Here’s what it all means to both current and prospective Sage 100 customers.
What is Sage 100c?
Sage 100 (without the “c”) has been one of the most popular accounting software applications on the market for over 20 years. Many people also know this “classic” version of the software as MAS 90 or MAS 200.
Sage 100c is the newest premium version that was launched in late 2015. It touts a totally redesigned and modernized web interface and embraces mobile technology that delivers a more modern experience across multiple devices. It also offers optional advanced manufacturing and inventory optimization bundles. Even though it’s new and modern, its bloodlines come from the classic version of Sage 100 so they share very similar functionality and workflow.
Take a peek at our article A Closer Look at Sage 100c if you want to drill down a little deeper into the differences.
A Note About Pricing
Another important distinction between the two is how the products are licensed. The Sage 100 Classic product is licensed under a traditional perpetual license while Sage 100c is sold based on subscription pricing.
So What’s Changing?
But new customers aren’t the only group affected.
If you already own the classic version of Sage 100 (perpetual), but your Sage Business Care Plan has lapsed (aka “off-plan customer”) for more than 3 months, the only option available to you will be Sage 100c if you decide to reinstate your Business Care and/or upgrade to a current version of the software. In other words, you’ll need to convert your perpetual license to a subscription.
What about current Sage 100 on-plan customers?
Active on-plan customers can continue using the classic version of Sage 100 as a perpetual license beyond January 1, 2017 – as well as purchase additional modules and licenses. This change does not impact Sage 100 customers that remain on a current business care plan.