Sage recently announced several new developments related to the Connected Services program which was originally introduced last year. These Connected Services allow you to choose from a library of “a la carte” business applications that are integrated with your Sage ERP MAS 90 or MAS 200 software. Let’s take a look at what that means for you.
It’s the Cloud Built Around Your Business
The idea behind Connected Services is to let you reach beyond the four walls of your business and into the cloud, picking and choosing specialized add-on “apps” and services that are integrated with MAS 90 or MAS 200. That way, you can add specialized services, like credit card processing or billing management, without having to purchase software, install, and configure on your in-house server.
Each application is plug and play with your existing Sage accounting software so the data flows from the cloud straight to MAS 90 or MAS 200, eliminating duplicate data entry, increasing accuracy, and reducing mistakes.
When and Where You Need Them Most
With Connected Services, you’re adding functionality on the fly, when and where you need it most. Let’s say you decide it’s time to add credit and debit card processing to MAS 90 or MAS 200 … a quick visit to www.SagePayments.com (a Connected Service) and you’re up and running in no time. You’ve now added the ability to process payments for all major credit cards onsite, online, and via mobile device – safely and conveniently.
Sage is currently working on a standardized in-product marketplace of Connected Services that you can access right from MAS 90 or MAS 200. This will make it easy to review, evaluate, and select available services. Many Connected Services are available at no charge, while others can be purchased on a subscription basis or included with a Sage Business Care Plan.
Available Connected Services
Here is a list of currently-available Connected Services plus a few that are in development and on the horizon:
- Employment: learning management, performance management, and recruiting services.
- Financial: payment processing, financial/credit checks, and billing services.
- Operations: payroll, direct deposit, sales tax management, and compliance services.
- Sales & Marketing: E-marketing, Hoover’s business information, and business intelligence services.
Be sure to Contact Us if you’d like to learn more about the valuable Connected Services.