Sage and Microsoft to bring next-gen productivity tools to SMBs worldwide

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Sage and Microsoft have announced a new global agreement to collaborate on future product development.

This will include new Sage products built on Microsoft platforms and closer integration across the two companies’ respective product portfolios.

Through this agreement, Sage will deliver next-generation accounting and bookkeeping productivity tools built on Microsoft cloud solutions.

Sage and Microsoft have enjoyed a strategic relationship for the past two decades, and Sage is also a key customer for Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Azure. Today’s announcement extends the relationship to deliver cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions at a global level.

“We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Microsoft for many years at a local level, but this new agreement is about taking a step back to look at the bigger picture. We’re imagining what could be made possible for Small & Medium Businesses if our two organisations worked more closely together on a global scale,” commented Alan Laing, EVP, global strategic partnerships and alliances at Sage.

“We’re really excited about the possibilities – the greatest developer minds working on the very latest platforms to build exciting new solutions for Small & Medium Business in the long-term. That’s what Sage is all about and we’re delighted to share that vision with Microsoft.”

Julia White, General Manager of Office 365 Product Marketing at Microsoft Corp, added: “We’re pleased to be growing our relationship with Sage, building upon their work with Azure, and extending it to the Office 365 platform. By developing on the Office 365 platform, Sage will ultimately help accountants and bookkeepers to be more productive.”

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