SOURCE: SAGE

Sage

August 24, 2010 10:39 ET

Sage Partner Advantage Program Expands to Offer Channel Partners Sage Healthcare Products

Partners Will Provide Software and Services to Healthcare Clients in Their Respective Geographies

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) - Sage North America today announced that products developed by its Healthcare Division are now part of the award-winning Sage Partner Advantage program. The Sage Healthcare Division provides electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software and services to approximately 80,000 physicians in North America. Sage business partners choosing to represent healthcare solutions now have access to a vast array of proven, successful resources and programs that will ultimately result in better overall customer service and satisfaction.

"The Sage Partner Advantage program is critical to Sage's success as we continuously enhance service for small and midsized healthcare practices," said Lee Horner, Senior Vice President of Sales at Sage Healthcare Division. "This strategy will enable us to grow our market share and increase our partners' ability to deliver products and services to meet accelerated demand, and expand our go-to-market strategy."

Sage's business partner channel services millions of businesses across North America. By adding the Sage Healthcare Division product portfolio to the Sage Partner Advantage program, Sage business partners can more aggressively address the needs of healthcare providers with products and services to enhance their practices. The first Sage business partner to offer healthcare products under the Sage Partner Advantage program is EHR & EMR Software Solutions, LLC, a division of Alliance Solutions Group of Brandon, FL (ASG). ASG currently represents Sage Timberline Office, Sage Master Builder and Sage FAS product lines and will now offer the Sage Intergy line of products.

"Sage's Partner Advantage program has helped ASG in every way; from business planning and development to consulting services to improving our overall customer experience," said Mike Griffith, Managing Member at ASG. "We're very anxious to apply the elements of the program to capitalize on new market opportunities in Healthcare."

The launch of the Healthcare Division's channel program is the latest addition to the award-winning Sage Partner Advantage program, which is consistently rated a 5-Star program by EverythingChannel. The program is designed to help channel partners realize greater overall business success through extensive training in sales, consulting, business leadership and product expertise; hiring assistance; direct financial support and marketing assistance programs.

According to IDC Health Insights(1), (2), Sage Healthcare Division products that include Sage Intergy and Sage Intergy EHR are recognized as leaders in the market for small, midsized and large healthcare practices for ownership confidence and fit to market needs.

"Adding Sage healthcare solutions to the Sage Partner Advantage program shows our continued commitment to our current clients, and all practices we strive to serve," said Betty Otter-Nickerson, President of Sage Healthcare Division. "This program enables our business partners to build on the personal support Sage currently offers its healthcare clients at the practice level and will encourage an even more robust, high level of service for our clients."

Sage channel partners will service the ambulatory healthcare market.

For more information about the Sage Partner Advantage healthcare channel network or to find out how to join, please contact SHDPartnerAdv@sage.com or call 866-693-7067, press option 1.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers including approximately 80,000 physicians. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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  1. "Vendor Assessment: The Industry Short List of Electronic Health and Medical Records for Small and Midsize Ambulatory Practices," Document # HI220502, November 2009. 
  1. "Vendor Assessment: The Industry Short List of Electronic Health and Medical Records for Large Ambulatory Practices," Document # HI220600, November 2009.

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