Sage unveils Sage 50c with Microsoft Office 365 integration

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Sage has announced plans to update its Sage 50 software, adding on Microsoft Office 365 integration and re-naming it Sage 50c.

The cloud-based solution, designed to help small and medium businesses make more intelligent financial decisions, benefits from several new automation features that make it easier for businesses to keep on top of their accounts.

For example, Sage Contact syncs with Microsoft Outlook to make it easier for businesses to keep information including contact details, notes, history and files at their fingertips, when they need them most.

Mobile invoicing and expenses means those who work away from a fixed location can keep on top of everything. Direct integration with a company’s bank accounts means they always have the most up to date information, wherever they are.

Sage Capture brings the platform up to date with other accounting platforms, enabling users to take photos of receipts, invoices or other documents that may need to be referred to and file them instantly using Microsoft OneDrive, while Microsoft's Excel app can be used to instantly create reports using templates.

“Our partnership with Office 365 massively extends the benefits of Sage 50c, by combining the power of Sage and the power of Excel to service millions of Small & Medium Businesses around the world," said Jacqueline de Rojas, managing director of UK & Ireland - Northern Europe at Sage.

"Sage 50c gives small businesses the freedom to make day-to-day business processes more productive and more efficient, enabling them to enjoy the flexibility of web-based working without necessarily undertaking wholesale changes to their day-to-day process.

Microsoft's Office 365 Business Premium suite is included when a customer signs up for Sage 50c, which is pretty handy as the majority of the new features have been designed to integrate with the productivity applications.

“Together with partners like Sage, we’re empowering accounting professionals and small and medium-sized businesses to get more out of every moment," Ron Markezich, corporate vice president, of Office at Microsoft said.

"The new Sage 50c offering, which is integrated with Microsoft Office 365, enables customers to manage their businesses across multiple devices and from multiple locations—with confidence that their information is live and up to date.”

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