By: Simon Holloway, Practice Leader - Process Management & RFID, Bloor Research
Published: 9th August 2014
Copyright Bloor Research © 2014
On the second day of the Sage Summit in Los Angeles, the focus was on Sage’s strategy and innovation. This was the theme of the keynote delivered by Pascal Houillon and Himanshu Palsule and the opening of the Sage Innovation Lab.
In the keynote, Pascal reviewed Sage’s progress in North America against their technology strategy and how Sage offers customers choice and flexibility through purposeful innovation. Over the past few years, Sage has focused on strengthening its core accounting and ERP offerings, developing new cloud solutions and introducing strong connected services to extend its desktop offerings in a hybrid cloud model. As part of this, Pascal highlighted how Sage is building on three trends to deliver their next generation of solutions:
Himanshu picked up on these themes with live demos of some of Sage’s new cloud, mobile and business intelligence solutions. Mobile applications shown included Sage Mobile Sales, Sage Mobile Service and integration with Sage Mobile Payments, all of which are commercially available. Emphasis was also given to Sage Intelligence Go!, which is the cloud version of Sage Business Intelligence and will be commercially available in 2015.
Sage North America announced the general availability of Sage 300 Online. This is a very affordable cloud-based system ($69 per month) and is ideal for those small and midsized businesses that have outgrown their basic accounting software and are seeking an ERP solution to provide them with better integration and collaboration capabilities.
Other highlights from the floor relating to demonstrations of significant product updates included:
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