UK based accounting software vendor Sage Software has signed Harvey Norman to retail its accounting and business offerings nationally.
The new deal will see Harvey Norman stores stock the Sage Instant Accounting, Sage Line 50, Sagepos, and Sagepay products.
According to a sage press release the store rollout will occur state by state across the country beginning immediately in Western Australia and New South Wales, and will incorporate intensive staff training.
Sage reports the decision to sign with Harvey Norman comes at a time when its current reseller channel has found it near impossible to meet demand.
Sage Distribution Australia's managing director, John Marshall said he believes retail partners will be increasingly important in the business software market.
The company believes that over half of all new accounting software customers will make their business software purchases from retail chain stores.