Giving Sage Business Partners the POWER OF CHOICE
Cloud-based tools are one of the biggest business advantages to emerge in the past decade. By the end of 2020, it’s expected that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud. It’s no surprise considering the increased productivity, collaboration and reduction of IT costs these solutions readily bring.
Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) are currently seeking out ways to start hosting their Sage accounting and business apps, smartly hoping to untether themselves from the limitations of being office-bound. That doesn’t come without challenges! One of them being finding the best Sage cloud hosting pricing plan that also aligns with a company’s specific needs. Servers, storage, migration costs — all are important factors to consider.
It’s in this context that Swizznet is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Sage to provide a hosted subscription model that you as a Sage business partner can offer your clients alongside traditional on-premise and Sage SaaS solutions. The additional option gives you the POWER OF CHOICE in helping clients decide which way to go in purchasing Sage software.
Introducing Swizznet Optimum for Sage
Previously, Sage business partners and Swizznet collaborated to design custom virtual server solutions composed of user fees, application servers, terminal servers, storage and the like. With Swizznet Optimum for Sage, we’ve taken our years of joint experience designing these solutions to build a simplified per-user pricing model that includes all the resources most companies need to succeed in the cloud. There’s no longer a need to architect the hosting environment, as we’ve taken care of it and will keep it optimized for you for free, so there’s no longer a concern over surprise or unexpected fees.
The hosting package provided by Swizznet Optimum complements Sage’s recent introduction of a subscription model for Sage 100 Contractor and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (CRE). A Sage subscription plus Swizznet hosting means business partners can offer clients a new package and approach that delivers all the familiar features of Sage’s construction solutions but with the benefits of a hosted subscription model in the cloud.
Packaged, and Sealed with the Swizznet Promise
Swizznet is a trusted Sage hosting partner for several reasons. Here’s what you and your clients can expect from us when unleashing the power of the cloud with Swizznet Optimum.
Simplicity: Swizznet Optimum provides a simplified approach to hosting costs. Our hosting includes everything most businesses need, so it’s a predictable expense for your clients.
No surprise fees: We make it clear upfront what is included in the package. Businesses get access for two users and 80GB SSD storage included and Swizznet optimizes for vCPU, virtual machines and RAM at no additional cost. The package is offered at an annual price paid monthly.
Scalability: We help your clients configure their original setup to meet expected usage, but recognize the need to accommodate business growth. We work with you and your clients to adjust pricing to add in additional storage and more users as needed.
Rapid deployment and onboarding: Based on market research, Swizznet offers among the fastest (if not fastest) turn-up of services in the industry thanks to our automation and expert Sage resources. We can have your clients up and running with Sage in the cloud within a day. We also offer a 15 day free trial for your clients and custom demo environments for you, the Sage partner, so clients can see how everything works before they buy, then be all set to onboard quickly!
Zero IT stress: Swizznet provides enterprise-grade security and computing, including built-in security, redundancy, reliability, compliance, backups and scalability. We back that up with a 99.95% uptime guarantee.
One-of-a-kind Obsessive Support®: Our US-based support is always available, 24/7/365, and our team is trained on the Sage product. We’re proud to be a Sage Certified Partner with extensive experience providing customized cloud solutions and are here to help from set up through to ongoing IT support.
We’re thrilled to present this additional pricing plan to you and hope you have gotten a taste of the possibilities it will provide to your business customers. Note our previous Swizznet Flex pricing plan remains available for flexibility and any custom needs.
Our goal is to empower businesses to get work done, wherever they are, and to scale through easy access to their Sage business apps. If you’re interested in learning more about Swizznet Optimum and how it can benefit your clients, please let us know! We’ve also worked with Sage to create a calculator that facilitates quoting and nets out total monthly costs (the preferred buying approach for most cloud consumers) that we would be happy to share with you.