Sage has formally announced the retirement of the Sage 200 Manufacturing module during their annual conference in Hammersmith this week.
As part of the same announcement, Sage has announced a new partnership with Sicon and will now be providing the Sicon Manufacturing suite as their solution of choice for the UK Manufacturing market.
Sage 50 Manufacturing has NOT been retired and this will remain fully supported and available to purchase as it is today.
Actual timings, dates and commercial considerations are currently under review and will be available in the coming weeks.
Whilst Smith Cooper has a massive amount of experience with the traditional Sage Manufacturing modules, the reality is that Sage has not made any significant changes to this software for some time, so this news is not entirely unexpected.
As one of the most forward-thinking and progressive Sage 200 partners in the UK, Smith Cooper System Partners have already been providing the Sicon Manufacturing modules as our preferred production solution for a number of years. Subsequently, we enjoy a very close working relationship with Sicon and are already fully self-sufficient to implement and support these modules, utilising our own team as opposed to outsourcing to Sicon as many other Sage partners prefer to do.
The Sicon Manufacturing modules are a fantastic solution which sits inside your Sage 200 system like any other module and, aside from the core Works orders and MRP (which you can run without everyone coming out the system), includes fantastic tools for capacity planning, shop floor data capture and barcode and warehousing. If you would like to find out more about the Sicon Manufacturing suite you can do so here.
If you currently run the Sage 200 Manufacturing modules and would like to discuss your options in more detail then do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com or 01332 587515