If you use Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200 you’ve likely heard that V-Technologies, the publisher of StarShip, announced earlier this month that they have terminated the OEM relationship with Sage and will begin selling StarShip direct beginning in April. Sage has also made the decision to remove the StarShip Link in MAS 90 and 200 version 4.5.
StarShip is a shipping integration component that replaces UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager, etcetera, rather than using the shipper’s software.
What does this mean for you?
If you use StarShip currently you will need to get the new integration component from V-Technologies. Depending on the cost of that integration piece, current StarShip users may want to move to another solution, such as ASI Shipping Integration. Another reason current StarShip users may want to switch is if only one shipping vendor is used, in which case there may not be a need for StarShip.
This is where our Shipping Integration solution fits well. With Shipping Integration users continue to use UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager, or whichever solution or solutions make sense for them. Shipping Integration passes the information back and forth between MAS and the shipping software.
If you have been using StarShip and would like to switch, ASI is offering a special trade-in promotion for Shipping Integration with 50% off the total first year cost. That is a $900 savings. But hurry, the offer expires on September 30, 2011.
If you are a MAS user who doesn’t use StarShip but would benefit from a shipping integration solution and you like using your shipping vendor’s software, then Shipping Integration is perfect for you … plus, it’s much more affordable than StarShip. Shipping Integration is only $1,800 versus StarShip’s cost of $3,450. Plus, annual maintenance is only $300 instead of StarShip’s $450.
Shipping Integration For Sage MAS 90
Ideal for UPS Worldship and/or FedEx Ship Manager users who want to speed up the shipping process by eliminating the manual entry of tracking numbers one-by-one as well as capture freight and weight for shipments.
No longer does the customer have to enter tracking numbers one-by-one. Instead, the program will match tracking numbers to the correct invoice and will, optionally, update the freight and weight for those shipments. The key that ties everything together is the order number. Instructions are included to set up the import that will pull the order information from the Sage MAS 90 data files. The order number, stored in one of the reference fields, can then be exported automatically to a specified location. The program will read that exported data and update the invoices with the correct information. The import can be run for a batch of invoices from the menu or for one invoice at a time from Shipping Data Entry.