Etisalat partners with Sage to offer cloud accounting solutions
Partnership targets small and medium businesses
UAE telecoms operator Etisalat, has signed a strategic partnership with Sage Middle East targeting SMBs.
In terms of the agreement, Etisalat will offer Sage cloud accounting solutions to SMBs, helping them with compliance of value-added taxes.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Salvador Anglada, group chief business officer Etisalat, and Blair Crump, president, Sage at GITEX Technology Week 2018.
With the partnership, Etisalat's SMB customers can now subscribe to Sage Business Cloud Accounting, which has been accredited by the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) earlier this year. The flexible cloud solution helps businesses effectively manage their finances and cash flow by offering easy control of their business and data at any place and any time. It will also help them collaborate with colleagues and accountants to share the workload and automate processes wherever possible to improve efficiency and reduce admin tasks
Etisalat'sAnglada said: "We are excited to partner with Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, to deliver the best-in-class cloud accounting to our valued SMB customers. This partnership is in line with our strategic objective to be a fully integrated ICT solutions and services provider, and business partner of choice in cloud services."
Sam Tayan, managing director, Sage Middle East, said: "We are honoured to partner with Etisalat, one of the largest telecommunications firms in the GCC region, to support the ambitions of small and medium businesses, many of which struggle with accounting and cash flow management of their businesses."
Tayan added that: "Our business management solutions allow entrepreneurs and business owners to focus on their core purpose, instead of worrying about VAT-compliance and other administrative tasks that can be easily automated."