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January 25, 2011 12:14 ET

Preactor International Announces Expansion of Sage ERP X3 Alliance

Sage Selects Preactor as Planning and Scheduling Solution of Choice at an International Level

PARIS and CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - Preactor International, the world's leading specialist planning and scheduling software company, today announced an extension to all Sage's subsidiaries and resellers over all continents of its already successful partnership with Sage, one of the world-leading ERP service providers. This reinforces the existing relationship and extends the seamless complementary partnership of Preactor and Sage ERP X3 in order to better serve their client needs on a global scale.

Sage ERP X3 is a full-service enterprise management software system for mid-market businesses aimed at meeting the most elaborate business processes, while remaining cost-effective, quick to implement and simple to use. As part of this strategy, Sage ERP X3 selected Preactor APS to be the scheduling solution of choice for its French market back in 2008 and has already achieved over 20 reference sites in France alone.

Emmanuel Obadia is Sr. Vice President for Sage ERP X3 and comments on the partnership. "Sage has long recognized the value that Preactor's planning and scheduling solutions bring to manufacturers across the world which is why we have developed a number of OEM agreements with Preactor and have over 250 global customers already. By extending the Sage ERP X3/Preactor partnership to cover a much greater number of countries, companies looking for a truly international solution can now have access to the strong combination of Sage and Preactor."

Valérie Goulevitch, Head of Marketing and Communication for Preactor, is equally positive about the partnership. "Preactor and Sage both have a proven track record in developing solutions that meet manufacturers' genuine business needs. This is possible because of the deep experience of each company at every level across all manufacturing sectors. The partnership in France has been very strong and this is a natural extension of this success." She continues, "Preactor is available wherever Sage ERP X3 is deployed across the world and Sage ERP X3 customers everywhere can now make use of our global team of 1000+ accredited implementation experts to get the very best from their investment in Sage ERP X3 and Preactor."

About Preactor International
Preactor International is a world leader in production planning and scheduling software used by a wide range of businesses. Frequently integrated with ERP, MES and Supply Chain Management solutions, Preactor's breakthrough technology is used by more than 3000 small, medium and large multinational companies located in 67 countries. Preactor has established partnerships with more than 400 companies located around the world to provide local expertise to support the implementation of the solution for each company. These 1000+ accredited professionals offer a key resource working closely with users to ensure each company's unique requirements are met. The current trends in manufacturing are towards lowering inventory levels to reduce costs yet still be able to respond to shorter lead times to satisfy customer demand. Preactor offers a family of applications ranging from mid and long term capacity planning to detail scheduling and is translated into 30 languages. Preactor runs on industry standard hardware, operating systems and databases. Preactor International has long been a Microsoft Gold Partner and certifies its products for use on Microsoft platforms and databases. It uses the latest technology to develop its applications and typically offers at least one major release each year. With 17 years of expertise in production planning and scheduling technology, 3000 companies as users, more than 10,000 licenses installed and an extensive partner network offering local expertise and support, Preactor International offers global companies with a proven solution and the global resources for the execution of multinational projects.

About The Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.3 million customers and 13,400 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information please visit www.sage.com.

About Sage ERP X3 (http://www.sageerpx3.com)
Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands, enabling its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,000 customers representing 165,000 users worldwide already chose Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, fast to deploy and cost effective. For more than 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies specific requirements and challenges in various industries from manufacturing, services to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 is present in 53 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 200 partners in its ecosystem.

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