SOURCE: Sage Software

April 16, 2007 09:00 ET

New ACT! by Sage Premium Dual Access Enables Centralized Contact and Customer Data via Web and Windows®

Single-License ACT! Solution Allows Multiple Data Access Options for Office, Remote and Traveling Users at an Affordable Price; Includes One Year of ACT! Business Care Support and Maintenance

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Sage Software announced today the new ACT! by Sage Premium Dual Access licensing solution, and the ACT! Business Care support and maintenance plan. ACT! Premium Dual Access enables instant, seamless online/offline access to centralized customer data for sales teams, small- to mid-sized businesses, and larger workgroups(1) using the included Windows-based ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups and browser-based ACT! by Sage Premium for Web applications. ACT! Premium Dual Access also includes one year of ACT! Business Care and is priced on a volume basis at $529.99 per single-licensed user.

"We live in a mobile world and our users need to be able to work how they want, wherever they want," explained Joe Bergera, senior vice president and general manager for ACT! and Sage Software Global CRM. "Therefore, we designed ACT! to support a seamless online/offline user experience. With ACT! Premium Dual Access, we are extending ACT! capabilities to more users in more easily accessible ways, regardless of their roles and locations, and through one affordably priced license. ACT! Premium Dual Access represents another great value-add from the ACT! family of contact and customer management solutions."

Flexible Ways For Individuals And Teams To ACT!

ACT! Premium Dual Access delivers all the features and functionality of ACT! while providing organizations with centralized administration and advanced data security. Administrators can easily and remotely add additional users as well as distribute updates, report templates and customizations(2) to team members.

ACT! Premium Dual Access users can manage and prioritize their calendars and to-do activities, track all communications and sales opportunities, and report results from the office, while traveling, or when working from a remote location. Using ACT! Premium for Workgroups, users can also synchronize data to their handheld devices.

Sales managers can manage office and remote or traveling employees with the same tools, and receive reports from each team member, whether they are using ACT! Premium for Workgroups or ACT! Premium for Web.

ACT! Business Care

Customers who purchase ACT! Premium Dual Access also receive an ACT! Business Care(3) support and maintenance plan that includes one year of product upgrades(4) and updates, access to senior product support specialists,(5) and a dedicated toll-free number with priority queuing and four-business-hour call-back time.

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! Premium Dual Access is available by contacting the ACT! Corporate Sales team at (866) 421-7752 or corporatelicensing.act@sage.com, or by contacting an ACT! Certified Consultant. Users of individual ACT! Premium for Workgroups and ACT! Premium for Web solutions can also upgrade to ACT! Premium Dual Access; promotional upgrade pricing is available until June 30, 2007.

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 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.

© 2007 Sage Software SB, Inc. All rights reserved. The Sage Software logo and the Sage Software product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software SB, Inc., or its affiliated entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1) Published minimum system requirements are based on single-user environments. Actual scalability and number of networked users supported will vary based on hardware and size and usage of your database. Sage Software scalability recommendations are based on in-house performance tests using the recommended server system requirements found at: www.act.com/2008systreq. You must purchase one license of ACT! per user.

(2) In ACT! Premium for Web, customizations must be made on the ACT! Premium for Web server.

(3) ACT! Business Care (which includes product upgrades, product updates, and customer support) will be renewed automatically each year on the anniversary date of the shipment of your product unless you terminate your agreement prior to that date. Renewal is not required for continued access to product updates.

(4) Product upgrades include an upgrade to ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups and ACT! by Sage Premium for Web for one year from the date of purchase. See www.act.com/support/DualAccess for more information.

(5) Specialists reserve the right to limit calls to one incident or one Support Hour. Support Specialists are available 8:30 am to 8:30 pm ET, Monday through Friday. Support is not available for users who do not meet the minimum system requirements.

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