SOURCE: Sage Software

March 02, 2007 15:00 ET

Joe Bergera Named General Manager of Sage Global CRM Organization

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- Sage Software, the North American operations of the Sage Group, plc (LSE: SGE), announced today that Joe Bergera has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Sage Global CRM organization, comprising worldwide product development and marketing for the ACT! by Sage, SageCRM/SageCRM.com and Sage SalesLogix product lines.

Most recently, Bergera has managed ACT! and Sage SalesLogix global product delivery teams, as well as ACT! North American commercial activities for Sage Group. He will continue these roles in addition to the newly appointed Global CRM leadership duties, operating from the company's Scottsdale, Arizona research and development center.

"Our most recent global CRM initiatives have established the strong infrastructure we need to deliver our CRM brands around the world," said Ron Verni, CEO of Sage Group's North American operations, Sage Software. "We are now sharpening our focus on product strategies to deliver to our small and mid-sized business customers both standalone CRM solutions and CRM solutions that are part of our integrated suites offerings."

Prior to Sage, Bergera held executive management roles with several multinational technology firms where he was responsible for CRM and customer analytics among other business solutions. He is recognized for his expertise in global strategy and operations, and is a graduate of The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.

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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