Back to the future for Sage Accountants Division

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In one of Sage's frequent corporate reorganisations, the company revived its Accountants Division in January 2005. In this interview, managing director Brendan Flattery tells AccountingWEB about the division's new direction.

When Brendan Flattery took over as managing director of Sage's reformed Accountants Division on 1 January 2005, he stepped into the corporate equivalent of the drummer's chair in Spinal Tap. Ever since Sage muscled into the tax and practice software market in 1999, a parade of managers has attempted to bring order to a group containing the remains of five software companies acquired in three years: Taxsoft, CSM, Hartley, IBIS and Apex.

A KPMG-trained accountant with experience of other software businesses, Flattery joined Sage in 2003 to manage its practice software prod...

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