Sage Announces New Cloud Business Partner Swizznet

IRVINE, Calif. (April 8, 2015) – Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses, announced today that solution provider Swizznet has joined the Sage Partner Advantage Program, bringing its expertise in accounting, hosted applications and cloud solutions and services to the Sage business partner ecosystem.

Swizznet hosts accounting applications that enable accountants and businesses to connect and collaborate from any computer or mobile device. Utilizing the latest Citrix XenApp cloud technology and tools, Swizznet provides fast and reliable anytime, anywhere access to accounting applications.

The partnership will enable Swizznet to offer hosting for Sage mid-market solutions, such as Sage 300 ERP and Sage Construction and Real Estate and to customize solutions for small and medium-sized businesses that take their Sage applications to the cloud. The partnership will also offer more options to Sage ERP customers so that they can choose the size and flavor of the cloud that is right for them.

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"We recognized a need for solutions that address the issues and concerns specific to larger businesses, and Sage is clearly the mid-market answer to this," said Mike Callan, CEO at Swizznet. "This is the next step for Swizznet, a natural progression in our hosting of accounting applications."

"Swizznet has a proven reputation that boasts outstanding capabilities, experience and expertise, and we are thrilled about this partnership," said Donald Deshaies, VP of Channel Management and Strategy for Sage North America. "This relationship enhances a growing segment of our ecosystem that includes partners with substantial cloud computing experience in both its business model and service delivery."

Deshaies continued: "Sage understands that our customers need choices when it comes to the technology running their businesses. Swizznet helps expand Sage offerings so that our customers can grow and thrive, leveraging all the benefits that Sage solutions offer and at a pace that is tailored to the customer’s particular needs."

The Sage Partner Advantage Program is an award-winning program, having been recognized with a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN Partner Program Guide for the past four years, including the present year.

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