YVOLV, a joint venture between Alibaba Cloud and Meraas, have joined forces with Sage, a leading provider of cloud accounting, people and payroll, and payment systems. Under the agreement, YVOLV will provide Sage’s ecosystem of resellers, partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) with scalable and secure services hosted on Alibaba’s cloud platform inside the UAE.
Both organizations recognize that people are more connected than ever, especially as annual mobility spending across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey is expected to top $185 billion in 2019 according to the latest IDC report. They will work together to deliver pay-as-you-go, cloud-based solutions to organizations of all sizes in the Middle East.
“We know that industries such as manufacturing, retail, banking and financial services are among the early adopters of mobility and digital transformation. However, ensuring security, data privacy, and regulatory compliance remain the key challenges for SaaS (software-as-a-service) adoption in the region,” said Clinton O’ Leary, CCO at YVOLV.
“With Sage digital services and solutions and YVOLV’s locally-based cloud infrastructure, we are not only solving multiple challenges faced by highly regulated verticals, but creating opportunities for Small & Medium Businesses to benefit from scalable solutions and elastic computing features.”
“YVOLV became a business partner as we share the ambition of helping organizations in the Middle East to maximize the benefits of the cloud and build their businesses. As a Business Reseller and Cloud Service Provider, YVOLV enables us to provide secure, affordable and scalable in-country cloud services to customers in the region, rather than hosting them elsewhere at great cost and with compromises to performance,” says Aaron White, Regional Director for Sage Middle East.”
Through a step-by-step implementation process, YVOLV will host two core Sage solutions for the GCC market: Sage X3, to be launched at GITEX Technology Week 2017, and Sage One, to be launched by December 2017.
“With the launch of Sage One in December, Sage is increasing its range of cloud services in the Middle East, and Yvolv is a perfect partner to host these services. Yvolv provides elastic cloud services, which can scale up and scale down, making it a good fit for Sage customers ranging from microbusinesses to small and medium companies to enterprises. Our unique licensing model—where we bill for concurrent users—is perfect for customers looking to optimise IT spending and efficiencies,” adds White.
Sage X3 is a fully established domestic and global financial management system, supporting international and corporate business needs. It accelerates and integrates core business processes – from procurement to production, warehousing, sales, customer service and financial management – and delivers faster insight into costs and performance at every step. Companies in the Middle East use Sage X3 as a public cloud supported on YVOLV’s infrastructure.
Sage One is simple and secure online accounting software small business owners can access anywhere, online, at any time. By staying in control of their finances and understanding what is happening with their businesses, organizations will be able to focus more on their growth and customers and less on doing paperwork