Rugby World Cup is an opportunity to share a unique sporting moment together, celebrating in a way that little else does. For Sage, which shares these values of solidarity, teamwork and respect, being associated with this international event is an unprecedented commitment that the company is proud to make official as a supporter.
Sage and its integrator Parthena Consultant are supporting the organisation of the tournament with their solutions Sage X3 - for the financial management of the event, which has been chosen because of simplicity of implementation - and Sage 100 Payroll & HR, an adaptable solution that takes into account compliance requirements.
Claude Atcher, France 2023 CEO: "We are delighted to welcome Sage among Rugby World Cup 2023’s Official Supporters. For several months now, Sage has been supporting us in the management of our financial flows. We had to provide France 2023 with a powerful, agile and robust information system allowing us tomanage tickets resale and or host teams’ recruitments.”
Pacôme Lesage, Managing Director for Sage Southern Europe: "Sage is delighted to become an Official Supporter for Rugby World Cup 2023. It is also a great pride to be able to share the values of a sport where respect and solidarity are essential, and where the togetherness is everything. For us, team spirit is important and embedded in Sage's DNA. Our in-house XV joins the scrum to make this exceptional event a huge party, celebrating teams, players and fans from all over the world.”
ABOUT RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023:
Rugby World Cup 2023 will take place in France from 8 September-28 October with matches played in nine venues across 10 host cities. The tournament will be the 10th men’s Rugby World Cup and the second to be hosted by France after a memorable event in 2007.
RWC 2023 will take place in a year when the sport celebrates 200 years since Rugby School pupil William Webb Ellis was credited with inventing the game of rugby football by showing “a fine disregard for the rules” in catching the ball and running with it in 1823.
RWC 2023 will set new standards in social responsibility, inclusion and sustainability for a major rugby event, targeting four key pillars for the tournament’s legacy: acting for sustainability and circular economy, supporting education, training and employment, respecting and protecting the environment and promoting inclusivity by being a champion for gender equality.
The showpiece event in men’s 15s, Rugby World Cup 2023 will feature 20 teams – 12 of whom qualified directly by finishing in the top three in their pool at Japan 2019 and eight from a global qualification process – with 48 matches played across 51 days.
As a publisher of business management solutions, Sage's ambition is to break down barriers so that everyone can flourish, starting with the millions of small and medium-sized businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises and public accountants that we support with our partners. Our customers trust our financial, human resources and payroll software to keep their businesses running smoothly.
By enhancing their management processes, we connect companies to their customers, suppliers, employees, banks and governments. Our mission is to simplify their daily lives while providing them with our advice. Breaking down barriers also means dedicating our time, technology and experience to fighting the digital divide, economic inequality and the climate crisis.
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