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.
BPAC is a select group of BusinessWorks Business Partners that meet a few times a year with Sage executives to provide important feedback and perspective on product features and development, corporate strategy, industry trends, and the competitive landscape.
DWD is 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 discussed the possibility of sunsetting BusinessWorks, they have NOT released an official retirement date of the product – if you see advertising on the Internet that states otherwise, it is just a scare tactic that is being used to move users off BusinessWorks and onto other software 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 v2013, new features and functionality will be released within service packs. This new “on-going update” format will replace the Annual upgrade.
- Sage is offering its BusinessWorks software users a significant trade-in credit thru September 30, 2014*. This credit can be applied against the purchase of user licenses for a new Sage ERP software solution.
With all the recent rumors floating around about BusinessWorks, and the discount offered by Sage Software, now is a great time to take a look at your current BusinessWorks system and determine if it is fulfilling the needs of your company.
DWD offers a free Needs Assessment (a $250 value) to help you determine if BusinessWorks is still a good fit for the needs of your business. This analysis will take a detailed look at your company and all aspects of your accounting operations. The questions will help determine exactly where your needs lie and how well your BusinessWorks system is meeting those needs.