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Sage Drops “ERP” from Product Names

Sage recently announced they are dropping the acronym “ERP” from many of their product names. For instance, the former Sage 300 ERP is simply Sage 300 now.

In making the announcement at Sage Summit, CEO Stephen Kelly points out that “ERP” is a legacy term with a bumpy history and experience for many businesses.

“We believe ERP is a 25 year old industry term, characterized by cost overrun, and in some cases even business ruin. To the finance directors of the world, ERP stands for Expense, Regret, Pain.”

It seems the point that Kelly is trying to make is that the technology landscape has changed over the last several years and Sage aims to innovate so their software products are easier to implement, easier to use, and less disruptive to business operations.


Sage Summit Videos

If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to New Orleans for Sage Summit 2015, you can still catch highlights of keynote speeches, inspirational talks, and featured conversations from some of the “big names” that participated this year:

Sage Summit Replay Videos


Sage 300 Payroll Version 7.2

With the upcoming release of Sage 300 2016 later this year, Sage will release version 7.2 of the Payroll module. Effective January 2016, support for previous Payroll versions will be discontinued and tax updates for these versions will be discontinued.


What Does That Mean for Payroll Customers?

Customers using Payroll 6.0 will need to upgrade your entire system and modules to a version compatible with Payroll 7.2. The final update to Payroll 6.0 was released in July 2015 for Canadian Payroll and in September 2015 for the U.S.

Customers utilizing Payroll 7.0 or Payroll 7.1 will need to upgrade your Payroll module once Payroll 7.2 is released. The last update for Payroll 7.0 and 7.1 will be released in September 2015.

Sage 300 customers on an active Sage Business Care plan will receive Payroll 7.2 as part of your product update.

For additional details, download the Payroll 7.2 FAQs.


Is Sage 300 Compatible with the New Windows 10?

Windows 10, the newest version of Microsoft’s popular operating system, launched in July. Many already think it’s the best version of Windows in years.

Should Sage 300 customers upgrade to Windows 10?

The answer is NO – not yet. The current versions of Sage 300 ERP and Sage 300 Online are not yet compatible. Sage is currently in the process of testing.

Check This Sage Knowledgebase Article for updates or stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted!

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