Sage North America - Payment Solutions, an electronic payment processing company, looks to first and foremost find its customers the best options when it comes to their choices in payment solutions and business accounting software. “I want to put myself in a position to educate fellow Chamber members in regards to efficient payment solutions,” says account executive Jeff Byrd.
Relatively quietly, Sage has become one of the largest software companies in the world and the largest company for small business software. Offering products such as Peachtree Accounting (now Sage 50) and Sage ACT!, Sage is one of the most widely used accounting and payments software platforms. Sage started in 1989 in the United Kingdom. Steadily they have grown and now operate in North American, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania with over 12,600 employees.
“Sage Payment Solutions focuses on bringing integrated payment processing to businesses into the FM area to help make business lives easier and more efficient,” says Byrd. Sage’s products look to increase the efficiency in which businesses accept payment in more forms than just cash, such as credit cards, debit cards, and checks as well as gift and loyalty card programs. Sage Payment Solutions products work for small, medium, and large businesses. With Sage, customers not only get personal services and attention of a local business, but also get the resources and competitive edge that a large international corporation offers.
What sets Sage apart from its competitors? First, Sage offers Sage Exchange which allows the user to control their entire payments ecosystem from one location. Offering real-time updates, Sage Exchange is the go-to place for everything to do with payment management. Secondly, security may be more important now than ever. Conducting business with one of the largest software companies in the world comes with a peace of mind that your sensitive information is securely protected. Sage has a top-of-the-line security system that houses your information safely.
Because of Sage’s software and business solution heritage, Sage views their customers differently than most of its competitors. Sage’s overall theme is “More to Offer”. Sage has chosen this theme because of its customer approach of offering more than basic credit card processing services. They bring a consultative nature to each of their clients and they have the ability to improve the clients overall business process which includes payment service.
Byrd, the regional representative for Sage Payment Solutions, is based in Detroit Lakes and covers all of North Dakota and Minnesota. Byrd looks to truly educate the local businesses on what can make their payment processing easier and more efficient.
“I am looking to educate the local businesses so they can make an informed decision on which payment processor to use,” says Byrd. “I want them to feel like they are being treated fairly and that they realize that with Sage, you know you are getting what you pay for.”
Byrd is looking to partner with local businesses in discovering companies who may need or desire some education when considering the different options available in payment processing. If you want or know of someone who needs to get their payment processing evaluated to see if they can have a more profitable and easier business life that Byrd and a Sage product may offer please contact Jeff Byrd at Jeff.Byrd@sage.com.
For more information about Sage Payment Solutions and their products, visit their website at www.SagePayments.com.