Cloud accounting software Sage announced an extension of its partnership with Microsoft that will see Sage integrate Sage 50 with Microsoft Office 365.
Sage has also become an Office 365 reseller and first-line support provider under the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program.
As a CSP partner, Sage will be one of the first global ISVs to bundle Office 365 with their own solution and resell it to small business customers. By integrating Sage 50 with Microsoft Office 365, Sage has enhanced the power of its business solution with greater mobility, analytics and cloud capabilities. Now customers can manage their businesses with Sage 50 and Office 365, across multiple devices and multiple locations -- with confidence that their information is live and up to date.
The Sage 50 and Office 365 solution will allow businesses to track business performance and history, work with customer and supplier records and transactions on the go as they collaborate across all devices. They will also be able to instantly see available credit position and trading history, see how much money is owed, etc. There are also quite a few other benefits of the integration, thanks to Microsoft Excel reporting and performance dashboards, the ability to share contacts and and schedules without having to switch between systems, and, of course, the chance to go completely paperless.
"Working together with Microsoft we are reinventing Sage 50, one of the world's best-loved business applications," said Sage CEO Stephen Kelly.
"With the rapid growth of the Office 365 user base, the opportunity for future innovation on the Office 365 platform is incredibly exciting. We want to put the power of Sage and Microsoft behind more than 72 million Small & Medium Businesses around the world to liberate them from time-consuming tasks, and super-charge their productivity."