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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2012 – Sage Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced record results for 2011 and for the company's second fiscal quarter, ended December 31. For the full calendar year in 2011, Sage Intacct’s new bookings increased by 128% over the prior year. For the second fiscal quarter, Sage Intacct delivered 80% growth – resulting in an all time record quarter for both bookings and revenue.
More than 1,000 new organizations adopted Sage Intacct in 2011. This brings the total number of organizations reaping the benefits and tremendous business value of Sage Intacct and cloud computing to more than 5,000, with more than 30,000 overall operating entities.
Explosive growth in the company’s channel program continues to be a key driver for the business. Sage Intacct’s channel partners delivered outstanding results in the quarter, including a six-fold increase in new bookings over the same period in 2010. Sage Intacct’s value added resellers closed nearly as many new customers during the quarter as in the previous four quarters combined.
During the past year, Sage Intacct solidified its position as the best financial applications to meet the sophisticated financial management and accounting requirements of companies that are stretching beyond the capabilities of QuickBooks®. Sage Intacct also extended its lead as the most popular cloud financial applications for companies using Salesforce CRM, with more than 2.5 times more positive reviews than the next contender on the salesforce.com AppExchange. Organizations that had been using on-premises mid-market financial applications from Microsoft, Sage, Deltek, and Blackbaud also continued to move to the cloud with Sage Intacct.
The company’s financial results also reflect an extremely high level of customer satisfaction. Sage Intacct has achieved one of the major milestones of cloud computing by now attaining extremely high customer retention combined with increased use. Sage Intacct’s existing customers are adding new users and subscribing to more applications in record numbers, and close to 100% of Sage Intacct’s mid-market customers renewed their subscriptions during the year – so much so that the company would be growing revenue faster than its on-premises software competitors just from customer add-ons and upgrades.
"Sage Intacct’s momentum is incredible – from acquiring new customers in record numbers, to becoming the cloud partner of choice for the channel, to exceeding the expectations our existing customers and partners, we continue to set the high bar for our industry,” said Robert Reid, CEO of Sage Intacct. “With our outstanding growth, we continue to invest in delivering unrivaled innovation which provides significant business value and high return on investment for our customers.”
2011 Year in Review
Reflecting more broadly on 2011, Sage Intacct achieved many significant milestones. Here is a review of some of the company's key accomplishments over the past year:
Unmatched Product Innovation – Sage Intacct delivers rapid innovation that provides tremendous value to both clients and partners. With quarterly product releases, Sage Intacct delivered nearly 250 new features and enhancements to its applications for the year – many of the ideas driven by input, or crowdsourced, from clients and partners.
Key product highlights in 2011 included the introduction of Sage Intacct Services Resource Planning, a complete cloud-based ERP system for project and service-based businesses, a completely re-imagined, “consumerized” user interface, plus new support for tablet and mobile access from iPads, iPhones, and Google Android devices. In addition, customers benefitted from major enhancements to Sage Intacct Project Accounting, Sage Intacct Revenue Management and Sage Intacct’s global business management applications.
Strong Channel Growth – More than 300 leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers have now joined forces with Sage Intacct. As of the end of 2011, Sage Intacct partners included 19 of the top 100 CPA firms, 17 of the Top 100 VARs in the industry, 18 “VAR Stars,” and eight firms on Accounting Today’s list of Technology Pacesetters. Sage Intacct’s strategic partnership with CPA2Biz and the AICPA continues to bear fruit, with CPA firms adopting Sage Intacct Accountant Edition and cloud computing in record numbers.
New Sage Intacct Marketplace - Another key milestone in 2011 was the emergence of a robust community of developers that are integrating, customizing, and extending the Sage Intacct system. There are now more than 80 best in class Sage Intacct-Ready™ applications that complement the Sage Intacct system, including new offerings in 2011 for fixed asset management, allocations management, collections, content management, payments, payroll, project management, business intelligence and integration with both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SugarCRM. The new Sage Intacct Marketplace at http://www.Sage Intacct.com/marketplace showcases many of these Sage Intacct Ready applications and integrations.
World Class Operations – Sage Intacct is committed to delivering unmatched levels of security and reliability, and backs it up with its market-leading Buy with Confidence™ service level guarantees. Across all of 2011, Sage Intacct delivered 99.998% scheduled uptime, with 100% scheduled uptime in 11 of the 12 months – continuing to set the pace for availability in the industry.
Corporate and Product Awards – Sage Intacct earned numerous corporate and product awards, including:
Company Funding and Growth – In June, Sage Intacct announced it raised an additional $12.3 million of financing in a round led by Split Rock Partners, a venture capital firm focused on emerging software and internet services companies. All existing investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Emergence Capital, Sigma Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures participated in the round. The infusion of capital was designed to further accelerate the company's growth rate and fund aggressive hiring plans.
Sage Intacct is the innovation and customer satisfaction leader in cloud Financial Management. With the powerful combination of Sage and Intacct, the Sage Business Cloud offers the best capabilities of both companies. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Sage Intacct’s innovative and award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. In use by organizations from startups to public companies, Sage Intacct is designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers also offer Intacct to their clients. The Sage Intacct system includes accounting, cash management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation, revenue recognition, subscription billing, contract management, project accounting, fund accounting, inventory management, and financial reporting applications, all delivered through the cloud.
Sage Intacct is based in San Jose, California and an entity of Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders and a FTSE 100 business. For more information on Sage Intacct, please visit www.intacct.com or call 877-437-7765. Connect with Sage Intacct on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.