I went to the Sage Summit 2011 (the annual conference Sage hosts for business partners and customers) session yesterday on Sage MAS90 Online. Looks like it’s going to be a pretty good offering for a few reasons.
MAS90 Online is essentially Sage ERP MAS90 hosted in a data center in Atlanta and accessed through a Citrix remote connection.
The experience interacting with MAS90Online is essentially exactly the same as what you’d experience on a local desktop. The main difference is that there are some modules not yet available (payroll for one) and some restritions (no Crystal Reports creation/modification, no customizations, no custom office, no outbound email).
Note: Some of these details are subject to change
1. Pricing – they are still working on the pricing but here’s what I was able to jot down from the back of the room (I’ll update these if I get better information or a more complete pricing list).
All prices are per user per month
MAS90 169/user (concurrent)
UPDATE – The pricing below are for options. RCAL are named user licenses for Citrix which are only needed if more Citrix users are going to log in than the concurrent MAS user licenses you’ve purchased (the MAS $169/mo includes one RCAL).
RCAL 75 (named)
Bus care 20/user
3 databases include (companies)
$150 per database over 3
Up to 1 gb file (not MAS files) – personal files
No Sage MAS Intelligence yet
smi viewer $30
smi connector $50
Min 1 year
3 year – get 10%
5% discount if prepaid
No minimum user count
2. Accounts provisioned typically within 2 hours
Presently the list of modules supported is basically those on framework. That means no payroll, MFG. Sage is still looking at that and I don’t think there’s a technical issue with offing non-framework modules but I’m not 100% sure (the room was packed yesterday and it was tough to ask questions).
For licensing reasons you won’t be able to do Crystal reports on this remote setup. The reports however can be done off-line and uploaded.
The database initially is Providex.
Due date – Q4 2011 with October 2011 repeatedly being mentioned.
The demo in class used the present Accpaconline site as an example of what the sign-up process for MAS90Online would be.
Note – what we see as unique about this pricing model is there’s no minimum user count required to purchase. Other online accounting systems require not only a minimum user count but often that the full fee be prepaid in advance (they turn it into a monthly payment by financing it).
We’ll add more information as it’s available.