provide more value to customers with minimal disruption to customer business processes. Sage will accomplish this through more frequent small enhancement releases, called Product Updates, and with less frequent major new-version releases.
You will find top-requested customer enhancements in the new Product Updates. Sage also is incorporating the main functionality of selected Extended Solutions into the Product Updates. Extended Solutions are specialized capabilities that were previously only available as an additional purchase.
Product Updates are delivered through a downloadable file rather than a physical CD. Each Product Update is numbered according to the release that it is added to. For example, there are currently five product updates scheduled for Sage ERP MAS 90 Version 4.4.
Product Update 2 will soon be available and includes the following enhancements:
Three more Product Updates for Version 4.4 are planned for Fall 2010, Winter 2010 and Spring 2011.
Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL 4.45
Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL 4.45, scheduled for release at the end of this year, leverages Business Framework technology. Look for more details on this exciting new product in a future newsletter. It will include the option to purchase Microsoft SQL Server licenses from Sage, or to use MS SQL licences that customers may already own. This release does not include data migration for current Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL users. Data migration is planned to be available with the release of Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 4.5.
Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 4.5
Version 4.5 is targeted to be available in the third quarter of 2011.
A highlight of the release will be additional SageCRM licensing options
and improved integration. All Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 subscription plan
customers will be provided with one free SageCRM user license.
Two Product Updates are already planned for Version 4.5. In 2012, Sage
will be offering a SQL version of the Sage ERP MAS 200 Payroll module
that will include new features such as Employee Self Service.
Retirement means that Sage discontinues support of the version and will no longer provide updates to Form 1099 and tax tables. If you are still running older versions, give us a call for assistance with planning your upgrade.
*This Sage Product Direction Roadmap should be used as a product direction guideline only, and is subject to change at any time without notice.
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