The Sage Group plc, is a multinational software FTSE 100 company. Sage began as a start-up and now serves over three million customers in 23 countries.

The Sage Group plc, is a multinational software FTSE 100 company. Sage began as a start-up. Formed in 1981, and today has over 13,000 employees and serves over three million customers in 23 countries across mainland Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.

Founded and headquartered in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, the company has grown organically, through acquisitions and, more recently, through subscription services.

The company’s core product set can be divided into the following areas: Accounting, Payroll & Human Capital Management and Payments. In 2018 Sage’s global cloud products were renamed and brought under the banner of the Sage Business Cloud; these include Accounting Payroll, Enterprise Management (formerly X3), People and Payments. Key industry focus includes: Healthcare; HR & Payroll; Construction/ Real-Estate; Transport/ Distribution; Payment Processing; Accountancy; Not-for-Profit; Manufacturing; Retail; Automotive Distribution.

As Sage operates in a large number of countries the available product set varies and typically includes products specifically tailored for each region’s nuanced legislation regarding accounting, payroll and taxation. Sage’s more regional UK solutions include Sage 50cloud (Accounting and Payroll), and Sage 200cloud.

Sage customers around the world manage their accounting, people, operations, payments and banking with a Sage solution, with simple time-saving tools helping them to easily manage of their finances and people, reducing time spent on admin and removing the complexities of key legislation.

Sage payroll solutions have transformed over recent years from desktop to cloud-connected and native cloud solutions allowing customers to not only manage their payroll, but with functionality within the products to manage pension payments following the introduction of workplace pensions automatic enrolment. 50% of businesses in the UK’s private sector use a Sage Payroll solution to pay their employees.

Sage Business Cloud Payroll is a simple, reliable and flexible payroll system for any level of payroll experience. With a flexible cloud solution customers can run their payroll whenever and wherever you need to, with 24/7 expert support available. The solution is perfect for start-up and small businesses up to 25 employees. Functionality includes:

– Simple 4-step pay run. Customers can Enter hourly pay or salaries with automatic calculations within the product

– Single click RTI submissions to HMRC. Getting PAYE & NIC right first time, every time

– Automatically assesses and enrols employees into a workplace pension as part of the 4-step payroll run, sending data securely and directly to key pension providers

-Print or email payslips, P60s and simple payroll reports with no need for special stationery as all the functionality is built in

Sage 50cloud Payroll is an intuitive payroll solution ideal for small businesses and scale-up businesses from 15 + employees. 50cloud Payroll is a desktop solution with cloud connected functionality offering all the functionality including in Sage Business Cloud, and so much more:

– Employee Online Services: Sage 50cloud Payroll includes an online portal where users can store payslips, P60s and other important documents, with the capability of being able to share with employees – secure data all in the cloud

– GDPR tools to support customers with employee data management, allowing them to review employee data easily and make informed decisions about what data is needed and why

– Reporting tools: Tools to make informed decisions about people costs with customisable, accurate reporting

– Support online and by phone – access to the Sage expert UK team, on hand for support, tips and guidance