Sage Gives SMBs a Budget Boost With Subscription Licensing Option for ERP
IRVINE, CA, Apr 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Sage today introduced a new subscription license option for its
core ERP products that provide North American small and mid-sized
businesses (SMBs) with the essential functions to manage financials,
distribution and manufacturing operations. The new licensing option
reduces initial capital outlay to improve cash flow and simplify
budgeting. Subscription licensing is now available for the popular
Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, and 500 ERP product lines (formerly Sage
ERP MAS 90 and 200, Sage ERP Accpac, and Sage ERP MAS 500).
"SMBs are looking for choice and flexibility. The new Sage ERP
options address that demand and others we're seeing in the market:
driving efficiency with more complete ERP tools, the need to manage
cash flow intelligently, and the consumerization of software --
treating access to the system and its costs like any other recurring
service a company needs," said Joe Langner, EVP for Midmarket ERP and
CRM Solutions for Sage in North America.
Sage already offers several accounting and ERP solutions as
subscription services with the software hosted in the cloud. The new
Sage subscription licensing option is now offered for traditional
on-premises software for a monthly fee, with no long-term commitment,
giving businesses the flexibility to add or remove components easily.
For businesses interested in the cash flow benefits of paying for the
software like a service but who still want to retain control of ERP
data in-house rather than in the cloud, the new Sage subscription
option will be especially attractive.
Available suites include core financials (general ledger, accounts
payable accounts receivable and others), distribution modules
(purchasing, order entry, inventory control and others), and
manufacturing. Pricing starts at $65 per user per month for
financials, $99 per user per month for financials plus distribution,
and $150 per user per month for financials, distribution and
manufacturing. A wide range of added options is also available
including customer relationship management, fixed asset management,
business intelligence, and payroll services. The monthly subscription
fee also includes Sage Business Care Gold, a comprehensive support
service that provides unlimited phone support by Sage, access to
updates, enhancements and version upgrades, and unlimited access to
Sage University's anytime learning online training.
"With Sage Business Care Gold, we're giving businesses another
important leg up by providing the latest technology and augmenting it
with a solid set of support services to help them get the most out of
their software on a continuing basis," said Langner. "We're here to
earn our customers' business every day."
"All businesses, but especially SMBs, are looking for predictability
in managing their operations -- like reducing downtime of technology,
improving confidence in data security, and working towards smoother
management of operating expenses," said Ray Boggs, IDC vice president
for SMB research. "With that in mind, the shift of software from
capital expense to operating expense is becoming more attractive and
is no different from what we as everyday consumers are moving towards
with entertainment and other services."
The new ERP options with subscription licensing from Sage are
available immediately. Additional Sage products such as Sage ERP X3
and specialty solutions for construction and real estate businesses
and nonprofit organizations will be offered with subscription
licensing in the future. Information is available at 866 530-7243.
Sage is a leading global supplier of business management
software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage
Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange
in 1989 and now employs more than 12,300 people and supports more
than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage
in North America, please visit the company website at
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