If you’ve searched enough on the Internet you likely have found lots and lots of information on MAS90 and MAS200 accounting software prices. Unfortunately not all pricing is created equal.
When you negotiate a bargain – have you really gotten a good value – or is it just the start of a long (expensive) series of challenges.
I’ve been consulting on Sage MAS90 and MAS200 since 1986. I started with Cole, Frago, Cusick Chestler & Company as a CPA staff accountant. Gradually I progressed to becoming the person in charge of overseeing the computer consulting department.
After several years with Cole, Frago I moved on to Kostin, Ruffkess & Company (Connecticut’s second largest CPA firm with well over 100 professionals) and ran their technology department.
In both situations I had one guiding principle to follow when making a software recommendation to an accounting client….
Don’t recommend the wrong software so that the accounting client becomes upset and leaves for another CPA firm.
Unfortunately most of the online sources for cheap MAS90 or MAS200 don’t have that guiding principle in mind when they provide a lowball quote (and the quotes are lowball because they’ll often fail to mention labor or the pros and cons of the solution they are quoting).
I’m not going to make this into a long boring lecture – so here’s my consolidated Schulz Tips for purchasing MAS90:
#1 – The Happiest Day is When You Pay To Buy Any Accounting Software
I tell everyone that it’s often downhill after the contract is signed and the software is ordered. Here are the big “danger signals” that you may be headed for a downhill experience with your software purchase.
We’ll install that in phase # (pick a number) – aka “we’ve never done this and hopefully by the time we get to that phase we’ll figure it out”
Yes our program integrates with your accounting program – Beware of the term integration. It means different things depending upon who you are.
For someone trying to sell you a system – integration means their software will export a really ugly file that you spend hours (each month) manually fixing in order to prepare it for a (time consuming) subsequent import.
For someone BUYING a system – the words integration conjure up images of one button push and ALL the data is seamlessly transferred.
Sadly, the true integration capabilities are somewhere in the middle. Unless you know the questions to ask – you could be heading for a disaster after your software is purchased and being readied for installation.
Schulz Consulting is a Sage MAS90 and MAS200 consulting firm located in Glastonbury CT. We’ve been consulting on MAS90 and MAS200 since early 1986, Our clients are located all across the United States as well as locally.
We are happy to discuss any issues or concerns with you about your accounting software.
The fastest way to reach us is email.
You can also call Wayne Schulz 860-657-8544