Last month, OnePosting ventured to Las Vegas, NV as part of the Sage Partner Summit where we unpacked some valuable insights around the Sage partner solution and how Sage and OnePosting can be the integration solution you need to bring value to your business.u003ca role=u0022documentu0022 aria-multiline=u0022trueu0022 aria-label=u0022Block: Read Moreu0022 tabindex=u00220u0022 class=u0022block-editor-rich-text__editable block-editor-block-list__block wp-block is-selected wp-block-read-more rich-textu0022 id=u0022block-6b7c6b9c-d24a-43a7-ab12-9f077f757d5bu0022 data-block=u00226b7c6b9c-d24a-43a7-ab12-9f077f757d5bu0022 data-type=u0022core/read-moreu0022 data-title=u0022Read Moreu0022 style=u0022font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, u0026quot;Segoe UIu0026quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, u0026quot;Helvetica Neueu0026quot;, sans-serif; min-width: 1px; transform-origin: center center; display: inline !important;u0022u003eu003c/au003e: Unmasking the Sage Partner Solution: Five Key Insights from the Sage Partner Summit 2023
Imagine journeying a whopping 5,000 miles to attend the Sage Partner Summit in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, in May, and amidst a bustling crowd of 2,200 global attendees, coming across someone who resides just a stone’s throw away, less than 10 miles from your home. Quite the statistical surprise, wouldn’t you agree?
This isn’t about pushing Sage, but instead, unpacking the valuable insights gathered at the Sage Partner Summit that hold relevance regardless of the software your company employs.
Most of the Summit’s discussions were veiled in secrecy, yet we have culled five universal nuggets of wisdom that every business can appreciate, whether you use Sage or not and how this Sage partner solution along with OnePosting can be the right integration solution for your business.
1. Optimize Your IT: One size does not fit all
The partners attending the Summit resell, implement, or integrate with solutions such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Sage 300, Sage X3, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Sage Intacct, Sage CRM, and Sage HR.
Like Sage, many other ERP and Accounting Software providers also offer multiple solutions. Primarily, these are generic solutions, with some industry-specific variants, such as those for the construction industry. However, it’s important to note that specialized solutions, connected to Sage but tailored to address specific needs, often yield the best results for clients. Think about it – would you trust a general physician with your heart surgery?
Key Takeaway: Embrace specialized solutions that sync with your core ERP or Accounting Software to achieve the best business outcomes.
2. AI: Silent Workhorse Behind Invoice Automation
Mainstream and social media are abuzz with tales of artificial intelligence, and the Sage Partner Summit was no exception. Several sessions were dedicated to this futuristic topic. Yet, many are oblivious to the fact that AI and Machine Learning have silently been enhancing solutions like OnePosting for years. In fact, we were aboard the AI train long before it became the talk of the town.
Key Takeaway: AI is simply an enabler that help to deliver advanced solutions to meet specific business needs.
3. Common Ground: We’re More Alike Than We Realize
Interacting with partners worldwide, I discovered our clients grapple with similar challenges. Most are seeking efficiencies and access to timely, accurate information to aid decision-making. It might surprise you that about 90% of business processes overlap within industries, and around 80% are common across different sectors. The remaining 10%, however, requires specialist knowledge, expertise, and solutions.
Key Takeaway: Engage with peers from different industries; their insights could influence your business in unexpected ways.
4. Embrace Change: It’s inevitable
Change is the only constant. Yet, the accelerating pace of change can be daunting. Most Sage Partners agree that user acceptance of change forms the biggest hurdle in software implementation. Is your organization open to evolving, or is it entrenched in the ‘we’ve always done it this way’ mentality?
Key Takeaway: Involve staff early in the decision-making process of implementing a new solution. Ensure their needs align with the wider organizational goals. Here is how you can build a case for AP automation specifically.
5. The Need for Speed: Accuracy and Understanding Are Key
In our fast-paced, rapidly evolving world, having access to reliable, real-time information is paramount. Non-traditional data sources, such as solutions like OnePosting, equip procurement teams to negotiate more profitable agreements with suppliers and provide financial teams with novel insights.
Key Takeaway: Timely, accurate information is a game-changer. It can contribute significantly to your bottom line.
We often find that we share more common ground with others than we initially realize. In the business world, this rings especially true. Despite the general similarities, each business has its own unique nuances that demand specialist solutions. As such, businesses should strive to create a harmony of best-in-class solutions that seamlessly include integration solutions that can help run their business more efficiently.
If you are looking for more information around OnePosting and our AP and AR solutions, connect with us. Take a closer look at our Sage Partner Summit experience through LinkedIn as our Chief Invoice Automation Evangelist, Finbarr McCarthy was on the ground in Las Vegas.