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Jamie Hardesty

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Newcastle’s Sage to shape the future of small businesses with new global strategic partnership

Newcastle-based software company Sage has built a new product, forged from a strategic partnership with CRM solution and enterprise cloud platform specialist Salesforce.

Sage’s new solution software, a product called Sage Life, has been built on the Salesforce1 Platform, which enables small businesses to run completely in the cloud.

Sage’s latest success is befitting to the company’s flourishing start to the year, after reporting pleasing financial results which included a 4.9% pretax profits rise to £173m.

Today, the average small business has between four and eight software systems to run the company, 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.

Steohen Kelly, CEO of Sage, said:“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.”

Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. said: “I’m excited about the opportunity this partnership creates for our customers.

“Together, Sage and Salesforce are empowering fast growing companies to run their businesses on the world’s number one enterprise cloud platform.”

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