SOURCE: Sage Software

May 14, 2007 16:40 ET

New Sage SalesLogix Visual Analyzer Delivers Business Analytics With Interactive and Customizable Dashboards

Business Intelligence Tool for Sage SalesLogix CRM Solution Provides Ten Dashboards to Help Users Generate Insight From Customer Data and Guide Reliable Business Decisions

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Sage Software announced today, during its annual Insights business partner conference, the new Sage SalesLogix Visual Analyzer business analytics tool for use with the Sage SalesLogix customer relationship management (CRM) solution. SalesLogix Visual Analyzer features 10 interactive and customizable dashboards, including key performance indicator (KPI), forecasting, opportunity management, and marketing dashboards, among others, to help users quickly and securely access and interpret data managed within their Sage SalesLogix systems, and make accurate and reliable business decisions.

Sage Software also today introduced the tenth anniversary edition (v7.2) of Sage SalesLogix, featuring a modernized Web architecture and enhanced Mobile CRM capabilities. (See today's "Sage SalesLogix v7.2" press release for more details.)

"We're continually evolving Sage SalesLogix to deliver CRM that works the way our customers want to work," explained David van Toor, general manager for Sage CRM Solutions, North America. "SalesLogix Visual Analyzer provides users with a single-screen view of business analytics, and transforms data into actionable information to aid rapid sales and marketing decisions."

SalesLogix Visual Analyzer collects customer and account information from the Sage SalesLogix database to provide a consistent, single point of analysis for employees of all roles; from executives and sales directors, through customer-facing employees. Users can customize business rules and alerts to monitor changes or trends in business activities, as well as measure individual, team and product or service performance against specified KPIs.

SalesLogix Visual Analyzer uses a separate data warehouse to load files 10 to 100 times faster than a direct database load, and ensures that optimal Sage SalesLogix system performance is maintained to support multi-user, multi-client access.

Ten Interactive Dashboards

Select dashboards provided by Sage SalesLogix Visual Analyzer include:

KPI Dashboard -- Tracks a high-level view of sales opportunities and performance metrics. Users can drill down into specific transaction details for further analysis. Managers can set user data-viewing privileges.

Forecast Dashboard -- Tracks sales pipelines, forecasts and close rates. Sales managers can examine trends and make timely adjustments, as well as segment forecasts by representative, product line, or region.

Opportunity Dashboard -- Identifies sales opportunities with the best chance of closing in a current time period. Users can create and track prioritized target lists.

Marketing Dashboard -- Measures return on marketing campaign investments. Users can analyze response and conversion rates to gauge the effectiveness of specific offers.

Additional SalesLogix Visual Analyzer dashboards include customer service, win/loss, mapping, activity, metric ranking, and details themed dashboards.

Availability & Pricing

SalesLogix Visual Analyzer is available now from Sage CRM Solutions business partners for $400 per user license. Volume pricing is available.

About Sage SalesLogix

With more than 300,000 users at over 8,500 companies, Sage SalesLogix is the leading CRM solution for small to medium-sized businesses and divisions of larger enterprises, and is part of the Sage Software family of integrated business management solutions.

Sage SalesLogix enables businesses to acquire, retain and develop profitable customer relationships by increasing sales and marketing performance and maximizing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Sage SalesLogix enables rich customization capabilities, high levels of end-user adoption and low total cost of ownership across all deployment methods including Web, Windows and Mobile device applications. Sage SalesLogix delivers the same user experience, regardless of application preference. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call (800) 643-6400.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.8 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 5.4 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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