SOURCE: Sage Software

August 13, 2007 13:00 ET

Sage SalesLogix v7.2 and SageCRM v6 Named Market Leaders in Info-Tech Research Group CRM Product Comparisons

Sage SalesLogix Maintains Leading Position in Info-Tech Research Group's Mid-Market CRM Rankings and SageCRM Achieves Leadership Among Small Enterprise Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Sage Software today announced that its Sage SalesLogix v7.2 and SageCRM v6 solutions have each received Info-Tech Research Group's Decision Diamond Award for CRM market leadership. Info-Tech Research Group's Decision Diamond assessments position Sage SalesLogix as a Mid-Market CRM category leader and SageCRM as a Small Enterprise CRM category leader based on evaluation criteria including ease-of-use, features, architecture, support and pricing, and vendor viability and strategy.

Info-Tech Research Group's Decision Diamond assessments recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Ranking vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, the Info-Tech Decision Diamond Award is a tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in the CRM market. Info-Tech Research Group cited intuitive interfaces and dashboards, codeless customizations and a full range of mobile and disconnected deployment options among strengths of the Sage CRM Solutions family.

"We are impressed with the investment Sage Software continues to make in its entire CRM product portfolio, and by the consolidation of their CRM products and strategy under a single general manager," noted Timothy Hickernell, Associate Senior Research Analyst with Info-Tech Research Group. "Sage Software's CRM strategy and positioning of the product clearly stands out among competitors."

In June 2007, Sage announced an enhanced organizational structure for its Global CRM Group, led by Joe Bergera, Executive Vice President and Global General Manager for Sage CRM Solutions. The new structure brings together global product management and technology strategy functions that overlay product delivery teams based in North America and Europe. The new structure is designed to increase scale of operations, accelerate time-to-market and create strategic synergies across Sage CRM Solution product lines.

"Sage SalesLogix provides extensive support for the entire sales cycle and is a top choice for sales force automation," explained Hickernell. "SageCRM is a solid suite of small enterprise CRM tools that provide good value for the price, and integrates well with Sage ERP products."

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. Sage SalesLogix enables rich customization capabilities, high levels of end-user adoption and low total cost of ownership across all deployment methods. Optional mobility and business analytics tools are also available.

SageCRM/SageCRM.com

SageCRM is an easy-to-use and feature-rich CRM solution that integrates vital sales, marketing and customer support information for small and mid-sized businesses. SageCRM provides flexible deployment options and is available as an on-demand CRM solution at SageCRM.com, or as an on-premises CRM system. SageCRM also includes a remote data synchronization client and support for wireless devices.

For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call (800) 643-6400.

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 21,000 worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. It is one of North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firms.

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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