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 services.
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 cloud."
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.