Will there be a flood of businesses converting from Sage 50 (formerly known as Peachtree) to QuickBooks in the weeks ahead?
Seems like that may be the case based on some buzz I'm seeing.
Apparently, users of Sage 50 are getting some nasty surprises about changes to their support plans as outlined in these blog posts:
NOTE: Here is the official word from the Sage web site.
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? (YIKES! IT IS A BIG DEAL!)
In studying the details provided by these businesses, it appears that Sage has decided to only support the current year of their software. So, it looks like businesses using any version of Sage 50 prior to the new 2015 edition are in a big bind, as they won't have access to services such as payroll and credit card processing as of July 31, 2014 without purchasing an upgrade.
And you thought the Intuit three year support program was troubling!
COULD THIS SAME THING HAPPEN WITH QUICKBOOKS?
It will be quite interesting to see how this plays out in the world of QuickBooks in the months ahead.
Based on what I'm reading here, the push is on to try and get more businesses into a monthly payment cycle for their support and even for their software (see QuickBooks Online for a perfect example).
What are your thoughts on this? What would you do if Intuit adopted a policy like this in the future?
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