Updated Roadmap Charts Consistent, Sustained Direction for Sage ERP MAS 500!

September 26, 2011

Hello Again Sage ERP MAS 500 Partners,

As we close fiscal year 2011, it is only fitting that we refine and finalize our plans for fiscal year 2012.  For me, part of that exercise included taking a look at the Sage ERP MAS 500 roadmap and updating it beyond the 7.5 release targeted for Q4 2012.  Last week’s news about continuing support of VB6 in Windows 8 allows us the flexibility to continue with our plans in a coordinated and strategic manner. Nonetheless, we want to remain mindful of that challenge and build it into our long term plans.

For those of you who have been around for a while, you have undoubtedly noted some recurring themes in recent releases.  Some directional corrections were needed and some groundwork needed to be laid.  We are very proud of the work we’ve done over the past few releases and believe we are well positioned now to take some more aggressive steps to add value for existing customers, as well as attract new prospects in some key verticals.

As you know, we go to great lengths to listen to our customers and prospects in an effort to understand our opportunities.  We not only review, but follow up by phone on in-product surveys and win/loss analysis reports.  We travel to customer sites during and after implementations to understand how our products are being used in the everyday workflow of individual businesses.  We spend time with you, our partner community, to understand the areas where we could improve in the sales cycle and in day-to-day operations once the sale is complete.  All of this research brought us to a few key moments of truth that serve as the framework for everything we put into our releases and updates.  Our software needs to be:

We’ve begun the journey.  The course is charted.  The road is clear.  Please see the roadmap posted here.

Sage ERP MAS 500 Roadmap Oct 2011

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2 Responses to “Updated Roadmap Charts Consistent, Sustained Direction for Sage ERP MAS 500!”

  1. Linda why is there a gap in the 2013 roadmap for feature releases?

    • Wayne,

      Thank you for your question. Sage ERP MAS 500 is on an 18 month release cycle. So, there are no major releases during 2013. There will however be regularly scheduled Product Updates that can include small feature updates, technology updates, or tax updates in addition to code fixes. These occur approximately quarterly. I will keep you informed of what’s included in those updates as they are released. You can see the new features included in the August 2010 Product Update on the Sage ERP MAS 500 Video Channel on YouTube. Once again, thanks for your question.


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