Looking ahead to 2012 and beyond, here are some of the developments to watch for related to Sage 100 ERP (formerly "Sage ERP MAS 90/200") including the anticipated release of Version 5.0, an update on the status of FRx Financial Reporter, and the support retirement schedule for older versions.
Expected for availability sometime in the 4th quarter of 2012, Sage 100 ERP (formerly "Sage ERP MAS 90/200") Version 5.0 will focus heavily on web-enabling the product for easier mobile device access and simpler integration with other web applications. This web technology will support most major browsers - including Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Safari - as well as several mobile device platforms like iOS, Android, and newer Blackberries.
In addition, Versions 5.0 and 5.1 will incorporate a new Auto Update utility that will make it much easier to schedule, manage, and install updates directly within the product. “Smart” updates will also detect any product customizations and integrations you’re currently running.
As always, the new version will also incorporate many of the most requested feature enhancements as suggested and voted on by you and your fellow Sage 100 ERP customers via www.sagemas.com/MAS_90_200_feedback.
FRx Conversion Utility
FRx retirement … you know it’s been coming for some time now and as we put 2011 behind us, it looms even closer. Mainstream support for FRx will end in October 2012.
As you probably also know, Sage introduced the Sage MAS Intelligence (SMI) Reporter as the official FRx replacement product. A new FRx Conversion Utility is in the works and designed to make the transition a smooth one. It will be designed to convert columns, rows, and reporting trees from FRx into the equivalent structure in SMI.
We’ll keep you posted as more detail becomes available.
Version Support Retirement Schedule
The following Sage 100 ERP version retirement schedule has been provided by Sage: