Sage Live Launches on Salesforce AppExchange – Business Intelligence Info

SageSoftwareonWednesdayannouncedthatithaslaunchedSageLiveontheSalesforceAppExchangemarketplace。

SageLive,builtontheSalesforceAppCloud,givessmallbusinessesreal-timedataconnectingCRM,accountingandfinancialdata,andcanscalewithabusiness。

Itworkswiththousandsofthird-partyappsthroughreal-timeintegrationsandAPIssoitcanbecompletelycustomized,thecompanysaid。

Thestrengthofitsproductisitsintegrateabilitywithotherapps,especiallythoseontheAppExchange,whichnumberinthethousands,remarkedDenisPombriant,principalatBeagleResearchGroup。

Itcanberunonsmartphones,tabletsandothersupporteddevices。

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GiventhebreadthandpopularityofAppExchange,itsagreatplatformtogainexposureforanewcloudapplication,saidRebeccaWettemann,VPofresearchatNucleusResearch。

WhatSageLiveOffers

SageLivegivesusersoneintegratedaccountingsystemofrecordinthecloud。

Itoffersreal-timeaccountingandcanbescaledupordownasneeded。

UserscanintegratetheirpreferredWebandmobileappsintotheapplication。

SageLiveoffersthreelevelsofservice:Essentialsforonecompany;Standardforupto10companies,andPremiumforupto100companies。

Theservicelevelsgiveuptotwo,fiveand10users,respectively,anytimeaccesstoadminhelp。

Undertheseplans,businessuserswhoruntheirbusinessesfromtheirmobiledeviceswillpayfromUS$15to$35peruserpermonth,billedannually。

FullusersthosewhomanageandpersonalizetheirSageLivesolutionanduseSageLiveattheofficeandonmobiledevicesarecharged$30to$95peruserpermonth,billedannually。

Premiumservicecomeswiththepremiumsupportplan。

Usersattheothertwolevelsofservicecanpay$10perfulluserpermonth,billedannually,totaketheoptionalupgradetothePremiumsupportplan。

SageLiveappearstobeajust-rightsolutionthatseasytoadoptbyasmallcompanybutstilldeliversimportantvaluebyintegratingaccesstothemultipledatasetseverycompanyhas,BeagleResearchGroupsPombrianttoldCRMBuyer。

Itgivescompaniesamuch-neededentryintocloudcomputing,andithelpsSMBsadapttobusinessprocessesconductedfrommobiledevicesthatcanbeusedbycustomersaswellasmanagers,hesaid。

SageLivewillhelpsmallcompaniestoretirespreadsheetappsandislandsofinformationthatareexpensivetoownandoperatewhenyoutakeintoaccountthelaborcostsandlostopportunitiesinvolvedinusingthosesystems,notedPombriant。

WhatSageLiveMightAccomplish

SageLiveisanaccountingplatformandisdefinitelytargetingQuickBooks,WettemanntoldCRMBuyer,butmanycloudplayers,suchasIntacct,havebeenaroundforalongtimeandhavealonghistoryofsuccessfulcustomerupgradesfromQuickBooks。

Further,morethan100accountingandfinanceapplicationsareonSalesforceAppExchange,sojustbeingthereisntenough,shepointedout。

Sagewillhavetoplaybythecloudrulesanddifferentiatewhatitdoesinawaythatgainsitpositiveratingstoriseabovethenoise。

Usabilityandaccessibilitywininthecloud。

SageisatraditionalERPprovideranddoesnthavethetrackrecordthatothershave,Wettemannsaid。

CloudSMBapplicationsareveryreferencedriven,shenoted,soSageLivehassomecatchinguptodotochangeperceptionsandmakeitaviablecontenderon[companies]shortlists。

SageLivemaygivethecompanyamuch-neededboostSageCRMcontinuestotrenddownward,NucleussaidinitsTechnologyValueMatrix2H2015。

SagespricingmodelmightbeaproblembecauseSMBcustomersareverypricesensitive,buttheyalsowantflexibility,Wettemannobserved,andaper-userpricingmodelforanaccountingpackage,whereacompanymayuseapart-timeaccountantormultiplepeoplemayneedtoaccesstheapplicationfordifferentpurposes,maynotbethebestchoice。

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