SOURCE: Sage Software

May 03, 2006 09:00 ET

More ACT! by Sage Add-on Partners Introduce New Products to Expand Contact and Customer Management Capabilities

Three New ACT! Add-On Solutions Enable Dashboard Sales Performance Analysis, Web Site Lead Management and Account Management for Individuals and Sales Teams

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- Sage Software announced today that its ACT! Add-on partners ASDS Computer, eGrabber Inc. and Topline Results Corporation have each introduced new add-on solutions for use with the ACT! by Sage contact and customer management product family. The add-on partners have respectively built new account management, Web site lead management and sales performance analysis applications using the ACT! software development kit. More than 60 ACT! add-on solutions are currently available to complement and expand the ACT! user experience, offering innovative productivity tools that simplify key business activities.

The ACT! add-on partner universe is comprised of expert developers who tap into and expand on our core functionality," said Joe Bergera, ACT! senior vice president and general manager for Sage Software. "While our program attracts new developers at a rapid pace, it is equally important to note that current partners continue to expand the range of solutions they deliver on the ACT! framework. Indeed, the commitment of our many existing add-on partners demonstrates that our 2.5 million users value the innovative third-party solutions built on our framework."

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:

Topline Dash Administrator by Topline Results Corporation

Centralizes, filters and organizes key ACT! activity, opportunity, notes and history information in a real-time interactive dashboard view for sales team performance analysis. Managers can receive periodic dashboard reports via email and drill down into key performance indicators (KPIs) for all sales representatives.

Web Response Grabber by eGrabber Inc.

Automates lead processing by importing information from Web site e-mail forms. Includes features for checking duplicates, creating auto responses, scheduling follow-ups, removing bounced e-mails and distributing leads among sales representatives.

AccountCenter by ASDS Computer

Enables account-based viewing and management of ACT! contacts with commands for automatically creating linked companies from contacts. A 'create contact from company' dialog box auto-fills company field data and a dynamic company navigator provides selection of a current lookup list view or company tree view, among other functions.

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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