Companeo: is Sage the EPOS partner your business needs?
6th December 2019
When you think of Sage, you will probably think of the eponymous accountancy software. However, Sage is more than just an accountancy software maker. They have embraced the multi-process dynamics of business needs and nowhere is this more telling than their recent push into the EPOS sector.
Sage offers bars and restaurants a unique proposition – one that navigates the full EPOS sales to accountancy package journey that helps provide greater clarity for management. Furthermore, Sage can also help with a range of in-store payment needs whilst offering either terminal-integrated or cloud-based services.
According to Companeo:
“Sage was founded in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1981 by David Goldman, Paul Muller and Graham Wylie, with the latter still a student at the time. The first software products released were accounting programs, but the company soon released other products such as estimating software. The company was listed on the FTSE 100 in 1999, and in 2002 Sage entered the CRM software market. Today, as Sage also started publishing EPOS software, Sage distributes complete ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, only coming third after Oracle and SAP on this market.
One key benefit of Sage EPOS is therefore that it seamlessly integrates with Sage accounting software.
Sage is a very popular B2B software publisher which quickly gained a large share of the UK market for credit card processing services. Sage EPOS systems are therefore well established on the market and include a large number of services and resources.
They are now available for accepting in-store card payment, but also online and MOTO payments. One interesting aspect of the Sage EPOS product range is the marketing packaging of in-store payment-processing systems with a PDQ machine integrated product, a terminal-integrated product and a cloud-based product.
Although Sage was initially known for its credit card processing systems, Sage EPOS products now accept all major payment methods:
- face-to-face card machine payments;
- e-invoice payments or payments sent online together with the invoice sporting a “pay now” button;
- mail order and telephone order payments with the virtual terminal;
- online payments.”
So, if you’re shopping for an EPOS package, maybe Sage’s intuitive EPOS to accountancy package offer could help you reduce costs and improve profitability.
Whichever EPOS system you choose, you can have a reliable network and internet connection to support it with Astaris.