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Sage Advice on Selecting Analyst Services
Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC

sage line 50 range  doing so in advance. Sage Circle observes that Two prime beneficiaries of this type of mistake are Gartner and Forrester because they are often the only firms with any significant mindshare with buyers. This is similar to the sort of observation we make about purchasing software. We recommend that clients understand their business requirements through a formal process ensuring those relate to a request for information (RFI) about the software they'll purchase. The idea is that if you don't initiate the

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Seven: Challenges


The major quandary for Sage/Best will be whether to base the long-term strategy on leveraging ACCPAC's technologically superior product into and overriding a unified enterprise solution, or to remain as a conglomerate of stand-alone solutions with strong brand names.

sage line 50 range  the North American market, Sage offers a disparate line of products for small business comparable to the above-mentioned Best's line (e.g., Instant Accounting for a single user, Line 50 [for up to 5 users], Line 200 [for 525 users], and Line 500 [for up to 1,000 users]) for the other international markets. While Best Software's (formerly also known as Sage Software in the US) MAS 500 manufacturing modules come from 2002's purchase of ERP vendor Haitek Solutions , Line 500 comes from the Sage Group's 1999 Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Eight: More Challenges and User Recommendations


Best Software/Sage will remain a pragmatic company that delivers products based on a savvy understanding of its customers' needs and the competitive forces in the market, and on constant adaptability. It is still standing on top of the hill in many SME markets, and it is typically a much more difficult task for anyone to capture the hill than to defend it.

sage line 50 range  of pursuing acquisitions. Given Sage would be by far the biggest acquisition in SAP's history, and due to SAP's discomfort with managing umpteen disparate product lines, it might not be very likely to happen, but it remains on people's minds. Until something like that happens, Best Software/Sage will remain a pragmatic company that delivers products based on a savvy understanding of its customers' needs and the competitive forces in the market, and on constant adaptability. It is still standing on top of Read More

Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last


Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) portfolios with a wealth of enhancements and by embracing the cloud. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), sheds some light on their market positioning and future direction.

sage line 50 range  The Lower End The Sage ERP MAS product line serves the lower end of the mid-market for companies with local operations in the light manufacturing and assembly and healthcare segments. These products are the most mature and the least technologically advanced of all Sage ERP products, but come with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Converted into subscription equivalent pricing, Sage ERP MAS 90 software can cost as little as US$67/user/month (for 10 users over 7 years, in this example). Sage ERP Read More

Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line


Given that virtually all small and midsized businesses can benefit from business intelligence (BI) tools, the real question is how much of this technology constitutes a good investment of time and energy? Your need to determine what BI tools you really require to drill down and extract the key performance data that will make your company more efficient and profitable.

sage line 50 range  larger organisations. Source : Sage Resources Related to Business Intelligence (BI) : Business Intelligence (BI) (Wikipedia) Understand Business Intelligence and your Bottom Line How much BI is juts Right for your Business? Business Intelligence is also known as : Business Intelligence , identify business trends , Business Intelligence resource , Management Best Practice Reports , Leader in Business Intelligence , Business Intelligence Software , Business Intelligence Services , BI software and Read More

Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the transformative events during the last few years at Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) and its Sage North America subsidiary. These changes have led to the company’s analyst day held in Boston in February 2011, where Sage took a giant leap towards clarifying its position in the market. The analyst day started with Sage Group’s CEO Guy Berruyer’s and

sage line 50 range  card transaction information. Future Sage Exchange releases will offer additional integrated payment capabilities, including advanced point-of-sale (POS) device integration, payment origination solutions, and cash management applications. Another major product line is SageSpark online billing and payment solutions. As it can be seen from the above list, these online services go beyond software and make the whole Sage’s offering “stickier.” Many other vendors have espoused similar approaches (e.g., Read More

Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud


Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to provide companies with a daily diagnostic of inventory, reduce time spent on forecasts, and resolve the optimal investment required to achieve target fill rates. As a cloud-based subscription service, Sage

sage line 50 range  help inform product design, Sage recently surveyed its customers to understand the magnitude of the problem of inventory. The vendor found that stock-outs, excess inventory, and time and effort to calculate reorder quantities were the highest concerns for its customers, since the cost of inventory impacts the bottom line dramatically. Knowing that inventory is one of the largest business expenses, Sage designed Sage Inventory Advisor to give businesses more insight and control, enabling them to leverage Read More

Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not Your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 1


I often wonder how well-known is the fact that the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)-based Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) is a leading global provider of business management software and services to over 6.3 million small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. After over 25 years in existence and with 13,400 employees worldwide, Sage reported US$2.24 billion in revenue in 2010, and the

sage line 50 range  in Canada. Similar to Sage Peachtree, the fellow Canadian product is an easy to use  accounting system with strong audits and controls , and with additional project management and inventory management capabilities. The product line is fully bilingual (either English + French or English + Spanish combinations) with multi-currency international capabilities, which has brought about a new marketing opportunity: Hispanic bilingual businesses in the United States (US). The US Hispanic-owned population is Read More

Sage 100 ERP Online


Sage 100 ERP Online (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 Online) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a range of functionality for: Core accounting E-commerce Business intelligence (BI) Human resources (HR) and payroll Customer relationship management (CRM) Financial reporting Sage 100 ERP Online core accounting modules include accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), bank reconciliation, fixed asset accounting (FAS), general ledger (GL), and magnetic media reporting. Project management, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution functionality can help companies automate key processes related to inventory management, bill of materials (BOM), and job costing. Sage 100 ERP Online offers platform flexibility as well as three built-in report writers.

sage line 50 range  100 ERP Online Sage 100 ERP Online (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 Online) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a range of functionality for: Core accounting E-commerce Business intelligence (BI) Human resources (HR) and payroll Customer relationship management (CRM) Financial reporting Sage 100 ERP Online core accounting modules include accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), bank reconciliation, fixed asset accounting (FAS), general ledger (GL), and magnetic media Read More

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sage line 50 range  ETO Manufacturing Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

Sage Goes Mobile


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