August 02, 2011 09:00 ET

Sage Appoints Nancy Harris as Vice President and General Manager of Sage Simply Accounting

RICHMOND, BC--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - Sage North America announced today the appointment of Nancy Harris as vice president and general manager of Sage Simply Accounting.

As vice president and general manager, Harris will drive the strategic and product direction for Sage Simply Accounting and oversee key functional areas including sales and marketing and research and development. She will also focus on strengthening relationships with and cultivating an exceptional customer experience for Sage's partner channels, accountants, bookkeepers and small business customers.

"Nancy is a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience working in various capacities and leadership roles in the software industry," said Connie Certusi, executive vice president and general manager, Sage Small Business Accounting Solutions. "In addition to a proven track record of success in previous leadership roles at both large and startup software companies, Nancy brings an entrepreneurial spirit that will resonate within the Sage Simply Accounting community of partners and customers."

Prior to joining Sage, Harris was chief operating officer at ESO Solutions -- a private, SaaS-based software solutions company servicing the emergency management services market -- where she was responsible for the company's day-to-day operations, specifically in the areas of client services, marketing, product management and product development.

Previously, Harris spent nearly a decade with Asure Software in progressively senior marketing, strategic planning and general management roles, culminating in her appointment as COO. Under her leadership, Harris executed a strategic acquisition that saw the company's revenue double that year.

"Sage has such a rich history of supporting small business in Canada, and I'm thrilled to be joining such a seasoned and skilled team," said Harris. "For 25 years, Sage Simply Accounting has been dedicated to improving and delivering meaningful solutions that meet the needs of our accountant partner network and our small business and entrepreneurial customers. I look forward to working with these key stakeholders to help us evolve the products in line with the market such that we continue to be Canada's number one accounting software."(1)

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook:, and Twitter:!/sagenamerica.

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(1) Based on independent surveys of 275 Canadian small businesses, conducted February 2011, and 401 accountants who work with small business clients, conducted June 2011.

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