BusinessVision – Prepare Your Business for Upcoming Sage Changes

Sage has recently announced Sage 300 as the next generation of Sage BusinessVision Accounting.  As the new version represents an all-encompassing platform change, customers will be able to take advantage of new features, better pricing options, and potentially move their ERP to the cloud!

The Sage 300 family offers comprehensive business management solutions designed to keep your total cost of ownership low by supporting multiple technologies, databases, and operating systems. Available in multiple editions, Sage 300 ERP gives you the opportunity to add users and adopt greater functionality as your business grows and offers built-in support for multiple languages and multi-currency transactions, so your business can comfortably reach around the globe. Sage 300 ERP contains the power and tools to help you see your business in a new way so you can improve productivity, envision success, and accelerate growth.

Sage 300 Online is one edition of the Sage 300 family, and is the next generation solution for BusinessVision users.  It is a cloud-based solution and has the potential to lower your total cost of ownership, while at the same time, offer greater functionality!  Working in the cloud is something we already do every day – online banking, email, and social media.  Having the ability to access your ERP software anytime, anywhere can bring a new level of productivity to your business.  New functionalities, like giving your accountant access from anywhere, can introduce savings as well.

Sage 300 ERP, the on-premise version of Sage 300, is also an option as you evolve from BusinessVision.  On-premise means that you will also require the appropriate hardware infrastructure to be onsite, to power your ERP application.  Integration with other systems is one of the major advantages to on-premise, as is the ability to maintain control over where your data is stored.

Sage ERP X3 is another excellent upgrade choice, for certain customers. It is a state-of-the-art accounting and finance software platform with an easy-to-use interface. It is also mobile-friendly, offers real-time report services, and can streamline business workflow. With Sage ERP X3, you can improve your customer service, optimize your cash flow, and help your employees be more efficient. In addition, if your long-term business plan involves expanding internationally, Sage ERP X3 can accommodate that growth.

Sage has put forward an attractive, easy to execute upgrade plan.  Customers should expect to pay close to what they are currently paying for BusinessVision maintenance for the next few years, and that cost includes a number of things – added or continued Gold Support for BusinessVision; access to Sage ERP 300 Online, allowing customers to “play” first; Gold Support for Sage 300 Online or Sage 300 ERP on-premise; and the ability to shift from an annual fee to a monthly subscription model.

This is a great time to take a look at how making a move on ERP can contribute to growth and productivity at your organization.   As of today, there is not an end-date at which Sage will stop supporting BusinessVision, meaning customers are afforded the luxury of time and planning for this change.

To learn more about what the next-generation of ERP from Sage can mean to your organization, and for guidance on whether or not the cloud is right for you, contact Mantralogix today to have a meaningful conversation about what Sage has in store.

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