SOURCE: Sage Software

June 12, 2008 14:00 ET

ACT! by Sage Receives Product of the Year Award From Communications Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Sage Software announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions has named the ACT! by Sage 2008 (10.0) contact and customer management solution as a Product of the Year Award winner. The eighth annual Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes vision, leadership and attention to detail among the most innovative products and services brought to market in 2007. The Communications Solutions editorial staff examined entries across voice, data and video communications to determine this year's award winners.

"The ACT! solution, more than anything else, is about helping users create positive sales and service experiences for their customers -- the kind that keep customers coming back for more," noted David van Toor, senior vice president and general manager for Sage CRM Solutions, North America. "Our product development team communicates frequently with ACT! customers from all walks of life in order to build upon the simple usability of our product and introduce features that will help people more easily create differentiating business experiences. This award from TMC is a testament to that."

Among a variety of new features and usability enhancements, ACT! 2008 (10.0) introduced new customizable dashboards to help individuals and workgroups access priority sales opportunity and activity details in a comprehensive graphical view.

"Sage Software has proven they are committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions. "I am pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them."

About ACT!

ACT! established the Contact Management software category in 1987 and, today, is the number-one selling contact and customer management solution and preferred choice of over 2.8 million registered users and over 43,000 additional corporate customers to organize, access and manage their customer information. ACT! delivers powerful capabilities that support a full range of desktop, laptop, Web browser and handheld device access methods that can work seamlessly with a centralized database to help individuals, selling teams and corporate workgroups improve productivity and increase sales. For more ACT! information, visit www.act.com.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly one million US visitors according to Quantcast* and by over three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Call Center 2.0 Conference and Communications Developer Conference. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.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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