Business and accounting software firm Sage has developed an online portal to encourage widespread development of add-ons and extensions designed to augment its software, the company announced on Tuesday.
Sage hopes that the portal will bring attention to the lesser-known features found in its products and will serve as a showcase for emerging trends and technologies that can be used in conjunction with Sage software.
"By feeding new solutions into our developer channel, Sage Labs encourages open standards and provides an outlet for inspiring our developer community to push the boundaries of innovation," Stuart Lynn head of research and development for the company's mid-market division at Sage said.
The portal is aimed at development of the company's mid-market offerings, such as the Sage 200 or Sage 1000 software packages. To achieve this the company will be making the source code available to developer partners, who will be free to download and modify the code under a permissive open-source licence.
Sage Labs is available now and to access it users will need a developer subscription that costs £2000 for the first year and £1800 for subsequent years.