BCSG partners with Sage to offer MyBusinessWorks customers the award-winning bookkeeping application Sage One Accounts

Sage One Accounts joins the portfolio of market leading bookkeeping applications available within BCSG’s small business management package ‘MyBusinessWorks’.

BCSG (Business Centric Services Group) is partnering with leading UK business software and services provider Sage to offer Sage One Accounts, the company’s flagship online bookkeeping software that simplifies the way business owners can manage their finances and collaborate with their accountants, as part of MyBusinessWorks.

Exclusively available to Barclays business customers, MyBusinessWorks is a suite of five cloud-based applications in one easy to use package, designed to help businesses overcome their day-to-day management challenges. The package includes bookkeeping, business planning, legal management, data backup, skills training and website creation applications. In November 2011, MyBusinessWorks won the ‘Innovation in Product Design – Financial Services’ award at the Financial World Innovation Awards.

Sage One Accounts is a simple online bookkeeping solution, which doesn’t require any previous accounting experience to use. Small business owners can easily see at-a-glance how their business is performing financially, create personalised invoices, track cash flow and produce reports to share with their accountants. Sage One user Jessica McLean, who runs Garbeau, a bespoke shirt maker, said: “I was using Excel to start with for managing my finances for the business but as the business has grown it just wasn’t working. Sage One is really efficient, really easy to use; especially for people like me who aren’t good with numbers and finances”.

Designed with people in mind, Sage understands that customers don’t always work 9am-5pm. As a result, Sage One comes with free 24-hour support, either on the phone, via email or on the web, giving users access to Sage’s unrivalled infrastructure of professional expertise and software support whenever they need it.

The introduction of Sage One Accounts is part of a wider upgrade to MyBusinessWorks. Other new features introduced on May 14th include an enhanced dashboard design to make it easier for users to navigate between applications, the introduction of a ‘MyApps’ page where users can add new applications and sign up to training courses, and the arrival of ‘Mozy App’ enabling MozyPro users to access their business data on the go via their mobile phone.

John Davis, Managing Director of BCSG, says: “Our partnership with Sage strongly supports our strategy to deliver market-leading applications to small businesses at an affordable price. We continually seek to work with well established software brands who share our understanding of the issues small businesses face, and are therefore delighted to welcome Sage as our partner”.

Nick Goode, Head of Sage Online added, “Sage has been helping startups and small businesses in the UK improve the way they work for over 30 years with award-winning accounting, payroll and CRM software. We are a trusted partner to more than 830,000 businesses in the UK and are proud to be partnering with BCSG to bring our learnings and our leading Sage One Accounts online software to Barclays business customers as part of the MyBusinessWorks package.”

For more information please contact:

Carole Wood, BCSG

E: carole.wood@bcsg.com

T: +44 (0)207 017 3204

Sam Grace / Blaine Pike, Marlin PR

E: sage@marlinpr.com

T: +44 (0)207 932 5580

About BCSG (Business Centric Services Group)

BCSG creates, distributes and supports value adding products and services to small businesses through financial institutions. BCSG solutions help more than 150,000 small businesses survive and succeed, while simultaneously providing financial institutions with opportunities to differentiate their proposition, enhance customer loyalty and grow wallet share. For more information, please visit: www.bcsg.com

About Sage

Sage has been helping small businesses improve the way they work for over 30 years with award-winning accounting, payroll and CRM software. Best-selling packages such as Sage One Accounts, Sage Instant Accounts and Sage Act! have helped over 830,000 businesses in the UK save time and money. For more information, please visit www.sage.co.uk