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Sage One: A New Cloud Accounting Solution for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Launches in Australia

28 June 2015

SAGE ONE: A NEW CLOUD ACCOUNTING SOLUTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES and ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA SAGE ONE ENTERS THE RACE AS THE NEW, EASY-TO-USE AND MOST AFFORDABLE CLOUD BASED ACCOUNTING SOLUTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS 


Sydney – 28 May 2015. Sage One, the latest online accounting application for entrepreneurs and small businesses will officially launch in Australia on 28 May 2015. Sage One will bring a new competitive offer to the Australian market with dominant strengths that include low price, superior service and a proven heritage of accounting knowledge backing the new solution. Sage One joins the consideration set for small businesses and accountants looking for easy-to-use, affordable, cloud based accounting applications. 

Sage One has been wholly customised for the Australian market in the areas of tax compliance and awards interpretations around payroll. Sage One will offer an all-in-one service to all clients including live telephone and email support and is available at an introductory price of just $15 per month for the total package. This has the potential to save small business an estimated $550-$800 per year compared to current solutions available in the market. Sage One offers the safest and most advanced online security using similar technology to online banking systems which guarantees safe and secure data. 

“With the launch of Sage One in Australia, it is now a three horse race. Small business owners and their accountants have long needed a more reliable and easy-to-use solution that lets them focus on the business of doing business. Sage One manages all of the necessary and daunting financial components of running a business in a timely, accurate and cost efficient manner,” said Alan Osrin, Sage Australia, MD. Sage Australia has created a new operating company for the launch of Sage One and has appointed Lukas Taylor as the new General Manager. Taylor brings strong experience working with small businesses to develop long lasting partnerships. Prior to joining Sage One, Taylor was Chief Strategy Officer at JCurve Solutions where he was responsible for educating small businesses and accounting firms on cloud accounting. Previous to that role he worked at Macquarie Telecom as their national partner manager. “We are thrilled to have Lukas heading up the Sage One team. Launching a new business unit and product in the highly competitive accounting solutions space, we need someone with Lukas’ knowledge and experience in both accounting cloud solutions and the businesses they serve. 

At Sage, we are helping small businesses re-imagine the business of doing business and we want to be known as the champions of small businesses and accountants. We are deeply committed to making our customers succeed,” said Osrin. Lukas Taylor noted, “The Australian market is ready for another online accounting solution. 

Sage has been servicing accountants for over 20 years across the world and we have taken that knowledge and expertise to create Sage One for Australian small businesses and entrepreneurs,” says Taylor. “We offer a low cost, easy-to-use, reliable solution as well as the best support available in the Australian market. We are confident that once small business owners and accountants try our product and experience our service, they will be genuinely delighted by the solution,” continues Taylor.

Sage One for Small Businesses Sage One is designed to manage all areas of finance and accounting which allows business owners the confidence and freedom to focus on what is most important, leaving them free to achieve their business ambitions. Easy Invoicing Whether buying from suppliers or selling to customers, Sage One allows invoicing and quoting on-the-go. Bank Integration Sage One removes the need for importing, manual processing and bank reconciliations. Sage One links with bank accounts and updates all accounting records automatically. Business Insight Sage One provides customisable dashboards which provides visibility on business performance 24/7. Customer Support All inclusive online and telephone support included in the $15 monthly subscription charge.

Payroll Sage One has selected Sky Payroll as their integrated online payroll partner to provide small businesses with a complete business solution. Sage One Accountants Edition provides customisable dashboards enabling accountants to easy management and visibility of how all their clients are performing in real time. Client Collaboration Realise the vision of the common ledger by collaborating on client accounts in real time from any device, using the same data sets. Grow Your Practice Automated compliance tasks frees up valuable time to provide higher value-added advisory services. Work Efficiently Real time information on cash flow and how clients’ businesses are performing is made even easier with electronic bank feeds and on-the-go invoicing for clients. 

About Sage Sage Australia, is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc and has offices throughout Australia and New Zealand, and more than 25 years’ experience in both local markets. We provide small and medium sized organisations, and mid-market companies with a range of easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and services - from small business online accounting (Sage One), accounting practice management (Sage HandiSoft), payroll and HR (Sage MicrOpay), to payments, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management (Sage Business Solution). Sage energizes the success of businesses and their communities around the world through the use of smart technology and the imagination of our people. We are reimagining the business of doing business and bring energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfil their dreams. We work with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, accountants, partners, developers and 3rd party service providers who drive the global economy. From social accounting apps to enterprise-class software, millions of businesses use Sage to transform the way they work. We are a FTSE 100 company with 13,000 employees in 23 countries. 

For more information, visit www.sage.com/au For further media information: Jeff Kaplan [email protected] 02 9291 3390 0421 964 454