Sage People today announces its best ever quarter in company history as it closed out 2013 on a high tide of new sales wins.
For the year, the privately-held Sage People recorded a 200% increase in top line sales, reflecting an increased appetite for cloud-based HR and HCM solutions capable of dealing with globally dispersed workforces. New marquee names included companies in sectors ranging from Legal to Gaming, Networking to Food Processing, and Domestic Services to Electronic Manufacturing. Most notably, further acquisitions of Technology customers is indicative of Sage People’s growing dominance in the sector.
The company, which opened its new Headquarters in Reading early in 2013, now supports over 120,000 users, with an increasing amount of customers having over 3,000 employees. Sage People’s expansion has been truly international, as customers appreciated the global nature of its system – something the company has focused on from the start. New international customer, Roto-Rooter Services, which operates in 50 US states and Canada signed up in 2013.
Katherine Harris, Recruiting Director at Roto-Rooter Services, said “The Sage People solution really opened our eyes to recruiting for the future. Its powerful graphics and search capabilities will allow us to quickly identify quality candidates, streamline our hiring process and allow us to fill vacancies quickly. Its social media capabilities will position us as a progressive company and help us to source more qualified candidates too.”
To make such significant progress in 2013, Sage People went up against all the established names in HR software. In one case, it was pitted against 11 competitors and peer-reviewed by senior IT professionals and analysts.
Nic Scott, Sage People CEO, commented: “Sage People’s global offerings proved very attractive to HR teams who want to achieve change rapidly and at lower cost than previous generations of HR technology permitted. Whilst it is pleasing to see such solid progress over the last 12 months, the board has set aggressive plans for 2014 and is hiring in line with those projections. We firmly believe this year, will offer even more opportunity for Sage People to take market share from the previous generation of HR players.”