Sage and Salesforce to bring cloud technology to small businesses

Sage Life partnership will enable enterpreneurs to manage their business from one integrated system

Accounting software provider Sage and cloud computing company Salesforce have announced a global partnership to bring together cloud, social and mobile technology for small businesses.

Unveiled at the Accountex conference today, Sage has built Sage Life on the Salesforce 1 platform, a customisable, cloud-based system that can be accessed on any internet enabled device, allowing users to view real-time data and connect with colleagues, customers, partners, suppliers and stakeholders via social networking.

With Sage Life, companies will be able to connect their customer, accounting, payroll, and finance data into one system from any device.

The accountancy provider has also announced the launch of a new customisable “online hub” designed to work the way accountants and bookkeepers do. Built on an open platform, the product integrates with many of the everyday tools accountants currently use to run their businesses.

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, commented:“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.”

Salesforce chairman and CEO, Marc Benioff, continued: “I’m excited about the opportunity this partnership creates for our customers. Together, Sage and Salesforce are empowering fast growing companies.”

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