Jul

23

Before any of you think I’ve lost the plot… no I do not think Sage Line 50 is a ‘great’ product… far from it in fact… I dont use the product day in day out exactly… but my business partner does… and I can tell you that I do know it does behave like any other Windows product I use… Sage clearly decided to make up their own behaviour rules for the software… and in the end this is going to be there downfall…

Having become the dominant product it has… they have now become very lazy… and when they cant even be bothered to make scroll bars work like other windows products (tried a wheel mouse in Sage anyone?)… they are asking for trouble… at least when Microsoft dominate a sector they continue to improve their products as a rule…

And lest any of you think this is only my mindless ramblings… just about every client I have uses Sage Line 50… and this includes some sizeable accountancy firms… they dont like it… in fact they hate it (and will use that word)… they only use it because it’s a ’standard’… so as soon as something better comes along with enough backing….

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Jul

22

So… since the release of CRM3… we and other members of the SBS community have indiciated to Microsoft that in order to effectively sale CRM to Small Business we need a link from CRM to Sage Line 50..

The reason behind this is simple… at some point most CRM deployments are going to want to link to a companies financial system… and in the UK Small Business financial software right now *IS* Sage Line 50…

Microsoft as they often do listened and decided to act… and in the UK they have helped to develop a link from CRM to Line 50… the link isnt available yet… it will be another couple of months I’m told… so what’s the purpose of my post? Well… I’ve heard on the grapevine that link will be one way only… (from Line 50 to CRM) and will only sync contacts and accounts as a one off type operation…

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Jul

22

Hi…

I’ve debated about whether to do this for some time now and I finally decided it was time to bite the bullet. I dont know how useful this will be, but if I’m lucky I’m hoping I may learn something from any one that might happen by this site.

And who knows… you might even learn something from me…

So Welcome!

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