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Why Upgrade to Sage 100c when Outgrowing Sage 50?

Why Upgrade to Sage 100c when Outgrowing Sage 50?

Top 5 Reasons Sage 50 Customers Upgrade to Sage 100c

The popularity of Sage 50 with small and mid-sized businesses over the past 20+ years is mainly based on the reputation the its ease-of-use and broad and deep functionality. In the course of any growing business, there comes a point when limitations cause for an evaluation of a new system. With over 1 million customers on Sage 50, many outgrowing their system are thrilled to learn about the option to migrate to Sage 100c. Sage a strong history of a “Customers for Life” philosophy and Sage 100c is a great example how they deliver on this underlying goal. Upgrading to Sage 100c offers new levels of capability and the extended features that serve as a flexible and scalable system for growing companies.

If you question the long-term viability of Sage 50 for your growing business, despite its strong performance, this article is for you. Here are some benefits you will receive when you upgrade to Sage 100c.

5 Reasons to upgrade to Sage 100c?

Sage 50 has proven itself to be a fantastic accounting system for with 10 or less users in the system at the same time. With the ability to automate tasks, access audit trails, use industry-specific features, establish workflows, and more – it’s an ideal in-office solution.

If you are a fast growing businesses, you’ll most likely find it necessary to empower your employees to work in multiple locations and work “on the go" with mobile options. The in-office nature of Sage 50 cannot accommodate these modern requirements. Additionally, Sage 50’s only database option is a local database, which makes it difficult to collaborate with partners and service providers who need to access company data to make their services effective.

1. Improved User Capabilities - Despite rumors to the contrary, the “c” in Sage 100c doesn’t stand for cloud – it stands for connected, collaborative, and customer-focused, and, as such, Sage 100c isn’t connected natively to the cloud. (Although you could choose to run it in the cloud by creating your own cloud server or employing the services of a cloud hosting provider.)

2. Even Easier to Use - Sage 100c offers easier to use features than Sage 50 including:

  • Easier navigation – users can change fonts, customize desktop themes, and choose personalized color schemes (without affecting other users).
  • Persistent web content – Sage 100c offers easy access to commonly used websites and can automatically activate services like Sage Payment Solutions and Sage Payroll Services.
  • Personalization and security – administrators can set it up so employees can only access information that’s necessary for their jobs.
  • Application scaling – users can change the resolution of their screens.
  • Business insights dashboard – users will find it easier to access the business insights dashboard and will also find it has a modernized look and feel.

3. Superior Functionality of 100c - Upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage 100c is a move of the entire business versus just an accounting upgrade. While Sage 50 is great for accounting, 100c is a true enterprise resource planning system that has, of course, accounting and finance but also:

  • Manufacturing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Reporting
  • Sales and customer management
  • Purchasing and supplier management
  • Complete inventory and warehouse management

4. Additional Functionality - Sage 100c further widens the gap over Sage 50 by adding several major areas of functionality, including:

  • E-invoicing
  • AP automation
  • Multi-bin warehousing
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Job cost to framework
  • Payroll to framework
  • Inactive warehouses

5. Simpler Licensing - By now, most organizations have adopted subscription-based pricing for many of their business-critical applications. In line with industry standards, Sage 100c makes licensing easier with its subscription-based model, doing away with the outdated format of perpetual licensing with maintenance and support. In addition, Sage 100c’s new annual subscription-based licensing comes at the same cost for most customers, making internal approvals easier than ever.

Sage 100c is a game changer for companies seeking true ERP that enables a business to grow around the world or just down the street. To learn more about the new capabilities of Sage 100c, contact us today.

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About Southeast Computer Solutions

Southeast Computer Solutions is based in Miami, Florida, and has additional operations in Mexico. For over 30 years, we have positively impacted the success of small and mid-sized businesses with effective business management implementations that improve our clients’ operations. We listen, we are accessible, and we care. Learn more by visiting our website or calling 305-556-4697.

Another version of this blog was posted on Southeast Computers’ BLOG on May 3,2017 - When Sage 50 Isn’t Enough: Upgrading to Sage 100c

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