Sage Switch Guide Provides the Path to a Better Life

December 11, 2013

If you are a Sage user(opens in new tab), you have probably already experienced the challenges that multiple disparate software solutions have on your ability to grow. Businesses running on Sage often find themselves running too many applications, leading to data duplication, errors and wasted effort. They have to invest valuable time and money in software upgrades, and are rewarded with outdated information and a lack of real-time visibility.

There is another way. To date, in excess of 500 Sage customers have switched to NetSuite’s integrated cloud solution. With NetSuite, these former Sage customers have reduced costs, streamlined key business processes, and boosted productivity and competitiveness. We call these customers “Sage Switchers.”

Escaping from Sage is a much-traveled path that looks something like this:

The Honeymoon: Probably at some point a decade or two ago, you invested in Sage. It may have been your first accounting software(opens in new tab). You were eager to automate how your books were managed. Sage fitted the bill. You were happy.

The Hangover: Things start to go sour as you seek to grow your business. You add CRM(opens in new tab) and ecommerce(opens in new tab) applications, but they don’t easily sync with Sage. You struggle. You’re not happy anymore.

The Cure: You recognise that Sage isn’t going to work for you anymore and start looking around for alternatives. Peers recommend a leading cloud-based system, and soon you can enjoy the benefits of an integrated solution from NetSuite.

Going from Hangover to Cure

If you’re in the midst of the hangover phase, you want to distinguish between the pains that are just part of doing business, and the pains that stem from outdated software and business systems like Sage.

That’s what the Sage Switch Guide(opens in new tab) is all about. We’ve combed through the stories of former Sage Switchers to identify the kinds of pains that companies have shed by going for a cloud-based solution.

“NetSuite not only replaced Sage, it has revolutionised the way we do business,” said Suraj Sharma, CEO of “By allowing us to automate key business processes, NetSuite increased the efficiency of our operations, logistics and finance teams by 20%.”

“With Sage 50, we ended up running many different databases, meaning we spent a great deal of time transferring data while risking introducing errors into the system,” said Nick Eden, CEO, Arboricultural Association. “Having switched to NetSuite, we now have one single database, making us much more efficient. In addition, the fact that it’s in the cloud means that we can access the system remotely, and we require far less on-site IT management.”

Find out more about why these former Sage customers made the switch, and read through the checklist to see how you can join them. Download the Sage Switch Guide at in new tab).

If you feel like you are living on an accounting island, it’s time to rejoin civilisation. You’ll love it!

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