We’ve been waiting for a really compelling on-demand accounting offering from one of the big boys. Thus far we’ve had Intuit deliver QuickBooks Online (CloudAve review here) which got a "nice try but back to the classroom" grade. MYOB delivered the first generation of the BusinessBasics Online product (Diversity review here) which at best gets a "could do better" rank. MYOB and Intuit are the big players in Australasia and the USA respectively. What about the UK?

Sage is the gorilla in the room in the UK market, until now they’re been silent about their SaaS intentions. Until now…

With a hat tip to Duane who through some semi-illicit snooping managed to get the scoop we’ve been waiting for…

Sage has an on-demand product slated for release next month. Some more details over here at CloudAve (why not subscribe at the same time)

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.