The long anticipated Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 v4.5 general release is scheduled to ship September 8. Other than providing a number of cool new features in the AR, PO, PR, and SO modules, this version will also provide users with the ability to upgrade to a SQL platform. Check out the Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200 4.5 Pre-Release Guide.
The Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200 4.5 release focuses on providing compelling value to existing customers, being more competitive in the marketplace and providing a smooth upgrade transition. Substantial value will be provided to existing customers by addressing their top enhancement requests, including the ability to add SageCRM licenses to Sage ERP MAS 90, MAS 200, and MAS 200 SQL. To encourage adoption, all Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200 customers will be eligible to receive a free SageCRM Server license and one free SageCRM user license when upgrading to 4.5. The Business Framework will allow the flexibility to provide current and new customers to choose ProvideX or Microsoft SQL Server.
The main features and functionality enhancements in Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200 4.5 will be in Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Purchase Order, and Sales Order. These customer requested features and functionality were obtained through various feedback and evaluation methods, including the Sage customer enhancement request website and user surveys. Many of the new features that will be incorporated are similar to the main features and functionality of 14 select Extended Solutions titles. Also, all 36 enhancements that have been provided through the Product Updates for 4.4 will be included in the 4.5 release.
Some of the coolest new features include the ability to add national accounts, pricing by customer by product line, special pricing for item quantity totals, maintaining split commission configurations by customer, and more. Please review the attached release guide for all the details.
Naturally, feel free to contact us to review this new version in greater detail or to map out an upgrade path.