Concurrent with the release of Sage 300 2016 a couple of months ago, Sage also launched a new product called Sage 300c. In this article, we’ll provide answers to some frequently-asked questions about this newest addition to the Sage 300 product family. And for existing customers, we’ll help you determine whether it makes sense to upgrade to Sage 300c or stick with the version you’re currently using.
What is Sage 300c – How is it Different?
It’s easiest to think of Sage 300c as a new deluxe version of the same core Sage 300 software that has been available for decades. Existing customers of the “traditional” Sage 300 product would discover that features, workflow, and functionality in Sage 300c are nearly identical.
So What’s the Main Difference?
The main difference from the standard Sage 300 product is that Sage 300c features a totally new and modernized user interface along with unique screen and desktop personalization options. The new interface is also designed around mobile technology so you get a more modern Sage 300 experience across multiple devices from your desktop or laptop to your mobile phone or tablet.
How is Sage 300c Priced and Packaged?
Another difference from the traditional Sage 300 product which is sold under perpetual licensing is that Sage 300c is available on a subscription basis only. Sage 300c customers can choose monthly, 1-year, or 3-year billing. The product is available in 3 prepackaged bundles including Essentials, Advanced, and Complete.
In a nutshell, the Essentials bundle includes core financial functionality like GL, AP, and AR. The Advanced bundle adds sales, purchasing, and inventory. The Complete bundle offers everything in Essentials and Advanced plus project job cost, multicurrency, intercompany, and GL Consolidation.
Sage 300c Overview Video
If I’m Already Using Sage 300, Should I Switch to “c”?
Since Sage 300c is a new premium option, current on-plan customers pay 15% over their existing Sage Business Care renewal cost to switch and upgrade to Sage 300c. While things can change down the road as new releases come out, Sage 300c – as it stands today – is functionally the same as the “traditional” Sage 300 product you may already be using (and in some areas, a little LESS functional than the traditional product).
So the question of whether you should switch will depend on how much value the mobility, modern interface, and bundled subscription pricing will have on your unique operations and business. In short, Sage 300c offers a way to leverage new and modern web technology without a significant disruption to your current processes, workflow, and product familiarity.
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