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Accounting software is crucial in modern businesses. This is mainly because accounting software makes bookkeeping and financial management easier, more convenient, faster and more effective. Using accounting software to manage your financial needs is more efficient as compared to manually writing your accounting records. The good thing is, there are several accounting software that are available for demo purposes, some are even free but if you want the best, it comes at a certain fee.

However, free accounting software are only effective for entry level and small businesses because they do not need complex accounting processes. Larger businesses carry out more complex accounting transactions which demand for more powerful accounting software such as Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200 and Sage MAS 500. Accounting software at this level do not come for free, and the cost varies depending on the modules needed. Comprehensive accounting software also feature many integrated automation and business management capabilities.

Having said these certain conditions, what type of accounting software will suit best for your business? It’s important to know the types of accounting software to determine which is ideal for your business, they are:

1) Free Software: This type of accounting software only offers basic accounting capabilities and features but with limited functionality. Small business usually just need invoice management, payment of bills, cash receipts, account reconciliation, and some budgeting activities. In most cases, only one employee uses free accounting software program. Technical support for free software are usually limited because the developers encourage the users to purchase the premium versions to be able to obtain full support and updates.

2) Micro Business Software: Most accounting software in the micro-business category cost not more than a $100 which includes the benefits of the basic functionality, some additional features and technical support. Usually, micro-business accounting software includes inventory management capabilities, CRM functionality, project management and more. Micro-business accounting software is ideal for companies engaged in transportation industry or real estate that consistently deal with defined data and customer sets.

3) Small Business Software: Accounting software that falls within the small business category usually costs from a hundred dollars to a thousand dollars or more. Generally, small business accounting software allows multiple users to use the program at the same time. Small business accounting software includes basic functionality, more added features and excellent technical support services. It can be customized that can suit the users preferences and business needs, it can handle large amounts of inventory that are being distributed from warehouse to warehouse or a large storage facility. A good example of accounting software in this category is Sage MAS 90 ERP.

4) Mid-Market Software: Accounting software falling in the mid-market class usually costs between a few thousand to half a million dollars. Accounting software at this level offers high flexibility and multiple levels of functionality, carries out complex processes and integrates with other industry solutions. A good example of mid-marketing accounting software is Sage MAS 200 ERP.

5) Large Business: In many cases, accounting software in the mid-market category that cost more than half a million dollars can be upgraded to handle extreme large and complex and advance processes. Accounting software in this level is usually integrated in an ERP system. The company using accounting software in this level usually keeps strong relationships and works with its reseller most of the time, technical support is given at a full scale. Sage MAS 500 ERP is a good example of accounting software in this category.

Although there are many factors to consider in choosing the right accounting software for your business, always remember that one of the most important thing to consider is support after sale. Only with proper support from your reseller can you be ensured that whenever you need help they are always there to provide it. When you choose an accounting software always make sure that it can provide your specific business needs. Free accounting software is really not that advisable if you are expect a fast growth in the near future, it is recommended that you invest on highly flexible accounting software with powerful capabilities and functionality such as Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200 or Sage MAS 500.

Have your free needs analysis now at MTSI!

If you want to know more about Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200, contact Marshall Technology Solutions, Inc., a premier Sage MAS 90 reseller, Sage MAS 90 partner, Sage MAS 200 reseller and Sage MAS 200 partner in the United States with over 19 years of experience. Call us at our toll free number – 866-848-2957.

MTSI opens doors for you, we will be honored to be your Sage MAS 90 reseller | MAS 200 reseller and Sage MAS 90 partner | MAS 200 Partner.

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MTSI specializes in Sage software products. MTSI is popularly known as a Sage MAS 90 reseller for the reason that Sage MAS 90 is it number one selling product followed by Sage MAS 200, JobOps and various ERP and CRM software. Our Technical Support Engineers are Certified Sage MAS Consultants which means that we are equipped with intensive technical knowledge of the Sage MAS product lines. In addition, they are also Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) which means that our technicians can also troubleshoot our client’s issues even if they related to hardware and networking. Other resellers only have Sage MAS certifications which leaves them helpless if the issues are related to hardware and networking.

Because our team members are experts with the product that we represent, we are able to provide superior Sage MAS 90 training and Sage MAS 90 support to our clients as well as for Sage MAS 200. We practice step-by-step approach in our training classes to ensure that every aspect of the products is covered. We believe that this is the best way to make our clients learn the software in the most thorough manner possible. With the right knowledge from training, our clients are able to save a lot from expenses that can be incurred by future support costs.

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21
Dec

Sage MAS 90 ERP History and Overview

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SUMMARY


State of the Art, Inc., also known as S.O.T.A., first released the Master Accounting Series for the 90s (MAS 90) in the mid of 1980s (1984-1985) to offer more powerful accounting solutions to businesses during those times. In just a matter of time, MAS 90 rapidly gained popularity and significant market share through a successful reseller channel consisting mainly of small Value Added Resellers (VARs) and through majority of Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s). Many CPA’s during those days have tried using MAS 90, became efficient in using the software and endorsed it to their client-base. As further developments of MAS 90 continued, the software became more advance, CPA’s have more technological issues and concerns with the product and stopped selling the software. Today, the Sage MAS 90 ERP is resold through a authorized Sage partners and VARs.

Sage MAS 90 is mainly an accounting software solution when it was first published. However, as it was further developed, it became a modular basis for other industry specific solutions. Today, Sage MAS 90 features its flexibility in providing solutions not just in accounting but in wholesaling distribution, manufacturing, inventory management, CRM, e-Commere, HR and payroll, time and project management and a lot more. Sage MAS 90 has more than 25 featured modules plus hundreds of other industry-specific solutions developed by Sage’s network of business partners.

Sage MAS 90 runs in a file server environment which means that data files are shared with either a dedicated (file) server featuring file sharing services, or a single computer in a network rendering peer-to-peer file management. This LAN-based financial system architecture is a fairly archaic approach that for most intents and purposes limits the number of concurrent users. Sage documentation reveals that MAS 90 can sustain up to ten locally connected users, however, several seasoned consultants would advise switching to the more powerful MAS 200 if more than five users require concurrent access. Sage MAS 200 is functionally identical, but operates in a client-server environment running under Windows server operating systems.

Sage MAS 90 uses Crystal Reports for nearly most of its built in packaged reports and custom reports. Some of the remaining ‘legacy’ modules including Work Order Processing, or Job Cost still have ‘hard coded’ non-user editable reports, however, users can create new reports using the included Crystal Reports tool.

From a technology viewpoint, MAS 90 was originally designed in Business Basic Extended (BBX) and the solution has failed to keep up with the advancement platform and database technology advancements made by major competitor Microsoft with its Dynamics lines.

VERTICAL MARKETS

Majority of Sage MAS 90 users come from almost every industry. They use the software for their financial and accounting system; however, industry-specific businesses using the software are involved in the manufacturing and distribution industry but not the more advance supply chain management (SCM).

  • Wholesale distribution
  • Wholesale management

STRENGTHS

Sage MAS 90 has numerous strengths which include but not limited to the following:

  • Low acquisition cost
  • Proven, reliable and stable financial application
  • Strong basic accounting functionality
  • Very large North American install base

KEY COMPETITORS

Sage MAS 90‘s major competitors include Microsoft Dynamics with its GP, AX, NAV and SL lines as well as SAP Business One. Other competitors include QuickBooks and Epicor as well as the on-demand makers of Intacct and NetSuite.

Have your free needs analysis now at MTSI!

If you want to know more about Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200, contact Marshall Technology Solutions, Inc., a premier Sage MAS 90 reseller, Sage MAS 90 partner, Sage MAS 200 reseller and Sage MAS 200 partner in the United States with over 19 years of experience. Call us at our toll free number – 866-848-2957.

MTSI opens doors for you, we will be honored to be your Sage MAS 90 reseller | MAS 200 reseller and Sage MAS 90 partner | MAS 200 Partner.

Sage MAS 90 ERP Support after sale a very essential part in doing business and MTSI never

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Sage MAS 90 Support requires a team of dedicated Certified Sage MAS Consultants. Sage MAS 90 is a comprehensive ERP software that needs professional Support. It is recommended to seek expert Support from experience Sage MAS 90 Consultants which MTSI can provide. At MTSI, we require our technicians to not only be certified on Sage MAS 90, but also to be Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE). This provides our clients with a comfort level unsurpassed in our industry. This means that if your Sage MAS 90 accounting software is having issues, we can fully troubleshoot the problem, even if it is related to your hardware or network. Some other Sage MAS 90 resellers only require Sage MAS 90 certifications, which leaves them helpless when the issues are related to hardware and network problems.

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16
Dec

Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 Comparison

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What’s inside Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200?

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When using Sage MAS 200, all processes are basically carried out within the server while only screen updates are being transmitted back and forth between the server and the workstation. This saves a great deal of processing power within the workstation because the server does all the processing. This can be beneficial to those workstations with older hardware that runs slower so long as they meet the minimum requirements of Sage MAS 200. Sage MAS 200 is also very perfect for companies with multiple sites as it can certainly perform well for distributed processing environment. Many IT experts also consider Sage MAS 200 as a safer system with higher data security in comparison with Sage MAS 90.

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For nearly three decades of Sage MAS 90 history, there have been numerous Sage MAS 90 resellers who have made it to the top. Probably hundreds of them, however, only a very few can be considered “superior” when it comes to reseller partnerships and MTSI is proud to be among them. MTSI is a team of seasoned veterans with over 20 years of experience in Sage software products. The ERP and CRM industry demands intensive technical knowledge backed with profound mindset for entrepreneurship.

The key elements to success in this industry are intensive technical knowledge of the products being represented by the reseller, partnering with the right people and keeping strong relationships with business partners and clients. This is the reason why Marshall Technology Solutions, Inc. is enjoying its growth as a company and continues to diversify in other industries. Thanks to the strong leadership of Larry Marshall, President/CEO and David Mak, CIO, MTSI became one of the largest Sage Select Partners and resellers in North America.

MTSI – A Team of Seasoned Veterans in Sage Software

MTSI specializes in Sage software products. MTSI is popularly known as a Sage MAS 90 reseller for the reason that Sage MAS 90 is it number one selling product followed by Sage MAS 200, JobOps and various ERP and CRM software. Our Technical Support Engineers are Certified Sage MAS Consultants which means that we are equipped with intensive technical knowledge of the Sage MAS product lines. In addition, they are also Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) which means that our technicians can also troubleshoot our client’s issues even if they related to hardware and networking. Other resellers only have Sage MAS certifications which leaves them helpless if the issues are related to hardware and networking.

Because our team members are experts with the product that we represent, we are able to provide superior Sage MAS 90 training and Sage MAS 90 support to our clients as well as for Sage MAS 200. We practice step-by-step approach in our training classes to ensure that every aspect of the products is covered. We believe that this is the best way to make our clients learn the software in the most thorough manner possible. With the right knowledge from training, our clients are able to save a lot from expenses that can be incurred by future support costs.

With regards to supporting our clients, MTSI provides superior support services in the industry. Not only are we credible enough to tackle support issues, we are a team of consultants. We diagnose our clients’ systems and advise them on the appreciate actions to be taken to prevent them from paying more for support costs due to undiagnosed issues that can potentially become a problem later. We provide remote access support and on-site visits to our clients to ensure that their concerns are properly addressed. Our Technical Support Engineers are in-house that is why we are one among the few Sage partners in the country who can guarantee a 2-hour response time when a client calls for support, other resellers take days to respond as they outsource their support services.

Our clients are 100% referable and we offer free needs analysis and give the best unbiased recommendations for your company.

Have your free needs analysis now at MTSI!

If you want to know more about Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200, contact Marshall Technology Solutions, Inc., a premier Sage MAS 90 reseller, Sage MAS 90 partner, Sage MAS 200 reseller and Sage MAS 200 partner in the United States with over 19 years of experience. Call us at our toll free number – 866-848-2957.

MTSI opens doors for you, we will be honored to be your Sage MAS 90 reseller | MAS 200 reseller and Sage MAS 90 partner | MAS 200 Partner.

15
Dec

Sage Businessworks

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Sage BusinessWorks is a winning blend of the most frequently requested feature enhancements from customers and the latest industry advancements. Sage BusinessWorks has the intelligence, the muscle, and the insights to help put your company on the fast track to success.

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13
Dec

SAGE CRM: Customer Relationship Management by Sage

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Loaded with sales automation tools that guide sales professionals look and recover valuable information fast; this is what makes it a top edge with other CRM software.

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Here at MTSI, we are not just a reseller of any other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) products; we offer only the best for your business. When selecting Customer Relationship Management software, it is important to know the unique benefits integrated within. With SageCRM, you are guaranteed to receive all the unique benefits that Sage has to offer and integrated in the software. SageCRM is easy to use, fast to deploy, feature-rich SageCRM which provides enterprise-wide access to vital customer information – anytime and anywhere. With SageCRM, you can manage your business better by integrating field sales, inside sales, customer care and marketing.

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13
Dec

ACT by Sage: Customer Relationship Management System

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As a sales-oriented company, your most valuable asset is your customers. New sales are hard to come by, so taking care of existing customers and servicing their needs is vital to your success. Using ACT! by Sage contact management software alongside your Sage MAS 90 ERP or Sage MAS 200 ERP system can be a significant benefit to your customer service and sales performance.

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By leveraging the strengths of two industry leaders, your company can gain access to a series of unique options. For instance, workgroup users operating within ACT! by Sage can issue sales orders, perform customer inquiries or view detailed orders and invoices. In effect, the two products allow you to connect the two halves of your business — your front office, which includes your sales force, and the heart of your business, your accounting system.

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13
Dec

Swiftpage Online E-marketing Tool

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Unleash The Full Power of E-Marketing With Swiftpage

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Swiftpage is a robust yet user-friendly E-Marketing tool that automates your marketing campaigns through pre-configured settings. It has many futures than can truly benefit you and your business. You can automate your drip marketing campaigns, send e-mails blasts and track those who open and click them through Swiftpage’s servers.

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