Effective January 31, 2011, there will be an important change regarding the FRx module developed by Microsoft and marketed and sold by Sage. As a result of Microsoft’s decision to retire FRx, the module will no longer be distributed with Sage ERP MAS products. There are several changes you need to be aware of.
- As of January 31, 2011, FRx will no longer be available for purchase through Sage for Sage ERP MAS products.
- After January 31, 2011, customers current on maintenance and using FRx will continue to receive support from Sage. Microsoft will no longer be providing any bug fixes for issues found within the FRx product so Sage will only be able to support matters that involve the integration between Sage MAS and FRx.
Sage will maintain backward compatibility between FRx and Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 V4.5 and Sage ERP MAS 500 V7.4.
Sage ERP MAS Intelligence will be provided to customers using FRx as an alternative solution for Financial Reporting in response to Microsoft’s announcement to retire FRx. In the coming weeks, Sage will be providing current on-plan FRx customers with an offer to transition their FRx licenses to Sage ERP MAS Intelligence. Customers will receive one free Intelligence Report Manager or an equivalent product mix depending on the FRx licenses purchased in the past by the customer. For example, if customers purchased an additional FRx Professional Designer license they will receive one Report Manager license and one Report Designer license.