I have received several emails alerting me to the fact that Sage has announced that the end of life for the DacEasy product line will be September 2016. I would like to start a thread on what product lines people have chosen to move to. I hope that Sage will keep this thread open.
More information is available at the following link:
The only Sage Product that Sage DacEasy converts directly to is Sage 50 which has a migration conversion already built into it. You need to have an accounting company data setup for it to recognize it. Here's a website for more information on migration:
Sage DacEasy to Sage 50 migration customer resource center will answer a lot of questions about migration: http://go.na.sage.com/Value_2014_Q3_IB_DacEasy_S50USMigrate_033114
The phone number for Sales to start Migration is 1-800-322-3279.
In reply to dacscott:
Thank you Scott I am aware of the limited amount of information that Sage 50 will migrate. I am just wandering what other options are out there be it either sage or not. I think it would be interesting to hear what other people have moved to and how it is working.
In reply to diamond98:
I am so sad to see the DacEasy Product discontinued. I have used it since version 3 all the way to Version 2014. I would gladly pay twice the price to keep DacEasy!!
At this point it looks like Quick Books is the best option for our business. I would like to go with Sage 50 but, the Star Ship Shipping Program does not integrate and it does not have a POS. I know there is a third party POS for Sage 50 but the two factors together have us favoring Quick Books.
In reply to ABCBooks:
Thank you ABC BOOKS I hope others will post as well.
Be careful with Quick Books my company tried switching earlier this year to quick books and after 5 days we switched back to Dac. We are a manufacturing distribution company and had problems with the ship order and picking ticket part of the program.
Just because Sage stops supporting DacEasy, does not mean that DacEasy will stop working. I used version 10 for a decade. It having been the last Canadian Version. It would still be working were it not that win XP is no longer.
Current version DacEasy will continue to work as long as Win 7 or 8 are supported.
For those of us, that have used DacEasy since version 2 or 3, we have a pretty good handle on it, and there will still be independent Consultants that will service it.
And maybe in the next decade somebody might come up with a smart program that works.
Only caveat is Sage Payment Solutions, may possibly drop off. But one could easily work around that.
In reply to JSB:
Thank you JBS for your input. I am considering upgrading to DacEasy v2015 when it becomes available with my DacEasy Business Care Plan. Then use that program for as long as possible. Sage 50 is missing key features and a POS module.
I suspect many DacEasy users did not subscribe to the Sage Business Care Plan to keep funds flowing to support the people working hard to maintain and upgrade the program.
IF ALL WHO USE DACEASY NOW WOULD PURCHASE A BUSNESS CARE PLAN MAYBE THAT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE! CALL TODAY ALL DAC USERS!
I have not heard officially from Sage that the program is being discontinued. I heard that Sage was going to discontinue it before but did not.
If the POS interface could be updated and enabled to accommodate multiple locations it would beat the competition. Just have a Link Feature similar to the Order Link Feature in the Order Entry Module.
This year I know of at least 10 other store owners/manager that would have purchased DacEasy if it would have been able to have POS for multiple locations and the support features that are needed to accommodate this such as transferring large amounts of product from one store to another.
I wish Sage would invest in the leadership of DacEasy to include individuals that have real-world experience to drive the features of the program and a vision to promote it. Somehow the inferior program of Sage 50 is getting all the attention and investment.
Sage 50 is a toy as far as I am concerned. You kind of have to hire someone to play with it. It is not for productive working.
The reason why they are ditching DacEasy is not the funds issue, that I am aware of.
As far as I am aware. it is the Pervasive Data base engine, which it is built on that is being ditched in favor of SQL. Since the two are different systems/languages, it would mean rewriting the whole program.
ABC, as is you could create another company for each location, and transfer inventory in a sale/MR fashion.
That would give you separate books for each location's activities, which you could separate as much as you would like; from just sales and inventory...or to all involved expenses (whole operation for that location).
Sage 50 is also built on Pervasive, so that can not be the reason??
Well, I say ABC, now I know even less...
"Somehow the inferior program of Sage 50 is getting all the attention and investment."
The Canadian version of Sage 50 is getting back some tiny bits of the forms printing functionality that was in Crystal Reports until July 1. Well over a half dozen fields will be printable again.
And the 2015 program will now auto-number Sales Order forms.
Last year the 'big news' items were that the 2014 program took several fewer mouse clicks to install (which happens once a year), and the MySQL database engine had been upgraded. (a good thing, just not terribly exciting)
I'd be pretty surprised if the 'attention and investment' allocated for R & D is more than a tenth of the marketing budget. The Sage 50 Canadian software looks to be in maintenance-and-bug-fix-only mode.
Maybe the U.S. version of 'Sage 50' / Peachtree is getting all the love?
In reply to RandyW:
Which is it for Sage 50? Is it MySQL or Pervasive for Data base; or both?
I thought I was seeing many talk of MySQL (like yourself) but then ABC says it is Pervasive!
Can you shed any light?
Has sage switched to MySQL since this post in July 2013?
Sage 50 US Accounting 2014 runs on Pervasive v11.
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