Sage – company backgrounder

Sage potted history: Sage was formed in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1981 and has rapidly expanded through a series of acquisitions. Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Perhaps surprisingly for an accounts software company, Sage (UK) Ltd are the proud sponsors of the Sage Gateshead music centre, proving that accountants and accounts software providers don’t have to be dull all the time!

However, the Sage accounts software company should not be confused with Sage Publishing, who are an entirely separate entity.

Sage (UK) Limited is part of Sage Group plc, a worldwide enterprise including the following international products:
France: Ciel accounts software, Sage Coala, Sage Cogestib. Sage France also supplies all French speaking territories worldwide apart from Canada.
Spain: Sage Geode
Germany: Warenwirtschaft
Poland: Symfonia

North America Comprises Sage North America, their Healthcare division providing accounting products for the healthcare industry Sage Healthcare, and the Payments Solutions division for retail.

South Africa
The range here is known as Softline and includes Softline, Softline Enterprise, Pastel, Vip Payroll and Sage Accpac

Sage Asia’s product range includes Sage ACCPAC, Sage Adonix, X3, Sage CRM and SalesLogix and it offers solutions to a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution and the not for profit sector.

Sage also operate in in China, the Middle East and India.

For training on Sage accountancy and CRM products there are a host of Sage training providers to choose from such as Skills Train UK, Home Learning College, Activia, TTS UK.

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