SOURCE: Sage Software

May 14, 2007 16:38 ET

Sage SalesLogix Tenth Anniversary Edition (v7.2) Introduces New Modernized Architecture Anchored by State-of-the-Art Web Client and Expanded Mobile CRM Capabilities

Enhanced Sage CRM Solution Increases User Flexibility and Productivity, Simplifies Integration With IT Environments, and Lowers Total Cost of Ownership; Combined Web and Mobile Codeless Customization Tool Enables Rapid Application Deployment

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Sage Software today announced the 10th anniversary edition of Sage SalesLogix (v7.2) during the company's Insights 2007 business partner conference. Sage SalesLogix v7.2 introduces a modernized architecture supporting Web, Mobile and Windows® interfaces that increases user productivity through a choice of flexible access methods to centralized and secure customer data. A new Web client enhances usability and reduces IT resource requirements and administration costs. Expanded capabilities for the optional Sage SalesLogix Mobile (v5) solution add data charting for BlackBerry® devices, and support for Windows® Mobile and Smartphone devices. Sage SalesLogix v7.2 also features a common Web and Mobile customization environment, allowing rapid application deployment for one or many users.

"Sage SalesLogix v7.2 can equip the flexible workforce with an affordable CRM solution that is easy to manage and gives our customers the freedom to choose the access methods that best suit them," said Ron Verni, Sage Software CEO. "Sage CRM Solutions business partners are, likewise, empowered to better leverage their industry-specific customizations and win substantial new accounts while maintaining high levels of existing customer satisfaction."

Sage SalesLogix v7.2 is standards-based, scalable, and leverages Web technologies to simplify integration with IT environments and lower cost of ownership.

"Sage SalesLogix holds a prominent industry position that has spanned the pioneering days of CRM, through today's introduction of version 7.2, which represents our platform for future Sage SalesLogix growth," explained Joe Bergera, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Software Global CRM Solutions. "Sage SalesLogix version 7.2 is the first milestone of our write once, deploy anywhere strategy, and is well-suited for incorporating future technologies while working with current IT standards so we can continue to deliver new levels of functionality for our customers."

Enhanced User Experience

Sage SalesLogix v7.2 users can experience Web client functionality that is typically only found in Windows applications, including drag-and-drop tabs, middle-pane navigation, minimal screen refresh, and context-sensitive help. New icons and screen layouts as well as enhancements including one-click information access and Google-style search results help users obtain the data they need quickly, and aid user adoption.

New Web And Mobile Customization Environment

The new Sage SalesLogix Web and Mobile customization tool offers a true end-to-end, drag-and-drop development environment, including codeless and coded customizations to simplify and accelerate application deployment. Most customizations can be made using a codeless, wizard and template-based approach, without requiring extensive Web and programming knowledge. Previously developed customizations can also be shared.

"Organizations that integrate Web and mobile CRM capabilities can eliminate the need to manage remotes and synchronization for Windows users while increasing their sales team's productivity," said Mary Wardley, vice president of enterprise applications and CRM software for IDC Research. "The codeless customization and common environment themes incorporated into Sage SalesLogix are strong enablers for a flexible workforce, and can also significantly reduce IT expense."

Mobile CRM Capabilities

Sage SalesLogix Mobile extends CRM capabilities to both BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices, providing users with real-time wireless convenience regardless of their location. Sage SalesLogix Mobile users can access a full array of features from their devices to search, view, edit, and add account details, schedule meetings, take notes, review support ticket information, and update sales opportunities.

Advanced Customization For Developers

In addition to codeless customizations, advanced Sage SalesLogix v7.2 customizations can be made using standard development tools, such as Visual Studio.NET or the included Sage SalesLogix code editor. A new developer sandbox allows partners to create customizations in a test environment prior to deploying them into production, and will help maintain customizations during upgrades to future versions of Sage SalesLogix.

About Sage SalesLogix

With more than 300,000 users at over 8,500 companies, Sage SalesLogix is the leading CRM solution for small to medium-sized businesses and divisions of larger enterprises, and is part of the Sage Software family of integrated business management solutions.

Sage SalesLogix is a full-featured, multi-client CRM solution that provides users with sales force automation (SFA), customer service and support, and marketing capabilities, as well as interactive dashboard and reporting functionality. Optional mobility and business analytics tools further assist users in developing profitable customer relationships. (See today's "Sage SalesLogix Visual Analyzer" press release for new analytics capabilities.)

Sage SalesLogix enables businesses to acquire, retain and develop profitable customer relationships by increasing sales and marketing performance and maximizing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Sage SalesLogix enables rich customization capabilities, high levels of end-user adoption and low total cost of ownership across all deployment methods to deliver the same user experience, regardless of application preference.

Availability & Pricing

Sage SalesLogix v7.2 and Sage SalesLogix Mobile v5 will be available June 15th, 2007. Sage SalesLogix v7.2 pricing begins at $795 per user license, and Sage SalesLogix Mobile v5 pricing begins at $295 per user license. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call (800) 643-6400.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.8 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 the construction, distribution, healthcare, 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 and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.4 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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