SOURCE: Sage Software

June 26, 2006 09:00 ET

Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners Announced

Complementary Applications Enable Quote and Order Configuration, Telephony Integration and Data Cleansing Capabilities for Sage CRM Solutions Product Family

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 26, 2006 -- Sage Software today introduced Client 1, Endeavor Commerce, InaPlex and QGate as Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners. Premiere partners develop technology solutions that integrate with Sage Software Mid-Market CRM products including Sage CRM, SageCRM.com and Sage CRM SalesLogix to expand the automation of specific business processes and database administration capabilities. Six new value-add solutions addressing data cleansing and de-duplication, phone integration and quote-to-order processing have been designed by these partners.

"Premiere partners have a market-proven record of success enhancing CRM for our customers," said Elvin Monteleone, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Software CRM Solutions. Aligning with partners of this caliber brings even greater value to our customers. Our flexible CRM products can easily integrate with these best-of-breed applications that represent the highest quality offerings in their functional categories. We are committed to providing an ever expanding range of premiere partner products for our customers."

Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners have specifically developed:

QuoteWizard by Client 1 -- Generates customer sales quotations and sales orders within Sage CRM SalesLogix including price list view, product selector, and revision and copying functions for quick quotation preparation and delivery.

SmartCatalog by Endeavor Commerce -- Automates quote-to-order and proposal generation to reduce processing time and ensure data accuracy. Ideal for companies that sell complex products and services. Available as a sales configurator or integrated eSelling system for Sage CRM SalesLogix.

intelli-CTi by QGate -- Connects phone activity with contact records in Sage CRM SalesLogix to easily access and build business intelligence. Direct dialing from the desktop and call recognition screen pop-ups increase productivity, improve reporting and enhance activity management.

Paribus by QGate -- Identifies matching information within Sage CRM SalesLogix or between different data sources when importing, integrating or finding and removing duplicate accounts and contacts. Also includes account and contact merge tool.

PowerEntry by QGate -- Captures name and address details for accounts and contacts through a single Sage CRM SalesLogix screen. De-duplication at the point of entry and search capabilities ensure and maintain accurate data.

Inaport by InaPlex -- Transfers data between third party sources and Sage CRM, SageCRM.com or Sage CRM SalesLogix. Assists data migration and cleansing using the flexibility of a .NET based data integration engine.

Sage CRM Solutions feature flexible architectures that support the design of auxiliary business applications as well as allow Sage CRM Solutions business partners to customize functionality for addressing customers' unique operating requirements.

Premiere Technology solutions can be purchased through any Sage CRM Solutions business partner. For more information call (800) 643-6400.

Sage CRM SalesLogix

With over 7,000 customers worldwide, Sage CRM SalesLogix is the CRM leader for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage CRM SalesLogix delivers easy-to-use and integrated sales, marketing, customer service and support automation solutions that can be tailored to an organization's unique customer acquisition, retention and development processes.

Sage CRM SalesLogix is part of Sage CRM Solutions, the only family of CRM products designed specifically for the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that also includes ACT! by Sage, Sage CRM and SageCRM.com. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.6 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 accounting practices and the construction, distribution, 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 to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.0 million customers and employs over 10,500 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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