Sage team up with GoCardless to help small businesses get paid on time

Sage users can now link their accounting software directly with GoCardless, allowing them to automate both payment collection and reconciliation

Sage, the accounting, payroll and payment systems provider, has teamed up with direct debit provider GoCardless to help small businesses get paid on time.

The new integration with Sage will allow its customers to tap into the previously hard to access direct debit system, enabling them to automate payments in both the UK and across Europe.

Sage users can now link their accounting software directly with GoCardless, allowing them to automate both payment collection and reconciliation – and concentrate their efforts on things other than admin.

Sage has announced that it will look to further integrate GoCardless into other products in the future.

Alan Laing, MD for the UK and Ireland, Sage, said:

“Sage’s partnerships are focussed on one core aim; helping businesses operate as efficiently as possible. Poor cash flow remains one of the main causes of problems in businesses so we want to take away some of the red-tape and admin associated with managing money.

“Our work with GoCardless allows us to do just that. Our vision is to make those tasks invisible by 2020 by automating the back-office functions so we can free business builders’ time up that they can better spend growing their business.”

Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO of GoCardless, said:

“In today’s fast moving world, any way to streamline processes and increase efficiency can give companies a serious competitive advantage.

“Through this partnership with Sage. We look forward to helping thousands more businesses to save time and money, letting them focus on growing their business.”

Mike Bibby, operations manager at Radium Security Systems, said:

“This is great news for businesses like ours that run accounts on Sage and collect payments with GoCardless. Anything that enables us to increase efficiency and cut costs allows us to deliver an even better experience for customers.”