There is a lot of information floating around the internet regarding the future of Sage BusinessWorks. So what are the real facts around its sunset and retirement?
DWD Technology Group has been a Sage BusinessWorks partner since 1994 and has been a member of Sage’s Business Partner Advisory Council (BPAC) for many of those years. We are your source for accurate and up-to-date BusinessWorks product information.
As a Sage BusinessWorks Partner we know the following to be true:
- While Sage HAS announced their decision to sunset BusinessWorks, they have NOT released an official retirement date of the product.
If you see advertising that states otherwise, it is just a scare tactic that is being used to move users off BusinessWorks and onto other solutions.
- Sage HAS classified BusinessWorks as a “non-core” product.
As a non-core product, Sage will limit future BusinessWorks research and development efforts for new product features and functionality.
- Following version 2013, new features and functionality will be released within service packs. This new “On-going Update” format will replace the ANNUAL upgrade.
To alleviate the need for users to complete a formal software upgrade each year, Sage will offer a new ongoing update format where new features and functionality are released as available within service packs.
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