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#SmallBizFriday: What it means when you buy from a small business

29 August 2018

Small businesses are the lifelines of every community. If we don’t support them, the economy suffers, and we miss out on great benefits.

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Sage Africa PR team scoops 7 PR awards

21 August 2018

The Sage Africa team has enjoyed a remarkable year on the PR front, scooping seven prestigious South African, pan-African and international awards for PR campaigns implemented and executed in 2017.

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#WorldEntrepreneurDay: Is enough being done to support SA’s entrepreneurs?

21 August 2018

World Entrepreneur Day (21 August) is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the role South Africa’s Small & Medium Businesses play in job creation and economic growth. But it is also a time to reflect on what needs to be done to help them grow and thrive - entrepreneurial spirit, drive and passion are essential but not enough on their own.

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Sage calls for businesses to define the ethical principles that guide AI development

20 August 2018

“The danger of overhyping and objectifying AI is that we don’t realize the valuable opportunity that presents itself. Fundamental to this will be addressing the ethical issues posed by AI, head-on. As an established business embracing this technology, we think that is our responsibility to do that with our peers, for our customers and society as a whole.”

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Accounting 3.0: Adapt to grow – the changing role of the accountant

17 August 2018

Businesses today want more from their accountants. Business strategy, growth planning and future vertical industry trends are all areas that accountants are being expected to input on with knowledge and confidence.

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West African accountants: Are you embracing new technologies to better support your clients?

15 August 2018

Do you wish that you, as an accountant, had more time to spend building relationships with your clients and giving them business advice?

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East African construction companies: Are you using tech to increase your productivity and performance?

01 August 2018

The construction industry in East Africa continues to enjoy robust growth, off the back of strong regional economic performance. According to Deloitte’s African Construction report for 2017, the number of major construction projects in East Africa last year increased by 65.1% over 2016 and the value of projects rose by 18.8%.

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The IoT journey: 6 questions to ask before starting

26 July 2018

On the surface, embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) for business transformation seems like an obvious strategy for any organisation. However, if an IoT initiative is not properly designed, deployed and supported with the right resources, tools and data, it could introduce significant risk, spanning costs, security, and reputational and regulatory challenges.

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4 Technologies that change the game for accounting practices

24 July 2018

A new wave of technologies is automating many of the mundane processes that once took up so much of your time. Cloud computing, artificial intelligence and big data are reinventing accounting in sub-Saharan Africa, from South Africa to Nigeria, and beyond.

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