Sage Summit 2012 has wrapped up and everyone has gone home. There were lots to see and new features and functions being announced. One of the big buzzwords that were going around at Summit was Cloud Hybrid. What is Cloud Hybrid? It is an integration with Windows Azure. Windows Azure allows for sage to link on premise data with in the cloud data and provide a common interface to other applications across all their product lines. This shows in a video that Sage did called "Business. Anywhere. Anytime. Made possible by Sage." What they are showing is a iPad interface to a sage product going through Windows Azure. While at Summit, I got a chance to play with an iPad that had this running on it. It was neat to be able to access my real time data.
With this application, data entry and reporting from any product line (Sage 50, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, etc) can be accessed in the same way and without having to involve a lot of internal network changes. This application was a demo of what Sage views as the next step for their product. Below is the Sage video so you can see what it can do.