We energise the success of businesses and their communities around the world through the use of smart technology and the imagination of our people.
We give businesses around the world the information, insight and tools they need to succeed today. Whether you want to manage your finances, payments, people and payroll, or your entire business, we’ve got you covered.
Find out the very latest news from across our global business and how we are helping our customers, colleagues and partners to reimagine business.
As a Sage Partner, your company gains exclusive access to resources to help you drive license and subscription-based solutions and services, create new opportunities, increase proﬁtability and close deals more quickly.
Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has millions of customers and over 13,000 employees in 23 countries.
Join us in our mission to energise the success of small and medium businesses and their communities around the world.
The Sage Foundation follows a unique 2+2+2 model that sets a new standard for corporate philanthropy around the world. We're helping organisations to create positive social impact by giving our time, money, expertise and technology.
Business builders are the innovators, the job creators and the engine room of the global economy. Their voice must be heard.
The Sage Forum for Business Builders is a place where partnerships and collaboration make this happen.
ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 2016
A message from Stephen Kelly and Steve Hare
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Our new generation software helps to drive today's business builders. The “Golden Triangle” of seamlessly integrated
solutions for Accounting, Payroll & Human Capital Management and Payments automates workflow and the movement of money.
Our ecosystem is the network of partners and platforms which we work with across 23 countries to service our three million customers.
We target free cash conversion of revenue in the 15% - 20% range which supports our progressive dividend policy. We are one of very few businesses in the FTSE 100 that have delivered an increased ordinary dividend every year since 1999.
Of the 72 million Small & Medium Businesses in the countries where we operate, only around one in 10 currently uses a purchased software solution to manage their accounting and payroll processes.
Cloud applications are key to reaching this white space, allowing the consumer to purchase instantly online, without installation, via a standard web-browser and with limited configuration.
Technology evolves rapidly and business needs are becoming ever more mobile and
social led. Sage’s suite of cloud accounting products means customers can do business from the palm of their hand.
Our privileged and trusted position with small and medium businesses is enhanced by over 30,000 conversations we have with our customers each day.
Sage operates in a relatively fragmented market, with the top three providers accounting for only around one quarter of market spend. Our ambition is to grow our position as a global market leader.
68 million businesses in our markets.
Only around one-in-10 businesses of this size use dedicated software to manage their accounting and payroll processes.
4 million businesses in our markets.
Most businesses have solutions to maintain appropriate records and perform multiple functions.
150,000 businesses in our markets.
Businesses are more complex and often require extensive, multi-functional, cross-border solutions.
Putting our customers at the heart of everything we do to provide exceptional experiences.
This involves providing choice, indispensable advice and the right product for the customer – however they want to deploy their solution.
See how we’re helping to build the businesses of our long-term customers...
Our people and our culture, working collaboratively with pace and agility to put our customers first.
This means keeping customers at the heart of everything we do and focusing on their success, always striving to over‑achieve.
Outpacing the competition to gain market share and sustain our ambition to be the leader in our chosen markets.
Our purpose is to serve the world's business builders. Providing the very best technology and services, combined with an emotive brand strategy that puts people at the heart of our operations, will unlock huge opportunities for growth.
See how we’re winning in the market with our cloud accounting product, Sage One...
Building a single, united operating model, increasing efficiencies and
synergy to drive superior growth.
This means reducing unnecessary cost from back office functions to reinvest in the go-to-market model.
Innovation and exciting technology are at the heart of Sage’s strategy.
We deliver the latest solutions through our ecosystem of partners and third-party applications to our nations of business builders, giving them the technology they deserve so they can focus on adding value to their company.
See how we’re revolutionising business with our award-winning cloud accounting product, Sage Live...
Small to medium businesses and entrepreneurs: we keep our customers at the heart of everything we do at Sage.
Attracting and retaining the right people is essential at Sage. We treat our colleagues with respect and encourage collaboration through the one Sage strategic pillar.
Our communities are important to us and we want to see them thrive. Sage Foundation was established in June 2015 and provides an opportunity for Sage to engage with and give back to the community.
In addition to adhering to local laws we are committed to reducing energy use and increasing recycling.
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As at 20 December 2016 (being the last practicable date prior to the publication of the notice of Annual General Meeting on 28 February 2017) the Company’s issued share capital consists of 1,119,618,567 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each, of which 39,522,431 are held in treasury. Therefore, the total exercisable voting rights in the Company as at 20 December 2016 are 1,080,096,136.