24th November 2021 – Sage, the market leader for cloud business management solutions, today announced the availability of Sage for Accountants, Sage’s newest solution to support UK accountants to work in concert with their clients. In addition, Sage also shared its plans to further unify and digitalise accountants’ practices with one-click access to a suite of tools that will provide UK accountants with a single environment to manage their practice with Sage.
In this era of unprecedented environmental, economic, and technological transformation, virtually every industry is experiencing some form of change. With Making Tax Digital a reality the shift to digital-first accounting is seen as imperative by nearly all accountants – with new Sage research showing 99% of accountants are using some form of digital accounting.
By ensuring accountants are equipped for what’s now, and what’s next, Sage is elevating their work beyond the day-to-day, freeing them up to provide the human touch, as well as free apps and training.
Designed by accountants for accountants, Sage for Accountants removes the friction from practice management by providing onboarding, connected client management and productivity tools, truly digitized data collection and smart reporting, bookkeeping, payroll, and compliance. In addition, Sage will provide training and education on how to start, run and grow a practice, and advise on how to become a value-add service for their clients - enabling accountants to achieve their goals.
“Whilst digitalisation has accelerated, 60% of accountancy firms say they don’t feel confident using their software. The reason? Having digital products isn’t enough, accountants need truly digitised tools and connected, frictionless experiences.” said Neal Watkins, EVP, Small Business Segment, Sage. “Today we have shared our vision for a truly unified and digitalised end-to-end proposal-to-advisory solution. This journey starts today with the availability of Sage for Accountants to UK practices – as we move through the coming 12months accountants will experience the integration of inhouse and 3rd party apps that will further bring the experience to life – continuing to free up accountants to deliver their most impactful and fulfilling client experience, elevating their work beyond the day-to-day.”
“Time is a big challenge for me in a busy practice with over 150 Small Businesses, I save 2 hours per week by serving clients through Sage for Accountants. They are all in one place easy to access and it allows me to navigate swiftly between each subscription, from data capture to tax submission.” Sarah Riley Owner - Riley Accountancy
"Sage has made this so easy and intuitive to get going. I didn't need any training and everything I need is at my fingertips." Donna-Leigh Penberthy, My Bookkeepers Online
"Sage has listened to the real-life challenges. The great thing is that Sage has worked with accountants to develop a product for accountants.” Martin Tregonning, Tregonning and Co. Ltd
"This is really exciting from Sage. It's going to revolutionise the way I work with my clients...it's brilliant!" Kerry Herbert, Crook and Herbert Accountants Limited
Built API first, Sage for Accountants will seamlessly connect accountants to their clients with one-click access to native and 3rd party apps including GoProposal by Sage, VAT Centre, and AutoEntry. Fully integrated and accessed with one click from within Sage for Accountants this suite of tools will provide accountants with an end-to-end single environment to manage their practice with Sage.
Following the UK Launch, Sage for Accountants will be available to practices in Ireland and Canada in FY22.
Find out more - sage.com/accountants
This week, Sage also announced banking updates to Sage Accounting - read more here.
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