Sage North America have recently released information that clarifies how they will re-brand their product portfolio into broad “families” beginning in 2011 and extending through 2012.
Essentially what you’ll see is that the product brands such as MAS90, MAS200 will now be known by numbers (Ex. Sage ERP MAS 90 becomes Sage 100).
The larger the number the larger or more complex type company where the solution is designed to be used.
Here’s the explanation from the Sage website that details these product families. Not all products are being rebranded. We have a full list of the old and new Sage product names.
New Sage Product Family Descriptions
Sage is the world leader in financial management applications for small and midsized businesses (SMBs)* with a portfolio of business management solutions that helps businesses more easily manage their operations. See the full list of all Sage products and information about them.
Sage 50 is Sage’s small business family of accounting, business intelligence, payroll, and human resources software and services that is designed to deliver dynamic guidance to help you realize your business ambition. Sage 50 is easy to set up and use and is backed by Sage Business Care and Sage Advisor Technology to ensure you get the most from your investment. Sage 50 grows as your business grows by providing editions with increasing levels of functionality to support your businesses’ growth. Available in a U.S. Edition and a Canadian Edition, Sage 50 offers a robust set of capabilities to make your business life easier and also comes in an Accountant Edition specifically for your accountant, bookkeeper, or business consultant. Sage 50 U.S.—Edition is also available for specific industries including manufacturing, distribution, construction, and nonprofit.
Sage 100 is Sage’s family of business management software and services for midsized businesses, organizations, and practices with a focus on North America. It supports configuration options to best match your needs and delivers a low total cost of ownership. Sage 100 includes ERP, Fixed Assets, HRMS, and specialty solutions for construction and nonprofit organizations, plus integration with Sage CRM solutions. Sage 100 solutions are sold and supported through local business partners, are backed by Sage Business Care, and will be implementing Sage Advisor technology to ensure you get the most from your investment. Sage 100 grows as your business grows by providing versions to support the business growth cycle.
Sage 300 is Sage’s family of business management software and services for midsized businesses and organizations and is available internationally. It supports configuration options to best match your needs and delivers a low total cost of ownership. Sage 300 includes ERP, Fixed Assets, HRMS, and specialty solutions for construction businesses, plus integration with Sage CRM solutions. Sage 300 solutions are sold and supported through local business partners, are backed by Sage Business Care, and will be implementing Sage Advisor technology to ensure you get the most from your investment. Sage 300 grows as your business grows by providing versions to support the business growth cycle.
Sage 500 ERP is Sage’s highly customizable ERP system for midsized businesses, organizations, and practices, typically larger companies with advanced requirements. Sage 500 ERP is designed for robust financial needs, often requiring customization or higher degrees of configuration and optimization. Sage 500 ERP is available with complementary CRM, Fixed Assets, and HRMS, plus specialty solutions for construction and real estate businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sage 500 products are sold and supported through local business partners, are backed by Sage Business Care, and will be implementing Sage Advisor Technology to ensure you get the most from your investment.
Sage HRMS is a comprehensive human resource management system for small and midsized businesses. Available alone or integrated with Sage 100, 300, and 500 families of business management solutions, Sage HRMS helps streamline day-to-day administrative tasks and provides insights that will help you manage, forecast, and implement effective strategies to make positive changes to your bottom line.
Sage construction and real estate solutions include Sage 50 Construction Accounting for smaller contractors who want an easy-to-install accounting solution with robust job costing, progress billing, and industry-specific reports; Sage 100 Contractor for construction-specific functionality that addresses all phases of the business profit cycle including accounting and operations management; and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate and Sage 300 Trade Specialty for midsized businesses that have advanced needs for integrated accounting, job cost, project management, estimating, and service management processes. Sage Estimating provides the ability create more estimates in less time and to increase the bid-to-win ratio for any size company.
Sage nonprofit fundraising and fund accounting solutions include Sage 50 Nonprofit Accounting for smaller organizations that want an easy-to-install, standardized solution and Sage 100 Fund Accounting for organizations that need to track and report on multiple funds across multiple budget periods to meet their reporting requirements and demonstrate accountability.
Common Sage Services
Sage Business Care
At Sage, our focus is on our customers’ success. And there’s no better way to protect and extend a Sage software investment than with a Sage Business Care plan, which delivers value to organizations by helping to reduce the time, resources, effort, and cost of operating Sage solutions.
There are three Sage Business Care plans—Gold, Silver, and Bronze. All plans include automatic access to software updates as soon as they become available; many of these updates are based on requests from Sage customers.
The Sage Business Care Gold plan includes unlimited phone support, online chat, and more, but all Sage Business Care plans offer access to support from our in-house customer care staff as well as our extensive network of business partners, certified consultants, and authorized training centers. Plans also include access to our online Knowledgebases, discounted and free online training, and much more.
Sage Connected Services
Sage Connected Services are web- or mobile-based business services—such as credit card processing and data security. These services connect with Sage solutions, adding to the richness and functionality of the overall implementation.
The Sage Business Care program is further enhanced by the deployment of Sage Advisor technology. Currently, this technology feeds Sage product planners with ongoing monitoring of how customers use the software on a day-to-day basis, allowing quick and accurate identification of important areas to enhance. In the future, Sage Advisor technology will also proactively provide customers with personalized training and advice recommendations when needed.
Expect this rollout of new product names to occur late 2011 and increase throughout 2012. Sage have indicated that most changes can be expected during the normal product upgrade cycle. This means, for example, if Sage Peachtree has a major release in February 2012 then you may see any rebranding for that product take place as well.