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Corporate Accounting Lands On The Apple Watch

Wearable technology has gotten business professionals talking as the industry looks to the enterprise to really take off. But exactly how a wearable device will find its place in the workforce is still being figured out by the innovators.

When it comes to the Apple Watch, many experts say the device is particularly useful for its quick notifications. It’s a characteristic that developers keep in mind when creating Apple Watch enterprise services.

Recent reports in Quartz suggest that Sage is one of those developers. The company has unleashed its corporate accounting services for the Apple Watch, according to Tuesday (Oct. 6) reports.

In an interview with the publication, Sage global marketing chief Santiago Solanas said that the Apple Watch is great for small business executives that need real-time financial information at the flick of the wrist. Sage has integrated its front-end accounting solution with Salesforce cloud back-end tools to launch the service designed for the wearable technology, reports said.

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The service can buzz the Watch when finances reach critical levels, reports said, for example when cash flow levels are breached or invoices become overdue. These notifications are to keep SME executives in-the-know “before it becomes a red-alert thing,” Solanas said.

But the tool can also facilitate basic procedures, like approving invoices or requesting funds from alternative financers.

Already, about 50 users of Sage’s new Apple Watch app are on the scene, but the company said more than 1,000 clients have expressed interest.

 

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