Companies partner to bring cloud, social and mobile technology to the world’s small businesses
New Sage Life product gives small companies a whole new way to run their business in the cloud
SAN FRANCISCO—May 12, 2015—Sage [LON:SGE] and Salesforce [NYSE:CRM] today announced they have forged a strategic partnership, bringing together a world leader in small business accounting and payroll solutions with the world’s #1 CRM solution and enterprise cloud platform. With this partnership, Sage has built a new solution called Sage Life on the Salesforce1 Platform, the world’s #1 enterprise Platform as a Service [PaaS], which enables small businesses to run completely in the cloud.
Today, the average small business has between four and eight software systems to run the company1, creating complexity and hindering their ability to gain a single view of customer, employee, and supplier information. Optimized for mobile and social, Sage Life will empower small companies to connect their customer, accounting, payroll and finance data into one system, accessible from any device, anywhere.
Sage Life is fully customizable, cloud based and can be used on any device, from smartphones to smart watches and from tablets to the desktop. With its mobile control center, employees can view data in real time and react as one team. With social networking at its core, Sage Life allows seamless interconnections between colleagues, customers, partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
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“Together with Salesforce, Sage is shaping the future of small business. Small business software no longer has to represent different systems or layers of complexity – it’ll be simple, collaborative, and real time. With Sage Life, we are delivering social, mobile, cloud-based innovation, powered by real-time accounting. Now running a small business can be as easy as updating your Facebook status,” said Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage.
“I’m excited about the opportunity this partnership creates for our customers,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “Together, Sage and Salesforce are empowering fast growing companies to run their businesses on the world’s #1 enterprise cloud platform.”
The Salesforce1 Platform, the world’s #1 enterprise PaaS, provides the capabilities companies and developers need to build great apps that are instantly social, mobile and connected. Our customers have built more than 4 million apps on the Salesforce1 Platform. More than 2 million developers are creating apps on the Salesforce1 Platform, and the Salesforce AppExchange hosts 2,700 enterprise apps that integrate with Salesforce. AppExchange apps have been installed more than 3 million times worldwide.
Sage is committed to supporting small businesses the world over, as well as the communities they serve. As part of the partnership, Sage, already an established leader in corporate philanthropy has also joined Pledge 1%, a philanthropic movement based on Salesforce’s 1-1-1 model.
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