thought leadership, press coverage and awards

Coverage and awards

Ideas, press coverage, and awards

December 2015

Sage Payroll Essentials

PC Magazine published a positive review of Sage Payroll Essentials.

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Sage survey on global business owners

Small Business Opportunities published an article about how entrepreneurial passion drives the global after-hours economy and included the Sage global survey.

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Speed, compliance, and encryption can combat holiday payments, fraud

Payments Source published an article by Paul Bridgewater on cybersecurity for small and medium businesses during the holiday season.

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How to save time and money in your small business

Small Biz Lady published an interview with Stephen Kelly on how entrepreneurs can save time and money. The article mentioned a Sage survey, Sage One, and Sage Payment Solutions.

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Add new services to your practice to thrive in 2016

The Sleeter Report published an article by Jennifer Warawa on accountants adding to their services in order to better serve their clients. The article mentioned the Sage Accountancy Index survey.

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SMBs narrow down financial tech providers

Accounting Today published an article on the PYMNTS.com SMB Technology Adoption Index, powered by Sage.

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The state of small business lending, save money on energy costs, can you turn your hobby into a business and other things entrepreneurs need to know

SmallBizDaily published a piece by Nick Goode on how to turn a hobby into a business.

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Sage SMB accounting gets a modern makeover

Small Business Computing published an article about Sage 100c and 300c. The article included quotes from Diane Haines.

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Infographic: How to be a successful startup

Score published an infographic on how to be a successful startup and referenced the Sage State of the Startup survey.

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ForConstructionPros app of the week: Sage Construction Anywhere

ForConstructionPros published a positive review of the Sage Construction Anywhere app.

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November 2015

Save time and energy with integrated payments

Inc. published an article by Sage about saving time and energy with integrated payments. The article includes quotes from Paul Bridgewater.

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Get working smarter, not harder

The Bottom Line published an article by Jennifer Warawa on how to work smarter and not harder. The article also mentioned the Sage State of the Startup survey.

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Five ways to maximize your time

SmallBizDaily published an article on five ways to maximize your time and about the November 2015 Sage survey. Sage customers Adler's Jewelry and Rubensteins Men's Clothing were included in the article.

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Why accountants must adopt mobile and cloud tech in 2016

Insightful Accountant published an article by Jennifer Warawa on why accountants must adopt mobile and cloud technology in 2016.

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Sage stresses customer choice with C-series launch

Channelbuzz published an article about the launch of Sage 50c, Sage 100c, and Sage 300c.The article included quotes from Diane Haines.

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EMV rules for vending machine owners

Yahoo! Finance published a question and answer article about EMV rules for vending machine owners and included advice from Paul Bridgewater.

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How to keep up with your customers when it comes to payment innovation

Inc. published an article by Sage on how to keep up with your customers and payment innovation. The article included quotes from Paul Bridgewater and Patty Fisher.

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Social media's new rules of engagement

1 to 1 Media published an article on social media's new rules of engagement and included quotes from Dru Chai.

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October 2015

Sage, Versapay debut new B2B payments solutions at Money 20/20

PYMNTS published an article about new B2B payment solutions that were announced at Money 20/20 and mentioned Sage Payments. The article included quotes from Lee Perkins.

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Small business holiday marketing tips for 2015

Small Business Computing published an article on crafting a successful holiday marketing strategy and included quotes from Jennifer Sassen.

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Creating the lifetime buyer

Small Business Opportunities published an article by Benoit Gruber with five tips on how to create a lifetime buyer.

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How to take advantage of the investment upswing in the U.S. chemical sector

This article from Danielle Holt of Sage explains how chemical manufacturers can use a business management solution to help streamline processes during a period of growth.

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The charismatic leader

All Business published a bylined article by Connie Certusi on the impact a charismatic leader can have on employees.

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Apple Watch nabs more biz banking

PYMNTS published an article about the Apple Watch and mentioned that Sage was one of the earliest businesses to link accounting solutions to the Apple Watch.

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Nine CRM trends to watch

Enterprise Apps Today published an article about nine CRM trends to watch for and quoted Diane Haines.

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The charismatic leader

All Business published a bylined article by Connie Certusi on the impact a charismatic leader can have on employees.

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Ending "similarity bias"

The StarPhoenix published an article about women using angel investors to help get funding for their small businesses and mentioned the Sage State of the Startup survey. This article was also published in the Financial Post.

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Seven must-have apps for small businesses

Tech Vibes published a list of seven must-have apps for small businesses and listed Sage as number one.

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Safekeeping Canada's reputation: The high cost of not meeting new food safety rules

The Financial Post published an article on the new Canadian nutrition labeling requirements. The article quoted Nancy Harris and the 2015 Sage Survey on Food and Beverage Regulatory Environment Challenges. The article noted business owners concerns and included tips from Nancy on how to better meet those concerns.

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Four great software options for running an online business

Tech Cocktail posted a piece suggesting Sage One as an online accounting and invoicing software.

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SlimFast improves its trade promotion management

Consumer Goods Technology published an article on SlimFast improving its trade promotion management and mentioned Sage X3.

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The future of e-commerce in construction

A blog post from Constructech mentioned the new Sage Payment Solutions extension for the Magento e-commerce platform and how it's opening up the world of mobile payments.

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Sage: Software at lightning speed

A Forbes article discussed the Sage history and how Stephen Kelly is making a break from the past to make Sage mobile, social, and in the cloud. It also mentioned Sage Live and its quick development.

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How female entrepreneurs hope to spark a new wave of women-led ventures

The Financial Post published an article about women entrepreneurs and referenced the Sage State of the Startup Survey.

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September 2015

Reinventing loyalty and rewards the digital way

PYMNTS published an interview with Chris Brundage about creating successful customer experiences.

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Now you can really "have a nice day"

Inc. published an article by Sage with five productivity tips to help keep sanity in your day.

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Losing sleep

Accounting Today published an article about the unprecedented change the accounting profession is going through and included quotes from Jennifer Warawa and Ed Kless.

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PwC to help promote Sage Live to SMBs

Accounting Web published an article about the partnership between Sage and PwC that will aid in the promotion of Sage Live to small and medium businesses around the world.

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Sage and Microsoft expand collaboration on SMB solutions

SMB Nation published an article about the global partnership between Sage and Microsoft. The article included quotes from Alan Laing.

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Georgia Tech's leap over the Connector paying off

Atlanta JournalConstitution published an article about Georgia Tech connecting its campus to Midtown and the attraction of Midtown to major corporations and mentioned the new Sage office location in Midtown.

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Accounting is a necessary pain. Sage One Accounting attempts to make it easier.

Small Biz Technology published an article about Sage One. The article noted that in addition to managing invoices and contracts, Sage One manages cash flow and integrates with bank transactions.

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Small businesses help build strong local communities

Small Business Computing published an article about small businesses' giving back to their local communities and mentioned the Sage survey on the impact small businesses have in their communities. The article included quotes from Jodi Uecker.

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Payments innovation—Sage style

PYMNTS published an interview with Paul Bridgewater about the payments industry.

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How to improve your company's cash-flow management

The Business Journals published a bylined article by Marc Scheipe that will appear on the 54 local sites of the BizJournals network.

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Homebuilder confidence highest in ten years

ForConstructionPros.com published a video of an interview with John Witty at Sage Summit where he discussed how Sage can help the construction industry.

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Survey reveals concerns about final FSMA rules

Food Online published a bylined article by Jeff Mills about the FSMA rules and the findings of the 2015 Sage survey on food and beverage regulatory environment challenges.

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Sage accounting software grows ecosystem to bring new technology to small and medium businesses

Forbes published an interview with Stephen Kelly about Sage accounting software bringing new technology to small and medium businesses.

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Fundraising tools to help you prepare for end-of-the-year campaigns

Tech Soup published an article about financial tools that help with fundraising and mentioned Sage Payment Processing.

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Sage announces new version of SMB accounting software

SMB Nation published an article about the updates to Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition to include the ten most requested enhancements for its SMB customers.

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Integrate CRM and ERP for better intelligence

Destination CRM published an article about integrating CRM and ERP for better intelligence and included quotes from Doug LaBahn.

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August 2015

Constructech announces winners of 2015 Vision Awards

Constructech announced its 2015 Constructech Vision Award winners and included Tim O'Brien Homes as a Gold place winner in the Builder/GC Residential $6 million to $25 million category. Sage was recognized as a valued software supplier.

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Hurricane Katrina ten-year anniversary: two New Orleans family business updates

Huffington Post published a Q&A with two Sage customers impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

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Get "back to business" with fresh goals, financials, and employee engagement

AllBusiness published a bylined article by Connie Certusi with tips on getting "back to business."

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Ten CMOs share their summer reading picks

Forbes included Gabie Boko's recommendation in an article featuring top CMOs and their summer reading picks.

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Why Atlanta's tech startups are abandoning the 'burbs for the gritty inner city

Upstart Business Journal published an article about the rise of startups in Atlanta's Midtown and mentioned that Sage is moving to Atlanta's Midtown.

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The consumer ABCs of EMV

PYMNTS published an article about the upcoming EMV switch and mentioned Sage Payment Solutions.

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VP of Sage Construction and Real Estate offers insight on industry trends and current offerings

Construction Business Owner published an interview with Jon Witty at Sage Summit.

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Sage appoints Ray Barlow North America VP, accountants

Accounting Today published an article about new Sage North America Vice President of Accountant Solutions, Ray Barlow. The article included quotes from Jennifer Warawa and Ray Barlow.

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Intuit's Barlow to head Sage accountants group

AccountingWeb published an article about Ray Barlow, formerly with Intuit and the new Sage Vice President of Accountant Solutions. The article included quotes from Jennifer Warawa.

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Why EMV is a big deal for small business

PYMNTS published an interview with Robert Bertke at Sage Summit, where he discusses the upcoming EMV liability shift in October as well as takeaways from Sage Summit.

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The start of a different Sage?

Gartner published a summary on Sage Summit. The article mentions the redesign of Sage X3, Sage Live, Sage Impact, and Sage One.

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How I designed the career—and life—I want

DailyWorth published an article about five women who followed their passions and opened their own business. The article includes Denise Zannu, a Sage customer.

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Why entrepreneurs especially need to take a vacation

Entrepreneur published an article on the importance of entrepreneurs' taking a vacation. The article mentions the 2013 Sage Reinvention of Small Business study.

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Work-life balance—does it really exist?

All Business published a bylined article by Connie Certusi with tips on achieving a work-life balance.

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Powell, Chopra show entrepreneurial spirit

USA Today published an article about the advice Colin Powell and Deepak Chopra gave at Sage Summit. The article also ran in The SelfEmployed.

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Sage and Salesforce partner for small business push

CDN published an article about Sage Live and Sage X3 cloud edition. The article includes quotes from Stephen Kelly and Nancy Harris.

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The Sage Everest: building mind and market share with a new generation of SMBs

Laurie McCabe's Blog published an article about Sage Summit. The article mentions Sage Live and the new Sage marketing message.

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What your startup can learn from MakerBot and SpaceX

TechVibes published an article about Sage Summit speakers Bre Pettis, Dolly Singh, and William McDonough.

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The tech take: the Sage Summit full buffet

Accounting Today published a summary on Sage Summit. The article includes a quote from Steve Hare.

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Breaking news: Small local firm connects with global CEO

Accounting Today published an article about the author Jody Padar meeting Stephen Kelly and the importance of relationships in business.

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July 2015

Sage says ERP is dead. What (I think) they really mean.

Mint Jutras published an article about Sage dropping ERP from Sage ERP X3. The article includes a quote from Stephen Kelly.

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Editor's corner: Sage Summit wrapped up

Accounting Web published an article about Sage Summit.

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Editor's corner: Sage Summit wrapped up

Accounting Web published an article about Sage Summit.

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The shift to the cloud can be slow, even when it's inevitable

TechVibes published an article about the cloud market and mentions how Sage gives users the choice between invoicing systems or a full accounting suite. The article includes quotes from Scott Munro and Nancy Harris.

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Sage Canada to expand partner base when Sage Live arrives

Channelbuzz.ca published an interview with Nancy Harris about Sage growing in strength in Canada and about Sage Live becoming available in Canada soon.

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Event report: Sage Summit 2015 shows a refocus on the future of the SMB customer

Enterprise Irregulars published an article about five key points that anchor the new Sage focus on the SMB customer.

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Sage partners with Salesforce to support small businesses

Connected World published an article about the announcement of Sage Live at Sage Summit.

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Event report: Sage Summit 2015 shows a refocus on the future of the SMB customer

Ray Wang published an article about the new Sage direction and lists five key points that anchor the new strategy.

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How does the financial impact of moving to the cloud vary for small, medium, and large contractors?

Construction Executive published an article on executive insights and features a question and answer with Jon Witty about moving to the cloud.

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Sage partners with eFileCabinet for streamlined document management

CPA Practice Advisor published an article about Sage partnering with eFileCabinet. The partnership will help accountants move away from the time-consuming and costly processes of manually scanning, storing, managing, and sharing records and documents. The article mentions Sage Impact and includes quotes from Jennifer Warawa.

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Changing the culture of innovation at Sage

Channelbuzz.ca published an article about the changing culture of innovation and how Stephen Kelly wants a speedier process. The article mentions Sage Live, Sage 100c, and Sage 300c. The article includes quotes from Himanshu Palsule and KlausMichael Vogelberg.

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Sage looks to Sage Live to rethink how SMBs manage their finances

Channelbuzz.ca published an article about Sage Live and includes quotes from Stephen Kelly and Himanshu Palsule.

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Sage promises continued on-premises support as Sage X3 goes to the cloud

IT World Canada published an article about the change from Sage ERP X3 to Sage X3. The article includes quotes from Bill Reitz.

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Sage unveils unified program for ISVs

Channel Partners published an article about the announcement of several new programs and products at Sage Summit. The article includes quotes from Stephen Kelly and Alan Laing.

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Sage unveils new Sage X3, Sage Live

Accounting Today published an article about the revamping of Sage X3 and Sage Live. The article includes quotes from Stephen Kelly and Himanshu Palsule.

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Sage keynote stresses measured change

Accounting Web published an article about the keynote address given by Stephen Kelly. The article includes quotes from Stephen Kelly, Colin Powell, and Deepak Chopra.

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Sage Payment Solutions introduces new extension for Magento e-Commerce Platform

SAGEerpWIRE published an article about the new direction of ISVs that will benefit Sage partners, ISVs, and resellers. The article mentions Sage Summit and includes quotes from Stephen Kelly and Alan Laing.

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Sage X3 moves enterprise ERP solution into the cloud

Channelbuzz.ca published an article about the rebranding of Sage ERP X3 to Sage X3. The article mentions Sage Summit and includes quotes from Stephen Kelly, Himanshu Palsule, and Bill Rietz.

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Sage Summit 2015: A week like no other

LinkedIn published a bylined article by Stephen Kelly about how the week of Sage Summit is like no other event.

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How Sage is reinventing SMBs

PYMNTS published an interview with Paul Bridgewater where he discusses how Sage is reinventing SMBs.

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Editor's corner: What to expect from Sage

AccountingWeb published an article on what to expect from Sage Summit.

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Salesforce automation tools ranked in Gartner Magic Quadrants

Gartner Inc. published its Magic Quadrants report and mentioned Sage CRM. The article was also published on Top Tech News.

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What do customer experience (CX) and the environmental movement have in common (AKA top ten tactics to rally your organization around CX metrics)

Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian published an article on her Forrester blog about CX metrics and mentioned Sage.

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ERP cloud services reach a new level of maturity

TechTarget published an article about ERP cloud services and mentioned Sage as an ERP cloud service provider for small businesses.

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Business advice from the Cupcake Girls (interview)

Rebecca Coleman published an interview with The Cupcake Girls, who were speakers at Sage Summit.

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Five reasons accounting apps are crushing Excel in 2015

GetAppLab published an article about businesses using accounting apps more often than Excel and listed Sage One—U.S. Edition, Sage One—Canadian Edition, Sage 50—U.S. Edition, and Sage 50—Canadian Edition on its list of 25 accounting apps.

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What makes startups succeed when 40 percent fail?

Fortune published a bylined article by Gabie Boko with tips on how to have a successful business. The article mentioned the 2015 Sage State of the Startup Survey.

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How to grow your business while staying lean

The Business Journals published a bylined article by Bill Reitz. The article will appear on the 54 local sites of the BizJournals network.

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Regulatory issues a heavy burden, Sage survey finds

Newhope 360 published an article on the 2015 Sage Survey on Food and Beverage Regulatory Environment Challenges.

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How to recharge yourself and your business this summer

Small Biz Daily published an article with tips on how to take a summer break when you are a business owner.

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Seven tips for productivity at 35,000 feet

Virgin published a bylined article by Jennifer Warawa with tips on staying productive while flying.

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Making the right payroll choices for your firm and your clients

CPA Practice Advisor published an article on how to pick the right payroll program and mentioned Sage Payroll Services, Sage HRMS, Sage HRMS Payroll, and Sage 50.

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Managing PCI risk

Software Magazine published an article about managing PCI risk and included a quote from Don Weary. The article also mentioned Sage Exchange and Sage Payment Solutions.

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A face-to-face meeting is still the best way to build strong relationships

SCORE published a bylined article by Gabie Boko about the importance of face-to-face meetings in building strong business relationships.

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Accounting software choices for accounting firms and their clients

CPA Practice Advisor published an article listing different accounting software choices for accounting firms and their clients and listed several Sage products.

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Sage teams with Funding Circle to streamline funds for SMBs

PYMNTS published an article about new partnerships with Funding Circle and MarketInvoice that will help provide funding access to more SMBs.

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Five tips to simplify taxes

Canadian Treasurer published a bylined article by Nancy Harris regarding five ways to simplify taxes. (Page 26)

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How to increase profit margins: 30 experts reveal the number-one way small business owners can improve profits

Direct Capital published an article on ways small business owners can improve their profits and included advice from Marc Scheipe.

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Four reasons you need to be at industry events

The Business Journals published a bylined article by Connie Certusi. The article will appear on the 54 local sites of the BizJournals network.

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Sage Software, Inc. Constructech 50 2015

Constructech published an article naming Sage to the Constructech 50 and reviewing Sage products for the construction market.

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Declare your independence from the office!

All Business published a bylined article by Connie Certusi about the benefits of getting out of the office whether for a business trip or a vacation.

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History favors the rule breakers, even in business

SCORE published a bylined article by Gabie Boko on three specific times when rules are meant to be broken.

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June 2015

Business leaders challenge international aid with commerce

Forbes published an article about international aid and mentioned Sage Foundation and included quotes from Ivan Epstein and Lee Perkins.

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New products—July

Accounting Today published an article on new products and resources for accountants and mentioned Sage Life, Sage Impact, and Sage One Accounting.

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The new Sage era

LinkedIn published a bylined article by Stephen Kelly about Capital Markets Day and the changes at Sage and mentioned Sage Life and Sage Impact.

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Working the numbers in Richmond to give back

Richmond News wrote an article about the local CSR initiative Sage in the Community and included an interview with Nancy Harris.

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CRM for any niche—or so it seems

Enterprise Apps Today published an article about the CRM market and included Sage CRM.

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Top ten small business financial applications

Small Business Computing wrote an article about the top ten small business financial applications and included Sage 50 Accounting on its list.

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Why you should never get out of the trench

LinkedIn published a bylined article by Gabie Boko on the importance of staying in the trenches as you grow in your career.

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Sage Summit 2015: What's new and exciting? Q&A with Gabie Boko

SAGEerpWIRE published an interview with Gabie Boko about Sage Summit 2015.

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2015 review of Sage One

CPA Practice Advisor published a review on Sage One. The software program received 4.75 stars out of 5. Strengths included low cost to no cost, solid invoicing functionality, good selection of reporting options, and good integration capability.

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Sage to put North American HQ in Atlanta, create innovation hub, 400 jobs

Northwest Georgia News published an article on Sage North America's new headquarters in Atlanta. The new facility will house 400 new jobs in the coming years. The article included quotes from Marc Scheipe.

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Sage confirms plans to create 400 jobs in Midtown

Atlanta Business Chronicle published an article on the new North American headquarters which will be located in Midtown's Atlantic Station.

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Sources: Software firm Sage plans Midtown expansion

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article on the new Sage office being built in Midtown Atlanta.

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Using live events to grow your business—with Gabie Boko of Sage NA

Womancon conducted an interview with Gabie Boko about the benefits of attending conferences and networking for a small business.

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Best credit card processors of 2015

Business News Daily published an article on choosing the right credit card reader for a small business and included Sage Payment Solutions.

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Charitable Sage Foundation focuses on social philanthropy

CPA Practice Advisor published an article on Sage Foundation, which included quotes from Ivan Epstein and Marc Benioff.

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Tips for new businesses with Connie Certusi

Entrepreneur Podcast Network interviewed Connie Certusi about the State of the Startup Survey and tips on how to grow a new business.

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Eight smart money habits to practice in your startup

Inc. published an article on eight smart money habits to practice in your startup and included Sage as an accounting software solution.

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When work becomes a passion play; taking the entrepreneurial plunge

The Calgary Herald published an article regarding the growing number of entrepreneurs, which cited the Sage State of Start-up Survey and quoted Nancy Harris, vice-president and general manager, Sage Canada.

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G+ hangout: Sage State of the Startup Survey

Steve Strauss of The Self-Employed held a Google+ Hangout with Gabie Boko. They discussed the State of the Start Survey, Sage Summit, and how entrepreneurs can be successful.

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Small firms shift toward cloud-based software

The Wall Street Journal published an article on small businesses using cloud-based software and mentioned the Sage and Salesforce partnership offers small business accounting and financial tools in the cloud to customers worldwide.

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Sage targets SMBs on Salesforce1 to meet cloud and mobile needs

451 Research published a report about the partnership between Sage and Salesforce on Sage Life.

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Sage announces charitable "Sage Foundation" for volunteering efforts

Accounting Today wrote an article about Sage Foundation and its aim to make a difference in the lives of millions. The article included quotes from Ivan Epstein and Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

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Sage opens a charitable foundation as CEO Stephen Kelly plans for a cloud future

Diginomica published an article about Sage Foundation and included multiple quotes from Stephen Kelly on Sage, the company's partnership with Salesforce, and the future of the cloud.

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Sage launches Sage Foundation

Accounting Today published an article about the announcement of Sage Foundation. The article included quotes by Ivan Epstein.

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Seven ways to prepare your business for EMV chip cards

America's Backbone Weekly wrote an article on seven ways to prepare your business for EMV chip cards and included a quote from Don Weary. The story was also syndicated on IT Business Net.

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Sage announces speakers, schedule for Summit in New Orleans

CPA Practice Advisor published an article about Sage Summit 2015 and its speakers and schedule. The article mentioned the State of the Startup Survey and noted that Sage Summit will help small businesses with growing revenue, acquiring customers, and securing capital. The article included quotes from Gabie Boko.

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Meet your clients in the cloud

Accounting Today published an article about the four tenets a new firm should have; one is the cloud and mentioned Sage One as a choice in cloud accounting tools.

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May 2015

11 things entrepreneurs need to know

Small Biz Daily published an article about 11 things entrepreneurs need to know and included Sage Small Business Loans as a new source of loans. This is a partnership between Kabbage and Sage Payment Solutions.

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Who's next? The importance of succession planning

Solution Providers for Retail published an article about the importance of succession planning for small businesses. The article included advice and quotes from Connie Certusi.

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Accounting solution for small business

Constructech wrote an article about Sage One Accounting. The article noted that Sage One Accounting is designed for new and growing small businesses and that it helps them quickly take care of daily tasks.

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How networking can help your business grow

mallbizdaily wrote an article about the importance of networking when growing your business. The article included Sage Summit and the opportunity it offers for business owners to meet and mingle.

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Sage adds Kabbage to small business service recipe

Small Business Trends wrote an article about Kabbage and Sage Payment Solutions partnering together to develop a new third-party technology platform called Sage Small Business Loan powered by Kabbage. Paul Bridgewater was quoted in the article.

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Eight tips every new business owner should know

The Business Journals published a bylined article by Connie Certusi. The article, "8 tips every new business owner should know" will appear on the 54 local sites of the BizJournals network. The byline is based in findings from the 2015 Sage State of the Startup Survey.

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New crowdsourced report ranks accounting software

Accounting Web wrote about an accounting software report by G2 Crowd, a crowd-sourced, Yelp-like business software review site. The report included Sage 100 in the contenders category.

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The marketers speak: 42 one-liners and quick tips from top practitioners

CMO Essentials wrote an article with quick tips from top marketing practitioners and included a tip from Gabie Boko that the key to success is breaking rules and taking risks.

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Eight advantages of being a small business owner now

Small Business Trends wrote an article about the advantages of being a small business owner and included the Sage Business Index.

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I’m looking for a marketing person

Forbes published an article about marketing and mentioned Sage CRM as a great customer relationship management application.

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New Sage Impact offers customizable hub for accounting professionals

CPA Practice Advisor published an article about Sage Impact. The article included a quote from Jennifer Warawa.

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Sage gears new online hub toward accounting firms

Accounting Web wrote about Sage Impact for accountants. The article included quotes from Jennifer Warawa.

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"Encore entrepreneurship" isn't for everyone

USA Today published an article that included stats from the Sage State of the Startup Survey.

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Sage builds online hub for accountants

Accounting Today published an article about Sage Impact, which included quotes from Jennifer Warawa.

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Sage Life: Sage and Salesforce do the expected

Enterprise Irregulars published an article about the global partnership between Sage and Salesforce. The article mentioned that this will be a significant upsell opportunity for Sage.

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Sage Life platform gives small businesses greater insight

CPA Practice Advisor published an article about the global partnership between Sage and Salesforce. The article explained how the Sage Life platform will give small businesses greater insight into their day-to-day operations.

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The cloud comes full circle: Sage and Salesforce team up for Sage Life

Laurie McCabe wrote a blog post for her site about the global partnership between Sage and Salesforce.

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Sage, Salesforce join forces to go live with Sage Life

Apps Run the Cloud wrote an article about the global partnership between Sage and Salesforce.

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Sage, Salesforce partner to offer Sage Life on Salesforce1

Accounting Today published an article about the global partnership between Sage and Salesforce.

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Crunch time for Salesforce and Sage (and you and me)

Enterprise Irregulars wrote an article about the partnership between Sage and Salesforce.

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Salesforce teams up with Sage on new tool for small businesses

The San Jose Mercury News wrote an article about Sage Life the partnership between Sage and Salesforce. It quoted Stephen Kelly and Marc Benioff.

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Salesforce teams with Sage, spawns new cloud platform for SMBs

CIO published an article about the global partnership between Sage and Salesforce. It quoted Stephen Kelly and Marc Benioff. (The article was picked up by PC Advisor, Good Gear Guide, PC World, IT World, Network World.)

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Sage adds bank recs, free version to Sage One

Accounting Web wrote an article about Sage One Accounting. The article included quotes from Mike Savory.

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Dating announced, but are Salesforce and Sage plotting a deeper hook up?

Forbes published an article about the global Sage and Salesforce partnership.

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Sage One Accounting gets new features, subscription pricing model

CPA Practice Advisor wrote an article about Sage One Accounting, which included quotes from Mike Savory.

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Women and Generation Xers take lead in creating new startups

CPA Practice Advisor wrote an article about Sage One Accounting, which included quotes from Mike Savory.

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Five things entrepreneurs need to know—Small Business Week edition

Smallbizdaily published an article about the State of the Startup survey, which included advice from Connie Certusi. The article also mentioned the new Sage One Accounting.

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Canadian entrepreneurs are working smarter, not harder—and they're women

Itbusiness.ca published an article about the State of the Startup survey, which included quotes from Nancy Harris.

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Sage introduces new Sage One Accounting

Accounting Today published an article on the new Sage One Accounting, which included a quote from Mike Savory.

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Seven spring cleaning tips for your small business

AllBusiness.com published a bylined article by Connie Certusi about spring cleaning your small business.

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Women and Gen-Xers shake up the startup scene

Small Business Computing wrote an article about the Sage State of the Startup Survey, which included quotes from Connie Certusi.

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Sage survey seeks secrets of new small businesses that succeed

Small Business wrote an article about the Sage State of the Startup Survey, which included advice from Connie Certusi.

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More keys to successful entrepreneurship

Jim Blasingame with The Small Business Advocate conducted an interview with Connie Certusi about now being the perfect time to start a business (audio clip).

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Fulfill client needs to drive their business—and yours

The Bottom Line published a bylined article by Jennifer Warawa about being more than an accountant to clients.

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April 2015

Using your tax refund to start a business

The Morning Blend, Bill Martinez Live, Radio BDC, WYYZ, WYRQ, WVNU, WFTX, WAMV, WBRE, USA Radio, and We are Austin conducted interviews with Gabie Boko and Susan Solovic about starting a business using your tax refund. 242 TV stations syndicated the interview.

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Four ways to use technology to get on top of your bookkeeping

Backing America's Backbone wrote an article about using technology in your bookkeeping and included advice and quotes from Jennifer Warawa.

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Get more from temps, your company's most undervalued asset

Entrepreneur wrote an article about utilizing temps and mentioned the Sage 2013 Return on Employment Investment Report.

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Creative financing ideas: 21 experts share top tips on how to creatively finance your small business

Direct Capital included advice from Marc Scheipe in an article about financing tips for small businesses.

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Six ways technology can make you more productive

Small Biz Daily published an article about ways technology can make you more productive and included Sage 50 as a way to stay on top of finances.

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Inside the future of payroll technology

B2B News Network published an article regarding the latest payroll technology. The article included Sage 50 Accounting—Canadian Edition, which is used for payroll administration by a Calgary-based small business owner.

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Exploring the latest in frontline empowerment

1to1 Media wrote an article about employee engagement and included comments from Brad Smith.

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Three things you should do before filing your taxes

PROFITguide.com published an article regarding key strategies small and medium-sized business owners can use to minimize tax payments. The article included quotes by Nancy Harris.

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The top technologies for accounting firms

CPA Practice Advisor wrote an article about the best technologies for accounting firms and included Sage One and Sage 300 Online.

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Sage names revenue exec

Bob Scott's Insights wrote an article about the appointment of Rich Spring as chief revenue officer.

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Sage and Salesforce: odd couple alliance?

Enterprise Irregulars picked up an article written about the Sage and Salesforce partnership.

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Mobile devices: unleash the power

Mobility Tech Zone published a bylined article by Himanshu Palsule about mobile devices.

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Accounting software that's prepared for inclement weather

SecureBuzz interviewed David Rumer for an article regarding the benefits of mobile solutions for small business owners when inclement weather hits.

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Tips for tax savings, small businesses!

B2BNewsNetwork quoted Nancy Harris in an article about taxes and small businesses.

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The most challenging part of running your own business? Taxes

Financial Post, the business section of the National Post, one of Canada's three daily newspapers, with a readership of over 2.5 million, posted a byline by Nancy Harris regarding tax strategies for Canadian SMB owners.

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Own who you are: three things to do today

LinkedIn ran a bylined article by Gabie Boko on three rules to live by to help you focus on what's most important in your business, career, and life in general.

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Four foolproof tips to avoid tax prep stress

The Business Journals published a bylined article from Connie Certusi. The article "four foolproof tips to avoid tax prep stress" will appear on the 43 local sites of the BizJournals network.

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Sage to give partners customer feedback data to strengthen customer relationships

Channelbuzz.ca published an article about the Sage Net Promotor Score (NPS) program and quoted Donald Deshaies.

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Don't wait to prepare for the next Canadian winter

Small Business Trends published an article about small businesses dealing with winter issues and quoted David Rumer.

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How to streamline your accounting and invoicing with modern software solutions

Tech Vibes recognized Sage as one of the top accounting software solutions for small businesses in an article on modern accounting software.

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Sage introduces Sage Net Promoter Score for partners

Accounting Today published an article on Sage Net Promoter Score for partners. The article included a quote by Donald Deshaies.

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Four tax tips mom and pop business owners must know for April 15

Small Biz Daily published a bylined article by Jennifer Warawa for National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.

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The Forrester Wave™: CRM suites for midsized organizations

Forrester included Sage CRM as a strong performer in its report on CRM suites for midsized organizations.

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Cloud accounting: side by side

Accounting Today included Sage One in an article about the leading web-based accounting and financing packages.

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Tax day tips for small and medium-sized businesses—podcast

Connie Certusi was featured on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network discussing tax day tips for small and medium-sized businesses in support of the #NotOneDollarMore campaign.

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Tokenization's starring role

Don Weary is quoted in the cover story of the latest issue of Transaction Trends, the official publication of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), a leading payments industry organization. The article, titled "Tokenization's Starring Role," starts on page 14; Don is quoted on page 20.

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Four ways to celebrate small business every day

LinkedIn published a bylined article by Gabie Boko about celebrating small businesses every day.

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Sage One Invoicing

PC Magazine wrote a review of Sage One Invoicing. The pros include low price; ease of use; inclusion of contact, product, and service records; and support of invoicing and quotes. Cons note that it doesn't support downloaded transactions, can't track expenses or time, and has minimal reporting.

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Food manufacturer frees working capital, prepares for growth with Sage X3, BI, and inventory management

Sage ERP Wire wrote an article about Savoury Systems International using Sage products to manage and control its inventory.

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Sage Net Promoter Score (NPS) program: What's the value for partners, customers?

Sage ERP Wire wrote an article about the Sage Net Promoter Score (NPS) program. The article mentioned Sage partner Lisa Kianoff of L. Kianoff and Associates and included quotes from Donald Deshaies.

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Five ways to beat workplace stress

Virgin Disruptors published a bylined article by Jennifer Warawa on tips to beat workplace stress.

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29 tips to be awesome at customer service

Media Leaders wrote an article about customer service tips and included one from Brad Smith: "Understand your customers' business goals and priorities."

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How Sage X3 supports FSMA compliance for food and beverage companies

Sage ERP Wire wrote an article about the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how Sage X3 is helping companies with quality control. The article included quotes from Benoit Letohic, senior product marketing manager for Sage.

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Five reasons why your company should budget for mobile technologies in 2015

Construction Business Owner mentioned the Sage Business Index in its article about mobile technologies.

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Sage and Salesforce: an odd couple?

Ecommerce Times wrote an article about the new alliance between Sage and Salesforce that will allow Sage to become a more integrated software company with expertise in new areas.

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Sage North America appoints new chief revenue officer

Sage ERP Wire wrote an article about the appointment of Rich Spring as chief revenue officer.

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March 2015

11 tips for improving your company's customer support

CIO features a tip from Brad Smith around hiring great customer support reps.

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Sage announces two senior hires

Treasury Insider covered the announcement of Paul Bridgewater's being named the new CEO of Sage Payment Solutions and Jim Emerick as executive vice president of customer service for Sage North America.

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Finding quality employees for your business

NerdWallet interviewed Gabie Boko for tips on finding quality employees, which included using social media and networking.

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Planes, trains, and automobiles: three apps to help track your business travel expenses

Smart Hustle published a bylined article by Connie Certusi about three apps to help track your business travel expenses.

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Finding quality employees for your business

Chicago Tribune syndicated an article that mentions the Sage Hiring and Outlook Survey and quotes Gabie Boko.

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Distilling data into marketing wisdom

CMO posted a bylined article by Gabie Boko on managing data in the marketing world.

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Eight tips for safe and efficient payments

Small Biz Daily posted a bylined article by Don Weary on handling payments safely.

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Sage Service Operations: the case for mobile and cloud-based services

SAGEerpWIRE posted an article about the release of Sage Service Operations.

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Apple Watch may face uphill trek in driving mobile commerce

Mobile Commerce Daily included a quote from Yankee Group analyst Sheryl Kingstone, mentioning Sage as a CRM vendor, in an article about the Apple Watch.

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How to show appreciation to your customers

Smart Customer Service posted a bylined article by Brad Smith on how to show appreciation to customers.

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Seven tips for effective invoicing

NerdWallet quoted Mike Savory in an article about invoicing customers effectively.

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Reinventing electronic payments

Tennessee CPA Journal mentioned Sage Mobile Payments in an article about electronic payments. (Page 8)

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February 2015

CRN Channel Chiefs

Donald Deshaies is named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs, executives representing the most powerful leaders in the IT channel.

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These are the first five people you should tell your business idea to

Jennifer Warawa's byline suggests that entrepreneurs create their own personal board of directors to provide perspective and help take their business idea to the next level. The board should consist of people with diverse skills including an accountant, a devil's advocate, and someone in a different type of company.

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Three mobile payment options for entrepreneurs on the go

Retail Merchandise Blog features Sage One as a good mobile payment solution for entrepreneurs on the go.

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Sage marries CRM with ERP for customer views across lines of business

Smart Customer Service published an article on the integration of Sage CRM with Sage X3.

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Ask an expert: key to effective marketing—AIDA

Steve Strauss references the 2015 Sage Outlook and Hiring Survey and how more small businesses plan to increase their workforces this year in his daily tip in USA Today.

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Reflections on the Canadian Reseller Choice Awards 2014

Channel Buzz Canada recaps the Canadian Reseller Choice Awards, in which Sage won in the Best Financial Software category, came in second for Best Business Intelligence/Analytics, and was third place for Best CRM.

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Sage Group integrates its Sage CRM with Sage X3

Oren Smilansky writes about Sage CRM integration with Sage X3 and the importance of having integrated systems. The article includes a quote from Doug LaBahn as well as supporting research and comments from Aberdeen Group's Nick Castellina.

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Canadian Reseller Choice Awards 2014 . . . and the winners are . . .

The article provides highlights of the Canadian Reseller Choice Awards. Sage won an award for Best Financial Software, was runner up in the Best Business Intelligence/Analytics category, and came in third place for Best CRM.

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Payment security tips to help you stay ahead of fraudsters

Don Weary provides payment security best practices to help merchants avoid being hacked. His tips include maintaining PCI compliance, not storing credit card numbers, and developing processes to screen for common fraud practices.

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Five lessons from mostly safe Super Bowl ads

Gabie Boko offers her top marketing takeaways for small businesses from this year's Super Bowl ads, which include engaging with customers, staying true to your brand, and not spending everything in one place.

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Video: Demand for residential construction will lead the way in 2015

Jon Witty discusses the results of the 2015 Sage Construction IT survey at the World of Concrete. Among the findings was that as the demand for residential construction has increased, hiring enough labor has become a bigger concern for construction firms.

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Payroll for accounting firms—some easy choices

Randy Johnston discusses the advantages of using CPA firms and in-house payroll processing. He offers several solutions including Sage HRMS, Sage HRMS Payroll, and Sage 50.

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Case studies: entry-level accounting

Seth Fineberg profiles four different accounting firms introducing clients to basic online software. Deborah Burleigh Accounting in Vancouver discusses how the majority of her clients are using Sage One.

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The 2015 top new products

Sage View is profiled as the top new product in the dashboards/business analytics category. The solution is praised for closing the gap between accountant and client and providing up-to-the-minute KPIs to help accountants take on a more advisory role before and after Tax Day.

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Business growth: why you absolutely need accounting software

Red Akrim breaks down the importance of having accounting software and offers seven solutions to consider, including Sage 50 Accounting.

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January 2015

Lead management: five ways CRM software converts leads into opportunities

Angela Nadeau discusses several ways CRM software can help convert leads into sales. She highlights the interactive dashboards in Sage CRM as a great way to simplify tasks and manage activity.

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Seven ways businesses can take advantage of today's lower gas prices

Connie Certusi's bylined article offers several suggestions for small businesses to take advantage of lower gas prices, including reinvesting in their business.

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Illinois middle-market firms ready to spend money and hire

Gabie Boko is quoted discussing how the success of mid-market companies helps boost the economy and power small-business growth.

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Four ways to increase customer loyalty in the year ahead

Brad Smith's bylined article provides tips for increasing customer loyalty, including collecting and using customer data to improve customer experience and building relationships through social media.

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$150k per second: what small businesses can learn from pricey Super Bowl ads

Gabie Boko provides lessons small businesses can learn from expensive Super Bowl ads including engaging through social media and tracking marketing performance.

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Four ways female entrepreneurs can fly in 2015

Jennifer Warawa provides tips for female leaders to succeed in 2015: prepare to go under the microscope; forget about being popular or even liked; stick to your guns; take credit and give credit.

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Canada's small businesses rate hiring as 2015's biggest challenge

The Canadian findings of the Sage 2015 Outlook survey were highlighted in this article by Graham F. Scott. The survey revealed that Canadian small business owners see finding qualified employees as their biggest challenge for 2015, rising from the sixth-highest rated challenge in last year's survey. This contrasts with the U.S. findings, which listed getting new customers as the greatest challenge this year.

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48.5 must-dos in the new year for entrepreneurs

SF Small Business Examiner A. Michelle Blakeley complied this list for entrepreneurs that features a tip from Connie Certusi: "Keep an eye on the regulatory issues facing your industry." Connie stresses the importance of being prepared for changes in regulations including the Affordable Care Act.

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Ten reasons to be optimistic looking forward

Deborah Shane highlights Gene Marks' roundup of small business surveys that provide good reasons to be optimistic. The list references the Sage Business Index and its finding that indicates 58 percent of business revenue will grow in 2015 by an average of 2.5 percent.

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What small businesses need to do before 2015

This bylined article by Connie Certusi examines four key issues affecting small businesses and offers advice on how to take advantage of them for a successful 2015. She encourages businesses to embrace the cloud, keep an eye on new regulations, go mobile, and connect with their customers.

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Five ways to build a world-class customer service model in 2015

The article provides five strategies to increase customer centricity within a business. It references the Sage Business Index, which found that more than a third of respondents saw increased customer loyalty as a means by which to grow their business over the next year.

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December 2014

Where do women in business see the economy heading?

Lloyd Whittington discusses where women in business see the economy heading and references key findings from the Sage Business Index which found that overall women are confident in their own business and in the U.S. economy.

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Use cloud-based services for routine business tasks

Susan Solovic takes a look at some of the advantages of using cloud-based services, such as automating complicated tasks like accounting and invoicing. Sage One is listed as a recommendation for cloud-based invoicing and payment processing services.

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Ten ways to retain your best employees

Brad Smith's article provides tips on how small businesses can mimic what larger companies such as Google are doing to keep their best employees.

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Five technologies that will blow up my business (and yours) in 2015

Gene Marks examines five technologies that he believes will become mainstream this year. Cloud accounting makes the list, and he includes Sage as one of the leading products.

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Social media use by marketers crucial, but UK firms can face fines without management software

Drew Hendricks outlines the importance of financial management software to streamline processes and reduce workloads and to help ensure that businesses don't overspend on social media. He references Sage One as a tool for small businesses.

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Small business accountants play catch-up in the cloud

Pedro Hernandez features the Sage Accountancy Index and interviews Jennifer Warawa in his article on small business accountants. He focuses on the finding that only 10 percent of respondents leverage the cloud or online services to collaborate or share information with their clients.

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Looking to grow in 2015? Your first resolution: partner with an accountant

Jennifer Warawa's bylined article highlights many of the benefits to working with an accountant who serves as a valuable trusted advisor.

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Holiday shopping and payment security

Small Biz Daily features the holiday shopping and payment security infographic, which includes payment security tips for merchants to keep in mind during the holidays.

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Looking toward 2015: technology, change, mobile, and profitability

Sage One product manager Mike Savory was a guest on Barry Moltz's Blog Talk Radio discussing how to determine which technology your small business needs.

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Sage Index: CPAs moving to advisory role, but lack the tech

Accounting Today covers the results of the 2014 Sage Accountancy Index, finding that 62 percent of accountants in the U.S. are expanding their services to include business mentoring, startup advice, and payroll services.

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Change your way of thinking to truly master innovation

Women2.0 features thoughts from Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko on how entrepreneurs can embrace innovation within their business.

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Entrepreneurs: Delegation in three easy steps

Product Marketing Manager for Sage One Kay Dexter contributed this blog post advising entrepreneurs on how they can delegate tasks in order to get more done to Boss blog.

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2014 most powerful women in accounting

Sage Vice President and General Manager of Sage Accountant Solutions Jennifer Warawa was named one of CPA Practice Advisor’s most powerful women in accounting.

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How to harness the power of real-time financial advice

Susan Solovic writes this article on the importance of working with an accountant who will partner with a small business all year long, discussing the opportunity Sage View offers to both the accountant and the small business owner.

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Streamline apps to simplify your business

Project Eve features Sage Executive Vice President and General Manger of Sage Small Business Solutions Connie Certusi’s article on ways to simplify your business in 2015.

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Planning for success in 2015: Making New Year’s resolutions that work!

Sage Vice President and General Manager of Sage Accountant Solutions Jennifer Warawa contributed this blog post to LinkedIn, discussing six key factors that are important when setting goals.

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November 2014

How entrepreneurs vacation differently

This Inc. article discussing how entrepreneurs vacation differently features a stat from the 2013 Reinvention of Small Business Study. It was found that 43 percent of small business owners are spending less time on vacation than they did five years ago.

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Want loyal customers? Understand this.

In this Google hangout with Entrepreneur, Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith discusses why knowing the problems that lead customers to your business can help form a long-term relationship with them.

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Five apps your accountant wants you to get for Christmas

Sage One is listed as a cloud accounting solution an accountant would like their clients to use in this Yahoo! Small Business article.

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What women want: One marketing strategy doesn’t fit all

Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko provides advice in this Business News Daily article around targeting women and Millennials, advising that when it comes to marketing strategies, one size does not fit all.

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Women of the IT Channel Ecosystem

Computer Dealer News named Sage Vice President and General Manager of Canada Nancy Harris as a Woman of the IT Channel Ecosystem. See page 12 for more information on Nancy.

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Entrepreneur month celebrates business starters’ contributions

Las Vegas Review-Journal featured Sage Executive Vice President and General Manager of Small Business Solutions Connie Certusi’s contributed article with three reasons why entrepreneurs are important.

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Focusing just on new sales? Focus on this instead.

In this Google hangout hosted by Entrepreneur, Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith discusses the importance of staying focused on current client relationships, in addition to acquiring new customers.

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Aggressive marketing won’t win customer loyalty

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith participated in a Google hangout with Entrepreneur, discussing how strategies like content, gamification, and other tactics can add value to customers’ lives and keep their attention.

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Six steps to boost cash flow

Rieva Lesonsky mentions Sage One as an accounting solution that small businesses should consider when managing cash flow in this Success article.

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Why small businesses should expand into overseas markets

Global results of the 2014 Sage Business Index were reviewed in this itbusiness.ca article. SMBs around the world are more confident than they’ve been in the past four years, with 43 percent of respondents saying they expect to grow their staff in 2015.

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Canadian SMBs bullish on economy

Channelbuzz.ca and IT in Canada discussed the results of the recent 2014 Sage Business Index, including that Canadian businesses are more bullish about the economy than at any time in the last four years.

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Sage View wows Solutions14 with multiclient, multiproduct KPI dashboard

Sage launched Sage View, a new cloud solution for accountants to view client data in real time, from the Sleeter Group’s Solutions14 Conference. AccountingWEB wrote this article highlighting the new solution, calling it a “significant innovation.” Accounting Today, CPA Practice Advisor, and CPA Technology blog also covered the launch of Sage View.

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Jennifer Warawa named one of the most powerful women in Public Accounting

We're proud of Sage vice president and general manager of Sage Accountant Solutions Jennifer Warawa for her recent recognition as a Most Powerful Woman in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor. Each year the publication recognizes the women who are having the greatest impact in the tax and accounting field. The 2014 honorees are considered the profession’s next generation of firm leaders through new technologies, practices, workflow or dynamic work environments.

Why mobility for small biz is taking over

Product manager for Sage One Mike Savory contributed this article to Mobile Market Portal on why mobile is so beneficial for entrepreneurs.

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Three simple steps for boosting lifelong customer loyalty

Businesses are always looking for ways to keep customers loyal, and in this American City Business Journals article, Sage Executive Vice President Brad Smith provides three strategies to help maintain focus on the customer.

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Reclaim your brand after a crisis

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith participated in a Google hangout with Entrepreneur about how a company can come back when a mistake has been made and its reputation is on the line.

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October 2014

Adopting a “customer first” culture

Construction Executive interviewed Sage Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith on how businesses can successfully implement customer service programs that lead to a “customer first” culture.

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New Sage One mobile app helps small business owners stay better connected

Sage introduced the Sage One mobile app for iPhone in October, and Accounting Today and CPA Practice Advisor covered the news.

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Five ways to increase your workflow

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey contributed this article around increasing productivity and time management to Fridge Magazine.

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Building a brand: Do all roads lead to Rome?

SearchCRM features Sage City and quotes from Sage Director of Online Experience and Community Manager Matt Chinn about how Sage uses the Sage City community to build the Sage brand.

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Sage completes PayChoice transaction

Channelnomics and CPA Practice Advisor discuss the acquisition of PayChoice, a company providing payroll and HR services to small and midsized businesses.

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U.S. business confidence at new high, says 2014 Sage Business Index

Results from the Sage Business Index were featured in several publications in October. The index showed that U.S. businesses predict a 3.1% rise in revenue in the next year.

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U.S. small business confidence on the rise

Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko was interviewed by Small Business Computing around the results of the Sage Business Index, specifically around U.S. small business confidence and how to plan for success.

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Six nifty invoicing solutions for small business

Small Business Trends writes this article featuring several invoicing solutions for small businesses to consider, including Sage One.

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Ten best ERP suites for SMEs

Sage 300 Online was included in Computer Business Review’s round up of the ten best ERP solutions in the market.

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Three myths that stop entrepreneurs from standing out from the masses

Sometimes it seems like a better strategy to blend in with others in the marketplace when in reality it’s better to stand out from the crowd. Vice President and General Manager for Sage Accountant Solutions Jennifer Warawa discusses three common myths that keep business owners from standing out in this American City Business Journals article.

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Be bold, courageous, and creative

CMSWire.com interviewed Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko on advice she has for starting a business.

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September 2014

Sage voted top 100 influencers of small business

Sage is proud to be announced as 2014 Small Business Influencer Top 100 Champions. What an honor! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

 

Congratulations to everyone else who helps small businesses.

 

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Want to build customer loyalty? It’s all in the program

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sage in Canada Nancy Harris contributed this article to Financial Post discussing how small businesses can build an effective loyalty program.

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Five reasons to get out from behind your desk and attend a conference

Attending a conference and making face-to-face connections is still important in a digital age, and Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko talks in more detail about this subject in this Chief Executive article.

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Three tips for hiring and keeping the best talent

Based on her role as moderator on a Sage customer panel at Sage Summit, Chief People Officer Lisa Codispoti contributed this article with tips she learned from the panelists that will help small businesses hire and retain great talent.

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Four ways small business owners can benefit from Apple Pay

After the announcement of Apple Pay, Rob Bertke, senior vice president of research and development for Sage Payment Solutions contributed the benefits small businesses may see from their customers using Apple Pay to Entrepreneur, NBC News, and Yahoo! Small Business Advisor.

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Taking stock: Sage EVP Boko on female entrepreneurs

Bloomberg radio interviewed Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko around her recent keynote at WomanCon and the importance of woman-owned businesses.

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How to tackle a negative Yelp review

Vice President of Marketing for Sage One Jennifer Boutwell contributed this article on how small businesses can deal with a negative Yelp review to Business NH Magazine and The Self Employed.

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The twenty-first century accountant

CPA Practice Advisor recognizes Vice President and General Manager of Sage Accountant Solutions Jennifer Warawa as a “40 Under 40” in its September issue and also interviewed Jennifer on how the twenty-first century accountant is evolving.

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Believe in you! Empower yourself at WomanCon with Gabie Boko and Sage

Sage Executive Vice President of marketing Gabie Boko was interviewed on WsRadio to discuss her participation and keynote at WomanCon 2014 and the importance of women in business.

Five best practices for family-owned business owners to survive, thrive

Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sage Small Business Solutions Connie Certusi contributed this article to American City Business Journals discussing challenges and advice for surviving and thriving as a family-owned business, based on her experience moderating a panel on the same topic at Sage Summit 2014.

Most businesses still don’t budget for mobile technology

Mashable featured the results of the Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices, highlighting that small and medium-sized businesses, while recognizing the importance of mobile technology, still do not set aside budget for mobile solutions.

 

August 2014

Creativity gardening: The simple, practical methods of creative types

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey contributed this article sharing the practices of creative types to Forbes.

Six viral marketing lessons to learn from the ice bucket challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took social media by storm recently. Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko contributed this article to Entrepreneur discussing marketing lessons to be learned from the campaign.

Get out of the office: How joining conferences can do more for your business

Wework published Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko’s article on the importance of attending events in person and making connections.

Mobile technology improves productivity and communication in the construction industry

The results of the Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices were featured in this Professional Remodeler article, including that 77 percent of respondents said smartphones had a positive effect on organizational productivity.

Seven inspiring quotes for your worst business days

When you're having a bad day, these inspiring quotes from Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey's article in wework may help.

Five ways to face your business problems head on

Every business owner runs into challenges. This article in American City Business Journals from Vice President of Marketing for Sage One Jennifer Boutwell discusses five ways to face a problem.

Tips for bloggers going to Sage Summit and a roundup

Blogger Jonathan Yaniv attended Sage Summit 2014 and drafted this post based on his experience at the event, focusing heavily on the keynote presentations and panel discussions.

Eleven factoids you may not know about Sage

Rieva Lesonsky with Small Business Trends wrote about 11 lesser known Sage facts and how small business owners can learn from them.

How you can become a "super accountant"

Sage is mentioned in this AccountingWEB article that addresses the need for accountants to expand their suite of services beyond tax preparation and how to go about it, such as adopting the cloud.

Spotlight: Black Mermaid's Soaps says bathing is beautiful

Sage One customer Black Mermaid's Handcrafted Soaps and Products is featured in this Small Business Trends small business spotlight. Owner Denise Zannu discusses how her business got started and how she continues to be successful.

Hammond's Candies finds sweet success with move to Sage ERP from Microsoft

Sage 100 Advanced ERP customer Hammond's Candies is featured in this Search Manufacturing ERP article about its switch to Sage from Microsoft and the benefits this has brought to the business.

Sage North America builds new solutions and focuses on cloud, mobility, and big data

Small Biz Technology covered two announcements made from Sage Summit 2014, one being the availability of Sage 300 Online and the second being the upcoming release of the Sage One mobile application.

If strategy is the cake, culture is the oven

Blogger Bill Sheridan writes about building a winning culture, using one of the Sage Summit keynotes as inspiration on the topic.

Summertime tips for small business owners

USA Today columnist Steve Strauss mentions Sage Summit in a recent "Ask the Expert" column. Steve tells business owners to perform a SWOT analysis for their business twice a year, based on advice he heard at Sage Summit.

 

July 2014

SAN members recognized

We’re proud of these SAN members who were recognized at Sage Summit 2014 – LG4 logiciel comptable for their Top Recommender of Small Business Solutions by a Sage Accountants Network Member Award and Soma Small Business Solutions for their Top Recommender of Sage Payment Solutions by a Sage Accountants Network Member Award. Congratulations!

Sage strategic partnerships drive SMB growth

Sage North America recently announced a series of strategic alliances with several leading Canadian brands, and in this article, Computer Dealer News provides details around these partnerships.

Sage introduces Sage 300 Online

Accounting Technology and Technology Evaluation Centers covered the availability of Sage 300 Online, a full business management solution designed to help give small and medium-size businesses a more complete picture of their operations while increasing collaboration.

Amazon's first foray into the smartphone market and what it means for business

Results from the Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices were featured in this Business Review USA article. Executive Vice President and General Manger of Sage Mid-Market Solutions Joe Langner was quoted on the impact of mobility in business.

Five tips to budget for mobile

Executive Vice President and General Manger for Sage Mid-Market Solutions Joe Langner contributed this article on ways business owners can budget for mobile technology to Accounting Technology.

Five ways to face your business problems head-on

The American City Business Journals featured Vice President of Marketing for Sage One Jennifer Boutwell's article on ways entrepreneurs can handle problems.

Plan mobile technology expansion for increased productivity

Results from the second annual Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices were featured in this CIOs article discussing the importance of mobile technology in employee productivity.

 

June 2014

Streamlining the masonry industry

Masonry Magazine uses information from the Sage Construction and Real Estate "Information Technology Trends Summary Report—North America Construction" to discuss how masonry companies can streamline their businesses by investing in information technology.

Mid-market businesses grow with the right hiring

Executive Vice President of Sage Mid-Market Solutions Joe Langner contributed this article to Entrepreneur on how midsized companies can attract the right talent to grow and why it is important to adopt tools and technology to keep employees engaged.

Why design thinking should be at the core of your business strategy development

Sage Product Marketing Manager for Sage One Lawton Ursrey contributed this article to Forbes on how implementing elements of design thinking into a company's strategy can help problem solving and collaboration.

Award-winning women

Each year, CRN honors women of the channel, recognizing females for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry. Congratulations to Sage EVP of Marketing Gabie Boko, Vice President of Sales for Sage X3 Donna Armstrong, and Director of Partner Programs for Sage Small Business Solutions Diana Waterman for being recognized this year!

 

May 2014

Dear Graduates: you can have a happy, healthy career

Jennifer Warawa, vice president and general manager of Sage Accountant Solutions, contributed this article to Harvard Business School's student newspaper, The Harbus News, discussing how graduates can have a career they love and own their path to success.

Sage X3 version 7 brings advanced mobility to SMBs.

Sage X3 version 7 is featured in this article from Search Manufacturing ERP, including feedback from customer Vacuum Engineering & Materials.

Sage X3 helps you do more, faster and from anywhere

Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Accounting Today covered the launch of Sage X3 version 7, a global business solution for midsized companies.

Your brain unplugged: Proof that spacing out makes you more effective

Sage Product Marketing Manager for Sage One Lawton Ursrey contributed this article about the science behind why spacing out is healthy for creative thinking and productivity to Forbes.

Edison Awards

Sage Construction and Real Estate wins the 2014 Edison for their Job Ready program. They win for innovation for business optimization under the overall category of innovative services. They're in good company—Levi's, Paint Handy, Kohler, LIFX, and Motorola Solutions.

How to keep your employees from getting bored

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith contributed this article on how to keep employees engaged in the workplace to American City Business Journals.

Six ways to simplify your small business life

Sage One Product Manager Mike Savory contributed this article on ways busy small business owners can simplify their efforts, like taking advantage of data in the cloud.

How small businesses can combat high gas prices

Garden Center Magazine published Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sage Small Business Solutions Connie Certusi's article on how small businesses can better handle rising gas prices.

Business lessons I learned from my mother

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith contributed this article on lessons his mother taught him that apply to business to Mompreneurs and FOXNews.com.

Picking your start-up or a corporate job? Don't—do both

Lawton Ursrey, Sage product marketing manager for Sage One, contributed this article about why entrepreneurs don't have to make a choice when it comes to having their own business or working at a large company to Forbes.

 

April 2014

Seven ways to train yourself to be a forward thinker

American City Business Journals published Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith's article with tips on how to become a forward thinker to avoid pitfalls and achieve growth through innovation.

Four tips for women to excel at work during Women's History Month

Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko contributed this article to Tell it to Al with tips on how women can succeed at work in honor of Women's History Month.

The art of essentialism

Sage Product Marketing Manager for Sage One Lawton Ursrey contributed this article to Forbes on how adopting the essentialist mindset can help entrepreneurs focus on what they truly care about and not regret forgoing the tasks or activities that are not as important.

Four tips for developing lasting, in-person connections

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith contributed tips on how to connect with people to make relationships more meaningful and rewarding to The Business Journals.

Five reasons your start-up needs an accountant

The Huffington Post provides information from a Sage 2013 Survey about accountants. In the article, they outline five reasons why small businesses needs accountants.

Mobile goes mainstream

Sage Vice President of product development for Sage Payment Solutions Don Weary contributed comments to this QSR Magazine article on mobile payment options in the fast food industry.

How important is technology in construction?

General Manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate Solutions Jon Witty discussed the importance of technology in the construction industry with GlobeSt.com.

VP of Sage advises students

Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko spoke with The Flor-Ala, the student newspaper of the University of North Alabama, providing career advice for future graduates.

Why this is the worst time to be thinking about taxes

Sage Chief Financial Officer Marc Scheipe contributed this article on why small businesses need to plan for tax time all year round to Financial Post, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, and WeWork.com.

 

March 2014

Little things that often go unnoticed but make a big difference in your business

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey contributed this article on why the smallest details are so important for entrepreneurs to master to Forbes.

Sage celebrates International Women's Day

Vice President and General Manager of Sage in Canada Nancy Harris and Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko both wrote articles in honor of International Women's Day, a day that is used to recognize the women who have helped open doors for future generations. Nancy contributed a piece to Mompreneurs® discussing how Canadian women can empower themselves in the workplace, and Gabie contributed a piece to Women's Lifestyle on the women who have inspired her and tips for success.

When winter is this bad, businesses better have a plan

Yahoo! Finance Canada shared some of the findings from the recent Sage Weather Survey, where Canadian small businesses revealed how the unusually harsh winter of 2014 affected their business.

Before you launch your crowdfunding campaign, read this

Sage Product Marketing Manager for Sage One Lawton Ursrey contributed this article about the benefits of crowdfunding and what entrepreneurs need to know in order to successfully launch a campaign to Forbes.

Bruce Croxon's top tips for aspiring entrepreneurs

Former "Dragons' Den" star Bruce Croxon shares his thoughts on the recent Sage State of the Canadian Start-up Survey 2014 with The Globe and Mail. Bruce delivered the keynote at the Vancouver stop of the Sage Inspire Tour, and Hello Vancity shared some of his insights, as well as thoughts from Sage Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sage Canada Nancy Harris.

How does she do it? Sage Mompreneurs survey says Canadian moms in business do it all

HispanicBusiness.com discussed results from the recent Sage-Mompreneur® Study, which looked at the lifestyles of female business owners who are balancing the role of mom and entrepreneur.

 

February 2014

Think you can escape the guidance of an accountant? If your goal is to have a thriving business, think again.

Sage Vice President and General Manager of Sage Accountant Solutions Jennifer Warawa contributed this article on the reasons entrepreneurs should work with an accountant to Exchange Magazine, Financial Post, and The Globe and Mail.

Manufacturers' optimism grows

Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sage Mid-Market Solutions Joe Langner contributed this article discussing the results of the Sage Manufacturing Survey; the results indicate manufacturers have increased confidence in the economy in 2014.

How to bring the Olympian mindset into the office

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith contributed this article on how corporations can replicate the characteristics of Olympians in the workplace to The Business Journals.

Avoiding social media blunders

Sage Executive Vice President of Marketing Gabie Boko contributed this article with tips on how companies can be successful in social media to Destination CRM.

Ten tips for planning your IT investments

Vice President of Strategy and Customer Retention for Sage Construction and Real Estate Solutions Dennis Stejskal contributed this article with advice on how a business can start and implement the IT planning process to Contractor Magazine.

What coworking can really do for you

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey provides insights into the value of coworking for an entrepreneur in a recent Forbes article.

Sage launches subscription invoicing aimed at small business customers

The launch of Sage One Invoicing, a new solution that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to create and send professional invoices and receive payments from clients online, was featured in a Small Business Trends article.

Today in small business: online revies matter more than most owners think

Gene Marks mentions Sage One Invoicing in his New York Times blog.

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Nine reasons why entrepreneurs should hire an accountant

Jennifer Warawa’s byline was published on airing.com, linking to The Globe and Mail page it appeared on earlier this week.

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Sage business survey reflects surge of optimism for 2014

Plastics Today discusses results from the recent Sage Manufacturing Survey, with the overarching takeaway that manufacturers and distributors are decidedly more optimistic about the economy than in 2013. This article was published February 7, 2014. Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sage Mid-Market Solutions Joe Langner was interviewed by WSVA-AM 500 radio discussing the survey results.

Imitate Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" finalists to retain your best employees

Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith contributed this article on how small businesses can use tactics by the "100 Best" to keep and recruit top talent to bizjournals.com and Businesstips.com. These articles were published in January and February 2014.

 

January 2014

How to work from home

Sage Canada Senior Vice President and General Manager Nancy Harris contributed this article on how to successfully manage working from home to Advantage Magazine. This article was published in the January-March 2014 issue.

Ten tips on how to be a better entrepreneur in 2014

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey contributed this article on ways to be a better entrepreneur to Entrepreneur.com, including "take an improve class." This article was published January 10, 2014.

Get more done with microfixing

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey contributed this article describing a learning discipline he uses calls "microfixing" to Forbes. This article was published January 21, 2014.

Super Bowl ad survey: Many small business owners prefer to sit it out

The results of the Sage Small Business Advertising Survey and the Sage Small Business Advertising Survey were featured in several publications in January and February 2014. Small businesses said they find local advertising more valuable than having an ad during the Super Bowl.

Small business resolutions for 2014

Sage Executive Vice President and General Manager of Small Business Solutions Connie Certusi provides New Year's resolutions for small business owners to several publications, including: Business News Daily, Fox Small Business, and Fullstart. These articles were published in December 2013 and January 2014.

 

December 2013

Six audiobooks for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2014

Sage One Product Marketing Manager Lawton Ursrey contributed this article with detailed audiobook recommendations for entrepreneurs to Forbes December 24, 2013.

Software can reduce construction overhead

Vice President of Product Management for Sage Construction and Real Estate Solutions Dennis Stejskal discusses the guarded optimism the construction industry is experiencing with GlobeSt.com. This article was published December 18, 2013.

Three steps to becoming an industry expert to grow your business

 

Customer experience lessons we can learn from the government shutdown

Sage Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Brad Smith contributed this article around customer service lessons small businesses can learn from the recent government shutdown to Sales and Service Excellence. This article was published in December 2013.

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