Sage 100 Resource Center
Upgrade your Sage MAS 90 to Sage 100, including all your historical transactions 3x versions and up. Tips and Tricks to manage your daily activity using Sage MAS 90 / Sage MAS 200 and learn more about Sage 100. Discover expert, responsive dedicated support staff for Sage MAS 90. Options for support include prepaid plans, on demand, online or at your office. Reach out to schedule your complimentary Sage 100 demo or call for off plan promotional pricing today.
Sage MAS 90 Support Plans
Sage MAS 90 Support – Expert assistance with Sage MAS 90 errors, data migrations and custom reports. Accounting Business Solutions by JCS can train new users and upgrade your company data to a current release of Sage 100. Why not take advantage of all the latest features Sage has packed into the most recent versions of Sage 100. Ask about Sage Partner Cloud, the affordable, scalable Sage 100 Azure hosted option and see for yourself why many Sage MAS 90 customers are moving to Sage Partner Cloud. Sage no longer provides support for Sage MAS 90. However, we are a Sage Authorized Reseller providing Sage MAS 90 support.
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Out With The Old and In With The New
Discover Hundreds Of New Features In Sage 100
Formerly Sage MAS 90
History of Sage 100
Sage 100 is a trusted solution for medium size businesses. Sage MAS 90 started n the mid 1980’s and originally published by a company called State of the Art, Inc. The bundle was known as the Master Accounting Series during the 90s and gained significant market share by developing a reseller channel largely made up of Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s). Most accountants used MAS 90 in their own practice and once becoming familiar with it then recommended it to their client base. CPA’s recommending software says a lot about the strength and versatility of this solution even 20 years ago.
Why upgrade to Sage 100 from Sage MAS 90?
Why upgrade Sage MAS 90 to Sage 100 – Sage Software has re-engineered Sage 100 over the past decade creating a dynamic solution offering scalability, visibility and reliability that businesses need. Sage 100 is stronger, faster and more powerful helping businesses reduce errors, free up resources and get more done by Friday. Current versions of Sage 100 offer rich distribution features and manufacturing options at a great price point.
Sage 100 – ERP – MRP and the list goes on
Sage MAS 90 has been renamed to Sage 100 and is currently owned by Sage Software. A data migration from Sage MAS 90 can be performed updating your company information into the latest version of Sage 100. These legacy versions are no longer supported by Sage but continue to be supported by MAS 90 Sage Consultants. If you are looking for assistance with any version of MAS 90, we are here for you. Our team of certified Sage Consultants have resolved errors, answered questions and guided many small businesses helping them take full advantage of their Sage Software system.
Sage MAS 90 Support
Sage MAS 90 accounting system support services – If you are on an older version and wish to upgrade we can help you can migrate all of your data to the most recent version of Sage 100. This is a process we have completed for many MAS 90 software clients. Depending on your version and release this process may require a intermediary migration to 4.0 before conversion to the most recent release. The strategy is to define a Sage Software Master Upgrade Project Plan before beginning the MAS accounting Software upgrade.
Distribution, Manufacturing and Field Service organizations
We also recommend performing a test conversion, getting all necessary custom reports and forms in place and doing a final data conversion once you have all the kinks worked out which takes a bit of time and planning. You should test thru each transaction you actually use to make sure the initial conversion actually brought over everything you expected. This way when you are actually ready to cut over your business only has a small amount of down town and frustration. This process also allows users to navigate the newer versions of Sage 100 to become proficient is the use of the accounting software system.
Parallel System Installation
First we install the new software to begin the parallel test conversion. This way you will be able to continue working in your current system while a test environment is prepared and the initial conversion is completed. This process identifies areas that need to be addresses, data that will not convert so a plan to correct information can be made. During this initial test all forms and custom reports will be identified and may need to be rewritten to work with the newer versions.
Previously the upgrades were in-line with data conversions, not migrations, up till 4.0. When upgrading from a 2.x or 3.x version of MAS 90 their may be need to convert to 3.72 prior to upgrade to 4.0. It may also require a re-build for every file and re-sort before migrating from 3.72. Before you start you need to print off all the reports showing balances and again once you are complete to make sure the balances and data conversion went well. However, you still need to review and test every thing especially if you are a larger, more complex user of this system.
Print the following Sage MAS Accounting Software Reports
- General ledger trial balance
- Accounts Receivable aging detail report
- Detailed Accounts payable aging report
- Inventory valuation
- Payroll YTD earnings
- Purchases clearing report
- Open jobs
Reports help measure from the start of the upgrade through to the end of the upgrade that key data has successfully been converted. Print and view the balances from the original Sage MAS 90 installation. Print the same reports as of the same date and verify the balances they are the same. This solidifies the process and reduces the risk something has been overlooked.
What you need to include in the plan for Sage MAS 90 Upgrade
- UDT – user defined tables
- UDF’s – user defined fields
- Current 3rd party add-ons
- Forms will need to be recreated
- Custom crystal reports will need to be rewritten
- User security and rolls will need to be redefined
Typically this process takes more than few hours but with the proper planning and a checklist of all the steps that need to be considered can be completed successfully. The more current version of Sage 100 the upgrade process has been made much easier.
Testing for Sage MAS 90 Accounting Upgrade
Remember test, test, test to make sure you are ready to go. While in the test (initial conversion) enter a transaction of each type as you would in the Sage MAS 90 installation. Once you have validated that all processes work and you understand the steps needed to record transactions move to the final conversion. If there are any errors during the testing research may be needed to determine the root cause and resolve the issue. Remember you will need to recreate custom forms and reports, set up user security, install and test all add-ons and integrations.
Final Upgrade Conversion from Sage MAS 90 to Sage 100
Perform a final conversion of your company data once the testing is complete. Also, print the reports again as of the date of the final conversion in the original Sage MAS 90 installation and the updated Sage 100 installation. Compare them again and you should be good to go.
Sage MAS 90 Accounting Software Assistance
If you need a resource to help with the upgrade we can review your data and provide a written estimate for the project. Normally a 30 minute to 1 hour discovery call is required and is complimentary for users seeking to upgrade. The amount of time needed and tasks required will vary depending on your current system and requirements. How long it will take to upgrade your system will depend on the following factors:
- How large your data files are
- MAS 90 version
- 3rd party add-ons or custom programs
- VI Import Jobs
Sage MAS 90 Training Classes
- General Ledger
- Accounts Receivable
- Crystal Reports
- Accounts Payable
- Bank Reconciliation
- Inventory Management
- Sales Orders
- Purchase Orders
- Bill of Materials
Leading Certified Sage Consultants for MAS 90 Support, upgrades and MAS 90 Courses
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