On a conference call today Sage announced that they would rebrand their Sage 100c product as Sage 100cloud effective March 7, 2018.
This move was explained as more of a marketing change.
So this is a way to reinforce the connected cloud capabilities of the c-line products and align closer our native cloud solutions under Sage Business Cloud
At least initially, the internal features and benefits of Sage 100cloud will be identical to Sage 100c. Think of Sage 100cloud as Sage’s way of more directly explaining that in the future they expect to have Sage 100cloud utilize more cloud connections.
What Is Sage 100cloud?
Sage 100 Cloud is the product formerly known as Sage 100c. It is optimized for a hosted cloud although you can also run the program locally within your own office.
As an extension of the product formerly referred to as Sage 100c, Sage 100 Cloud offers all the same unique benefits which were included with Sage 100c. The pricing of Sage 100 Cloud is also based on a subscription with minimal up-front costs.
While Sage 100c will run as a hosted application in a cloud environment, it is important to note that the hosting portion is an optional added cost.
Sage first launched Sage 100c in November 2015. Initially, the primary difference between Sage 100 and Sage 100c was that Sage 100c would be sold under a subscription license with less of a hefty up-front cost.
What Is Unique To Sage 100cloud?
Over time Sage has added features unique to Sage 100c:
- Multi-Bin processing from DSD and Scanforce
- AP Automation
- Sage 100c Manufacturing
- Payroll 2.0
- Inactive warehouse
- Sage Mobility by Scanco
As development continues on Sage 100 Cloud we expect the the bulk of new features will be created on that platform. We also expect increased integration capabilities from Sage Business Cloud.
How Can I Host Sage 100cloud?
Sage 100 Cloud will run locally or you may host it run a private or public cloud environment. The choice of a host is completely up to you. There are few limitations on what integrations may be used in the Sage 100 Cloud hosted environment.
As an example, users of Sage 100 Cloud who wish to access the software in the cloud may select from plans ranging from $65/mo per user to $139/mo per user.
The Sage 100 Cloud hosting includes all maintenance, update and upgrade for every version of Sage 100. Data backup, recovery and redundancy is also included with each Sage 100 Cloud hosting plan.
Third-party applications from popular ISVS such as Starship, Scanco, Scanforce, MAPADOC, Highjump, Biznet and more will all work seamlessly when hosted in the Sage 100 Cloud.
Cloud hosting for Sage 100 is most popular with users having multiple remote offices or lacking adequate IT coverage to service their accounting software.
For more information on Sage 100 Hosting options – Sage 100cloud