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Accpac 5.6

  1. 1. Product Management Roadmap
  2. 2. Sage Accpac ERP <ul><li>Global Strategic Sage product </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Connected Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Net Promoter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-Product Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Centered Design </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Customer Connected Priority Market Research IdeaScope Customer / Partner / In-Product Surveys Usability Testing Product Council Customer Site-Visits Customer/Partner Interviews Customer Forums Win/Loss Competitive Analysis
  4. 4. Sage Accpac Product Roadmap Accpac V5.5 May 2008 Accpac 6 2010 Accpac V5.6 November 2009 Bundled MSSQL September 2008 Accpac Online August 2008
  5. 5. Sage Accpac v5.5: Success! <ul><li>17% Increase in Net Promoter Score over Accpac 5.4! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality better than ever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SageCRM included </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bundled options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edition expansion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support – Ungated Knowledge Base & Community Forum </li></ul></ul>“ The upgrade process was seamless, our staff were up and running with 5.5 in less than 4 hours. It has been very stable.  The users have been happy with the new features and I've noticed speed increases as well .  Sage did a great job making this release enterprise-ready.”  <ul><ul><li>Warren Massey, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President, Technology & Support Services Rana Medical </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Customer Requests: in-product survey <ul><li>Top 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCO - Upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance/Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sage Accpac Product Roadmap Accpac v5.6 November 2009 Subject to Change Accpac 6 2010 Accpac Intelligence November 2009
  8. 8. Sage Accpac Intelligence <ul><li>Allows Financial Managers to easily create reports and analyze data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on familiar Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides many pre-formatted report templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sales/Purchasing/Inventory analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced OLAP analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with Sage Accpac desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 User License Bundled (free) with v5.6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also available for v5.5 but not free </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Sage Accpac v5.6 <ul><li>Focus on Top Customer Requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bundled Sage Accpac Intelligence – 1 Free License </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated AR Inquiry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous Crystal reports improved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplification of Bank Reconciliation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One-step installation & activation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Sage University training on “what’s new” features </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance/Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Controlled Release program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test automation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single release </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serialized Numbers/Lot Tracking integration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll employee security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support for SageCRM Solo </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Platform Support in v5.6 <ul><li>Platform support added: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization support (VMWare and Citrix) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>64 Bit support server/workstation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Platform support discontinued: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM DB2 database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 2000 Server/MS SQL Server 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel 97/2000/XP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xcelsius Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>V5.6 last release to support this </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replaced by Sage Portal in V6.0 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. How Beta Testers feel about v5.6 <ul><li>The best product so far, by far! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efe Oputu , Alpha Software Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product is well thought out, adds valuable features and performed great! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed McCarthy, BusinessLink New England, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finally an ERP system that is reasonably easy to use and has all the functionality that any small or medium business would require, including CRM. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joey Shull, M&C Mgmt Systems, LLC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5.6 has many new features that will save customers time and money. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zev Kizelnik, PC Ware Business Solutions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Value of New Features in v5.6
  13. 14. Get Ready for v5.6 Now! <ul><li>Pre-Release Guide to be posted on the Partner Resource Center within a week (by Sept 7 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Upgrade Ladder” – End of September </li></ul><ul><li>No Surprises! – End of September </li></ul><ul><li>Consider participation in Controlled Release: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>