Sage gathered more than 700 of its business partners together for its first Business Partner Conference 2016 in South Africa Wednesday to Friday.
Taking a significant step forward in becoming a worldwide market leader for uniting payroll, accounting and payment systems, the conference included a variety of presentations from Sage CEO Stephen Kelly and Safe International President Ivan Epstein.
“Sage is inventing the future for the world’s small and medium businesses, those true heroes of the global economy,” Kelly said. “Africa is central to that vision, and we want to build closer links with our network of business partners as they embrace the cloud, and so that they can continue to help their customers contribute to the growth this region is seeing. It is an honor to be here to meet some of these partners and to launch our global philanthropic initiative, Sage Foundation.”
This is the first time that the company’s African business partners gathered at a single venue, which united all of the major software solutions as well as brands involved in Sage.
“Thousands of business leaders, business owners and financial professionals trust us to help them to focus on their business and leapfrog to the future,” Epstein said. “In turn, we depend on our vibrant, motivated and professional network of business partners to help our customers use our solutions to drive their growth. We’re excited to be able to bring so many members of our business ecosystem together to share the latest news about our technology and solutions over the past three days. Together with our business partners we can help entrepreneurs and enterprises that create jobs and prosperity to turn their business dreams into reality.”