Articles for March 2013

What is Sage 100 Anyway?

by Laura

Systems Consultant
March 7th, 2013

What is Sage 100?  To answer that, we have to go back in time to the rip-roaring 1980's.  It was during this time that a company called State of the Art was just forming a software program that was going to revolutionize the way businesses handled their bookkeeping.  The software itself was called MAS 90 or Master Accounting Series of the 1990's and was geared towards companies looking to expand into the future of accounting. Personal computers were just becoming available to the public and savvy business owners were able to refashion their offices to work in conjunction with the fast approaching PC age.

The software brand or MAS 90 and its affiliates were purchased by Sage from State of the Art after a corporate takeover in 1998.  “If it ain’t broke, don't fix it” was the general motto and the program stayed unchanged in name for many years.  The software itself, however, started to take many forms by way of downloadable service updates and upgrades.

In 2012, Sage finally made a leap and decided to rebrand the software with a name that wasn't tied to a specific era. The name Sage 100 was born.  There are now three different types of Sage 100 under the Sage 100 name; Sage 100 Standard, Advanced, and Premium.

In future blog posts, we will discuss the different types and how they each fit well with specific companies.

If you are interested in obtaining more information or need help with a specific problem involving MAS 90, MAS 200, or Sage 100, please don’t hesitate  to call us any time here at the office.

Many thanks,


Laura Lewis

Systems Consultant, All Kleer Computer Systems, LLC

(800) 668-5675