Exclusive: Sage cuts more products

The company confirmed Sage Enterprise is to stop supporting its Sage Premier product from 20 September 2003 and the Sage Prestige offering from 30 September 2002. It is understood that letters will be sent to customers next week.

The decision follows the announcement last August to discontinue or update eight products.

Following an independent product review, Sage selected a core series of ‘best of breed’ software in audit, taxation and practice management software.

As a result of the review, all five products Sage gained through the acquisition of CSM – including Taxman, Business Tax, Accountant’s Desktop, MinuteMan and AuditMan II – were discontinued.

A spokeswoman for the company said the decision last week had been made in a bid to offer customers increased features such as Windows and internet capability, and to bring applications for their customers up to date.

Customers of Sage Premier will be recommended to switch to Sage Line 50 or 100, while Prestige users will be recommended Sage Line 200.


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