Sage and Apple team up to bring real-time accounting to iOS devices

Sage Live first of a slew of apps to help small businesses

Sage and Apple have announced a partnership that will see some of Sage’s products become available exclusively on Apple iPhones and iPads.

Sage Live, as it has been called, will only be available on iOS devices through the App Store and is the first of a series of apps and services the two firms will collaborate on for small businesses.

Sage claimed that Sage Live would “deliver significant advances” in real time business management and improve efficiency and effectiveness across the entire supply chain for small and medium business users.

“Mobile and cloud technology is revolutionising the way small and medium businesses work, giving real-time decision making for the first time ever, reducing costs and democratising access to business management tools,” said Alan Laing, executive vice president of global strategic partnerships and alliances at Sage.

“iOS is the leading mobile platform for business users and we are deepening our commitment to iOS by delivering our new Sage Live solution for iOS that provides simple, insightful accounting and payment services to Small and Medium Sized businesses.”

Laing said that his firm saw that the future as mobile. "We’re excited to be an Apple mobility partner which will help us get our simple and powerful accounting solutions into the hands of even more small- and medium-sized business owners and help them grow and be successful," Liang said.

“In a time of seismic technological change and digital invention, we want to provide the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting,” he concluded.

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