NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2015) -   Sage Summit -- ATB Financial, the largest Alberta-based financial institute, and Sage, a leading provider of business management software and services to Small & Medium Businesses, today announced a partnership designed to make everyday accounting tasks quick and effortless for ATB Financial's small business startup customers.

The collaboration will enable ATB Financial's startup customers to enjoy access to Sage One Accounting Standard, a simple cloud accounting solution designed to help small businesses manage and keep track of business finances from anywhere at any time. The startup customers can easily link Sage One to their ATB Financial debit and credit cards to ensure an accurate representation of their transactions in their accounting software. 

"Our startup solution already gives new small business owners everything they need to get their business off on the right foot -- low fees, access to credit and card processing, expert advice," says Wellington Holbrook, executive vice president of ATB Financial. "This accounting solution from Sage is icing on the cake."

"Sage has a rich history of providing market leading business solutions for small businesses in Canada, as we recognize that small businesses are the fabric of our economy," said Nancy Harris, Sage North America executive vice president and managing director, Canada. "We are confident that our partnership with ATB Financial will help more Canadian small businesses improve their operational efficiency and will give them time back to focus on their business and doing what they love."

ATB Financial provides Sage One offerings to its customers as part of the Startup Banking for Small Business package. The package includes a wide variety of value offerings including banking and MasterCard privileges, ongoing business support, and access to business planning templates. The package is currently available to all eligible small business owners in Alberta. For more information, please visit

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At ATB Financial, we put people first. We've been doing it for more than 75 years. In that time, we've grown from one small Treasury Branch to become the largest Alberta-based financial institution, with assets of $43.1 billion. Today, 5,300 team members help more than 710,000 customers in 244 Alberta communities. Like our clients, we're Albertans. Through a network of 172 branches, 135 agencies, and a Customer Care Centre, we work beside them and with them in their communities, and we root for their success because it's our success too.

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