November 6, 2014
Sage expands portfolio to support mobile workforces
Richmond, BC--Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to small and medium businesses (SMBs), today announced the latest additions to its portfolio of business management solutions in Canada, Sage 50c and Sage 300c. These new Sage offerings combine the richness of the widely used accounting and business management solutions by small and medium companies in Canada, Sage 50 and Sage 300, with new technology to support increasingly mobile workforces.
As Sage Group CEO Stephen Kelly remarked at Sage Summit 2015, Sage business management solutions offer more than traditional ERP systems. With the flexibility to work anywhere one needs to go and the usability that shortens one’s learning curve, both Sage 50c and Sage 300c allow SMBs to focus on their business without the worry of managing or keeping up with technology changes.
Today’s SMBs need technology that is easy to use, easy to update and meets their companies’ evolving needs in a rapidly changing business environment. Following the launch of Sage X3 in the cloud, Sage 50c and Sage 300c give SMBs extended mobility tools, convenient integration with connected services such as payment processing, and overall improved customization and upgrades.
“Business operations can be complex, but business management solutions shouldn’t be,” said Nancy Harris, Sage North America executive vice president and managing director, Canada. “The beauty of our c-line portfolio is that we take our best-in-class, on-premises products and combine them with the power of the cloud, adding more mobility and online access for our customers.”
“Sage 50c and Sage 300c give Sage customers the confidence that comes from their current trusted solutions, as well as the freedom to leverage new technology at their own pace without any disruption to their businesses,” Harris added.
“In order to keep up with the demands of a fast-changing environment, businesses require technology that helps save time and eliminate non-value-adding actions. They also see a rising need to access operational functions from their mobile devices and retrieve business information as well as analytics for decision making on the go, “ said Predrag Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. “Businesses want to use the latest technology, but they require versatile and robust solutions in place that enable transitions with minimal disruptions to the business.”
Sage 50c Accounting–Canadian Edition is small business accounting made mobile. The core of this solution is a feature-rich, desktop accounting software that manages even the most complex business requirements, while its access to mobile capabilities such as invoicing, expense management, and automated bank feeds are achieved through seamless product integrations. Customers are also able to achieve greater flexibility with access to their accounting data from anywhere that Sage 50 is installed through the cloud data solution, Sage Drive. Sage 50c offers seamless updates and access to cloud-connected solutions that empower customers to realize immediate business value with ease.
Sage 300c supports the entire lifeblood of a business without the costs or complexity of traditional ERP software. With front-to-back-office integration, it gives SMB owners the complete picture they need to grow their businesses. Sage 300c extends the robust capabilities of Sage 300 with added benefits such as mobility, a modern new user interface, and access to business data anytime, anywhere. Essentially, customers can now leverage the new HTML 5 web screens accessible through a browser from their desktop, laptop, or mobile device to access business data from wherever they are. Customers have the freedom and convenience to choose between web and desktop access, depending on their needs and personal preferences.
Sage business partners will see expanded revenue opportunities by offering Sage 300c, including:
Strengthened competitive positioning of new offerings.
More cross-sell opportunities through bundling of connected services.
Financial partner incentives for transitioning customers to new subscription offerings.