CHICAGO (July 25, 2016) – Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, announced today at Sage Summit a number of new initiatives which build on its Partner strategy and emphasize Sage’s focus on driving growth through and with its partners, a commitment central to its business model.
The Sage partner strategy is designed to enable partners of all sizes to work together to solve customers’ increasingly complex business problems. It will do this through building and reselling solutions in a connected framework of providers collaborating locally and globally.
It’s been a transformative year from a partner perspective for Sage. In his keynote speech Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage talked of his vision for growth, highlighting partnerships as a way to deliver, Kelly pledged to drive 45% of its worldwide revenue through partners, increasing this from 38%.
To reinforce Sage’s commitment to partners it is implementing new initiatives and tools, including:
As part of its strategy to increase growth, to aid speed to market on product delivery, add skills and facilitate wider access to the global marketplace, Sage also announced at Sage Summit a series of strategic alliances with market leading global software businesses. These aggregated routes to market dramatically extend the reach and coverage of the Sage Ecosystem.
Alan Laing, Sage’s EVP of Partners & Alliances said: “Sage’s commitment to our partners is serious. The focus of our strategy is to bring consistency, support and the strength of our combined brands to our partners, in order to encourage profitable growth to all our partners. Sage partners are helping us to win in the market, and we are doing everything we can to achieve our shared goal.”
For those not attending Sage Summit 2016, all of the keynotes and more can be viewed at the virtual event http://bit.ly/29N0zbE
Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the UK 30 years ago and over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.
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