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Sage Partner Newsletter

Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of the Sage Part­ner news­let­ter!

Welcome to the latest edition of the Sage Partner Newsletter

FY20 Thrive On

It was wonderful to see so many of our business partners and independent software vendors at the recent FY20 Partner Kick off and Awards event in Sydney. It certainly was a great opportunity to celebrate our wins together and kickstart another successful financial year. 

Our new General Manager for ERP, Gary Katzeff was joined by Rob Sinfeld - Vice President, Product and the Sage Australia team as they presented to a full house on our vision, strategy, product roadmap and marketing strategy. 

You can download a copy of the presentation here.

 

Sage 2019 Partner Awards

The day was topped off with a cocktail party and the much anticipated 2019 Partner Awards.

Many congratulations to our award winners MicroChannel, Thrive Technologies, Usage Business Systems and Octane Systems.

Fastest Growth Partner Sage 300 Octane Systems
Highest Value Partner Sage 300  Thrive Technologies 
Top New Sales Partner Sage 300 Thrive Technologies 
Fastest Growth Partner Sage X3  Usage Technologies
Highest Value Partner Sage X3 MicroChannel 
Top New Sales Partner Sage X3 MicroChannel 
Sage ERP Partner of the Year 2019 MicroChannel 

We love your feedback!

We are always interested in feedback from our valued partners and would appreciate it if you would please complete this short survey and let us know what you thought worked at this year's Partner Kick off and Awards event and also what you thought we could have done better.

Let’s all remain focussed as we close out Q1 together. We look forward to welcoming you back after the break for another successful year.

All our very best wishes for the festive season!

Your Sage Partner Team

Sales & Partner Enablement

Sage Data Hub 300 Edition is coming soon!

Instant cloud BI for Sage 300 and all your data sources.

As presented at the recent Partner Kick-off, we will in January 2020 be releasing an exciting new data management platform, delivering instant cloud BI to our clients whilst enabling our partners to realise new opportunities when engaging with our Sage 300 client base. 

Sage Data Hub 300 Edition transforms Sage 300 data into real business intelligence, allowing clients to transform that intelligence into increased revenue, cost savings, and competitive advantage. Importantly, Sage Data Hub delivers a pre-built ‘Smart Solution’ model designed to connect any data type; internal and external data sources whether cloud or on-premise data.

This significant offering brings many benefits to Sage 300 customers, including:

  • A best-in-class data management platform that delivers a high value, low cost/ risk solution to unifying data across the business, then ability to extend connectivity to other data sources including CRM systems, legacy databases, Excel spreadsheets  
  • Fast start implementation with connectors to Sage 300 and ready-made Power BI dashboards, along with the freedom to choose from other pre-packaged analytics for data visualisation i.e. Tableau, ZAP
  • Software-as-a-service delivery ensuring data security, compliance, governance and scalability
  • Automation of data flow across the business, and report delivery of real-time business data to distributed teams


Registration for Sage Partner Summit is open

Sage Partner Summit is a multi-day enablement event that brings together Sage Intacct, Sage People, and Sage X3 partners in one setting, empowering them to learn, connect and transform. Partners can expect 100+ breakout sessions, 1000+ attendees, 10+ networking events, and much more. 

Registration is now open for our partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Middle East, Australia, and Asia. 

Register by 23rd December to get up to 40% off the standard rate, a $600 USD savings. Group rates are also available. 

The event will take place March 2 - 4, 2020 in Orlando, FL. 

Holiday Support Hours

Please note that the last full day prior to the Christmas and New Year break will be Monday 23rd December with the office returning to work on Monday 6th January 2020.

Sage will have a skeleton staff available over this period, while they will endeavour to support you, we cannot guarantee that all orders will be processed during this time. All third-party vendors are closed over the Christmas period, as such those deals will not be booked or provisioned.

Product News

Sage X3 STREAM Implementation Methodology

Now available for partners!

We are excited to announce the Sage X3 STREAM Implementation Methodology is now available for partners through a company-wide subscription program. 

STREAM is a complete framework for implementing Sage X3, to drive value for customers’ projects, plus grow engagement among customers, partners, and Sage. Sage Professional Services (PS) teams have used this methodology and assets to improve the quality of delivery of implementations, and we will continue to invest in the training and rollout within our PS teams globally to ensure utilisation and consistency of STREAM.
 

To learn more about STREAM and subscribe your organisation, visit the STREAM site on SageU.

Use promo code STREAM20 to receive a 20% discount on your first-year company-wide subscription. This offer expires on December 31, 2019, so act fast.

Easily integrate Sage Intacct pages into your WordPress site

Sage Intacct has teamed with dystrick design to offer our partners a powerful new WordPress plugin to showcase and manage Sage Intacct pages on your website. The plugin makes it easy to keep your content fresh, engaging and will help improve your site's SEO. Providing a great user experience to your customers has never been simpler.

Contact us at [email protected] for more details.

Marketing Update

IDC Partner Webinar

IDC & Sage: Becoming a Great SaaS Partner

Where are you in your journey to becoming a great SaaS Partner?

Watch the Sage and IDC webinar to understand the stages of migrating to SaaS, what constitutes success at each stage in the journey, and how by understanding these stages, you can accelerate your business. Learn how Measuring Success, Customer Success, and Differentiating for Success require different approaches at each step towards becoming a great SaaS partner.

You can also download the ‘How to Become a Great SaaS Partner’ Infobrief, or watch the webinar.

Sage Voices

Are you a budding social media guru? Let Sage Voices do the heavy lifting for you.

1) What is Sage Voices and why should I use it?

Sage Voices is the official social media tool at Sage. It allows you to keep up to date on all things that are important at Sage and makes it really easy, safe and fast for you to share posts out to your personal social media network.

2) Why would I even want to share posts out onto my personal social media?

We see colleagues and partners wanting to get the most current information from Sage out to their customer and prospect networks. Others like to do it for their personal brand, sharing helpful content and thought leadership articles from categories that are not linked to Sage. 

3) What type of content will I find on Sage Voices?

You’ll find Sage content about products, launches, events – but you’ll also find content written or filmed by Sage colleagues, Sage Foundation pictures and content from third parties such as TechCrunch, Financial Times and Inc.com.

Give Sage Voices a try and sign up here.

 

 

What’s new on the Hub?

The Partner Marketing Hub is continually updated with new webinars and blogs specifically designed to support you in your marketing activities and skills.

All webinars are 30-minutes long and designed to give you quick advice, tips and guides you can action straight away.

Some of the new webinars on the Partner Marketing Hub include:

You can watch recordings of all webinars on the Partner Marketing Hub.

Some of the new blogs available include:

  More blogs are available on the Partner Marketing Hub.

Sage Foundation

Looking for a challenge in 2020?

How about climbing 3 peaks in 3 states in 33 hours?

You are invited to be part of the Sage Australia team that will reach three summits and work together to give back to the community.

The Whitelion’s Three Peaks Challenge teaches you just how resilient you are while raising money for your community to give young people the best chance at succeeding in life. 

Learn more about the work of Whitelion by watching this video or visiting their website.

Over 33 hours, you’ll travel between three states to conquer three of Australia’s most challenging peaks. Unlike other charity challenges, you’ll be walking alongside the very people you’re supporting—young people who benefit from Whitelion’s many programs.

 

Event Details

Dates: March 13 – 16, 2020

Climb Mt Tennent, ACT (1,375 metres above sea level, approx. 4 hours’ walk)

Climb Mt Kosciuszko, NSW (2,228 metres above sea level, approx. 6 hours’ walk)

Climb Mt Bogong, VIC (1,986 metres above sea level, approx. 8 hours’ walk)

 

Registration information

Cost per person is $400 AUD (Sage will cover this fee for partners)

Additionally, each team member commits to raising a minimum of $1,250 AUD.

If you would like more information about the challenge, please visit http://www.threepeakschallenge.com.au

The closing date for registration is 8th January 2020 and only 3 places remain!

 

Ready to join the Sage Three Peaks Challenge team?

Contact Rebecca Harris, Manager, Sage Foundation to register.