The bundle includes the following Sage products:
- Sage 100 Fund Accounting
- Sage Grand Management
- Sage Fundraising 50
- Sage Fundraising Online
What caught my eye on this is the “Automatic Updates” listed on the Sage Nonprofit Online page.
I queried Sage PR to ask whether this was multi-tenant or if Sage was hosting the software in a manner similar to Sage 100 Online or Sage 300 Online (both of which require some outside assistance for upgrades).
The response from Sage :
.. a multi-tenant, hosted application solution. All effected customers are notified when an update is scheduled to be applied. Updates are applied directly to the software application on our virtualized servers and data is converted automatically. There is no need for partners to download or convert individual customer databases with Sage Nonprofit Online. The next time the end user logs into the application via the online portal, he or she is automatically using the most up-to date version of the product.
If these upgrades are as simple as advertised – this will be a solution well worth considering since the labor alone on an annual upgrade of three separate components (Financial Management, Grant Management, Fundraising and CRM) could easily exceed the price of a yearly subscription,