Sage launches first SaaS app

Sage One is the company's first software-as-a-service application, and will offer accounting services in the cloud for small business owners

Sage has released its first software-as-a-service application, Sage One, an accounting tool for small business owners and sole traders.

Sage releases Sage One

Sage One is the company's first software-as-a-service application. Credit: Sage

The Newcastle-based company has been relatively slow to address the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, and although it offers hosted versions of some of its applications, Sage One is the first system it has built from the ground up to operate in the cloud.

"[Sage One] is important to us because it represents a fundamental building block in our emerging web strategy," Paul Stobart, chief executive of Sage in Northern Europe, said at the application's launch.

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