Sage announced an extended integration with Microsoft Outlook, enabling Sage Business Cloud customers to invoice and receive payments within the Outlook email application.
With Sage’s Outlook integration, utilizing invoice payments powered by Stripe, users can click “send via email” through the Sage software to the end customers, who then pay invoices from inside their inbox. Payments are automatically reconciled within the Sage Business Cloud. The announcement was made at the Microsoft Build developer conference this week and is the latest point of integration in Sage’s partnership with Office 365.
The feature will be available for U.K. and U.S. Sage Business Cloud Accounting customers that use Stripe in June, with further roll-out planned later this year.
“Today’s launch is another great technology innovation which will make getting paid even easier for our customers,” stated Seamus Smith, EVP of worldwide payments & banking at Sage. “We’re delighted to see the collaboration between our partners Microsoft and Stripe bringing new functionality that will reduce the burden of late payments for our customers. We know that when making a payment is made easy, you don’t have to ask twice. Automatic and digital methods that make payments as simple as ‘one-click’ help eliminate the top obstacles of getting paid on time.”
“We know business owners don’t want to spend time chasing late payments – jeopardizing important customer relationships,” said Mike Ammerlaan, director of the product marketing ecosystem at Microsoft, in a statement. “Integrations from Sage, which make use of Stripe functionality, make the payment process easier and simpler to navigate – increasing the chance of immediate payment and reducing the administration involved around late payments. We are pleased that Sage is offering this capability to deliver a frictionless payment experience.”
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