Microsoft to Sage Users: You Have a Friend, and Opportunity, with Dynamics

July 21 2009

Microsoft has reacted quickly and publicly to the failure earlier this month of the largest Sage partner by encouraging Sage users to migrate to Dynamics products, and prospective customers to select Dynamics.

In a press release, Microsoft said it "invites customers and partners concerned with the stability of the Sage Software Inc. channel to consider available alternatives from Microsoft, including Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. "On July 6, Sage's largest partner in 2007 and 2008, MIS Group, suddenly shut down.

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Brenda's picture

As Microsoft continues to capture more Sage Customers (see )they are also going after Oracle JDE customers. In today's economic times, who can afford to pay those high maintenance fees. Microsoft understands that Oracle JDE customers are looking for a way to reduce their costs, but yet maintain the functionality they need. Similar to the Sage offer, Microsoft is now offering Oracle JDE users 50% off Microsoft Dynamics GP licenses (+25% tranining cash back). Promo details can be found at