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Sage SkillsMap Software End of Life

At Sage, our vision is to become the market leader for cloud business management solutions. We are also sharpening our focus on our core business of providing accounting, payroll and HR solutions for small and medium enterprises. This strategy sees us partnering with industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs) to offer complementary products and services in specialist sectors like recruitment.  

To this end, we have decided to end life the Sage SkillsMap product. We have selected a specialist ISV that can provide you with an industry-leading recruitment platform that offers everything Sage SkillsMap does—and more. You will be able to transition to MCI Direct Hire from October to enjoy a recruitment experience that integrates tightly with Sage 300 People. 

Why End of Sale? 
Recruitment is a specialist field, requiring dedicated focus from a best-of-breed vendor that can keep pace with constantly changing market requirements. Our goal is to be a world-class solution provider in accounting, payroll, and HR, so we partner with MCI Direct Hire to ensure you get the latest employee talent and recruitment features.   

What options do I have?  

You will have access to your data until midnight 31 May 2022 thereafter you will not be able to access  your Sage Skillsmap solution. You do however have the option to upgrade to MCI Direct Hire. You can choose the following options:

  • Option 1: You can move to the full suite of MCI Direct Hire starting October 2021, where you will receive enhanced features and functionality at the standard pricing of the Direct Hire solution. Your certified business partner will provide you with a new quote for the Direct Hire solution.  
  • Option 2: You can also choose to migrate to a limited license, where you will receive the same features and functionality as within the current SkillsMap solution at no additional cost. The pricing for this will remain fixed with regular annual CPI increases. The following contract terms need to be honoured before you can move to MCI Direct Hire. 

If you have a perpetual license with Sage, you can only move to MCI Direct Hire once your Sage SkillsMap contract expires unless you migrate to the full suite of MCI Direct Hire.  

If you have a 12-month rolling subscription license contract, you can only move to MCI Direct Hire once the contract expires unless you move to the full suite of MCI Direct Hire.  

Should you wish to use other features provided by MCI Direct Hire, please contact your certified business partner, who will send you a quotation. 

 What will this mean for my business?  
Sage will provide security, stability, and legislative updates for SkillsMap until 31 May 2022. We ask that you consider migrating to  MCI Direct Hire at your earliest convenience to ensure minimal disruption to your businesses.  

What is MCI Direct Hire? 
Direct Hire Recruitment Software is the ultimate applicant tracking system that incorporates a candidate sourcing tool along with video interviewing software, making it a fully-fledged recruitment management system. Direct Hire Recruitment Software utilises artificial intelligence and machine learning to simplify your recruitment process and improve your organisation's recruitment performance. 

What are the next steps? 

Your certified Business Partner will contact you to discuss your options.  

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to working with you for many more years to come.  

If you have any questions, please submit your query to: [email protected] 

You can also view a list of the FAQ's here.