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Sage offers Business Cloud, Signs Pact with ACAA Nigeria 

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Sage the market leader in cloud business management solutions with over three million global customers, today unveiled Sage Business Cloud, same day its Nigerian operation signed a capacity building pact with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACAA), Nigeria.

The company said the new solution is built to respond to the demands of modern companies. “This solution is designed to be the only cloud platform that businesses will ever need.”
“Sage Business Cloud is the next transformative wave of business software. As the fourth industrial revolution continues to take hold, we want to make our customers lives simple. Businesses of all shapes and sizes need products that aid productivity, enable them to respond at lightning speed and deliver insights as well as opportunity. We have our foot on the gas and are ready to meet the needs of the most important people to our business – our customers. And we are just getting started.” said Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage.

According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises “the market for core financial management suites has been static for many years.

“However, over the last 12 to 18 months, cloud core financial management suites have matured to such an extent that they have disrupted this static market. This reflects the increasing prevalence of postmodern enterprise resource planning strategies. Postmodern enterprise resource planning is the deconstruction of suite-centric, monolithic, on-premises enterprise resource planning deployments into loosely coupled applications, some of which can be domain suites (such as core financials or HCM) or smaller footprint applications that are integrated as needed.”

Sage further said it is committed to providing a unified set of solutions that ensure long-term customer success.
In addition, the Sage Business Cloud platform will benefit from the latest advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to help businesses increase productivity and efficiency.
Kriti Sharma, VP of Artificial Intelligence at Sage said, “Today, we are embedding AI and Machine Learning into Sage Business Cloud, so users can increase productivity at any point in the business journey.”
Earlier, the company announced in Lagos that the partnership with ACAA will see the organisations work together to provide training and skills development opportunities to finance and accounting professionals.

According to Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage in West Africa: “We are delighted to cooperate with ACCA to develop skills in the finance and accounting arena – including the student members of the ACCA. We believe that there is a great deal we can do to add value for ACCA members in the region. Our wide network of resellers and partners are at hand to provide ACCA members and other Nigerian customers with the advice they need to grow their businesses.”

ACCA will integrate Sage learning materials into certificates and qualifications as relevant, helping to build capabilities among ACCA members and partner institutions. The partnership will kick-off with an event in November where Sage will be introducing Sage X3 to ACCA members within the enterprise space.

Tom Isibor, Country Head, ACCA, says: “We are constantly building new partnerships that increase the capacity of our students and members, with a focus on being agile, responsive and innovative to meet their needs and aspirations in a digital world.

“Our partnership with Sage will help us to support people and organisations in their holistic personal and business growth. The knowledge and training from this platform will ensure that they use future-proof IT in a manner that supports their operations and stakeholder interactions as their businesses grow.”

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