What are the key differences between Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud?
This is a question you probably have asked as you contemplate whether to change licensing to Sage 100cloud.
Sage has just published a handy PDF ( Sage 100 vs Sage 100 Cloud PDF ) which outlines what they believe are the key differences between their traditionally on-premises Sage 100 product and their subscription license based Sage 100cloud product.
Some key takeaways from our experience working with both Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud:
- Sage 100cloud doesn’t natively run in the cloud – although you can have it hosted (for an additional fee) which is a popular option that tends to be attractive based on the ROI of hosting vs on-premises servers
- Sage 100cloud allows you to select from the traditional Providex (Standard), Providex Client Server (Advanced) or SQL (Premium) versions with no additional charge (this is one of the most valuable benefits for many customers since previously the ability to use Sage 100 on SQL carried a hefty additional cost – which is no longer charged for Sage 100cloud subscribers).
- Both Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud are compatible with the same product updates and generally the same enhancements/add-ons (unless listed below as Sage 100cloud specific)
- No added complexity to install Sage 100 vs Sage 100cloud
- Subscribing to Sage 100cloud usually doesn’t require an immediate version upgrade
- Sage 100cloud EULA limits subscription increases to 10% annually
- Although Sage 100 continues to be supported, future development efforts from Sage will likely focus on Sage 100cloud
- All prior versions of Sage 100 data are upward compatible with Sage 100cloud (in most cases no data conversion/migration is needed)
Sage 100cloud is sold in three bundles as well as various optional add-ons as noted below:
For additional information or to request assistance with either a new or existing implementation (including migration) of Sage 100cloud please contact us 833-SAGE-100 (724-3100) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.