SOURCE: Sage North America

November 18, 2008 17:00 ET

Sage North America Expands Sage University With New Business Skills and Technical Training Courses Now Available for Sage Customers

New Training and Educational Courses From the MindLeaders® Course Catalog Now Available for Sage Customers in One Convenient Location

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Sage North America announced today at Sage Summit, the company's annual customer conference taking place here, an expanded library of new online courses available on Sage University (www.sageu.com). The array of new courses includes topics such as Business Skills Development (including Customer Service, Finance, and Leadership), Desktop Computing & Technology help, Home & Small Business help, a complete series of Technical Training Courses, and Business Skills Videos -- all available online. Some of the new courses will also facilitate role-specific certifications. Through an agreement with MindLeaders, a premiere e-Learning, individual performance and organizational development company (www.mindleaders.com), over 2,000 courses from the MindLeaders Course Catalog will be made available to Sage customers.

Sage University provides convenient 24/7 access to all of these courses, as well as continuing to offer a comprehensive portfolio of Sage product training courses.

"Our customers' business day involves a lot more than just working with their business management solutions from Sage. We've expanded Sage University to give our customers training on the business and technical issues they deal with every day," said Lane Giles, Sage North America vice president, Customer and Partner Training. "Sage University demonstrates our relentless focus on the customer, and what better place to launch our new offerings than at Sage Summit, our annual customer conference. We'll continue to provide tools such as these new courses to help our customers succeed."

Sage University provides a variety of pricing options for purchasing either a complete library of courses or specific courses on individual topics. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats, including self-paced online access called Anytime Learning, online instructor led Realtime Learning, traditional classroom courses, and virtual 'hands-on' labs. Sage University also offers product specialization certifications and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Sage North America is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

For more information, visit Sage University at www.sageu.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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