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Additional Options for High-End Accounting

This is a supplement to the Dec. 2005 review of High-End Accounting Software.

Due to space limitations in the print edition of our magazine, some offerings by Sage Software were not included in the review section. Although we were unable to review these additional applications, Sage also offers the following programs for the high-end accounting market: Sage MAS 500 ERP and Sage Pro ERP.

Sage MAS 500 ERP
Version 7.0 of Sage’s MAS 500 ERP focuses on two primary themes: Improved access to information and streamlined distribution processes. The system is scalable to meet the needs of growing businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million. This SQL Server-based application is the most powerful member of the Sage Software family of business management applications, offering integrated solutions that automate the following areas of business management:

  • Core and Advanced Financials
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Project Accounting (including time and expense tracking)
  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Warehouse Management
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • e-Business
  • Business Intelligence

You can obtain more information about this product at

Sage Pro ERP
With full source code availability, Sage Pro ERP is customizable to suit unique business requirements and future growth. Available in two editions with a full suite of manufacturing and accounting modules, Sage Pro is equipped to meet small to midsize business demands. Available modules include the System Manager, GL, AR, AP, Inventory Control, Order Entry, Purchase Orders, Payroll, EFT Direct Payroll, Multicurrency, Job Cost, Project Accounting, Customization Manager, Production Entry, Work Orders, Shop Control, Intercompany Transactions, Message Master, ProAlert, Customer Connect, Bills of Lading, Bills of Materials.

Real-time processing makes business information available where and when it is needed, from Sales to Receivables and Payables to Inventory. Sage Pro is written in Microsoft Visual Fox Pro and integrated with Microsoft SQL server . Information on the new version 7.3 is available at