Sage 300 ERP, formerly known as Sage Accpac ERP, has a long history that is older than even Sage Software (which was founded in 1981). The software's origin can be traced back to 1976, when Don Thompson, Ted Comfoltey, Keith Wales, and Norm Francis formed the Basic Software Group. The original product, marketed as Easy Business Systems, was first designed for the CP/M operating system, the original dominant operating system for microcomputers. Here's a short recap of what happened afterward:
Easy Business Systems ported to MS-DOS following the introduction of the IBM PC in 1981
Computer Associates acquires Easy Business Systems and allows it to operate as an independent business unit.
CA/Accpac International rebrands the accounting software product as Accpac Plus, and it becomes the dominant small business accounting software in Canada and one of InfoWorld's 100 top-rated products.
The first Windows version is released as CA-Accpac/2000, designed to utilize a client-server deployment. The early versions are developed in COBOL and proprietary Computer Associates development tools, and feature a macro creation tool.
CA/Accpac International releases version 5.0 rebranded as Accpac Advantage Series. The release introduces a multi-tiered architecture with a core business layer developed in C and a user interface layer developed in Visual Basic. This hastens the development of 3rd party applications and custom interfaces.
CA/Accpac International announces Accpac Online, a pioneer in “cloud” and subscription based accounting software.
CA/Accpac International introduces Accpac CRM, which later becomes Sage CRM, a fully-integrated CRM solution that runs completely in a browser.
Sage Software acquires Accpac subsidiary from Computer Associates
Sage releases the rebranded Sage Accpac ERP Version 5.4 with over 267 new features and enhancements.
Sage releases Sage Accpac ERP version 5.5 with performance advancements and new IFRS compliance.
Sage releases the slightly renamed product, Sage ERP Accpac Version 5.6 is released as a bundled Suite that includes Sage Intelligence Report Manager.
Sage introduces Sage ERP Accpac version 6.0 and the development of new user interfaces based on the Google Web Toolkit and SDATA.
Sage releases the rebranded Sage 300 ERP 2012 release that builds upon Sage’s web initiatives and responds to customer requested functionality.
Sage 300 ERP 2012 Product Update 1 includes new features like Company Colors and enhancements in both Payroll and Inventory Control modules. Additionally, Sage introduces a new Sage Intelligence Designer Add-In.
Sage 300 ERP 2014 is anticipated to be released by the end of October, 2013. Sage 300 ERP continues to evolve to meet the challenges faced by SMBs, with emphasis on deployment flexibility, connectivity, and fast access to critical information.
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