Sage ERP MAS 90 is now live. The new hosted version of Sage’s popular Sage ERP MAS 90 has apparently exited the early adopter phase can now be accessed direct at the Sage site via:
Pricing on Sage ERP MAS 90 Online starts at $ 169 per user per month. There is a one year minimum commitment and unlike similar products there is NO minimum number of users Sage requires. Take 10% off for a 36 month contract. There is a 5% discount for prepaid contracts.
At this price you’ll receive 5 support cases per year, 24/7 access to the Sage KB.
TIP: This solution is ideal for existing Sage ERP MAS 90 customers who are off plan as there are no fees or penalties to “get on” plan again when they sign up MAS 90 Online. By paying the per user fee for Sage ERP MAS 90 Online these customers would be considered on plan.
MAS90 Online Modules Include:
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable
- Bank Reconciliation
- Bill of Materials
- Business Insights Dashboard
- Business Insights Explorer
- Electronic Reporting
- General Ledger
- Inventory Management
- Library Master
- Paperless Office (No fax or email capabilities)
- Purchase Order
- Return Merchandise Authorization
- Sales Order
- Includes up to 5 company databases
- Unlimited Sage ERP MAS 90 database size
- 1 GB of non-ERP personal file storage
- First user of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Backup service
- Disaster recovery service
- Unlimited 24/7 connectivity
MAS90 Online Options
- Sage Business Care – Online Advantage Plan.(optional) – $20/user/month (unlimited support cases/ Unlimited anytime learning)
- Additional Sage ERP MAS 90 Online Company – $ 50/company
- Additional users of Microsoft Word and Excel (1 provided free) – $ 25
- Additional personal file storage – $50 per GB
We see this as an especially strong offering for small companies with a need for Sage ERP MAS 90. Those companies are mostly likely wholesale distribution and making use of some type of inventory and order entry system. The key selling point of MAS90 Online will likely bet that there’s no minimum number of users to enroll and there is zero setup and configuration.
According to Sage here is how the MAS90 Online upgrade process will work (note the requirement to move to the current version of MAS within 90 days of release):
Sage will make the latest version of MAS90 available online so there is no need for partner install. However, the migration of data from the older version to the new version will still be similar to the on premise process where it is upgraded by the partner offline. Once the data is migrated to the latest version, it is then uploaded to the online environment where the customer can begin using the latest version going forward. Its also important to note that with MAS 90 Online we will have a “stay current” requirement where a customer with the assistance of a partner will need to ensure they upgrade to the latest version (via the process above) within 90 days of a new version release.
Its important to note that these upgrades should be more straightforward and less complex in nature compared to on premise upgrades. This is due to the fact that there are (1) a low number of customizations in the Online solution compared to on premise, and (2) beyond the initial move to Online the version jump will always be only 1 version.
Lastly, in reference to Product Updates and hot fixes for the current version, these are regularly applied by Sage as part of the Online service. This should not be confused with version upgrades.