SaaS Featured Article
May 13, 2008
Sage Software Announces MAS 90, EES Launch
By David Sims
Sage Software (News - Alert) today announced the launch of Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suites, another in the company’s “Extended Enterprise Solutions” for small and medium-sized businesses.
Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suites are described by company officials as products which “combine financial, operational, customer relations and business intelligence applications to simplify and integrate business management processes and workflow across an entire company.”
Basically, they provide employees with a consistent view of the customer, and have “simple user-based pricing,” a single maintenance program and common support services with one point of contact for all functionality.
“Business owners tell us they want management systems that are easier to use and maintain, and operate as one both inside the walls of their businesses as well as extended to work with external business partners,” said Himanshu Palsule, executive vice president of the Strategic Business Unit in Sage Software’s Business Management Division.
Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suites provide users with a view of business operations through embedded front office and back office functionality. At the heart of the suite is back office financial and operations functionality. Embedded Sage CRM supports front office sales, service and marketing automation, while Business Insights Explorer and the Business Insights Dashboard provide business analysis functions.
As a result, “salespeople using CRM have visibility into inventory levels, credit holds, purchasing cycles and more… when a purchasing agent buys capital equipment, assets input into the system are automatically tracked and depreciation write-offs maximized,” company officials say.
The suites also include personalization features and product integration capabilities -- “the user interface can be modified without source code, so each employee can personalize screens and views,” and “third-party vendors can be added,” useful for supply chain functions.
In related news, Sage CRM Solutions, part of the Sage Group, has announced initial progress of its Sage CRM Solutions 2010 strategy, described by company officials as “a product and technology vision.”