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January 12, 2016 09:00 ET

New Partnership With Cloud9 Real Time Allows More Accountants to Deepen Client Relationships With High-Value Advice

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) - Sage, a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs, today announced a partnership with Cloud9 Real Time, an award-winning small business cloud computing hosting provider, allowing Sage View users to connect with clients' data in QuickBooks desktop in a hosted environment.

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Sage View empowers accountants to track client performance, accessing key client data from multiple accounting solutions in one place. Sage View offers customization opportunities within screens, reports and KPIs, and further insight and prioritization of follow-up or action items is available with drill-down capabilities. Turning numbers into insights and advice helps deepen the relationship between the accountant and client, positioning the accountant as a client's most valued and trusted financial advisor.

Sage View may be implemented with the accountant's current portfolio of solutions, including Sage One Accounting -- U.S. and Canadian Editions, Sage 50 Accounting -- U.S. and Canadian Editions, QuickBooks® desktop U.S. and hosted with Cloud9, and QuickBooks Online U.S.

"In a recent Sage study, we found that 51% of accountants do not have anytime, anywhere access to view, exchange, or update client accounting information," said Ray Barlow, vice president, Sage Accountant Solutions. "Providing a means to access client data, through hosting providers like Cloud9, enables more accountants to adopt the technology necessary to provide real-time advice."

Sage View is available to accountants starting at $19.95/month (plus additional fees for Cloud9 Real Time hosting). For more information, including how to get started, please visit: www.sage.com/us/sageview

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About Cloud9 Real Time

Cloud9 Real Time is a cloud technology and software solutions company serving businesses across the world by providing them with cloud-hosting options. Located in San Diego, California, Cloud9 offers software hosting to over 750 applications. An award winner in the accounting industry, Cloud9 takes pride in its technology and invests considerable resources in staying ahead of the industry in infrastructure and innovation. Through its integral platform for business operations, Cloud9 can help businesses stay ahead of the curve.

Our mission is to empower businesses to grow with cloud technologies, by building relationships with customized solutions and superior support. For more information about cloud services offered by Cloud9 Real Time, visit www.cloud9realtime.com.

About Sage
Sage is a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the U.K. over 30 years ago, and over 13,000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners, and developers. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.

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