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Sage PFW offers a complete suite of integrated financial accounting modules including:

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Sage PFW FRx
    (report writer)
  • Foreign Currency
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Universal Integration Kit
  • Advanced Allocations
  • Premier Consolidation
  • Budget Manager
  • Premier Inter-Company
  • Sales Order
  • Inventory
  • Purchase Order
  • System Management
  • Premier Inter-Company
Customization Workbench a set of macros, API’s, forms editors, and other utility programs to easily customize and extend the functionality of Sage PFW)

Sage PFW has extended the PFW offering through Strategic Partnerships to include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Sage FAS Fixed Assets2000
    (Fixed Assets)
    (Contact Management)
  • Manufacturing
    Discreet and Process manufacturing system (Industrios, Batch Master)
  • Other
    Sage PFW has over 30,000 installed sites, some of which have many add on products created by 3rd party vendors.

Product Features

  • Client/Server Architecture N-Tier Architecture

Sage PFW is a suite of highly modular, integrated client/server financial accounting applications designed to deliver reduced cost of ownership through state-of-the-art technology. With its N-Tier architecture, Sage PFW can be optimized for your specific needs.

  • Optimized on Btreive

Sage PFW was the first Mid-Level accounting solution, written just for the btrieve database. This means that Sage PFW runs Sage FAS Fixed Assetster than the competition. Competitors like Great Plains and Solomon were built for other databases and had their code ported over to run on Btrieve.

  • Object Technology

Sage PFW utilizes native Windows client applications. In addition, the software will incorporate the latest object technology for desktop application integration (OLE 2.0, Sage PFW Basic). Sage PFW is also the only mid-level accounting solution that uses Single Document Interface, or SDI.

  • Customization Workbench

The PFW Toolset provides full access to both client and server functionality to enable exact tailoring to custom requirements. These facilities provide complete integration, combined with the outstanding performance of a fully optimized Btrieve database. Documentation includes a full Database Schema and Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD’s).

  • Advanced Networking and Communications

Sage PFW runs across LANs and WANs, and supports standard networking protocols such as TCP/IP, Novell IPX/SPX, and Microsoft NT Server.

  • Integration of Microsoft Office

Sage PFW is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office. For example, the software can incorporate Microsoft Word for Windows templates that allow users to create customized Statements and Dunning letters. We have also developed Excel interfaces using both OLE 2.0. Data integrity is maintained as applications adhere to the Sage PFW security model.

  • OLE 2.0 Enabled

Sage PFW fully supports Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding 2.0, which enables customers to integrate not only other Microsoft products, but any OLE 2.0-compliant applications.

Product Benefits

  • Certified Support

By testing and certifying configurations from several major hardware manufacturers, Sage PFW has taken the guesswork out of configuring the server and has provided optimum performance levels for given configurations. Sage PFW has been delivering financial software solutions since 1984, with a large installed base of satisfied customers.

  • Client/Server Performance @ LAN Based Prices

Sage PFW has been designed so that data intensive processing is done one or several application servers, separate from where the database resides, and the application management, reporting and graphical user interface are on the client. This results in scaleable high performance, and a reduction of network traffic as compared to other client/server approaches.

  • Consistent Data Model

The Sage PFW data model enables customers to take advantage of add-on applications already offered by Sage PFW’s channel partners and third-party developers. For growing companies, Sage PFW products are designed to provide a seamless transition in which upward migration is transparent and automatic.

  • Best-of-Breed Strategy

In the next wave of client/server technology, Sage PFW believes that the market will shift from vendors who attempt to be all things to all people in favor of vendors who can offer excellence in a particular field. For this reason, Sage PFW has adopted a "best-of-breed" strategy. Sage PFW has identified other vendors across the industry with the same perception of the market, and has entered into the long term partnerships designed for integrated delivery of best-of-breed application suites to customers.

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