Here’s a history of all the versions of SunSystems (formerly Sun Accounts) from inception:
1980: Sun Accounts is developed in the UK by Systems Union. This was a time when Sun was smaller and not yet a financial powerhouse but was gaining momentum rapidly.
1992: A major turning point in the history of Sun is the launch of Version 4, introducing support for relational database management systems (RDBMS).
1995: Version 4.2 incorporates the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface (GUI).
1999: Sun Accounts reaches Version 4.2.6, which is adopted by the vast majority of customers.
2000: Sun Accounts Version 5.1 is released, bringing with it a modern user interface and the introduction of many long-wished-for features.
2004: Systems Union brings out Version 5.2.1, which begins to outsell the long-favoured Version 4 for new customers.
2006: Infor, after acquiring Sun Accounts from Systems Union Group, announces its vision for Sun Accounts Version 6 to incorporate a web interface.
2007-2009: Versions 5.3 and 5.4.1 continue the development of Sun Accounts software, adding functionality, refreshing the user interface and ensuring the underlying architecture is kept updated in line with Microsoft releases.
2011: Version 6 (6.1.1) is released in 2011, featuring the long-awaited web user interface whilst retaining support for the traditional desktop client.
2014: Version 6.2.1 enhances the much-loved analysis structure, allowing 35 pieces of analysis to be tagged on each transaction’s analysis dimension. For example, on a cost centre, users can now attribute a manager, location, budget, relevant dates or another category, enabling further reporting granularity.
2019: Version 6.4 of Sun Accounts is released, bringing with it support for automatic intercompany postings and a web-first development strategy. This enables true cloud deployment with full access available over the web, including support for reporting through Q&A11.3.