Since launching Sage 100c 2016 in November 2015, Sage has been working overtime to make clear exactly what distinguishes Sage 100c from their Sage 100 product line.
Initially, the difference was:
- Sage 100 = perpetual licensing
- Sage 100c = subscription licensing
Sage 100c also offers a more modern user interface. This user interface was subsequently made available to Sage 100 users as well though they have less ability to tailor the UI than a 100c user.
Under the hood, the functionality between Sage 100 and Sage 100c is virtually identical. Third-party integrations which work with Sage 100 also work with Sage 100c.
Over time we expect the pricing for Sage 100 perpetual licensing to be equal or more than Sage 100c which will likely prompt most users to migrate to subscription-based Sage 100c.
As noted by Sage in their presentation, the following features are expected to be added into the Sage 100c product line only.
- Sage Inventory Advisor Basics (Requires Gold or higher maintenance)
- 100c Manufacturing (Job Ops)
- Enhanced Search
- Multi-Bin (DSD / Scanforce)
Coming In 2017
- AP Automation
- Budgeting & Planning
- Auto bank feeds
- Payroll 2.0 (also in Sage 100)
- Sage 100 Anywhere
- Paperless Office 365
- Inactivate Warehouse
- Mobile Sales
- BOTS (Pegg)
TBD on Timing
- Cloud Backup
- Point of Sale
Each of the above features or integrations, unless noted, will only be available for Sage 100c users.