You may have previously heard that Sage and V-Technologies would no longer have an OEM relationship where Sage resold the popular V-Technologies Starship software.
In an email blast sent out today, Caroline Walsh, the Direct or Sales and Marketing for V-Technologies shares that Sage will stop offering a Starship Link starting with version 4.5 of Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200.
Instead it seems that V-Technologies will develop a link using Sage’s pseudo programming scripting language – Business Objects Interfact (BOI).
They also mention that they’re actively seeking out a developer to create a link between Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 and their Starship product.
What Does This All Mean?
Should you abandon ship and switch to another shipping package?
I don’t think solely based on this change in the relationship. V-Technologies has been doing a fine job for the last several years handling virtually all of their upgrades outside of Sage.
If you’re looking for a new shipping solution and you use multiple carriers – Starship is still the more mature choice for most users.