Earlier this month Sage announced the availability of Sage ERP MAS 90 Online.
Industry analyst Aberdeen Group reported on its blog that "Sage is looking to market to organizations that do not have the budget or staff to implement a traditional on-premise solution."
Aberdeen Group went on to say "This is an ideal time for Sage to be announcing an online ERP solution as Aberdeen’s research has found an increased willingness for growing companies to be considering Software as a Service (SaaS) ERP for their ERP deployment. Sage does not necessarily refer to ERP MAS 90 Online as a SaaS solution, but rather as an "online" or "cloud-based" deployment option for its [Sage MAS] 90 product that enables organizations to scale the product as their needs grow. Still, the benefits of a SaaS ERP deployment are consistent with this deployment method. Both are web-based and delivered on a subscription basis."
There are many instances where online is preferable to on-premise software; but there are just as many instances where subscription-based software could cost more than on-premise software. Before making a decision, it’s important to carefully consider the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and we can help you do that. We want to make sure that you make the right decision for your company today and in the future.