Sage Joins Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME as Technology Solution Provider

Press release
Published March 5th, 2018 - 12:08 GMT
Samer Habbal, Head of Emerging Businesses and Content, MENA, Reuters and Mansoor Sarwar, Director of Technical Services and Pre-sales at Sage.
Samer Habbal, Head of Emerging Businesses and Content, MENA, Reuters and Mansoor Sarwar, Director of Technical Services and Pre-sales at Sage.

Thomson Reuters and Sage today announced that they have partnered to offer the Sage One accounting solution to small businesses through the Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME platform (

Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME serves as the only digital gateway to the SME ecosystem in the MENA region. Sage One is a VAT-compliant, cloud-based solution tailored to the needs of startups and small businesses. Through the platform, members of the Accelerate SME community, which is free to join, can exclusively apply for an extended trial period of three months of the Sage One accounting software. This partnership demonstrates the commitment of Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME and Sage to provide SMEs with intuitive solutions that simplifies running their business so they can focus on delivering value to their customers.

“There is a demonstrable need amongst small businesses for user-friendly and affordable technology solutions that empower them to operate as efficiently as possible” said Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA Thomson Reuters. “We are excited to partner with Sage that has the expertise and experience to help SMEs navigate the new tax landscape.” 

Mansoor Sarwar, Director of Technical Services and Pre-sales at Sage, said: “Fifty days into the introduction of VAT, we understand that many small and medium sized enterprises remain concerned about the way the regulation will continue impacting their business. Many are still looking for viable solutions. We believe that Sage One is one of the simplest, quickest and most competitively priced cloud-based accounting products available today that can be implemented and operated in a matter of days. Most crucially, it comes with hands-on support provided through our Sage consultants, who can assist businesses with the baseline VAT setup. Able to run on multiple devices anywhere, anytime, Sage One supports companies in achieving full VAT compliance.”

Background Information

Sage Group

Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Today, business builders measure success in strong relationships, partnerships, and communities. It‘s why Sage helps drive today’s business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support, and advice to manage everything from money to people. Daily, more than 13,000 Sage colleagues in 23 countries work with a thriving global community of over 3 million entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners, and developers to champion the success of business builders everywhere

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is one of the world’s most trusted provider of answers, helping professionals make confident decisions and run better businesses. Our customers operate in complex arenas that move society forward — law, tax, compliance, government, and media – and face increasing complexity as regulation and technology disrupts every industry.

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