Question: I heard that regular MAS 90 is going away. Is this the only version going forward?
Answer: No, rumor – both versions will live on.
Question: When will this be delivered?
Answer: Because this is a version 4.3 product it is available when v4.3 is able to be release. We hope to release v4.3 to production the last week in May 2008. Best guess is that it’s going to be available in July 2008.
Question: Where can I get a demo copy of MAS90 Extended Enterprise?
Answer: You must take the one day solution consultant class and after signing an NDA (if the product is not shipping) then we give you the CD.
Question: Will MAS90 Extended Enterprise expand the Fixed Assets capacity beyond 1,500 assets? Can I just put regular FAS on it?
Answer: You cannot put the regular FAS over the top of Extended Enterprise. You cannot load Fixed Assets 2009 – all updates MUST come from the Extended Enterprise DVD. Later in 2008 (September/October) the capabilities of Fixed Assets will go to unlimited.
Question: Will there be a Small Business Edition of Extended Enterprise?
Answer: No – because Small Business is capped at under 5 users.
Question: Any marketing materials available?
Answer: Yes – see the people at the Sage booth or after the conference ask your Sage representative
Question: Will the unlocking keys for Sage MAS90 Extended Enterprise expire the software or will they continue to work even if the customer does not re-enroll in maintenance?
Answer: At the time of shipment there will be two unlocking keys. One for MAS90 / MAS200 and one for SageCRM. When the product ships you will get two sets of keys which will not expire.
Within a year you may see that the Extended Enterprise adopts expiring keys which require ongoing maintenance payments by the customer. This is being worked out internally at Sage. You will likely see this first on the MAS90 Extended Enterprise edition and then rolled out to the regular Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200.