Sage embarks on mission to bring firms to the cloud

8 Feb 2012

Business software player Sage is encouraging business owners to experience cloud computing for themselves by taking part in free online trials. The company is bringing most of its core products to the cloud.

In recent weeks, Sage launched Sage One Accounts aimed at start-ups, small and micro-businesses, which was the first online cloud-based payroll solution developed in Ireland.

This has been followed up by Sage CRM, Coretime and PeopleLink, which is a hybrid cloud solution using Micropay on premises and PeopleLink in the cloud.

Sage also plans to launch Sage 50 in the coming months, aimed at large businesses.

“When it comes to cloud software, Sage is well ahead of the game,” said Liam Mullaney, chief executive at Sage Ireland.

“For us, we see it as the next step and today is all about Sage helping businesses understand the cloud and what it means for them.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years