SAGE Online 16 Introduces More Than 200 Features
SAGE, the Addison, Texas-based provider of information, marketing and business management solutions to the promotional products industry and PPAI’s technology partner, has launched SAGE Online 16. The latest version of its flagship solution includes more than 200 new, user-driven additions designed to streamline workday efficiency.
“We’re excited to be releasing so many new enhancements that our customers have requested,” says SAGE CEO Eric Natinsky. “We always listen and try to implement as many of their ideas as we can to help them become more efficient, more creative, more productive, and all around more successful.”
A new project management area has been included in SAGE Online 16 where distributors can easily view and manage all projects with just one tool and track the status of each project, all while improving their team’s organization. The project management area was created exclusively for the promotional products industry and can be customized to each distributor’s specific workflow. This addition also includes a client portal to streamline communication on each project. Clients can view a project’s status, approve proofs, pay bills, upload artwork and be notified of any activity associated with a project.
Other new features to SAGE Online 16 include a refreshed, modern look, with automatic, less intrusive software updates. Upgrades to the product search area include several new criteria such as the ability to search for end-quantity pricing, filter by SAGE Inspire Catalog participating suppliers and more. Additionally, teams can now track accrued or paid commission and run commission reports through the SAGE Order Management module.
Users will also see a new, in-depth product ratings system that combines both supplier and product ratings all in one place. This new system enables users to leave product comments and see rating trends. Suppliers will be notified via email regarding their ratings and will have the opportunity to respond to comments.
The new SAGE Online 16 also includes 10 holiday-themed marketing email campaign templates for distributors to send to their clients as well as ready-to-go catalogs in the SAGE Print Studio. These catalogs are editable and fully customizable so products can be added or removed, and the pricing can be adjusted to meet each distributor’s individual needs.
SAGE Online 16 is available now. Subscribers will receive an "update available" prompt upon logging into SAGE Online as soon as the new version is available to them. There is no additional charge for the upgrade. PPAI distributor members receive a SAGE Total Access subscription as part of their membership. For more information on PPAI’s member benefits and savings opportunities, call PPAI at 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) or visit www.ppai.org/join. For questions regarding SAGE services, call 800-925-7243 (SAGE) or visit www.sageworld.com.