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Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management Proclaimed a Platform!

Sage is proclaiming that the V12 release of Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management is a platform, not just a product. An upgraded, adaptive user experience (UX) to delight users fronts flexible installation options with new and improved API integration options.

A modern UX using adaptive technologies is the minimum threshold for a modern application. What is truly exciting is the focus on APIs and integrations. Our research shows that configuration saves you money as it reduces the cost of ownership as the result of the creation and maintenance of expensive customizations. In addition to the typical Sage API, the REST-based SData, Sage is adding GraphQL, which is an open-source API that provides simplified access to data.

Source: Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management at SoftwareReviews, Report Published March 2019

Our Take

Why should you care? Research shows that upwards of 90% of a software development cost occurs post-release. If you invest $10,000 in a customization, at 80% post-release, it will cost you another $40,000 over the lifetime of the product. If you scale your customization effort to $100,000 then your ongoing costs start to approach $400,000. That is a lot of money flowing out of your business.

When you use an integration approach through a defined API, your initial investment will be significantly lower and the cost of maintenance will be negligible. This is because APIs need to be stable and the effort involved is one of data mapping, not custom software development.

So get excited about enhanced functionality through integration at a much lower cost than through customization.

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