whilst I agree with your sentiment, Safe is actually a UK company - I work for them! They started in the early 80s from a small company wanting something to keep track of accounts, and a junior wrote a program. The boss was very pleased, and they touted it around the industrial estate they worked on. Such was the demand for the program that a new company was forged.
Growth has been phenomenal, with Sage now the only technology company listed in the FTSE100 on the London Stock Exchange.
It was only a couple of years ago that Sage acquired the rights to use their company name in the US, since there has been another company using that name.
It is gratifying that our products are put on a par with those developed by our cross-pond cousins, but it _is_ a UK concern with global interests
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