Cloud hosted Mas 90 Earlier this year during Sage Summit 2016, Sage Software announced that starting January 01, 2017, Sage Software’s widely used Sage100 product, would only be offered to new clients in a SaaS pricing model (software as a service / subscription to use / rental) pricing model. With this change, companies who would like to use Sage 100 as their ERP/Accounting system, would no longer have the option to purchase the license to use the Sage100 product, and the use of Sage100 for companies would only be possible using the subscription to use model. Of course Sage100 could still be deployed on customer’s server or could be deployed on a hosted system in cloud.
We at IIG had been experiencing a shift in deployment of new ERP system sold during the last two years. This change is a continuation of changes in the information technology world which start from the eighties when companies had to have their own specially build computer room (raised floor, special air conditioning units, special power line), a team of IT support staff or outsourced IT support from organizations like Information Integration Group (IIG). These customers would of course purchase their own servers. Starting around 2006-2007 it seems that more and more companies starting out-sourcing the support of their IT infrastructure to out-sourced / managed IT firms. This seemed to be the trend for many of our customers until about 2 to 3 years ago. I believe this shift is resulting from more affordable hosting offerings, more reliable (uptime) and affordable bandwidth to connect to hosted system, technology advances make it easier to deploy ERP systems in the cloud, and a user mindset that is more accepting of having company data be stored in a hosted system. I believe the concerns with having company data be in cloud, got alleviated as more and more companies started to use products such as Office 365 deployed in the cloud, or perhaps even the use of products such as Dropbox to store and share some company in the cloud.
As part of Information Integration Group’s (IIG) philosophy to offer the best products to our customers, and to adapt to these changes, we at IIG have made a decision to start offering Microsoft cloud to our customers as an option to move their ERP and Microsoft Office products to the cloud. In the coming months, we will be making announcements, as we complete our training and setup of the support infrastructure needed.