Sage, a leading cloud accounting software company yesterday announced the expansion of their partnership with Microsoft. As part of it, Sage will integrate Sage 50 with Microsoft Office 365. Also, Sage has also become an Office 365 reseller and first-line support provider under the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program. Being a Microsoft CSP partner, Sage can bundle Office 365 with their own solution and resell it to small business customers around the world. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Together, with partners like Sage, we’re focused on empowering professionals to get more out of every moment and for small and medium businesses to grow and seize the opportunities ahead.”
The Sage 50 and Office 365 solution will allow businesses to:
- Do businesses anywhere: Track business performance and history, work with customer and supplier records and transactions on the go as they collaborate across all devices. Instantly see available credit position and trading history, see how much money is owed and make important business decisions using information from Sage 50 and Office 365.
- Make faster, better decisions: Make sense of data quickly, with powerful interactive Microsoft Excel reporting and business performance dashboards.
- Communicate quickly and easily: Share contacts, schedules, and more without switching between Sage 50 and Office 365.
- Go Paperless: Store business documents in a secure environment and transactions received electronically. Photos of receipts or invoices can also be stored and accessed along with all records, from Sage 50, Outlook and OneDrive on your favorite smartphone device.
Sage 50 with Microsoft Office 365 will be available in all Sage 50 countries, starting with the US, Canada, UK and Ireland this winter and extending to other Sage 50 countries through 2017.