SOURCE: SAGE PROSPERO

November 17, 2008 11:51 ET

Sage MAS Online Community Connects Customers, Business Partners and Sage Experts

Online Communities Launch at Sage Summit User Conference

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Sage North America announced today the launch of the Sage MAS Online Community, a new resource for Sage MAS users, business partners and developers to connect, exchange ideas and share insights on Sage MAS solutions. The Sage MAS Online Community (http://community.sagemas.com) is the latest in the growing number of online forums hosted by Sage that are focused on serving users of its business management software and services. The online communities are designed to improve the overall experience of customers by empowering easier and more interactive communications among themselves and with Sage personnel.

The Sage MAS Online Community includes interactive forums, expert blogs, networking opportunities and best practices tips, among many other resources. Forums and discussion threads are divided by product for Sage MAS 90 and 200, Sage MAS 500, and the Sage MAS 90 and 200 Extended Enterprise Suite. Within product sections, visitors can access current product information, exchange ideas and solutions, access expert product advice directly from Sage MAS personnel, and check on the latest tips and tricks of fellow users. The Sage MAS Online Community also features a Partners Only Forum and a Developers Forum to accommodate the interests of these special groups.

"The launch of our Sage MAS Online Community gives an added voice to our customers and to the business partners and add-on solution developers of our most popular ERP product lines," said Himanshu Palsule, executive vice president and general manager, Strategic Products, Sage Business Management Division. "The Sage MAS Online Community will be an important resource for our product and business experts to keep close to customers and deliver an exceptional experience for businesses working with Sage and our products."

The Sage MAS Online Community is being kicked off at the company's annual Sage Summit user conference. Registration kiosks throughout the Denver Convention Center enable attendees to join any number of interactive forums on the spot. Attendees will be eligible to receive Sage MAS Online Community flash drives, which provide instant access to the Sage MAS Online Community home page as well as other useful information.

Sage also has numerous other online communities for users of its business management software:

ACT! by Sage Online Community

http://community.act.com/sage/

Sage Accpac Online Community

http://www.sageaccpac.com/community/

Peachtree by Sage Online Community

http://community.peachtree.com/peachtree/

Simply Accounting by Sage Online Community

http://simplyaccounting.com/community/

Links to Sage Value Business product online communities, as well as links to all Sage online communities can be found at:

http://community.sagesoftware.com

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 14,800 people and supports 5.7 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com or call 866-308-2378.

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