Sage has announced that their “C-Line” products, including Sage 50c, Sage 100c,  and Sage 300c will be renamed to reflect that “c” indeed stands for cloud.  This means that Sage 100c (formerly Sage 100 ERP, MAS 90, and MAS 200) will now be known as Sage 100cloud.  The changes are in name only and meant to reinforce the added functionality of the connected cloud.

The “c” in the C-Line has always stood for connected, collaborative, and customer focused.  The line brought a number of new enhancements and functionalities to the respective Sage products through the connected cloud.  This means that Sage users can experience the benefits of cloud, including mobile access, while still being installed on premise.  Given these connected cloud capabilities, it was always implied that the “c” stood for cloud (or at the very least connected cloud).  The recently announced changes confirm and reinforce this meaning.

Previous Name                 New Name
Sage 50c Sage 50cloud
Sage 100c Sage 100cloud
Sage 300c Sage 300cloud

Sage 100 introduction and product tour webinar invitation

A Brief History of Sage 100

Those who have been familiar with the Sage 100 product for a while know that this isn’t the first time its name has changed.  Since it was first offered in the 1980s, Sage 100 has gone through a number of reincarnations and rebranding initiatives.

MAS 90 & MAS 200

The product now known as Sage 100cloud was first offered in the mid-1980s by a company called State of the Art, Inc under the name Master Accounting Series for the 90s (MAS  90). MAS 200 offered the same accounting, distribution, manufacturing, and e-business management features as MAS 90, but with a client/server architecture for high-speed performance across the internet via dial-up connection.

In 1998, Sage Software acquired State of the Art, Inc. and the MAS line of solutions (including MAS 500 which went on to become Sage 500 ERP).  For a while, due to licensing issues in the US, Sage Software operated as BEST Software and offered Best MAS 90 & Best MAS 200.  Eventually, the products became Sage ERP MAS 90 & Sage ERP MAS 200.

Sage 100 ERP

In 2012 Sage announced that their product offerings, including MAS 90 & MAS 200, would rebrand in order to form a common identity across their diverse product lines.   Sage ERP MAS 90 became Sage 100 ERP Standard.  Sage ERP MAS 90 Online became Sage 100 ERP Online.  Sage ERP MAS 200 became Sage 100 ERP Advanced.  Finally, Sage ERP MAS 200 SQL became Sage 100 ERP Premium.

Sage 100c

Starting in 2016, Sage offered a “deluxe” version of Sage 100 called Sage 100c.  As stated above, the “c” stood for connected, collaborative, and customer focused and the product became what Sage refers to as a connected cloud product.  Meaning, it can connect to and integrate with natively-cloud add-ons and act as a stepping stone, unlocking the additional functionality of cloud technologies through a natively on-premise solution.  Sage 100c offered the same functions as Sage 100 but with additional benefits such as a modernized user interface, Sage Intelligence Reporting, Sage Inventory Advisor Basics and Sage University. Another big change that came with the new deluxe “c” version of Sage 100, was that the licensing became subscription-based rather than perpetual.  Starting in January 2017, subscription-based licensing became the only option for new sales.

Sage 100cloud

In early 2018, Sage stated that the names of the entire connected cloud C-Line will be changed to reflect that the “C” stands for cloud.  Sage 100c will now be Sage 100cloud.

Sage 100cloud logo

Important to Know

The product itself has not changed at all.  Sage 100cloud offers the same features and functionality as it did when it was called Sage 100c and is still a desktop solution that you can choose to host on-premises or in the cloud.

Again, Sage 100cloud is NOT a cloud-native solution.

What’s the Difference between Sage 100c and Sage 100cloud?

The change is primarily messaging and marketing-based.  Sage 100cloud is the same product as Sage 100c (outlined above).

If you are currently using Sage 100c this change will have no impact on your business or processes.

If you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to contact us today.

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