Welcome!

News Feed Item

Sage Launches Sage One--Canadian Edition, a Cloud-Based, Customer-Driven, Accounting and Invoicing Solution for Canadian Small Businesses

Sage Survey Finds That More Than Half of Canadian Entrepreneurs Are Moving From Business Idea to Operation in Under Six Months, Highlighting Their Need for an Accounting and Invoicing Solution That's Easy and Quick to Implement

RICHMOND, BC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/10/14 -- Sage North America today announced the launch of Sage One--Canadian Edition, an online accounting and invoicing solution that helps small businesses stay organized, easily bill and get paid for services they provide and track money coming in and going out of their business anytime and from anywhere. Developed by the brand that brought Sage 50 Accounting--Canadian Edition to Canadian small businesses and accountants, Sage One was designed with a simple goal in mind: helping owners of small businesses spend more time focusing on innovation and their customers rather than administration.

Sage One is targeted at small businesses owners -- sole proprietors, contractors, service-based businesses, and new and established businesses -- looking for an easy-to-use solution that helps them invoice their customers and get paid quickly. It also provides small business owners with a complete picture of their business: income, expenses and the status of their cash flow. In addition to key features, such as the ability to create quotes and invoices, easily accept online payments from customers, and manage projects and tasks from one dashboard, the Canadian version of Sage One is fully English-French bilingual and will seamlessly track GST/HST and PST/QST on sales and purchases.

The launch of Sage One in Canada comes at a time when many Canadian small business owners need it most, according to the newly released 2014 Sage State of the Canadian Start-Up Survey.

The survey, conducted in December 2013 and polling more than 500 Canadian small business owners, found that more than half of new Canadian start-ups went from business idea to launch in less than six months. The report also found that two-thirds of respondents were able to pay themselves in the first year, while approximately 30 per cent were hiring employees within the first two years of operation.

"These findings highlight how quickly Canadian entrepreneurs are bringing ideas to market and selling their products and services to customers," said Nancy Harris, Sage senior vice president and general manager, Canada. "It is crucial that small business owners prepare themselves for growth as early as possible. Sage One--Canadian Edition is an online solution that not only allows start-ups and small business owners to be more efficient and save time, but also to stay organized and on top of their business from anywhere, any time."

Bruce Croxon of CBC's Dragons' Den has been on the pulse of Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups for many years. For Croxon, one of the key factors involved in preparing a business for success includes changing the way it operates on a daily basis.

"I hear from Canadian entrepreneurs nearly every day and there is certainly no shortage of great ideas coming from our start-up community," said Croxon. "To truly prepare for success, growing small businesses need to start thinking and acting with the disciplines of a big business. This means keeping track of the state of their business and using data to support the decisions they make on a daily basis."

With Sage One, small business owners can easily create and send customized professional invoices, track income and expenses, pull in bank and credit card transactions straight from their bank, and, ultimately, better serve and gain the trust of their customer base.

Sage One was developed based on feedback from customers and accountants on what they wanted in a web-based accounting and invoicing solution. As customer needs evolve, Sage One will evolve with them and deliver the features that best support Canadian small business' growth.

Sage One is available from Sage at SageOne.ca for $24 per month. The monthly subscription also includes online and phone support.

Sage One Accountant Edition

Launching in conjunction with Sage One is its extension: Sage One Accountant Edition. This is an online solution that allows accountants to view client financial data in real time and is the first online accountant-focused solution from the Sage Accountant Solutions business.

Sage Accountant Solutions is a new business for Sage, focused on creating accountant-focused solutions, education and other resources through dedicated sales, marketing, product management and R&D teams, enabling accountants to better serve their clients.

Sage One Accountant Edition links accountants seamlessly to their Sage One clients with one logon to Sage One. With access to client financial data, accountants will have the opportunity to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships with their clients, providing the proactive business advice that fuels small business growth. Sage One Accountant Edition is offered to accountants at no charge.

Be One with Sage One

The recent Sage Small Business Advertising(1) survey found that 86 per cent of Canadian small businesses stated that attracting new customers is important to their company. To celebrate the launch of Sage One in Canada and to assist in getting new customers, Sage is providing Canadian small businesses the opportunity to win $5,000 in Google AdWords advertising through the Sage Be One Contest. Entrants can also help someone in their small business network win their own $5,000 Google AdWords package by referring them to enter the contest. If the referrer wins, so does his or her contact.(2) Those interested in entering the contest should visit: http://go.na.sage.com/BeOneContestCA. The winning business will be picked at random.

The Sage Be One Contest will run from February 10 through March 7, 2014, with the winners announced on the Sage Facebook page, facebook.com/Sage on March 10.

Methodology
Sage conducted the Sage State of the Canadian Start-up survey in December 2013 among 500 Canadian small business owners, split evenly between start-up and established entrepreneurs. The margin of error is +/- 4% with a confidence level of 95 per cent.

The full findings of the Sage State of the Canadian Start-Up Survey can be found here.

About The Sage Group plc

We provide small and medium-sized organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure, and efficient business management software and services -- from accounting and payroll to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and payments. Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil. For further information please visit: Sage.com.

For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at NA.Sage.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, Facebook.com/Sage, and Twitter, Twitter.com/SageNAmerica.

©2014 Sage Software Canada, Ltd. All rights reserved. Sage, the Sage logos, and the Sage product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc. or its affiliated entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1)Based on survey conducted by Sage in January 2014 among 297Canadian small businesses. The margin of error is +/- 5 per cent with a confidence level of 95 per cent. The full report can be found here.

(2)Referred contact must also enter the contest in order to be eligible to win the additional prize package. Full contest rules can be found at http://go.na.sage.com/BeOneContestCA

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation