Sage Continues Collaboration with Microsoft to Serve Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Sage set to announce continued product advancements with Microsoft support at Annual Sage Summit in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Sage Summit 2014 (July 28, 2014) – Sage North America today announced continued focus on providing cloud-delivered exceptional user experiences to small and medium-sized businesses through close collaboration with Microsoft Corp. This collaboration builds on a number of years of innovation and close ties between the two organizations – ties that have led to product advancements that enable Sage customers to manage their businesses with greater efficiency anytime, from anywhere, through solutions that enable – not constrain – today’s growing businesses.

“Sage and Microsoft share a common goal of supporting small and medium-sized businesses. The advancements that help us move toward this common goal will be showcased at this year’s Sage Summit, which is shaping up to be a transformative experience for our small and medium-sized business attendees,“ said Gabrielle Boko, executive vice president of marketing, Sage North America. “And this is just the beginning, as Sage looks at more ways to work with Microsoft to better support small and medium-sized businesses, helping them to achieve their goals and follow their dreams.”

Sage has already been working in collaboration with Microsoft to bring innovative solutions to small and medium-sized businesses on a global basis, including Sage 300 Online, Sage 100 Online and Sage Construction and Real Estate Solutions in North America. A key example of the joint innovation that is in development is the interoperation of the Microsoft Cortana personal digital assistant and Sage 100, which was recently spotlighted at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and will be showcased this week at Sage Summit. Sage Summit will focus on creating a dialogue for small and medium-sized business owners, to address critical issues like customer acquisition and retention, growing sales and maximizing profit margins. Those in attendance at the event will have the opportunity to take in a variety of perspectives from a high-powered roster of business thought leaders including: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises; Biz Stone, cofounder of Twitter cofounder/CEO of Jelly Industries; Susan Solovic, renowned small business expert and author; and more.

In an effort to include as many small and medium-sized businesses in the conversations as possible, Sage will offer live streaming of daily keynotes at the conference. Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30, and Thursday, July 31, interested parties may visit to gain access to keynote conversations featuring Sage executives and top business leaders, or for more information about the conference.

About The Sage Group, plc

We provide small and medium-sized organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure, and efficient business management software and services—from accounting and payroll to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and payments. Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil.

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