SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

October 16, 2008 13:00 ET

Sage Software Announces 2008 President's Circle, Chairman's Club Winners

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Sage Software announced today its President's Circle and Chairman's Club for 2008, two annual programs honoring the company's top-producing business partners. Top business partners and certified consultants from the full range of Sage Software products and services are eligible for President's Circle and Chairman's Club inclusion.

"The outstanding results these business partners have achieved are quite impressive," said Nina Smith, Sage Software president, Business Management Division. "These business partners have worked hard to achieve these honors, and we look forward to their continued success."

"President's Circle and Chairman's Club winners truly deserve these special honors," added Doug Meyer, Sage Software president, Industry & Specialized Solutions Division. "This year's winners certainly exemplify a positive, 'can-do' attitude, and demonstrate what it takes to be a successful Sage Software business partner. We wish them continued success in 2009."

More than 82 Sage Software Business Partners earned the company's prestigious President's Circle designation, representing sales leadership of Sage Software business management solutions for the company's 2008 fiscal year, which ran from October 1st, 2007 to September 30th, 2008. Leading all business partners and representing the top 5 positions as the most successful Sage Software business partners in North America for 2008 are (in alphabetical order):

--  Accordant Company LLC, Whippany, NJ
--  Alliance Solutions Group, Brandon, FL
--  Blytheco, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA
--  Infinity Info Systems Corporation, New York, NY
--  MIS Group, Dallas, TX
    

Chairman's Club members also represent the elite of the Sage Software Business Partner community. Members were also determined based on their performance during the company's 2008 fiscal year.

Chairman's Club membership is earned by Sage Software Business Partners that develop an exceptional level of new business with Sage Software through defined sales and marketing programs, making these some of the top-selling Sage Software Business Partners in North America. Chairman's Club members receive a variety of benefits and attend an annual business retreat with Sage Software executives to discuss industry issues and business strategy.

The 20 Sage Software Chairman's Club members for 2008 are (in alphabetical order):

--  Accordant Company LLC, Whippany, NJ
--  Alliance Solutions Group, Brandon, FL
--  BAASS Business Solutions, Thornhill, ON
--  Blytheco, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA
--  Brainsell Technologies LLC, Ipswich, MA
--  CIS Consulting Group, Charlotte, NC
--  Compu Financial Systems, Inc., Coral Springs, FL
--  Dresser & Associates Inc., Scarborough, ME
--  Galaxy Technologies Inc, Madison, WI
--  Infinity Info Systems Corporation, New York, NY
--  JMT Consulting Group, Patterson, NY
--  MIS Group, Dallas, TX
--  Net@Work, Inc., New York, NY
--  NFP Consultants, Inc., Saint Louis, MO
--  Process Pro Software (formerly EMR Innovations), Saint Cloud, MN
--  ProSoft Solutions, Highland Village, TX
--  Strategic Sales Systems, Ballwin, MO
--  Topline Results Corporation, Pewaukee, WI
--  United Solutions, Marlborough, MA
--  WAC Consulting, Inc., Northborough, PA
    

New for 2008 are three Sage Software Business Management Division (BMD) Business Partners and/or Certified Consultants who have garnered President's Circle status by achieving the highest Net Promoter Scores from their clients in the Division's new Customer Loyalty Project contest. The inaugural winners are:

--  For Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Gold Coast Advisors,
    Chicago, IL
--  For Mid-Market Accounting Solutions: Howard & Company, Raymond, NH
--  For Entry-Level Accounting Solutions: Phase One Computing, Pompano
    Beach, FL
    

Introduced in 1999 by author Fred Reichheld, Satmetrix Systems, Inc., and Bain & Company, Net Promoter is a methodology that utilizes a scoring process to determine which customers would highly recommend a product, service or company, and then a percentage is computed based upon the scores achieved to determine the final Net Promoter Score (NPS). Net Promoter has grown as more companies across industries adopt the methodology and Net Promoter Score to improve customer loyalty and create 'customer promoters.'

All President's Circle and Chairman's Club winners for 2008 will be flown to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Kauai, HI for an official awards presentation and celebration to be held January 29th-February 2nd, 2009.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.9 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 5.7 million customers and employs over 14,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

© 2008 Sage Software. All rights reserved. Sage Software, Sage Software logos and the Sage Software product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software or its affiliated entities. Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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