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SAGE READYING ITS COPILOT Featured

 Sage is planning on using a digital assistant, Copilot, to produce a major change to how users interact with its software.

Using the Microsoft name for iits own tool, Sage will roll out Copilot in its SMB products in the United Kingdom this year and in the United States in 2025. During his keynote at the Sage Transform conference this week, chief executive Stephen Hare pointed to AI as the way to the company’s goal of eliminating monthly closes and annual audits, along with continuous insights through real-time data. Later, EVP Dan Miller pointed to Copilot as “helping facilitate all of the ‘go-get’ kind of things, the administrative stuff.” In his own cases, that not having to “bug people” for answers on questions such as what percentage of a purchase order has been used” in order to calculate accruals. “It will help me not bother my financial business partner,” Miller said. Copilot will intelligence to learn workflows and cue workers about actions they m Hare said Sage, in partnership with AWS, is developing its own large language model for financial information. Walid Abu-Hadba, the company’s chief development and product officer, noted, “W call it a domain-specific model.” It is a similar development avenue as announced early this year by Intuit which is developing its own finance-oriented LLM. Abu-Hadba provided one scenario for Copilot’s use. He said a company could know which customers with receivables are likely to pay so that it can know if will have enough cash for payroll.

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