SOURCE: Sage Software

June 27, 2005 14:53 ET

Sage Software Updates MIP Fund Accounting and Fundraising Product Names

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Sage Software (formerly Best Software) today announced it is changing the names of its MIP Fund Accounting and Fundraising software solutions to further leverage the worldwide strength of its parent company, The Sage Group plc. The new product names will be used on the Nonprofit Solutions portion of the Sage Software Web site, in brochures, and in future customer and marketing communications, beginning in early July.

The new product names are as follows:

--  Sage MIP Fund Accounting, formerly MIP Fund Accounting
--  Sage Fundraising 50, formerly MIP Fundraising Paradigm
--  Sage Fundraising 100, formerly MIP Fundraising GT Pro
--  Millennium, formerly MIP Fundraising Millennium
--  Sage Endowment Management, formerly MIP Endowment Management
MIP Fundraising Rainbow will retain its current name until later this year.

"While the names are changing, the products retain the same high quality nonprofit and government organizations have relied on for the past 20 years," said Marc Griffin, SVP and general manager of Nonprofit Solutions at Sage Software. "The name changes help demonstrate our strength as a global solution provider. We want nonprofits to know that Sage Software's vast technical and program resources allow for continual product improvements, translating to more for our customers' product and services dollar."

In April 2005, Sage MIP Fund Accounting earned a coveted Campbell Award from Campbell Rinker, a nonprofit research firm, for its exceptional ratings in a recent nationwide survey of accounting software users. The product received the highest overall satisfaction score among all products rated in the Nonprofit Accounting Software Survey. In 2004, Sage MIP Fund Accounting received an award from Campbell for having the Best Expense Tracking capabilities of all rated products. Sage Fundraising offers a range of fundraising product choices, so each nonprofit organization can select a solution that best fits their budget and program needs.

The MIP products are some of the first Sage Software products to transition to the Sage branding. Peachtree by Sage products, including the new Peachtree for Nonprofits by Sage, began adopting the Sage brand with availability of the 2006 versions, announced on June 13, 2005. All other Sage Software products will adopt new names as new versions become available.

For more information about Sage Software's solutions for nonprofit organizations, please contact 800-811-0961 or, or visit

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)

Sage Software offers leading business management products and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), supports 4.5 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable applications through its portfolio of leading brands, including Abra, ACCPAC, ACT!, BusinessWorks, CPASoftware, FAS, MAS 90, MAS 200, MAS 500, MIP, Peachtree, SalesLogix, and Timberline Office, among many others. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call (866) 308-BEST.

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