Mark Chinsky of Clients First has a good article up that points out the time to buy any ERP (accounting software) is now.
That is, of course, assuming you actually need some.
Among the points Mark makes:
- Prices are lower than what they were during the good times
- Companies actually value (and pay attention to) your business rather than trying in vain to juggle many different projects and allocating resources only to the biggest jobs
- Projects being completed under budget and on time (what a concept!)
How can you take advantage of this downtrodden economy?
- If you’re an existing Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200 user – consider upgrading to Sage Extended Enterprise Edition. Some users (depending upon when you bought) are eligible for massive savings on maintenance. Read more about the Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200 EES deals here.
- Purchase consulting time in blocks. Many consultants (us included) are not open to discounting rates on short term projects (typically requiring much more skill). However for long term projects of 40 hours or more – most consultants will sell you a discounted block of prepaid hours (the key word is prepaid). We sell 40 hour blocks at about a 25% savings provided that the hours are prepaid. Check with your local Sage Business Partner to see if they do to.
- Take advantage of MAS 90 and MAS 200 promotions. These come out quarterly. A good Sage Business Partner can separate the perpetual promotions (those running every quarter despite the warning that they expire) from the truly great deals.
via: Clients First