Sage trims its CRM portfolio to accelerate renaissance

Jeremy Cox, Principal Analyst Enterprise Solutions

On February 15, Sage announced that it was selling off Sage ACT, Sage SalesLogix, and the Sage Nonprofit Solutions product suite (managed from the US), as well as four other non-CRM products in Europe. Ovum sees this as further evidence of Sage’s customer-focused transformation and desire to accelerate development of its core hybrid cloud and mobile applications portfolio.

At last year’s Sage Summit, the company’s definition of what constitutes core did not include Sage CRM. With these product divestments, we can expect Sage CRM to move into the limelight along with Sage ERP X3. Both are being developed on the same Microsoft Azure platform and will both benefit from further investments in mobility and social in 2013.

Sage divestments will accelerate its renaissance

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