Midrange Systems Limited


Upgrading from Sage 50?

Sage 50 is fine for many small businesses, but as businesses grow and require more from their business software there are a number of limitations in Sage 50 which OneOffice 3000 from Midrange Systems overcomes, for example:

Sage 50

OneOffice 3000

Speed. Even on quite new and fast computers Sage 50 can become so slow that it becomes an irritation if not actually unusable, leading to frustration on the part of users. It is not physically limited to six users or an unreasonable number of transactions but it is likely that at one or other of these points locking will occur and it will be a limitation

OneOffice 3000 was designed from the outset for multi-user operation on moderately powered systems. Our typical customer has some 6 – 12 users all of whom can operate at very acceptable speeds. It can operate on either a Microsoft SQL or Pervasive SQL database.

No batch or serial number traceability.

Products for which you require serial or batch numbers are flagged, and on receiving stock batch or serial numbers (or both) are generated or entered and will follow the stock through its life cycle.

Product pricing very limited

Almost unlimited pricing options. Customer specific pricing, multiple price lists, multi-level discounts, quantity discounts, cost plus, foreign currency prices (and descriptions), and so on.  On purchases too.

Accounting period limitations and inflexibility.

Accounting periods can be half yearly, quarterly, monthly, or even weekly; you define your own calendar. The sales, purchase, and nominal ledgers can have different periods open at the same time, and you can have periods open in the nominal ledger in more than one financial year.

Limited types of sales order

OneOffice 3000 provides the ability to enter ordinary sales orders, repeating orders, call-off orders, scheduled orders, or back to back orders.

Only offers one level of nominal ledger analysis.

Allows an (effectively) unlimited number of companies and departments, and account sub analysis.

Limited stock and product options

Allows multiple units of measure (e.g. unit, carton, pallet), volume or weight. Unlimited product description.  Stock can be held at multiple locations and multiple bins within location.

Limited foreign currency handling

Fully multi-currency. Sales and purchases can be in any currency. Currencies can be mixed on sales and purchase ledger accounts (e.g. invoiced in GBP, pays in Euro). Nominal ledger handles mixed currencies on any account.


Surely it is better to stick with software I am already familiar with?

Whilst the obvious choice may appear to be Sage 200, you will soon realise that Sage 200 is not an upgrade to Sage 50 but a completely different product, from a different development team, supplied through a different channel. We can of course pick up your existing Sage 50 data and import it in to OneOffice 3000 so you will not have to re-enter data.

Is OneOffice 3000 a lot less expensive than Sage 200?

The OneOffice pricing structure is quite different to that of Sage 200, for a start it is modular so you don’t pay a lump sum price which includes modules you don’t need. In general it is 50% - 60% of the cost of Sage 200 for the equivalent modules.

To get a ‘no questions asked’ pricing click on the button below. You will be asked a few simple questions to enable us to provide you with pricing. You will be asked for an e-mail address for the reply, but you will not receive any sales call unless you ask for it:

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Why don’t you need an expensive server for OneOffice 3000?

If you already have a Windows server with Microsoft SQL Server, then fine, OneOffice 3000 will run on it, but it doesn’t need it. Instead it can use Pervasive SQL which will operate happily on an inexpensive peer-to-peer network.

In-House or in 'The Cloud'?

With OneOffice 3000 you can have either, it is the same software whichever method you wish to employ. One of the arguments for using ‘The Cloud’ is that you don’t need an expensive server, and (see above point) you don’t have to have this for OneOffice 3000, but we will offer impartial advice as to which is the better approach for you.

Sage is well known, where does OneOffice 3000 come from?

Sage is well known as a very large number of small businesses use it, but when you look at the mid-range software packages Sage is nowhere near as dominant. OneOffice 3000 is the latest release in a line of software packages (BOS then Global 2000 and Global 3000) which started at the same time as Sage, in 1981, but this has always been a software suite aimed at the medium sized to larger organisation. Some large organisations such as the Association of British Insurers, RSPB, and Capita use OneOffice 3000, but the majority of its users are small to medium sized commercial companies (SMEs).

Who are you, Midrange Systems?

Like Sage 200, OneOffice 3000 is supplied by local specialist software houses such as ourselves. Our team of experienced business professionals has been working with OneOffice 3000 and its predecessors since 1983, so know it through and through in order to be able to provide first class support. Apart from implementing and supporting the software, our programmers also develop specialist software packages for certain markets, and can modify the standard OneOffice 3000 software for individual customers.  

What next?

If there are specific areas where you feel your existing systems need improvement, or if you just want to get a better idea of what the next level of software can offer, you can ring us on +44 (0)20 3393 2866 , or drop us an e-mail with some details at info@mrsys.co.uk

There will be no pressure, just informed advice.

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