Here’s an interesting quote from a post via CRMBUYER –
The wild card in all this is the partner community. Sage has been slow to change, in part because the company respected its partners and wanted to bring them along at a pace that protected each partner’s revenue stream. The markets, however, have not stood still, and it was time to fish or cut bait. Presumably the company spoke with its partners before making the move.
Note to Sage PR : Upgrading Dennis to the penthouse suite at the next Sage Summit would be a wise decision.
Is the author implying that Sage did not move CRM to the cloud because they respected their channel partners too much?
I guess if this is true – and time will tell – Swiftpage will quickly unveil multi-tenant cloud versions of Act! and Saleslogix.
If Sage was slow to change to a SaaS model for these CRM products largely because partners demanded desktop versions — it seems odd that Sage partners (formerly Sage Select) are taking on SaaS competitors.