The FTSE100 accounting software group’s share price stands at 184.25p, from 187p on Friday.
Sage’s acquisition strategy has given it a strong presence in the US, most notably with the purchases of Best Software, Timberline and ACCPAC.
The new launch, set to take place solely in the US in late 2005, will be a new edition of Microsoft Office for Small Business Management including Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting.
A spokeswoman for Microsoft said there were ‘no plans for a UK release at the moment’.
Barclays has partnered with accounting software company Xero to provide businesses with access to transaction data through its direct feed.
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont
Xero unveiled its expanded global partner programme at Xerocon South, the accounting technology conference in Australasia
Accountancy software firm Sage has been hit by a data breach which may have compromised the personal details and bank account details of as many as 300 UK businesses