Sage Enterprise Management Partner Summit reaches Dubai
Sage, a market leader for cloud business management solutions, welcomes over 400 delegates to its annual Enterprise Management Partner Summit in Dubai, bringing together value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and alliances from around the globe with Sage executives, product experts and special guest speakers. The summit seeks to support Sage Enterprise Management partners and encourage them to capitalise on the cloud opportunity and transform their businesses.
Sage Enterprise Management has built up an active network of business partners and ISV partners, with solid growth in the last year. The number of Enterprise Management-certified consultants has increased by 72 per cent since October 2018, while the number of ISV integrations for Sage Enterprise Management has surged by 55 per cent over the last year, demonstrating partner investment in growth and innovation on the platform.
Taking place from 2 to 4 April in Dubai, embracing the theme ‘Drive to Thrive’, the event will provide Sage partners, sponsors and exhibitors with the opportunity to network, and see the latest Sage product news and roadmaps first-hand, as well as discover new business opportunities.
At the Summit, the opening keynote address, given by Sage President Blair Crump, EVP of Partners, Accountants and Alliances Jennifer Warawa and other Sage executives highlighted Sage’s strategy and its investment in innovation as well as the partner ecosystem and latest product releases. Other keynotes will feature Chief Marketing Officer Ron McMurtrie and Sage’s Africa Middle East leadership team.
Sage partners will also hear from guest keynote speaker John Barrows, a renowned professional sales trainer and consultant, who has worked with companies including Salesforce, Google, LinkedIn and Dropbox. John will share the importance of staying relevant, inspiring attendees to evolve their sales strategy by adding value through context.
Sage partners will be able to take advantage of the “Sage Genius Bar”, where they can discover how to best utilise Sage technology to align product and process, as well as ask burning questions of product experts.
Sage partner summit attendees will be invited to join a 5 km run as part of Sage Foundation’s US$2 Million Challenge. Funds raised will go to one of Sage’s global non-profit partners, Junior Achievement. As one of the world’s largest youth-serving non-governmental organisations, Junior Achievement Worldwide prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship through paving pathways for employability, job creation and financial success. Sage Foundation has provided grants and colleague volunteer time to Junior Achievement at multiple office locations across the globe.
Jennifer Warawa, EVP of Partners, Accountants and Alliances at Sage, said of the event: “I am thrilled to be hosting Sage Enterprise Management Partner Summit in Dubai, welcoming partners from over 30 countries around the world to this exclusive event. We know that our partners appreciate the opportunity to network with their peers from across the globe, and this is a fantastic opportunity to do just that. They will also be able to take advantage of our speakers’ knowledge and experience to help their business thrive, as well as hear updates on our group strategy and product roadmaps. We are confident partners will leave feeling empowered, motivated and inspired.”