Sage Partner Cloud provides a flexible path to the cloud for UK and Ireland businesses

Sage, the cloud business management solutions provider, has expanded its Sage Partner Cloud programme to the UK and Ireland market.

This bespoke programme, also available in the US and Canada, is designed to enable Sage Partners to successfully move customers to the cloud at a pace that suits their business – providing the tools, expertise and partnerships needed.

In the UK and Ireland, partners reselling Sage 200 professional can now access the programme and its benefits by becoming a managed service provider for their customers. The programme, powered by the Sage Provisioning Portal on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, automates, simplifies and reduces the time needed to get customers live.

Sage Partner Cloud provides key benefits:

  • Optimising for success: Expanding customers' ability to work remotely, while controlling costs – on both a short and long-term basis.
  • Security: Providing customers with the confidence that their data is protected via Microsoft Azure-backed security.
  • Time savings: Sage Partner Cloud, leveraging the Sage Provisioning Portal, automates deployment to the cloud, creating less disruption and saving time.
  • Cost effectiveness: Customers can continue to use Sage 200, reducing training and project costs as well as avoiding business disruption. 

Aziz Benmalek, EVP of the Global Partner Organisation at Sage, says: “Recent global events have accelerated the need for anytime, anywhere access to business-critical information. This is accelerating migration to the cloud, as customers look for freedom and flexibility to customise their requirements and future-proof their business processes. With Sage Partner Cloud, partners are able to support customers on their journey to the cloud, enabling them to continue using the trusted Sage products that work for them, without disruption, while also leveraging the benefits a proven Microsoft Azure cloud platform.”

Chris Smith, Managing Director at Smith Cooper System Partners, adds: “The unique ‘win’ provided by the Sage Partner Cloud Program is the control and autonomy it offers. Our customers are first and foremost in everything we do, and now, with control over the end-to-end service delivery, we can ensure they receive the level of service they’ve come to expect across their entire Sage 200 implementation. Plus, in line with new agile ways of working, it is amazing how quickly we can deploy Sage 200 on Microsoft Azure, ensuring customers can migrate to a hosted solution swiftly, securely and efficiently.”

Iain Barker, Managing Director, Solutions for Accounting, states: “Supporting our customers’ business continuity has been key over the last 18 months and the ability to work anywhere at any time has been paramount. We are really excited about the new Sage Partner Cloud deployment option. Customers are seeking to move their critical business applications to the cloud, and now, we can deploy Sage 200 on Microsoft Azure, swiftly, securely and efficiency.”

Sage Partner Cloud will be available in other markets over the coming months.

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