Sage 200 Extra

Sage 200 is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution and includes a full range of features and optional modules to suit the shape, size and needs of your business.

Ideal for companies…

  • With a turnover of £1 million to £50 million
  • With typically 10 to 200 employees
  • Across all business sectors (with a particular focus on Business Services and Manufacturing)

Why choose the on premise version of Sage 200?

  • Option to pay monthly or upfront
  • Existing IT infrastructure
  • Dedicated IT staff for maintenance and support
  • Complete control over the storage of your own data and back-ups

Perfect for:

  • In-depth financial management, stock, project management, managing timesheets
  • More complex manufacturing and distribution processes
  • Providing a 360 degree view of your business
  • Analysing customer and product data with advanced reporting

 

Sage 200 Online vs Sage 200 On Premise

Choose the right version for your business

Sage 200 Online is the new online or cloud-based version of Sage 200. Sage have introduced it to offer you more choice about how you access, use and pay for your software.

You can still go down the traditional route of owning, controlling and managing your software within your business with the on premise solution.

It might help to think of it a bit like renting (online) versus buying your property (on premise). There are advantages to both options, but there are also lots of things to consider before deciding which is the right choice for your business.

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Why choose an on premise solution?

  • You prefer to hold and manage your data in-house
  • You’d like to have a solution that’s economical in the long-term
  • You’re unable to find a trusted service provider
  • You need integration with certain apps which isn’t possible via a cloud solution

Why choose an online solution?

  • You want to spread the cost of the solution across monthly payments
  • Making an up-front capital investment if not viable
  • You’d rather technical support was provided
  • You would like a quick set-up
  • You’d rather outsource security, back-up and maintenance of server and infrastructure
Flexible monthly or upfront payment options
Features of On premise Features of Online
Runs on in-house server Data is hosted in the cloud
Upfront capital cost or a predictable monthly payment Predictable monthly costs
Requires more prominent IT resource Reduced level of IT staff
Responsibility for security and data back-up is yours Data held remotely – Sage responsible for backups and security
Investment in IT infrastructure is ongoing Minimal hardware/software costs
Longer implementation Shorted implementation
Moderate ROI Lower cost of entry

 

  • Choose how you want to pay: spread the cost of your solution by paying monthly or pay all at once upfront
  • Choose how you want to deploy: online or on premise – by deploying online you’ll save significant amounts of money on hardware costs upfront
  • Easily scale your software up or down: pay for what you use, not what you don’t and reflect the seasonality of your business
  • Get up an running more quickly: choose to pay monthly reducing the upfront cost and allowing you to upgrade more quickly
  • Reduce IT costs: by using an online solution, you can reduce your IT costs, as maintenance of the server and security is effectively outsourced
  • No minimum users: unlike other providers, Sage are flexible and you can select from just one user to get you started
  • For Sage 200 Online: Sage include automated backups as part of the package. Sage manage this for you for extra peace of mind
In-depth information about Sage 200
All businesses are different and change over time. Recognising both these facts helps Sage shape their software to give you choices.

So, whilst Sage pack their standard Sage 200 solution full of tools that you can use straight away to help you run your business smartly and efficiently, Sage know that’s not the end of the story. Sage 200 is modular, so you choose the elements you need when you need them and add others as your business develops.

And with a choice of online or installed on premise software, there’s even more flexibility about how you use, roll out and pay for your software

Module Functionality Sage 200 On premise Sage 200 Online
Business Intelligence Powerful trend analysis and intuitive reporting. Simple to create your own reports and dashboards.

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Workspaces For data mining and reporting. Use simple dashboards and customisable views to find the information you need, specific to your role.

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Financials The essential financials package to manage your cashflow with the key 4 key ledgers.

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Commercials Stock, POP and SOP, price lists, price book and managing your supply chain.

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Project Accounting For managing projects and customer/supplier relationships. View profitability and easily view costs vs budgets at a glance.

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Web Timesheets and Expenses (access online) Enter, print and authorise timesheets and expenses online. Links with Sage Payroll.

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM For sales and marketing automation, pipeline management and marketing campaigns.

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Bill of Materials For simple manufacturing processes.

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Manufacturing For complex manufacturing processes – full Manufacturing Resource Planning solution.

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Espi provides a range of development and customisation services to allow us to deliver ERP and CRM systems that reflect your company’s working practices. The software products that we provide are designed to be used out of the box, however, there are a range of add on modules that allow the system to meet your exact specification. Our developers in addition can add your required functionality, delivered on time and to your exact specification.   At Espi we try to ensure that any customisation work doesn’t impact on the ability to upgrade your system easily.