SOURCE: Sage Software

April 24, 2006 11:15 ET

ACT! by Sage Contact & Customer Management Product Family Introduces New ACT! Add-on Partners

New ACT! Add-on Solutions Simplify Conference Scheduling, Graphic Management, Presentation Development, Quote and Invoice and Remote Database Creation Tasks

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 24, 2006 -- Sage Software announced today that Alexander Vikhorev, Exponenciel, Equisys, Inc., Infinite Conferencing and RemoteTechGuy are new ACT! Add-on partners for the ACT! by Sage contact and customer management product family. The new partners have collectively released eight new products bringing the number of available ACT! add-on solutions to over 60. ACT! add-on solutions complement and expand the ACT! user experience by offering innovative productivity tools that simplify financial, marketing, project management, reporting and shipping tasks, among other key business activities.

"The ACT! product family consistently evolves to meet the needs of individuals, small businesses and corporate workgroups," said Joe Bergera, ACT! senior vice president and general manager for Sage Software SB, Inc. "ACT! add-on partners develop a diverse collection of applications that can help millions of ACT! users further leverage the power of ACT! to improve their productivity and critical business processes."

Sage Software reviews all ACT! add-on solutions to ensure they integrate with ACT! and enhance the ACT! user experience. New ACT! add-on solutions include:

Automatic Field Calculations by Exponenciel

Adds automatic calculations to ACT! contact, group or company layouts using over 50 mathematical, date/time, string and financial functions.

Conference Scheduler for ACT! by Infinite Conferencing

Schedules Web and phone conferences and automatically generates e-mail invitations using ACT! contacts. Dial-in numbers, entry codes and addresses are automatically included with invitations and added to the ACT! calendar.

Excel® Templates for ACT! by Exponenciel

Merges contact information into Excel spreadsheets and automatically attaches it to an ACT! record.

Excel® Templates with Quote/Invoice Maker for ACT! by Exponenciel

Creates quotes and invoices in Excel from ACT! opportunity fields and automatically assigns a unique number to each document.

PicturePlus for ACT! by Alexander Vikhorev

Drag and drop pictures into ACT! and minimize database size by linking picture fields to all file types. Users can insert images directly to ACT! using a scanner or digital camera and view pictures in full size or open them in the program of their choice.

Presentation for ACT! by Alexander Vikhorev

Use the ACT! custom report engine and templates to generate on-the-fly Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.

RDBWiz by RemoteTechGuy

Automates the simultaneous creation of remote databases and walks users through all tasks required for setting up synchronization without opening ACT! Users can copy and edit sync sets and automatically upload databases to an FTP site for easy distribution.

Zetadocs PDF by Equisys, Inc.

Creates PDFs from any application and automatically sends and stores them in the history tab of an ACT! contact record.

ACT! by Sage

ACT! is the preferred choice of over 2.5 million registered users and more than 32,000 corporate customers to organize, access and manage their critical customer information. ACT! delivers powerful contact and customer management capabilities with flexible deployment options to help improve productivity and increase sales.

ACT! by Sage is part of Sage CRM Solutions, the only family of CRM products designed specifically for the needs of small and mid-sized businesses that also includes Sage CRM, SageCRM.com and Sage CRM SalesLogix. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call 888-855-5222.

ACT! Add-on Partner program

From front-office marketing solutions to back-office integration with other productivity solutions, ACT! add-on products help users integrate needed business functionality with ACT! so they can be more productive and run their businesses more cost efficiently.

ACT! add-on partners design solutions that help further extend the functionality of ACT! for individual users and ACT! workgroups. A complete list of ACT! add-on solutions and pricing is available at www.actsolutions.com.

Developers within the ACT! Add-on Partner Program receive access to the ACT! software development kit, product development guidance and have the opportunity to participate in product marketing programs. Interested developers are encouraged to visit www.act.com/partners/addons.

About Sage Software

Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.5 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), supports 4.7 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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