Like the business builders we serve, Sage began as a startup. Our founder, David Goldman, wanted to automate accounting processes in his own business. He worked with a team of Newcastle University students in the UK to develop the software to make it happen—and then realized other businesses could benefit from this as well.
In 1981, he formed Sage. In 1998, Sage came to North America with the acquisition of the leading desktop accounting software, Peachtree.
Today, Sage has 12,000 employees and serves over two million customers in over 20 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and Latin America.
In 2017, Sage acquired Intacct and Fairsail. In 2018, Sage launched Sage Business Cloud.