UPDATE: 02-16-2009 – Please see this article announcing a change in policy by Microsoft which seems to say that FRX will continue to be supported.
Sage Software has been advised that Microsoft has made a decision against further enhancement or development of their FRx reporting software beyond version 6.7. Microsoft agreed to continue supporting the current version of FRx through June 2011, thereby enabling Sage Software adequate opportunity to evaluate suitable alternatives. As a part of the evaluation process, Sage Software will also assess Microsoft’s Management Reporter; Management Reporter has been described as the next generation FRx and is equipped with full migration capability.
Microsoft’s decision affects not only Sage Software, but also other competitive ERP solution providers. In response, Sage Software remains committed to supporting the integrity of our products and your customer’s Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200, and Sage MAS 500 ERP, and Sage PFW ERP business software solutions. As a part of our go-forward strategy, we have actively initiated the process of determining what option(s) will provide the most effective solution regarding your customer’s financial report-writing needs. We will inform you of our progress as updates are available.
Link: Schulz Consulting, LLC