Sage Offers SMBs Business Management Software Suites

The Sage Group announces two software offerings designed to give midmarket companies a "360-degree view" of business operations.

Software and services supplier Sage announced the launch of Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite version 1.2, aimed at meeting the business management needs of small to medium-size businesses. Sage says this latest release provides expanded CRM and fixed asset management capabilities.

"Business customers today expect software to present data in an insightful way that assists in making both critical and day-to-day business decisions," said Himanshu Palsule, executive vice president and general manager, strategic products for Sage's business management decision. "Our Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite delivers that critical benefit by putting insightful business data from across an entire company at the fingertips of each user."

Sage said MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite v1.2 include a number of CRM enhancements to help sales and marketing efforts. Users now can create and graphically view multiple sales relationships between primary entities, such as a holding company and its subsidiaries, or "many-to-many" relationships where multiple sales representatives sell into various divisions of the same company.

For marketing, professional mass e-mail campaigns can be improved with editing tools and also benefit from an updated multilanguage spell checker. A branding toolkit also is included, which enables SMBs to modify the look and feel of CRM screens, including adding logos to match a the businesses brand identity.

The suite delivers benefits through its combination of ERP, CRM, fixed asset management and business intelligence functionality, including the embedded business intelligence applications Business Insights Explorer and Business Insights Dashboard. These analysis tools provide employees in sales, service, finance, operations and management with what Sage terms an integrated, "360-degree view of business operations," that helps SMBs optimize resources from customer-facing systems to back-office processes.

The two software packages also provide updates to the latest tax rules, rates and IRS forms so that users can comply with the new tax law changes that impact the current and upcoming tax years. By organizing fixed assets in an easy-to-view format and performing complex depreciation calculations Sage says, MAS Extended Enterprise Suite saves time, improves data accuracy and maximizes tax savings-something every small business owner should be intent on achieving.