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Why Sage100cloud is Better than Sage 100 (MAS 90)

By May 26, 2020No Comments

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Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100c) offers substantial improvements over all previous versions of the software, including MAS 90, MAS 200 and Sage 100 ERP. The subscription-based 100cloud is the latest in the MAS 90/200 to Sage 100 lifecycle, and grants access to all the modern advancements available to Sage Software users. Customers who migrate from the previous and outdated versions will capture the best value from their Sage solution investment if they make the switch sooner than later.

Here are several reasons why Sage 100cloud is better than all past versions of Sage 100, MAS 200 and MAS 90:

Why Sage 100cloud 2020 Outperforms MAS 90, MAS 200 & Sage 100

Sage has come a long way since acquiring the Master Accounting Series for the 90s (AKA MAS 90), as evidenced by the name alone. Those users still relying on the outdated MAS software are missing out on a host of enhancements to the core framework and architecture of Sage 100. The solution has been upgraded several times since the days of version 90 (now Sage 100 Standard) and MAS 200 (now Sage 100 advanced), and even these improvements have been outclassed by the features available in Sage 100 cloud 2020.

Keep Up to Date with the Latest Upgrades

Those who have not updated their Sage 100 ERP to the latest iteration are missing out on a wealth of new enhancements, including:

See what else is new in Sage 100cloud 2020 for yourself. For more tips, tricks and basic training, view our Sage 100 Tutorial Video Library.

More Software Features for the Cost of Sage 100

Sage ceased significant development for Sage 100 in 2017 and refocused most future research and upgrades for 100cloud. Grandfathered perpetual license 100 users will still be able to access their software, but will miss out on all the cool new features available only to Sage 100cloud, including several for Fiscal Year 2020 such as:

  • Lot and serial tracking enhancements
  • eInvoicing features
  • Mobile app deployment for Time Tracker
  • And updated tax tables for 2020 year-end accounting compliance

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Save on Your Sage ERP Investment with Subscription

As illustrated above, Sage 100 and 100cloud users will receive a drastically different level of functionality over time. Additionally, price changes will further branch off between perpetual license and subscription customers as well as time goes on. In the long term, those who remain on 100’s traditional pricing plan will end up paying more than those who have migrated to Sage 100cloud.

Price Protection from Annual Increases

Subscribed users receive an added benefit on top of all the new features – Sage’s End User License Agreement contains a price protection clause on annual increases. This means that Sage 100cloud customers have a guaranteed ceiling implemented for their yearly subscription costs. Sage 100 users have no such guarantee, and as the cost of supporting the decreasing numbers of perpetual license-holding customers continues to grow, so too may the license maintenance price.

Switch from Upfront Capital Expenses to Operating Costs

Another reason to consider switching to subscription from traditional payment models is that it can significantly transform how you budget for your software. Instead of a large upfront cost, pay as you go lets you break out pricing as an operational expense. With financing options available from Sage Partners such as SWK, you make the investments in technology you need now and pay it off over time.

Work with One of the Top Sage Resellers

Those still stubborn enough to remain to with Sage 100 (or outdated MAS 90 or 200) even with all the new features with Sage 100cloud are probably hesitant to make what could be a painful switch to brand new software. ERP requires significant time, money and effort just for a successful implementation, and the horror stories out there would dissuade anyone from committing to migration if they could help it. However, relying on outdated legacy systems like the older versions of your Sage solution can hurt much more in the long run, so you need to be able to work with an implementation partner you can trust.

SWK Technologies is a top a Sage reseller, and not just because WE say so (though you could hear it from some of our Sage 100 customers too). We have been certified as a Sage Master Developer for our in-house development and consulting expertise, and not only do we support thousands of our own Sage 100cloud customers, help our partners support theirs’ as well through our Sage-endorsed Partner Program. SWK can ensure that your migration to the latest version of your Sage solution transfers your data and processes seamlessly.

Switch from MAS 90/200 or Sage 100 to Sage 100cloud Today

For all of these reasons and more, Sage 100cloud 2020 is a superior product to past versions of the software. Perpetual license users on Sage 100, MAS 90 or MAS 200 are missing out on the best value available from their ERP investment, but taking the steps to migrate now will help you capture the best returns from your software stack.

Contact SWK now to talk to a representative and get started on your migration from Sage 100 to Sage 100cloud today.

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