SOURCE: Sage Software

May 04, 2007 09:00 ET

ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups 2007 (9.0) Receives Product of the Year Award From Communications Solutions

Sage Software Contact and Customer Management Solution Honored for Commitment to Quality and Outstanding Innovation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 -- Sage Software announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC)'s Communications Solutions® has named the ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups 2007 (9.0) contact and customer management solution a 2006 Product of the Year Award winner. TMC recently honored the most innovative products and services brought to market in 2006 as part of its seventh annual Communications Solutions awards program, recognizing vendor vision, leadership, and attention to detail in business application development. ACT! Premium for Workgroups 2007 was released in September 2006.

"This award speaks directly to the granular level of detail we build into the total ACT! solution," said Joe Bergera, senior vice president and general manager for ACT! and Sage Software Global CRM. "We have successfully grown ACT! to support the on-line and off-line working requirements of our customers and, in this, our ACT! 20th Anniversary year, we look forward to continuing development of new capabilities that will further help sales teams, small businesses, and individuals accelerate their own business growth."

ACT! Premium for Workgroups is now being featured with Product of the Year award winners on the Communications Solutions Web site (www.tmcnet.com/comsol).

"ACT! has been recognized for excellence in technological advancement and application refinement," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions. "Sage Software has proven its commitment to quality and excellence by delivering solutions that benefit the customer experience and provide ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor these accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from Sage in the future."

About ACT!

The introduction of ACT! in 1987 established the "Contact Management" software category. For more than 20 years, ACT! has been the number-one selling contact and customer management solution and preferred choice of over 2.7 million registered users and more than 38,000 additional corporate customers to organize, access and manage their critical customer information. ACT! delivers powerful contact and customer management capabilities with flexible deployment and customization options to help individuals, selling professionals and corporate workgroups 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 SageCRM, SageCRM.com and Sage SalesLogix. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call (888) 855-5222.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Inter@ction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine, IMS Magazine and Unified Communications (launching summer 2007). TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 0.003 percent of sites in the world by alexa.com*, TMCnet serves nearly two million unique visitors each month, according to WebTrends. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Communications Developer Conference, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference. TMCnet.com publishes more than 15 topical online newsletters. (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet). For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.7 million small and mid-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 international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.2 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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