Sage CEO, Stephen Kelly, told the audience attending this week’s Sage Summit, “Working together with Microsoft we are reinventing Sage 50, one of the world’s best-loved business applications. With the rapid growth of the Office 365 user base, the opportunity for future innovation on the Office 365 platform is incredibly exciting. We want to put the power of Sage and Microsoft behind more than 72 million Small & Medium Businesses around the world to liberate them from time- consuming tasks, and super-charge their productivity.” Sage 50, when fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365, should enable customers to grow, extend and innovate on top of the combined solution.
Sage has also joined the ranks of Office 365 resellers; but even more important, it is also a first-line support provider under the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program. As a Microsoft CSP Partner, Sage will be one of the first global ISVs to bundle Office 365 with their own solution and resell it to small business customers around the world. By integrating Sage 50 with Microsoft Office 365, Sage has enhanced the power of its business solution with greater mobility, analytics and cloud capabilities.
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, joined the Sage Summit via a video message, saying,"Together, with partners like Sage, Microsoft is focused on empowering professionals to get more out of every moment and for small and medium businesses to grow and seize the opportunities ahead.”
As well as improving productivity and helping customers shift to a mobile first, cloud first world, the Sage 50 Office 365 integrated solution will allow businesses to:
- Do business anywhere: Track business performance and history, work with customer and supplier records and transactions on the go as they collaborate across all devices. Instantly see available credit position and trading history, see how much money is owed and make important business decisions using information from Sage 50 and Office 365.
- Make faster, better decisions: Make sense of data quickly, with powerful interactive Microsoft Excel reporting and business performance dashboards.
- Communicate quickly and easily: Share contacts, schedules, and more without switching between Sage 50 and Office 365.
- Go Paperless: Store business documents in a secure environment and transactions received electronically. Photos of receipts or invoices can also be stored and accessed along with all records, from Sage, Outlook and OneDrive on your favorite smartphone device.
With these great enhancements, Sage customers will be able to manage their businesses using Sage 50 coupled with Office 365, across multiple devices and multiple locations, while being fully confident that their information is live and up-to-date.