At Sage Summit, Sage has outlined to partners a much more detailed roadmap than it has ever done before, in order to get the partners to understand fully where things are going, to buy into the changes, and engage closely with Sage on them.
Last year at Sage Summit, newly appointed CEO Stephen Kelly stressed that Sage was returning to a channel-friendly position under his direction. This year, on the first day of the summit, devoted to Sage’s partners, the company repeatedly stressed the same position – and emphasized that progress has been made since last year.
The new IndependenceIT cloud management platform now uses Azure Active Directory for its authentication of record. Changes permitting multi-tenanted application delivery will also allow partners to push many more app services out, to the point the company’s licensing policies are being changed to accommodate this.