Much like the members of the Microsoft family of products, software children living within the Sage software family often have a hard time getting enough individual attention (and getting their fair share of food at the dinner table). The Sage Accpac product, by virtue of its Canadian roots, manages to distinguish itself from other Sage North American products with its international capabilities. While you would expect the product to be able to cross the North American border to meet the needs of its routine-loving compatriots, you might be surprised to find out that it comes in flavors suitable for the tastes of businesses in 18 other countries including foreign language versions in Spanish, French and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Sage Accpac makes it product accessible by providing a number of different deployment options. Data can seamlessly move from the Sage Accpac online product to a more traditional Sage Accpac desktop deployment. Application integration between the web-deployed Sage CRM product and either flavor of Sage Accpac also happens with a minimal degree of technical wizardry via the Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suite. Numerous third party applications have been the historical way to extend the product’s depth, although there seems to be less of this happening in recent years.
The recent release (in version 5.5) of the Sage Accpac dashboard using Business Objects Xcelsius has given the product a slick business intelligence feature that is visible via the web. Using the dashboard, business owners can get insights into sales, receivables, and payables. This tool provides another option that goes beyond the power of existing reports and charts and graphs available across all product modules using the Sage Accpac Insight product.
Flexibility for Sage Accpac takes the form of database choices – including Linux, SQL, and Oracle. The ability of the application to perform on top of different databases, which might be thrilling to geeks like me, is also an important indicator of the intelligent design underlying the product. You will see specialty resellers like CodePartners in Dallas, Texas, taking full advantage of this design to insure the product meets the unique requirements of individual businesses.
Sage Accpac combines a global reach with the freedom to choose how to deploy the product.