New User Blog And Virtualization With Sage ERP MAS 500

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New User Blog And Customer Roundtables
Sage ERP MAS 500 customers now have additional sources of information about the product and Sage activities – a new user blog begun by Product Manager Linda Cade. In a recent post she wrote, “My wish is for this blog to be a vehicle to build the Sage ERP MAS 500 user community as we share news and experiences about the software and about how each of you are using it in your business.”

You can log onto the blog at: Topics covered on the blog include news about upcoming features, highlights of existing features, thoughts on feedback from customers, news from Sage, and shared experiences as Linda Cade talks with Sage ERP MAS 500 customers.

Linda Cade also has instituted a series of Customer Roundtables on various product-related subjects. The first in the series centered on Business Insights and took place on August 24, 2011. Approximately 32 customers were in attendance. These informal sessions typically will open with a brief demonstration of a particular software feature followed by a peer-to-peer discussion on how customers are using the feature, and how to get the most from it. Linda anticipates these sessions will be held quarterly on various topics as proposed by the group.

If you would like more information about the blog, the round tables or just want to connect with Sage, you can reach Linda Cade in the following ways:

  • Facebook: linda.cadeSagePM
  • LinkedIn: Linda Cade
  • Twitter: @LindaCade1
  • YouTube: lscade
  • e-mail:
  • Subscribe to the blog:

Virtualization With Sage ERP MAS 500

Virtualization allows you to allocate hardware resources among multiple virtual environments all running on the same machine. Application virtualization is the use of software to allow multiple application images (such as Sage ERP MAS 500 ) to run on the same hardware at the same time. The benefits of Server Virtualization include the ability to parallel process on the previous and new software versions during an upgrade, as well as take advantage of the full CPU capabilities of an under-utilized physical server.

On the workstation side, benefits include the ability to run multiple virtual machines on a single PC, and quickly deploy and reconfigure physical machines. In both cases, you easily can roll back and restore a virtual machine. The main drawback is that you may experience a 12% to 15% performance degradation when running in virtual environments. The hardware and software minimum requirements for a virtual environment are the same as for a normal physical environment.

In general, Sage ERP MAS 500 supports Citrix, VMWare, and Microsoft Terminal Services virtual environments. Microsoft Hyper-V only is supported on Windows 2008 server. Call us for more specifics on supported environments if you would like to deploy a virtual server and/or client environment.