SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

September 12, 2008 14:30 ET

Sage Software Flagship ERP Solutions Garner 5-Star Rankings in The CPA Technology Advisor 2008 Review of Mid-Range Accounting Systems

Sage Accpac 200 ERP 5.5 and Sage MAS 90 and 200 ERP 4.3 Earn Praise and High Marks in Annual Comparison Review

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - Sage Software announced today that the latest versions of its Sage Accpac ERP and Sage MAS ERP enterprise resource planning and accounting systems have won top rankings in The CPA Technology Advisor annual Review of Mid-Range Accounting Systems. In the September 2008 issue, reviewer Mary Girsch-Bock awarded 5-Star overall ratings for Sage Accpac 200 ERP 5.5 and Sage MAS 90 and 200 ERP 4.3. Both products are also integral components of the company's new Extended Enterprise Suites that were launched earlier this year.

"These award-winning performances demonstrate how our solutions continue to successfully address the needs of our business customers," said Himanshu Palsule, Sage Software executive vice president and general manager, Strategic Products, Business Management Division. "Sage Accpac and Sage MAS ERP continue to offer our customers both choice and value -- even more so now as part of our new Extended Enterprise Suites. These latest awards reaffirm our customer-focused approach to consistently deliver solutions with superior functionality, optimum performance and uncompromising value."

The CPA Technology Advisor judged products in six categories: Ease of Use/Transaction Entry, Modules & Notable Features, Integration/Import/Export, Reporting, Support/Training/Help, and Relative Value. Products can earn up to a 5-Star rating in each category, which roll up into an Overall Rating that rates products on the same 5-Star scale. Sage MAS 90 and 200 ERP 4.3 scored perfect 5-Star ratings in all six review categories, while Sage Accpac 200 ERP was awarded 5-Star ratings in five of the six categories and a 4.5-Star rating in the remaining one.

The Sage Software Extended Enterprise Vision

Sage MAS 90 and 200 and Sage Accpac ERP anchor the new Sage Extended Enterprise Suites, which provide a full range of ERP and CRM functions in an integrated suite. These next-generation business suites can give SMB owners a distinct, competitive advantage with integrated functionality that ties information and people together across an entire company. The Sage MAS and Accpac Extended Enterprise Suites improve workflow, collaboration and productivity throughout the organization, and enhance services to customers and partners throughout the supply and delivery chain. For more information, visit www.sagemas.com/EES and www.sageaccpac.com.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.9 million small and medium-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage Group now has 5.7 million customers and employs over 14,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

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