This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.
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with well over $1.2 billion (USD) in revenues, nearly 4.5 million users and more than 20,000 reselling and software development partners. If one is to juxtapose these against the MBS' $800 million (USD) or so in revenues, over only 300,000 customers, and over 8,000 partners, any debate about who the current SME leader is, should cease for now. Sage still has the largest channel and market share in almost all SME categories (e.g., entry level accounting products, small business solutions, contact