June 27, 2013 09:00 ET

Sage Offers Health Care Reform Track at Sage Summit 2013 and Announces Premier Sponsors of the Conference

WASHINGTON DC--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) - Sage North America today announced a new learning track around health care reform at Sage Summit 2013, along with the premier sponsors of the conference. Sage Summit is the annual conference for the Sage ecosystem that includes partners, customers, and employees, to be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. July 21-26, 2013.

Learning Track Focuses on Prepping Small and Medium Businesses for Health Care Reform Provisions

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the most significant regulatory overhaul of the US Health Care System since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. New regulations will undoubtedly affect nearly all small and midsized businesses, and in an effort to prepare its customers with the tools they need to understand the various impacts of the PPACA, Sage has launched a new learning track for attendees of Sage Summit 2013, breaking down the subject matter by topic.

Attendees of the all-day learning track will walk away understanding what the PPACA means for their business, how it will impact the bottom line, what responsibilities they have as business owners, executives, and HR managers, and what steps should be taken now to prepare for provisions starting in 2014. Health care expert Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institute and President and CEO of BenefitMall Bernard DiFiore will be on-site at Sage Summit to lead content-rich keynote sessions followed by breakout sessions that focus on key provisions and compliance requirements, benefit options, health insurance carriers, and what all of this means for business owners, their employees, and their bottom line. 

More information on the Health Care Reform Learning Track is available at

Premier Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor - Scanco ( has been leading the way in mobile bar-coding applications for Sage since 1989. Scanco's products include Waterhouse Automation, Manufacturing Automation, Sales Automation, and Route Delivery. Scanco now offers seamlessly integrated solutions for Sage 100 ERP and Sage 500 ERP on iOS, AnDroid, and Windows Mobile devices.

Strategic Sponsor - Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Office 365 provides anywhere access to your familiar Office applications, email, calendar, video conferencing and most up-to-date documents, across your devices -- from PCs to Macs to Windows 8 mobile devices.

Gold Sponsor - ScanForce Software ( provides automation software for Sage 100 ERP that revolves around the use of bar-code scanning. Automation software includes: Waterhouse Automation, Thermal Label Printing, Remote Sales, and Light Manufacturing.

Silver Sponsor - and Bronze sponsors - Altec, ACS Group, Edisoft, Inc., IN-SYNCH for Sage 100 ERP, SalesFUSION, SWK Technologies, Inc., and TUG

Social Media Sponsor - Blytheco ( What's the big #blyDea? Blytheco helps businesses harness the power of ideas. Blytheco offers a wide variety of business management software such as ERP, CRM, HRMS, and marketing automation combined with exceptional service to make ideas happen.

Sage Marketplace Live Expo will feature these Premier Sponsors and is filled with hands-on opportunities to look at the latest innovations, new technologies, and solutions that can help partners and customers extend and customize Sage solutions.

For additional Sage Summit 2013 information and registration, please visit:

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