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Sage 300
Developer(s)Sage Group
Stable release
Sage 300 2019 / 22 August 2018; 11 months ago (2018-08-22) [1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available inEnglish, French (Canadian), Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)[2]
TypeERP
Websitewww.sage.com/en-us/products/sage-300/

Sage 300 is the name for the mid market Sage ERP line of enterprise management and accounting applications (formerly Sage ACCPAC), primarily serving small and medium-sized businesses. Since 2004, Sage 300 is developed by Sage. In 2012, Sage renamed ACCPAC to Sage 300.

Features[edit]

Sage 300 is a Windows based range of ERP software, running on Microsoft SQL. 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[5]
  • Purchase Orders
  • (Sales) Order Entry
  • Intercompany Transactions [6]
  • KPI dashboards
  • Construction and Real Estate[7]

It is multi-user, multi-currency and multi-language. It is available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

It has a number of integrations with third-party solutions from BatchMaster Software, Procore and Cloud Elements.[8][9][10]

History[edit]

The original product, EasyBusiness Systems, was developed for the CP/M operating system[11] in 1976 by the Basic Software Group[12] and distributed by Information Unlimited Software. This was ported to MS-DOS and the IBM-PC in 1983.[12][13]

Computer Associates acquired Information Unlimited Software in 1983[14][15][16] and ran it as an independent business unit.[17][18] Easy Business Systems added payroll processing in 1984 and supported multiuser networking at this time.[19] In 1987, it implemented a multi-window interface to allow moving between different modules.[17] Easy Business Systems was renamed Accpac Plus in 1987 with the release of version 5.[20] Accpac became popular in Canada with support of Canadian public accounting firms that would sell and support the software.[18] The name Accpac is an acronym for 'A Complete and Comprehensive Program for Accounting Control'.[21]

The first Windows version, CA-Accpac/2000, also known as ACCPAC for Windows, was developed in the early 1990s and released in October 1994.[22][23] 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 redeveloped in 2001 in Accpac Advantage Series with a core business layer developed in C and a user interface layer developed in Visual Basic).[24][25]

In October 1996 ACCPAC for Windows 2.0 was released.[26] In August 2001, the company presented ACCPAC Advantage Series 5.0, its first web-based version.[27]

Sage 300 initially ran on Btrieve Databases[28] and then supported a variety of database backends.[6] Since Sage 300 2016 only the MS SQL database is supported.[28]

Sage Software acquired Accpac from Computer Associates in 2004.[29] Sage named it Sage Accpac ERP in 2006,[30] then Sage ERP Accpac in 2009. Sage dropped the Accpac name in 2012 when it was renamed to Sage 300 ERP.[2][citation needed]

Branding, Editions and Version[edit]

Branding   Edition Internal Version   Owner Year Databases
Sage 300 2019 Standard/Advanced/Premium 6.6 Sage Group 2018 MS SQL[31]
Sage 300 2018 Standard/Advanced/Premium 6.5 Sage Group 2017 MS SQL[32]
Sage 300 2017 Standard/Advanced/Premium 6.4 Sage Group 2016 MS SQL[33]
Sage 300 2016 Standard/Advanced/Premium 6.3 Sage Group 2015 MS SQL[34]
Sage 300 2014 Standard/Advanced/Premium 6.2[35] Sage Group 2013 Pervasive PSQL, MS SQL, Oracle [36]
Sage 300 ERP 2012 Standard/Advanced/Premium 6.1[35] Sage Group 2012 Pervasive PSQL, MS SQL, Oracle [37]
Sage ERP Accpac 6.0 100/200/500 6.0[35] Sage Group   2010 Pervasive PSQL, MS SQL, Oracle [38]
Sage Accpac ERP 5.6 100/200/500 5.6[35] Sage Group   2009 Pervasive.SQL, MS SQL, Oracle [39]
Sage Accpac ERP 5.5 100/200/500 5.5[35] Sage Group 2008 Pervasive.SQL, MS SQL, IBM DB2, Oracle [40]
Sage Accpac ERP 5.4 100/200/500 5.4 Sage Group 2006 Pervasive.SQL, MS SQL, IBM DB2, Oracle [41]
Sage Accpac ERP 5.3 100/200/500 5.3[42] Sage Group 2004 Pervasive.SQL, MS SQL, IBM DB2, Oracle [43]
Accpac Advantage Series 5.3 Small Business/Corporate/Enterprise 5.3[42]   Accpac International
Accpac Advantage Series 5.2 Small Business/Corporate/Enterprise 5.2[44] Accpac International
Accpac Advantage Series 5.1 Small Business/Corporate/Enterprise 5.1[45]   Accpac International
Accpac Advantage Series 5.0 Small Business/Corporate/Enterprise 5.0[46]   Accpac International   2001[27]
Accpac Corporate Series 4.2 Discovery/Small Business/Corporate/Director/Executive 4.2[47]   Accpac International 2000 Pervasive.SQL, MS SQL[48]
Accpac Corporate Series 4.1 Discovery/Small Business/Corporate/Director/Executive 4.1[49]   Accpac International 1999 Pervasive.SQL, MS SQL [50]
Accpac Corporate Series 4.0 Discovery/Small Business/Corporate/Director/Executive 4.0[51]   Accpac International
Accpac for Windows 3.0 Discovery/Small Business/Corporate/Director/Executive 3.0[52]   Accpac International
Accpac for Windows 2.0 Plus 2.0 Accpac International   1996[26]
CA-Accpac/2000   1.0 Computer associates 1994[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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