SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

February 23, 2009 12:15 ET

New Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite Version 1.2 Turns Business Data Into Business Insight for SMBs

Latest Version Expands CRM Functionality and Fixed Asset Management

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Sage North America announced today the general availability of Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite version 1.2, Sage's next-generation business management suite that streamlines critical processes and workflow for SMBs (Small and Medium-sized Businesses). This latest release provides expanded Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and fixed asset management capabilities, helping SMBs more effectively run business operations. Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite is available now through authorized Sage MAS business partners.

"Business customers today expect software to present data in an insightful way that assists in making both critical and day-to-day business decisions," said Himanshu Palsule, executive vice president and general manager, Strategic Products, Sage Business Management Division. "Our Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite delivers that critical benefit by putting insightful business data from across an entire company at the fingertips of each user."

Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite simplifies tasks, reduces redundant data, and provides information transparency, so users have instant access to accurate company-wide information and are better equipped to respond to changing market conditions. The suite delivers these benefits through its unique combination of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), CRM, fixed asset management and business intelligence functionality, including the embedded business intelligence applications Business Insights Explorer and Business Insights Dashboard. These powerful analysis tools provide employees in sales, service, finance, operations and management with an integrated, 360-degree view of business operations, so users can optimize resources from customer-facing systems to back-office processes.

Expanded Customer Relationship Management

Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite v1.2 includes a number of CRM enhancements to help sales and marketing efforts. Users now can create and graphically view multiple sales relationships between primary entities, such as a holding company and its subsidiaries, or "many-to-many" relationships where multiple sales representatives sell into various divisions of the same company. For marketing, professional mass email campaigns can be enhanced with advanced editing and also benefit from a new, multi-language spell checker. A branding toolkit also is included, which enables users to modify the look and feel of CRM screens, including adding logos to match a company's corporate identity.

Enhanced Fixed Assets Management

Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite v1.2 also provides updates to the latest tax rules, rates and IRS forms so that users can easily comply with the important, new tax law changes that impact the current and upcoming tax years. By organizing fixed assets in an easy-to-view format and performing complex depreciation calculations quickly and easily, Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite saves time, improves data accuracy and maximizes tax savings.

Pricing and Availability

Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite is available now through local Sage MAS business partners. For pricing and information plus details on how existing Sage MAS 90 and 200 users can migrate to the Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite, contact the Sage Sales Department at 800-854-3415, your local Sage MAS business partner, or visit www.sagemas.com.

The Sage Extended Enterprise Vision

Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite is part of Sage's commitment to delivering a progressive family of application suites that provide real-time transactional links with suppliers, resellers, partners and customers. These next-generation business suites can give SMB owners a distinct, competitive advantage with integrated functionality that ties information and people together across an entire company. With access to processes and data from anywhere on the system, Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite improves workflow and productivity throughout the organization. Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite enhances collaboration among people inside the business and the services they provide to customers and partners throughout the supply and delivery chain. For more information on Sage MAS Extended Enterprise Suite, please visit www.sagemas.com/ees.

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. At Sage, we live and breathe business every day. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve their ambitions. Our range of business software and services is continually evolving as we innovate to answer our customers' needs. Our solutions 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 North America employs approximately 5,000 people and supports nearly 2.9 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 14,500 people and supports 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com or call 866-308-2378.

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