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Founded in 1981, Sage develops estimating and accounting software for small businesses. Today, its globally leading technology provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people. Trusted by millions of customers worldwide, Sage delivers top-notch cloud technology and support, making it an important “software as a service” player in the HR management sector, with annual revenue of £1.8 billion in 2021.
New Library for Production Environment
Sage supports entrepreneurs worldwide with integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems. Its solutions are quick, user-friendly and available on every device and platform thanks to the cloud, offering clients the freedom to work however and wherever they prefer.
To maintain a consistent look and feel on all platforms while also reducing the time needed to build and design new apps, Sage wanted to create a component library – Carbon React. It needed Frontend experts who not only know React but are also experienced in implementing design systems, where the specifications and rules for the component library are created.
Continually Evolving Technology
Sage chose to work with Xebia to create the library and help maintain and evolve it going forward. Together they work as a single team, using Kanban alongside other Agile working methodologies to ensure that continuous delivery of the company’s market-leading software-as-a-service is maintained.
Carbon Sets High Standards for Development
Carbon React is now being used in several Sage projects, including Small Business Segment apps, Sage Accounting Plus, Client Management, Payroll, Quick Start Wizard, and other cloud software for small businesses. Being open-source, it also helps thousands of developers create their own apps.
React components are constantly being developed and refined for the Carbon library. The Carbon team works as one coherent unit, including Xebia and Sage developers. A quick release process, continuous integration of features and fixes and shorter testing cycles mean that Sage continues to develop cutting-edge management tools for its clients.