Have you just received your download link or DVD of Sage ERP MAS 90 or 200 v4.50? If so you probably have questions about exactly how to install this latest release.
First, let me recommend that if you’ve never installed the upgrades for Sage ERP MAS 90 or 200 that you contact your Sage business partner. There are multiple things that they will review with you – including reviewing your system to see if you have any custom enhancements that require upgrading BEFORE installing the upgrade.
TIP: Remember that if you have third party integrated solutions such as Starship, PC Charge, F9, FRX, AccuPos, Avalara, INSynch, etc — you must consider whether those integrations also require an upgrade at the same time you are upgrading your core Sage ERP MAS 90 or 200.
If you’re still determined to upgrade your system without the help of a consultant – here are some quick tips:
- Do the upgrade first as a test. This avoids the possibility that you’ve overlooked something and need to restore your data from a backup (while your company’s users sit tapping their fingers wonder when the system will be up).
- Make a backup. Even if you think you have a great backup – take a copy of all your relevant MAS90 folders and copy them to a separate location somewhere. You can never have enough backups.
- Engage users in testing the system before allowing everyone back in. Usually you have three or four power users who are experts at checking to be sure their accounting system is functioning exactly as it was before – harness their willingness to help!
Here’s some technical information from Sage which will assist you in the technical install process:
NOTE: These are all PDF guides. Clicking the links will download them (or open for viewing) depending on your use of the Adobe PDF viewer.