Sage 50 Manufacturing support via Qi Ltd, Sage Business Partner

Sage 50 Manufacturing was officially discontinued by Sage UK in September 2021. Help is at hand for customers who need to migrate/upgrade to an alternative and require support on Sage Manufacturing in the meantime!

Preparing for a move away?

Whilst Sage UK have discontinued Sage 50 Manufacturing and ceased to test new versions of Sage 50c Accounts for use with it, customers can still get business partner support for Sage 50 Manufacturing from Qi (one of less than a handful in the UK), until they have completed their internal review regarding which application to move to.  A move away from Sage 50 Manufacturing is inevitable but needs to be planned regarding a suitable alternative and a project timeframe.

Sage 50 Manufacturing Support & time served experience

Qi Ltd has worked with Sage 50 Manufacturing for 22 years and with its direct predecessor Promis software.  We will provide technical helpdesk support to manufacturing companies in the UK who wish to continue its use of Sage 50 Manufacturing in the short term.

Our aim at Qi is to provide affordable, effective support for Sage Manufacturing users as part of a support contract, based on the customer’s use of Sage Manufacturing (users, modules etc).

We will have an initial discussion with you to identify your immediate requirements for support and any pains you are experiencing with the software and your manufacturing processes.  We will agree your support contract and staff will then have access to a friendly knowledgeable team, via email, telephone, and remote access.

Sage 50 Manufacturing and Sage 50c Accounts

Sage 50 Manufacturing is only compatible with Sage 50c Accounts up to V27.1. You can not upgrade your accounts past this version whilst using Sage 50 Manufacturing.

QiCover – what’s included

QiCover support is the maintenance of the status quo, thus does not include installations to additional PC’s, changes to the programme or bespoke reports. Please see the QiCover charter.

Work with a business partner who can take you forward

Qi will be the business partner who can support you now on Sage 50 Manufacturing and offer honest advice and guidance based on experience and industry knowledge.

Upgrade from Sage 50 Manufacturing to Cim50 MRP

Cim50 is the Sage UK recommended replacement for Sage Manufacturing.  Qi, is an accredited business partner for this solution and has already completed numerous successful migration projects for existing and new customers from Sage 50 Manufacturing to Cim50.

A move to Cim50 returns a manageable budget and a minimal training.  It is suitable for newer versions of Cim50 and offers improved features over Sage Manufacturing: simple affordable shop floor data collection, clear sub-contractor module and improved reporting are just three examples.

Migrating to an affordable Microsoft Cloud ERP from Sage 50 Manufacturing & Sage 50c Accounts

As a Microsoft Gold business partner, Qi can also explore with you modern, cloud-based solutions that free you from an onsite server and include full financials, manufacturing, and contact relationship management. With powerful real time data and reporting, Business Central is ideal for SME’s.  Available from a single user subscription, Dynamics 365 Business Central has an impressive global track record and Qi have completed many migration/upgrade projects since the wholly SaaS solution was launched in 2018 as part of the Dynamics NAV rebrand.

Working to your timeframe for a Sage 50 Manufacturing migration

Qi will not pressurise you to move from Sage Manufacturing and will continue to support you under contract for as long as it is practical.

Qi will keep you up to date with any risks or vulnerabilities we encounter regarding continued use of Sage 50 Manufacturing.

Qi will not allow you to ‘forget’ that a move away from Sage 50 Manufacturing needs to be made but will work with you make sure that any project we scope works for you regarding your current and future needs and timeframes to allow you to budget for costs.

Qi does not provide ‘ad-hoc’ support, thus customers under support contract with us, have the reassurance that their support requirements will always be met in a timely fashion. (We also don’t have on hold music.)

Please see our QiCover Charter  

*Please note there may be external factors outside of our control that makes support on Sage 50 Manufacturing unfeasible and impractical.

Thought for the Day

If you are using Sage 50 Manufacturing and do not have a current support contract and want the reassurance of knowing you pick up the phone and speak to an expert, please contact Qi to discuss our flexible contract options and how we can support you and your team.