SOURCE: Sage Software

March 13, 2008 13:49 ET

Sage Software Again Recognized as One of Oregon's 100 Best Companies by Oregon Business Magazine

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Sage Software announced that once again it has been named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. The magazine's 100 Best Companies competition recognizes 50 large (with 250 or more employees) and 50 small companies for excellence in several categories, including benefits, compensation, work environment and career development.

More than 310 organizations, representing nearly 25,000 employees participated in the 14th annual Oregon Business 100 Best survey. The rankings were determined through confidential employee surveys and a benefits report.

Sage Software's Beaverton, Ore.-based campus, which specializes in construction and real estate software, has been on the large company list several times before under its previous name, Timberline Software. One of the oldest software firms in the state, Timberline Software was founded in 1971 and acquired by Sage Software in 2003. Sage Software's parent company, The Sage Group, plc. (LSE: SGE), reaches a global client base that numbers 5.5 million customers worldwide. It serves these businesses through more than 13,900 employees.

"Customer value and loyalty, especially as an industry-specific software vendor, is directly linked to our employees' performance and engagement," said John Geffel, senior vice president and general manager, Construction and Real Estate Division. "This achievement is a direct reflection of the quality of the employees at this campus as well as the commitment of Sage worldwide to be one of the most admired employers, enabling us to deliver superior value that is so critical to our customers' success."

Joining Sage Software on the 100 Best list this year were several construction and real estate customers, including CH2M Hill, Reitmeier Mechanical, Fortis Construction and Lease Crutcher Lewis.

Sage Software has a growing portfolio of business management solutions specifically tailored for the construction and real estate industries. The portfolio is designed to provide support through the growth cycle of a business and includes:

Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Construction: For small contractors, this award-winning entry-level system offers all of the accounting functionality plus construction-specific features and analysis tools they need to get started.

Sage Master Builder: When a business starts to outgrow Peachtree, Sage Master Builder provides more sophisticated construction management features and increased support for managing the profit cycle -- estimating, production, accounting and analysis.

Sage Timberline Office: For medium to large companies, Sage Timberline Office offers integrated financial and operations software and provides the most sophisticated level of functionality in the Sage Software portfolio of construction solutions.

All products are backed by Sage Software's award-winning support organization.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and medium-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 global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage Group now has 5.5 million customers and employs over 13,900 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

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