SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

May 03, 2010 09:04 ET

Sage to Deliver Cloud-Based CRM Solution on Amazon Web Services

Sage SalesLogix CRM Suite Will Be Delivered in North America First Half of 2010 on the Amazon Web Services LLC Infrastructure

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) -  Sage North America, which provides business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in Canada and the United States, will offer the Sage SalesLogix CRM Suite on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) infrastructure. The cloud-based, on-demand version of Sage SalesLogix will be available in North America the first half of 2010, after which it will be expanded to other regions worldwide. Sage CRM Solutions business partners are now implementing Sage SalesLogix in the cloud for select North American customers.

Leveraging Amazon EC2, Sage can provide customers with flexible deployment and user access, as well as customer data ownership, customer control over the timing of upgrades, and IT management and hardware cost benefits.

"The Sage SalesLogix CRM Suite on Amazon EC2 helps reduce IT requirements for small and midsized businesses and accelerates their CRM implementations with complete upgrade control and extensive customization capabilities," said Joe Bergera, executive vice president and global general manager for Sage CRM Solutions. "Amazon Web Services allows us to ensure our customers' data is secure and enables integration with on-premises applications as well as the cloud-based services we are beginning to offer."

"We are excited to see Sage SalesLogix deployed on Amazon Web Services. The variable usage requirements of global sales professionals make SalesLogix a perfect application for Amazon EC2's resizable, pay-as-you-go, cloud computing platform," said Terry Wise, director of business development for Amazon Web Services. "Businesses can scale their SalesLogix solution up and down based on the exact needs of their user community, resulting in a tailored, secure and lower cost customer experience."

M.F. Higgins and Company, a commercial flooring contractor in Newington, CT recently implemented Sage SalesLogix Cloud as a pilot phase customer with the aid of Castle CRM, its Sage CRM Solutions business partner.

"We do not staff IT personnel nor have the infrastructure required for many CRM systems," explained Steve Cloud, president of M. Frank Higgins and Co., Inc. "Sage SalesLogix in an on-demand cloud computing format is our ideal mode of operation for retaining our confidential customer data without any IT complexity or extra expense."

Sage SalesLogix provides a complete view of customer interactions across sales, marketing, customer service and support so teams can collaborate and respond promptly and knowledgeably to customer inquiries and sales opportunities. Powerful process automation capabilities and a highly customizable platform help businesses achieve stronger sales results. Users can access Sage SalesLogix on-premises and on-demand solutions with desktop, Web, and mobile interfaces.

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 4000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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