SAGE announced a number of updates Monday at the SAGE Conference, held in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2017. The company revealed an upcoming new release of its flagship research and business management solution, SAGE Online, as well as new features in SAGE Websites.
SAGE Online 12.5 includes a host of new features including a new Q&A section to ask the community and suppliers questions about products; multiple product images showing alternate colors and angles; simplified search views that show users only the most common search fields; an optional, second pre-designed email campaign every month; the ability to add the client’s saved logo to the products in a presentation; a new decorators search area to find embroiderers, screen printers, and more; and a simplified import of email lists to send email campaigns
“We’re incredibly excited to get the new SAGE 12.5 into our customers’ hands,” says David Natinsky, president of SAGE. “We listened closely to our users and worked to provide an array of advanced solutions to make running their promotional products business even easier.”
The upcoming SAGE Websites enhancements give subscribers greater website customization. The update’s new features include modern, full-page-width layout and background options; complete customization and positioning of home page content; updated rich text editor for easy design of completely custom pages; multiple product images showing various colors and different angles; a blog area to post articles; featured video and testimonial areas on the home page; a file library area to host and include custom content like images, PDFs, and other files on the website; online invoice payment for clients with SAGE Payment Processing; and advanced statistics and analytics regarding website visitors.
Natinsky adds, “These new options allow our users to create a truly custom web presence, tailored to their exact needs and preferences. We hope that all of our subscribers will take advantage of these upgrades to advance their website marketing and functionality.”
SAGE Online 12.5 will start rolling out to all SAGE Online customers in February. Customers will receive an “update available” message as soon as the new version is available to them. There is no additional charge for the upgrade. The new SAGE Websites features will be automatically available to SAGE WebExpress Pro subscribers in late January.