While the writing has been on the wall for quite some time, this year ushers in the official End of Life (EOL) for Sage 500. Organizations still using Sage beyond EOL will enjoy a dependable user experience for the near-term. But in time, they’ll notice fewer enhancements, reduced capabilities, and increasing frustrations. This makes 2022 the ideal time for Admiral to transition unsupported clients from Sage to Dynamics 365 Business Central.
So what can you expect if you’re still using Sage? As of today, the company remains focused on connected services and minor usability enhancements. This gives you a little time to research alternatives and migrate at your pace. But at some point, the company will no longer support the technology, and you’ll begin to notice security vulnerabilities. Sage will also become growingly incompatible with SQL databases and Microsoft operating systems. Top this with the fact that the company will no longer be launching new features or bug fixes and that organizations still using Sage will no longer have the ability to buy more software as new users come on-board. You’ll also find it more difficult to locate partners to provide support.
But before this happens, you can preemptively explore alternatives, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. With Business Central, you could enjoy all of the unified productivity features in Microsoft Office 365, the data connectivity and intelligence of Microsoft Power Platform, plus the security and scale of Microsoft Azure within one integrated solution. Business Central is superb for organizations looking to bring everything together from finance through sales, service, supply chain, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. So you can optimize results and outputs, improve productivity, enhance decision-making, and stay in the know with real-time cash flow and business analytics.
Admiral Consulting can help you deploy Business Central seamlessly and flexibly—connecting all of your people and processes and keeping you well ahead of the game. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more ways Business Central can enhance your operations.