Another Sage Summit has come and gone, full of new product announcements and groundbreaking research — not to mention a closing keynote from The Champ himself, George Foreman.
Here’s a quick look at the big news to emerge from Atlanta:
The upgrade is to Sage’s popular business management solution, Sage X3. New features include:
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New Sage research shows almost a third of small businesses who commit to technology show demonstrable growth. Nevertheless, more than half (56 percent) of all small business owners interviewed have yet to adopt digital technologies, preferring to maintain their business with traditional methods, signaling a massive opportunity for the cloud accounting and business management software market in coming years. Read more here.
Sage announced a major update to Sage 50c, the cloud-enabled transformation of Sage’s most popular accounting solution, Sage 50. This marks the next step in Sage’s continuing mission to help small and medium-sized businesses access the best technology and innovation as their enterprise counterparts. Read more here.
The Sage team announced a new wave of cloud accounting and ERP solutions designed to support and champion businesses of all sizes. These products bring Sage one step closer to delivering on its vision of a world powered by “invisible admin” by 2020. The products include:
There’s some good news and not-so-good news on the cloud-accounting front.
First, the not-so-good news: According to Sage, its “channel partners” — the firms and organizations that are resellers and integrators of Sage products, software, and services — say barely half of their existing operations are cloud-ready. That’s after years of evidence that points to the economic and operational benefits of working in the cloud.
Now, the good news: Those benefits are eye-popping, and the argument for going to the cloud has never been clearer.