Jody Padar, principal of New Vision CPA Group and author of The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm, will be partnering with Donal de Paor and Veltig - the salesforce solution consulting and implementation partner - to support the launch of Sage Live in Chicago, the two announced on Wednesday.

Sage Live is a cloud-based accounting solution built upon on the Salesforce1 platform, designed to break down walls between back-and front-office IT systems. Sage looks to provide business owners a single view of customer, finance, payroll and accounting data, instead of being stored in separate front and back-office systems.

The kick-off event will take place on March 24 during the Salesforce World Tour at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. Padar and de Paor will be speaking on the panel, "The Top Challenges with Business Growth," taking place at 4PM CST. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Warawa, VP product marketing, Sage Live.

“I’m excited to be involved in this partnership with Veltig, as I think it will really bring a holistic perspective to Sage Live customers,” Padar said in a statement. “It's an unparalleled level of expertise to have Salesforce architects and accountants working together! We describe it as front office operational experts meets back office financial data experts. It’s pretty cool and unique for a vendor to be doing something like this.”

“The combination of Veltig’s Salesforce expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of products on the Salesforce app exchange, together with Jody’s radical expertise will give Sage Live customers freedom like they’ve never seen before,” stated de Paor. “Sage Live has not only transformed Veltig’s operations but given us a valuable new tool to extend our customers’ ability to leverage the Salesforce platform.”

Padar is CEO and principal of the New Vision CPA Group, a public accounting firm based in the Chicago area. She is the author of The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm,  and is a regular contributor to  Accounting Today and CPA Trendlines, where she offers advice on running a next-generation firm. She has also been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur.

de Paor is the CEO of Veltig, a Salesforce implementation and system integration company headquartered in Irvine, California. de Paor is a former leader at Sage with experience in research and development, product management, customer support, and operations in Australia, Ireland, Canada, and the US. He has an MBA with a focus on Technology from Vancouver’s Beedie School of Business.

For more information about attending Salesforce World Tour, head to the event’s site here.