Sage boss reveals appetite for acquisition in Twitter chat

The UK managing director of Sage fielded questions from resellers and analysts on Twitter...

The UK managing director of Sage fielded questions from resellers and analysts on Twitter this lunchtime.

Paul Stobart was quizzed by resellers on Sage's plans for launching its online application and on his views about the general state of the accounting software market.

He revealed that Sage could expand in the current downturn, saying, "Acquisition remains on our agenda, but only if conditions and price are right."

Stobart said market conditions were leading customers to lean on the supplier for more help with cash flow forecasting, business planning and HR advice.

When asked if he would tweet again and encourage other senior managers to communicate with partners via the social networking service, he said, "Why not? I'm having a blast."

In one of the more unusual questions - "What would be your weapon of choice should the zombie apocalypse kick off later this afternoon?" - Stobart said he would deploy a cricket bat.

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