Today, Sage, a market leader in accounting, finance, HR and payroll technology for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), announced an expanded partnership with tech giant Microsoft.
The news includes plans to integrate Microsoft Business products, including Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, as integrated services into Sage products and the Sage digital network. Microsoft products have long been the collaboration tool of choice, with Sage’s network powering the back office. Through our expanded partnership, we will make life easier for millions of SMEs, removing friction and helping them realize real productivity gains. According to the announcement, the partnership helps Sage provide customers with a choice of cloud platform, as well as the ability to collaborate and communicate where work happens, helping business happen while simplifying their business. .
In July, Sage released its first early release of Sage Active with select customers. Sage Active is a new integrated, easy-to-configure business management solution based on Microsoft Azure. Available first to customers in France, then in Spain and Germany, this new cloud-native solution is purpose-built to help SMBs manage compliance and operations, while delivering the benefits of Azure. “SMBs play a vital role in our global economy,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Cloud + AI, Microsoft. “By combining the financial expertise of Sage with the power of the Microsoft Cloud, our partnership will provide reliable, secure and scalable solutions that will enable millions of SMBs around the world to be more productive, reduce costs and grow their activities. Microsoft 365 and Teams integration – With Sage’s network as the system of record for everything from finance, people and payroll, and Microsoft 365 as the de facto choice for millions of businesses around the world, integration between the two platforms is essential for SMEs today. .
Linking the communication and collaboration tools available in Microsoft 365 with back-office functions, such as accounting, will simplify workflows and reduce manual processes, saving businesses time. Sage Products on Azure Cloud – Leveraging Sage’s networking products on Azure, the partnership will provide customers with improved reliability, security, performance and scalability, enabling end users to access virtual desktops and applications, Microsoft OneDrive and to SaaS applications on their devices. with single sign-on (SSO), all as part of their Sage membership. As data becomes a more strategic asset for organizations, the ability to upload and download between Microsoft Excel and Sage will improve workflows, governance and security. “The need for more business flexibility and resilience has never been greater.
Together, Sage and its partners are helping to accelerate the transformation of customers’ businesses into smart, fluid organizations that run confidently in the cloud,” said Stacy Schuettler, president of LBMC Technology Solutions. “Sage has been at the forefront of business support for 40 years – we are excited about the new horizons this partnership offers and the opportunities it will provide our customers to be more productive and simplify their operations.” Sage’s partnership with Microsoft also reflects the two companies’ aligned sustainability goals. Our common goal is to promote sustainable development and low-carbon business practices globally through our sustainable business practices and cloud-based technologies.
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