If you’re looking for a Sage alternative, this might help...
16 May 2017 10: 33 AM By Intact Software In Sage Alternative 1
Firstly, slow down and consider your options.
Too often in our business, we meet potential customers who make rushed decisions on their business software. Such an important decision is fundamental to the future success and growth of your business so it is unfair and unwise to put rigid timescales on the decision process.
I've taken many a call from a frustrated business owner looking to throw their current systems out in favour of the first system they can find. A call I took from a business owner using Sage 500 ERP for almost 9 years was just such an instance. They were told by their Sage Partner that they had to upgrade immediately as their Sage 500 was no longer being supported.
Faced with an expensive and disruptive upgrade, the caller sought an alternative to Sage. He asked me to quote him a price for our solution and by the end of our call had placed an order for Intact Software!
Utter madness. And before you ask, no, I didn’t instantly send him a sales order acknowledgement just to get the order in. Instead, I sent him off to consider all the alternatives before making his final decision. Of course, I did ask that Intact Software was considered as a possible solution!
Given that many businesses who install Intact Software convert from Sage products, I feel I am in a position to offer some advice to companies faced with a similar decision.
So, if you are using any Sage products and they are not meeting your business or reporting requirements or you are being forced to upgrade as your system is no longer supported, slow down and consider your alternatives.
Remember, a wise decision now could be the making of your business long into the future
It is also important to keep in mind that you do not have to invest significantly in a system only to be left doing the same thing or experiencing the same problems – use this as an opportunity to set up your business for the future.
Dream a little.
Update: Please note, since the time of writing (September 2013), Sage since announced Sage 500 would continue to be supported with a review date for 2017.
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