Sage 300 ERP

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Sage 300 ERP is the name for the mid market Sage ERP line of Accounting Applications (formerly Sage ERP Accpac), primarily serving small and medium sized businesses. Sage 300 ERP is now produced by Sage following its acquisition in 2004.[1]

As part of an extensive product re-branding campaign in 2012, Sage renamed Accpac to Sage 300.

Features[edit]

Sage 300 ERP is a Windows based range of ERP software, available with a variety of database backends.[2] This can run under a Windows environment[3] and has an option of being hosted by Sage. Sage 300 ERP has the following modules/features:

  • Multi-Company and Global Operations Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Intelligence Reporting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Alerts and Alerts Server
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • General Ledger
  • Project and Job Costing
  • Return Material Authorization
  • Transaction Analysis and Optional Field Creator
  • US & Canadian Payroll[4]
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchase Orders
  • (Sales) Order Entry
  • Intercompany Transactions [2]

It is multi-user, multi-currency and multi-language.[5] It is available in five languages: English, Spanish, French and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

History[edit]

The original product, EasyBusiness Systems, was developed for the CP/M operating system[6] in 1976 by the Basic Software Group[7] and distributed by Information Unlimited Software. This was ported to MS-DOS and the IBM-PC in 1983.[7][8]

Computer Associates acquired Information Unlimited Software in 1983[9][10] and ran it as an independent business unit.[11][12] Easy Business Systems added payroll processing in 1984 and supported multiuser networking at this time.[13] In 1987, it implemented a multi-window interface to allow moving between different modules.[11] Easy Business Systems was renamed Accpac Plus in 1987 with the release of version 5.[14] Accpac became popular in Canada with support of Canadian public accounting firms that would sell and support the software.[12] The name Accpac is an acronym for 'A Complete and Comprehensive Program for Accounting Control'.[15]

The first Windows version, CA-Accpac/2000, was developed in the early 1990s and released in October 1994.[16] The Windows version marked the move to client/server and was developed with all new code developed in COBOL with Computer Associates development tools. These components were eventually redeveloped in C and Visual Basic.[17] In 1996 it was known as Accpac for Windows,[18] then ACCPAC Advantage Series in 2001.[19]

Sage Software acquired Accpac from Computer Associcates in 2004.[1] Sage named it Sage Accpac ERP in 2006,[20] then Sage ERP Accpac in 2009. Sage dropped the Accpac name in 2012 when it was renamed to Sage 300 ERP.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Sage Group plc announces agreement to acquire North American business management software vendor Accpac". 2003-12-23. Archived from the original on 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Sage Accpac ERP Review". CTSGuides.com. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Accounting Software 411 - Sage Accpac ERP Software Profile
  4. ^ "Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac)". Inphinet Interactive Communications, Inc. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) Accounting Software". Software Advice. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Smith, Stephen (September 1, 2012). "Sage 300 ERP 2012 RTM". Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Firra, Chris (October 2013). "A Brief Sage 300 ERP Retrospective". BTerrell Group. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Spiegelman, Lisa (July 1986). "Easy Business Systems to get enhancements". InforWorld 8 (28): 18. 
  9. ^ Baker, William (November 2008). "William T. Baker - Curriculum Vitae". Ocean Group. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Shea, Tom (July 1983). "Mainframe software firm buys Micro equivalent". InfoWorld 5 (30): 7. 
  11. ^ a b Stewart, William (September 1987). "High Priced Bookkeepers". PC Mag 6 (15): 198–200. 
  12. ^ a b Salmon, Alan. "The New ACCPAC". K2 Enterprise Canada. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  13. ^ Dauphinais, William (May 1984). "Six Easy Pieces: Accounting Packages from IUS". PC Mag 3 (8): 223–231. 
  14. ^ "The 100 top-rated products of 1987". InforWorld 9 (52): 25. December 1987. 
  15. ^ Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations: For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas. 
  16. ^ Greenberg, Ilan (October 1984). "CA counts on client/server with Windows accounting line". InfoWorld 16 (42): 24. 
  17. ^ "History, Strengths, and Weaknesses of Sage ERP ACCPAC". Data Guidance Group, Inc. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  18. ^ Scott, Robert W (September 1996). "CA relaunches muscled up line of Accpac for Windows". Accounting Today. 
  19. ^ "ACCPAC.(Advantage Series 5.0 financial software)". Financial Executive 17 (7): 14. October 2001. 
  20. ^ "Sage Accpac 5.4 Just Released!". PARAGON NEWS (Chicago). Winter 2006. p. 2. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 

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