Optimise Accounting and Sales Management with Sage 100 - On-Premise vs Cloud

Hervé Kopyto
03/04/2024 10 min reading
  1. What is Sage 100?
  2. What types of companies use Sage 100?
  3. Which products does Sage 100 integrate with?
  4. Why choose Sage 100?
  5. How do you choose between On-Premise and Cloud?
  6. FAQ

In a nutshell

Sage 100 is a widely used accounting and business management software package, offering both On-Premise and Cloud solutions. It is suitable for a wide range of businesses, from SMEs to large corporations. Integrating tools such as PlanningPME and other applications thanks to its i7 engine, Sage 100 improves efficiency and productivity. This guide provides a detailed overview of Sage 100 features and helps you choose the right solution for your business needs.

What is Sage 100?

Sage 100 is an accounting and business management system designed to facilitate companies' financial, administrative and operational operations. It offers comprehensive financial, sales, purchasing and stock management functions. The solution uses an i7 engine, enabling rapid and reliable integration with other software and tools such as PlanningPME. Sage 100 is available in On-Premise and Cloud options, making it flexible and adaptable to different types and sizes of business.

What types of companies use Sage 100?

Sage 100 is used by a wide range of businesses, from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to large corporations. It is suitable for a variety of industrial sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, retail and professional services. Thanks to its flexibility and ability to evolve, Sage 100 can meet the changing and specific needs of organisations, making it a popular choice for many types of business.

Which products does Sage 100 integrate with?

Sage 100 integrates easily with a variety of tools and applications thanks to its i7 engine. The products it can work with include :

  • Planning software such as PlanningPME.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools.
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Various other systems and software related to accounting, sales management, reporting and analysis.

This integration capability makes Sage 100 a versatile and powerful solution, capable of harmonising with a wide range of products and services to create a unified and efficient business ecosystem.

Why choose Sage 100?

Choosing Sage 100 can be beneficial for many reasons, depending on your business needs and requirements:

  • Full Features : Sage 100 offers an all-in-one solution for financial management, purchasing, sales and stock management, making it an essential tool for commercial management.
  • Easy integration : Thanks to the i7 engine, Sage 100 integrates easily with a range of tools and software such as PlanningPME, enabling business processes to be synchronised and made more efficient.
  • Deployment options : Available in On-Premise or in the Cloud, Sage 100 offers the flexibility to choose the solution best suited to your organisation's needs.
  • Safety and Compliance : Sage 100 ensures data security and compliance with legal and industry regulations, a crucial aspect of any modern business.
  • Scalability : The solution can grow with the business, adapting to change and growth, making it a long-term investment.
  • Support and Training : Sage 100 offers various levels of technical support, training and assistance, ensuring that users get the most out of the software.
  • Customisation : The ability to tailor Sage 100 to the specific needs of your business means you can use the software more effectively and efficiently.

In short, Sage 100 is the right choice for businesses looking for a complete, integrated accounting and business management solution, with the flexibility, security and support they need to succeed in today's business landscape.

How do you choose between On-Premise and Cloud?

The choice between On-Premise and Cloud solutions for Sage 100 depends on various factors linked to the needs and preferences of the company. Here are some key considerations that can help you make that choice:

  • Control and Safety :
    On-Premise: Provides total control over data and systems stored on company premises. Ideal for those with specific compliance requirements or high security needs. Cloud: The data is hosted on remote servers. Although cloud providers generally offer robust security measures, there is less direct control over data.
  • Cost :
    On-Premise: Higher initial cost for hardware and licences, but fewer recurring costs. Cloud: Monthly or annual subscription-based fees, with no significant upfront cost for hardware.
  • Flexibility and accessibility :
    On-Premise: Limited access to systems and data on company premises. Cloud: Remote access from anywhere with an Internet connection, offering greater flexibility and mobility.
  • Update and Maintenance :
    On-Premise: Responsibility for updating and maintenance generally rests with the in-house team. Cloud: Updates and maintenance are managed by the supplier, ensuring that the system is always up to date.
  • Scalability :
    On-Premise: Scalability may require additional investment in hardware and licences. Cloud: Easily scalable to meet business needs, often with the option of adjusting the subscription accordingly.

By weighing these factors against the company's specific needs, preferences and budget, an informed choice can be made between On-Premise and Cloud solutions for Sage 100. It can also be useful to consult an expert or a Sage representative for advice tailored to the company's unique situation.


Yes, it offers a mobile version for remote access.

It incorporates robust security features and meets compliance standards.

Technical support, training and assistance are available according to the plan chosen.

Yes, it offers customisation options to adapt to the specific needs of the company.