back to article Sage stakes ERP cloud on Azure platform

Sage is piggybacking Microsoft Azure to launch a cloud version of Sage 200. The UK software vendor is hosting the latest iteration of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite, properly called Sage 200 v2013, in data centres in Dublin and Amsterdam. Customers will pay an unspecified monthly subscription fee for the software …

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Anonymous Coward

Storing all the personal details about your staff and your business operations in the cloud - what could possibly go wrong...

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Anonymous Coward

Storing all the personal details about your staff and your business operations in the cloud

Well, at least Sage is more likely to keep accurate records than is Prism.

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Incompatability you say? Try between their *own* products

IIRC Anyone who thought they could just transfer their data into a large company model was delusional.

Major ETL ructions.

Still harmless enough unless some large US company wants to steal your customer base.

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So how are Sage going to keep company's data separate? Separate servers per customer? If so how are they going to have cost savings. Multi-tenant - new CoA or db redesign.

I reckon this will not work and yet another Sage fail

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Some more detail on Windows Azure SQL Databases

Hi, I work at Sage and just wanted to clarify that each customer has their own database and they are isolated from a security and storage point of view. The PaaS nature of Windows Azure SQL Databases makes it easy to operate large numbers of Databases with very low operational cost and a high level of automation, flexibility and customisation. The Database is multi-tenanted in the infrastructure and compute tier, so each one may be hosted on the same physical SQL Server, however there is no way one tenant can access or view data from another tenant.

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Anonymous Coward

Frankenstein moves markets but probably not customers?

Yet another Frankenstein compromise. Maybe its a knee jerk reaction to the headline in the Evening Standard May 3rd “ City pours scorn on Sage for having its head in the cloud” New headlines about Sage 200 ‘in the cloud’ might be good for Sage stock price, but not so good for the thousands of businesses still using 20th century technology such as Sage Line 50 from a software giant that doesn’t appear to be able to innovate or keep up with what its customers really want - Cloud Cloud Cloud.....

On a more cheery note, the Frank Video on the home page of Salesorder.com has a humorous and graphic exposure of the problems business grapple with when they adopt the Frankenstein software strategies peddled by major vendors such as Sage, Intuit, Microsoft, Intuit etc.

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