We are a Sage Software authorized partner and are pleased to represent the “number one worldwide provider of accounting and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.” Our solutions and services integrate and complement each other, so we are able to support a wide variety of businesses: from start-ups to complex multi-divisional organizations operating in the upper mid-market.
CPAs recommend Sage MAS 100 ERP more often than any other midrange accounting solution.
We differentiate ourselves from our competition through the experience we deliver to clients. Unlike some of our competitors, we are not necessarily led by technology or processes. “Customer focused not technology driven” is our central strategic vision when assisting a client with their ERP solution. This ensures our products and services are relevant, solve real business problems, and make it easier for customers to manage their business processes.
A key issue facing companies when choosing and implementing an ERP solution is whether or not to modify the product to meet their unique business requirements. While a custom solution can provide many benefits, the potential costs involved in implementation, and ongoing maintenance to keep up with product enhancement releases, have traditionally outweighed these benefits. The net result is that the company’s staff is forced to change workflows to accommodate the ERP system and implement manual workaround procedures where they have functional gaps.
The new Sage MAS 100 ERP Business Framework™ was designed and architected to address this problem at three different levels:
1. Customization—The built-in customization capabilities provide unparalled flexibility in tailoring the system to handle the unique business requirements of small to medium-sized companies. VB scripting allows the addition of business logic to existing or added data fields that can guide business processes across the entire ERP system. Since these customizations do not require source code modifications, they are upgrade-safe.
2. Extensibility—The object-oriented nature of the Business Framework provides a best-practices development environment. Development Partners can still leverage the powerful language tailored for optimizing business transactions that drew them to Sage MAS 100 ERP originally. Now they can also extend the base product without modifying the underlying source code, making product upgrades more seamless and lowering the customer’s overall total cost of ownership (TCO).
3. Personalization—The numerous configuration options and built-in personalization capabilities allow individual users to streamline the dual-grid data-entry process, improving productivity and reducing data entry errors. These personalizations are all upgrade safe.
Additional benefits of the transformation of the Sage MAS 100 ERP products are realized in the increased scalability and reliability from robust support for Microsoft® SQL Server®, with all of the resulting data integrity and business intelligence capabilities. Smaller companies that prefer a self-contained database requiring fewer IT resources can still choose a high-performance Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) database.
Another challenge facing businesses is integrating home-grown or third-party applications with their ERP systems, such as an eCommerce Shopping Cart application or a custom cost-tracking and billing system. A common requirement is to implement the integration in a manner to make sure the appropriate data flows into the ERP system. With the Business Framework, third parties or IT staff can now build integrations in modern languages like Java, VB.net, or C #, with full enforcement of the business rules built into Sage MAS 100 ERP Business Objects. They can choose the standard Component Object Model (COM) interface or a self-describing Web Services interface built on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Service Definition Language (WSDL). As a result, the rich ecosystem of add-on modules for Sage MAS 100 ERP will continue to grow.
About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group PLC, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. They are passionate about helping our clients’ achieve their ambitions. Their range of business software and services is continually evolving as they innovate to answer our clients’ needs. Their solutions support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services, and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and real estate industries. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports nearly 3.1 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group PLC, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide.