Sage - News You Can Use

Posted by EQ Tech on Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Beginning in March, Perpetual customers will see an annual increase of 20% on their renewal notification for any Sage Business Care plan renewing on or after March 1, 2018.

Perpetual License Pricing Change Coming in March 2018

While many software providers have moved solely to subscription-based licensing, Sage continues to offer both subscription and perpetual license options to customers. To accommodate the added cost of maintaining both options, Sage announced that they’ll be adjusting the price of Sage Business Care prices for Sage 300 perpetual licenses.

Sage states that pricing adjustments are determined based on an annual review across their entire solution portfolio which considers market conditions, the cost of doing business, added value delivered through major product releases, and various other factors. The price increase reflects the added personnel and resources required to support both subscription and perpetual license models.

What's the difference between perpetual and subscription? With regards to the pricing model only:

Perpetual - With this plan, you "own" the software.  
Subscription - With this plan, you "lease" the software. The subscription plan is called "Sage 300c".

Note: the increase does not affect Sage 300c subscription licenses which remain the same.

If you have questions regarding your licensing model, please do not hesitate to contact us using the submission form below.

Sage 300c Name Change

Just when you thought you had the different product names figured out, we learned that Sage will be changing the name of Sage 300c. Effective in March 2018, Sage 300c will be renamed to Sage 300cloud.

It’s primarily a marketing change designed to align Sage 300c with other cloud-focused products and services. However, there’s no new licensing or features to become familiar with. Same product, different name.

Sage Sessions Live Events Coming to a City Near You

Earlier this year, Sage announced that in lieu of hosting a big annual Sage Summit event like we’ve seen in years past, the company has decided to take the show on the road and get closer to customers on their home turf.

The newly-formatted “Sage Sessions” tour is comprised of a series of live regional events throughout the U.S. and Canada. Similar to Sage Summit but more compact, Sage Sessions is a single-day event featuring a keynote, breakout sessions, product demos, and a lunch & mingle reception that provides networking opportunities. Each stop will also feature a scaled-down trade show and opportunities to speak with product experts from Sage and third parties.

There are currently 10 stops scheduled in the U.S. and Canada as follows:

Chicago, IL - April 24
Toronto, ON - May 8
Austin, TX - May
Atlanta, GA - June
Montreal, QC - June 26
Edmonton, AB - July
New York, NY - July
Seattle, WA - August 7
Vancouver, BC – September

Pricing is $29 for early birds (up to 1 week prior to the event) and $49 standard after that.

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Topics: Sage 300 (ACCPAC), Sage 300 Cloud

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