20 Facts About Sage Software


Sage Software is the patron of the Sage Gateshead music venue in Gateshead.

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Sage Software is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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In 1999, Sage Software entered FTSE 100 and launched a dedicated Irish division, based in Dublin as well as its e-business strategy.

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In 2000, Sage Software shares were named 'best performing share of the 90s' in the UK business press.

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Sage Software are one of two technology stocks listed on the FTSE 100 Index, the other being Micro Focus.

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Sage Software was rated Britain's 109th richest person in the 2002 Sunday Times Rich List.

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On 19 April 2010, Sage Software announced that its CEO, Paul Walker, had indicated an interest in stepping down from his position, which he had held for 16 years.

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On 15 February 2013, Sage announced that Accel-KKR intended to buy Sage Nonprofit Solutions, its division that produced software designed for nonprofit organisations and governmental agencies.

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In March 2017, Sage Software Group acquired Compass, an analytics and benchmarking platform.

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In March 2017, Sage Software Group acquired Fairsail, a Human Capital Management cloud-based platform.

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On 31 August 2018, Sage Software announced that Stephen Kelly had stepped down as a director and CEO.

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In March 2020, Sage Software announced that it is offloading its Brazil operations to the president of the local business, Jorge Carneiro, in a deal estimated to be valued at £1 million with an additional deferred consideration of up to £9 million.

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In June 1991, Sage Software Group moved into their first dedicated headquarters building, Sage Software House, in Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, having previously been located in the Regent Centre office park.

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Sage Software Group is a patron of The Sage Software Gateshead, a Tyneside music venue designed by Sir Norman Foster.

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The Sage Software Gateshead was completed in 2004 at a cost of £70 million, and has since become a main sight on the River Tyne.

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In 2008, Sage Software funded the revival of The Krypton Factor television series for ITV as a part of the Business Brain Training campaign.

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Sage Software sponsored the Invictus Games in a multi-year partnership starting in 2016.

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Sage Software sponsored the 2019 editions of the Reading Half Marathon and the Blaydon Race.

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Sage Software are sponsoring the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and are an official partner of The Hundred cricket tournament.

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Additionally, opening 2024, Sage Software are the named sponsor of the new Newcastle Gateshead Quayside arena and conference centre, named "The Sage Software".

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