Have Sage Stopped Recruiting MAS 500 / Sage 500 ERP Partners?

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Have Sage North America stopped recruiting and/or accepting Sage 500 ERP business partners? The concept doesn’t seem all that far-fetched though it’s possible that this Sage Prospective Business Partner Assessment just contains a type and the Sage 500 ERP product line was inadvertently omitted (especially given that other migration candidate products like Sage PRO ERP, Sage PFW ERP, Sage BusinessVision and Sage BusinessWorks are all listed).

Recall that in August 2012 Sage announced a number of products which were soon to be fading into the product sunset. Some sooner than others. And Sage 500 users actually received a “we’ll be here for five years” letter just to re-assure them that their product was not to be immediately discontinued – although Sage is developing “a clear migration strategy for Sage 500 ERP to ERP X3”.

Sage Investment Protection

The Sage Investment Protection Program reassures users of:

  • Sage Pro ERP
  • Sage PFW ERP
  • Sage 500 ERP
  • Sage BusinessVision
  • Sage BusinessWorks

That they can migrate to Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP and Sage ERP X3.

Here’s the relevant section of the Sage prospective partner questionnaire which can easily be found in a Google search as well as on Sage’s website.

sage prospective

Sage’s most recent partner assessment form (shown above) – used to vet potential new partners – does not have a spot for Sage 500 ERP inquiries.

Which raises the question of whether Sage North America have stopped accepting Sage 500 ERP partners in advance of the 5 year announced support period for Sage 500 ERP?