It is often said that for a product manager the launch of a new product is like the birth of a child, I partly agree.
Partly, not just because comparing the New Sage 50 Payroll RTI Edition to the birth of one of my children will get me into trouble at home, but also because the conception of Sage 50 Payroll RTI edition, and its birth on the 5th November 2012 involved many more than the usual loving couple!
The Real Time Information Edition has not only involved a large team of Sage payroll developers, analysts, product managers and technical experts, but 4,000 Sage customers participating on the HMRC RTI pilot, not to mention input from thousands of payroll users from the half a million businesses who use Sage Payroll products to pay over 7.6 million employees.
So we feel like proud parents who have been on a slightly different journey in to parenthood.
But what will get the extended Sage family of businesses, partners and payroll professionals cooing and clucking over the new arrival when they first pay it a visit on their desktop?
Well, how about…
- no more sleepless nights over Real Time Information
- healthy and happy data
- expert advice for first time “payroll” parents
Ok, maybe I’ve taken the analogy too far there!
Jon Dowden, Sage 50 Payroll team