APAC Issue Q4 2019

18 APAC / Issue Q4 2019 , Expanding Into Australia Sage, a market leader in cloud business management solutions, has recently launched its financial management platform Sage Intacct in Australia. New research by Sage, highlights how the role of a CFO has changed from managing compliance and accounting activities to providing strategic leadership and driving digital transformation as many CFOs assume responsibility for choosing business technology. Earning its reputation as a leading accounting and financial management platform, Sage Intacct scored higher than any other ERP vendor with a satisfaction rating of 98 out of 100 on G2 Crowd. In 2019 Sage Intacct also received the highest Product Score for Core Financials for Lower Midsize Enterprises in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report. Sage Intacct provides finance professionals with: • A platform designed for and by CFOs and Finance Professionals : Sage Intacct is a powerful cloud financial management platform, designed for finance professionals, providing deep multi-dimensional accounting, automation for efficient financial operations and sophisticated visibility for real-time decision making • Best of Breed Integration : Sage Intacct’s technology uses open APIs, making it easy to connect with third party cloud applications, including Salesforce, providing a highly extensible and scalable platform Sage brings award winning Sage Intacct to Australia to support ‘visionary’ CFOs with a new cloud financial management platform. • Lower cost of ownership : Sage Intacct is a highly modular solution where customers pay for what they need, get more efficient and cost-effective implementations, world class security backups and disaster recovery delivering a lower total cost of ownership Following the acquisition of Intacct by Sage in 2017, Sage announced it would make Sage Intacct available to customers in new markets as part of Sage Business Cloud, with local statutory and legislative requirements available as standard. Commenting on the local availability of Sage Intacct, Kerry Agiasotis, Managing Director &Executive Vice President, Sage, Asia Pacific, said “We are strongly committed to addressing the pain points of Australian businesses with technology that helps their organisations to thrive. That’s why we have invested in bringing Sage Intacct to Australia, with which we believe we can set a new standard for Australian finance leaders on their journey to drive digital transformation.” Sage Intacct available in Australia Sage Intacct will be sold and implemented through value added resellers, with certified Australian business partners at the time of launch being Akuna Solutions, Alphasys, Aptus, Forpoint Solutions, Guintabell, Microchannel, Progressive Business Technologies and Resonant Software Solutions. Sage Intacct also offers customers increased functionality through the Sage Intacct marketplace. CFO 3.0 - digital transformation beyond financial management Sage has shared new, nationwide research which identifies the top pain points for finance functions in their quest to grow and maintain a competitive advantage. Specific to the Australian market, this study gauges the impact of digital transformation on mid- sized organisations, showing how the role of the CFO moves from ‘historian’ to ‘visionary’, whilst playing a larger role in leading the digitalisation of growing businesses. As CFOs cross the chasm towards a more automated future, this research highlights the performance gap between traditionalists and early adopters, including the opportunity to propel digital transformation beyond the finance function into wider business transformation. ‘CFO 3.0 - digital transformation beyond financial management’ is available for download here. “As the digitalisation of core processes drives every aspect of our work lives, the platform decisions CFOs make are increasingly having wider and deeper impact on organisations’ ability to compete. Sage is committed to providing finance leaders with trusted tools that enable them to not only deliver on their core competencies, but also be confident in driving the digital agenda throughout their organisation. Sage Intacct empowers finance teams to accelerate growth, streamline complex financial processes, and deliver the rich financial and operational insights needed to scale their business.” Aaron Harris, Chief Technology Officer, Sage.