A clear path to the cloud at any stage of business, with one trusted, global vendor.

That’s the promise of Sage Business Cloud. But what does a one-stop-shop really means when it comes to software, how does Sage’s ERP solution sit within this environment, and what are the benefits?

This article explains what the Sage Business Cloud is and how you can take advantage to run a more flexible and responsive business, enabled by technology.

Pick and choose from connected solutions

Sage is a market leader in cloud software for businesses of every size. Launched in 2017, the Sage Business Cloud is essentially a marketplace that makes it easy for customers to pick and choose from a broad selection of software and complementary add-on applications all managed by Sage.

Sage Business Cloud Explained

Sage Business Cloud doesn’t replace any products—it makes Sage’s excellent range of solutions easier to access, improving the ability to adopt and expand the software within your business at a pace that matches business growth.

CEO of Sage, Stephen Kelly said, “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.”

What’s available in Sage Business Cloud?

Sage’s core suite of cloud products include:

  • Accounting
  • Financials
  • Enterprise Management (formerly known as Sage X3)
  • People
  • Payroll
  • Payments and Banking.

In addition, Sage’s ecosystem includes established partnerships with hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs).  Sage Business Cloud aligns and connects all of Sage’s software and add-ons within one environment where customers can buy, upgrade and implement quickly.

Your company can start with any one of Sage’s core desktop or cloud-connected desktop products, and then add on other Sage Business Cloud products or products from their applications marketplace to customise the solution.

Tailor your ERP solution in Sage Business Cloud

The creation of Sage Business Cloud also came with a rebranding of some software, including Sage’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. Formerly Sage X3, the product and all of its add-ons is now called Enterprise Management.

If you’re a mid-market company that needs to streamline your operations and gain holistic oversight of business performance and management, implementing Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management is an ideal option. Over time you might need more advanced inventory management tools or a trading partner communication system (EDI), which you can easily find and purchase within Sage Business Cloud to immediately increase your capabilities.

Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management is an open system with Cloud as the backbone of its architecture, which can also be integrated with on-premises and external applications for secure, seamless workflows and data exchanges.

Benefits of choosing from a software set

Convenience and speed of software deployment is a significant reason that working within the Sage Business Cloud makes sense. Any potential future business software needs can be met with minimal fuss and high levels of confidence.

Core applications you choose within Sage Business Cloud will deliver important business benefits when used alone, but those benefits only increase in value when you add other software or add-ons. The solutions complement each other, and used together will enhance your operations.

And because all of the solutions are managed by Sage, you don’t run the same security risks, IT costs and continuity issues you might face when cobbling together programs or solutions from multiple vendors.

Connected means unified and nimble

In the past, some companies have been wary of vendor lock-in. But senior leaders in IT, operations and management now recognise that unified, integrated infrastructure and software solutions can be a more elegant and manageable approach.

Recent research by PwC shows the role of the CIO is changing from the controller of technology spending, towards orchestrating the availability of modern IT services that different business areas can tap into to the meet their goals and respond to the market.

The report’s authors write that the digital economy is driving a customer-centric approach to both business and IT: “It has become crucial to understand and meet the needs of the customer and to enable the business to reach and serve that customer, fast.”

“Lengthy, complex IT roadmaps are making way for agile delivery across the organisation, short-term planning and responsive portfolio management.”

Sage Business Cloud make a more agile, responsive business environment possible.

Are you ready to explore Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to improve the scalability and performance of your business? For more information or to discuss your business goals call us on 1300 045 045 or email info@leveragetech.com.au.

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