Sage North America releases MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite v1.3 for cost-conscious businesses.
Sage North America, part of The Sage Group, a global supplier of business
management software and services, announced the availability of Sage MAS
90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite v1.3, the latest Sage business application
available on Applianz technology.
The offering is aimed at small and medium-size businesses looking for ways
to reduce costs and minimize IT resources while also reducing TCO
(total cost of ownership) through virtualization, and hosted and on-site
Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite on the
Applianz system can be deployed on existing workstation hardware, PCs, Linux
terminals and Macintosh computers. The Applianz system includes built-in remote
access connectivity, which Sage argues eliminates the cost of terminal
services, VPN software or other client licenses. Sage MAS
90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite is available as a traditional on-premises
solution, as an on-premises solution on the Applianz system, or as a hosted
solution on the Applianz system.
"Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended
Enterprise Suite v1.3 combines the best of Sage ERP, CRM,
fixed assets and business intelligence applications with delivery on Applianz
technology," said Laurie Schultz, Sage's senior vice president and general
manager for midmarket ERP solutions. "The result is ideal for businesses that
want low cost and the 'all-in' management convenience promised by hosted
applications, but are still uncomfortable with putting their data in the
In addition to delivery options on the Applianz system, Sage MAS
Extended Enterprise Suite v1.3 provides improved sales order workflow,
usability enhancements and new fixed asset functionality. The suite gives
employees a 360-degree view of business operations across the organization by
linking processes, information, workflows and communication channels from
customer-facing activities through finance, production and inventory systems.
Systems include Sage MAS Extended
Enterprise Suite, all required Windows licenses and an integrated firewall to
ensure security, plus one full year of Applianz's CompleteAssurance services.
CompleteAssurance provides 24/7 remote monitoring, automatic daily backup, free
system replacement in case of equipment failure and a one-day disaster recovery
policy. Users can choose on-premises or hosted deployment of the Applianz
system, which also can host other business applications.
The company has been recognized by industry analyst firms such
as IDC ("Worldwide ERP Vendor Analysis," December
2008) and Gartner ("Dataquest Insight: ERP Suite Leaders, Trends and
Characteristics in the North American SMB Market, 2008," October 2008) as a
global leader in delivering business management applications for small and midsized
businesses, according to Schultz. "We've built that success by giving customers
high-quality products that meet a wide range of needs and are both cost-effective
and easy to use," she said.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.