SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

December 18, 2007 12:30 ET

Sage Software Announces Credit Card Processing From Sage Payment Solutions Now Available for Sage MAS 90 & Sage MAS 200 ERP

Comprehensive Business Management & Payment Services Now Easy, Fast & All From Sage Software

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - Continuing the company's ongoing integration of market-leading business management applications, Sage Software announced today a new Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 Credit Card Processing module. The new credit card processing module is powered by Sage Payment Solutions, giving Sage MAS 90 and 200 customers the benefits of a comprehensive business management solution coupled with the profitability of credit card processing, all from Sage Software. In addition, the Sage MAS card processing system is managed by the Sage Payment Solutions Division rather than through a third party, resulting in lower credit card processing fees for customers.

Credit card purchasing continues to rise with more than $2 trillion in goods and services already purchased in 2007 by credit cards issued in the United States according to The Nilson Report (Issue 889, October 2007). Sage MAS 90 and 200 customers can take full advantage of this opportunity with the ease and efficiency offered by fully integrated credit card processing.

"Installation was simple and the new module already has saved us time and money," said Sherri Morfin, controller at Pearson Electronics and Sage MAS 90 user. "I would recommend this to anyone interested in Internet credit card processing. This is a very easy program to use."

Sage Card Processing™ is fully integrated with Sage MAS 90 and 200 to enable users to authorize and process payments directly from within Sage MAS applications. The module provides a complete credit and debit card processing solution for mail order, telephone order and Internet businesses, including corporate purchasing cards. Data can be entered through the Sales Order and Accounts Receivable modules and the .store and .order e-Business Manager applets. Transactional information, such as authorization codes, is captured and stored within the appropriate application database for historical and reconciliation purposes.

Sage MAS 90 and 200 customers enjoy numerous benefits from Sage Card Processing Powered by Sage Payment Solutions:

--  Automatically connects to users' Merchant Accounts provided by Sage
    Payment Solutions for credit card authorizations and settlements
--  Sage Software's award-winning support and service
--  Complete integration with Sales Order, Accounts Receivable, and e-
    Business Manager modules
--  Support for secure Internet connections through TCP/IP and SSL
--  Stored credit card numbers are encrypted within Sage MAS 90 and 200
--  Credit Verification Value (CVV & CVV2) is fully supported to help
    verify card authenticity
--  Compliant with Visa and MasterCard Payment Card Industry (PCI) data
    security standard
--  Multiple address verification options add another layer of credit card
    authentication
--  User-level password protection reduces the possibility of unauthorized
    access into database content and functions
    

In related news today, Sage Software also introduced Peachtree Payment Solutions, a credit card processing module and services for customers of Peachtree by Sage.

Pricing and Availability

Sage Card Processing Powered by Sage Payment Solutions is available now through local Sage MAS partners. For pricing and additional information, contact the Sage Software Sales Department at 800-854-3415, your local Sage MAS business partner, or visit www.sagemas.com.

Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 ERP

With more than 36 modules and thousands of industry-specific applications, Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 ERP provide unsurpassed value and functionality for automating your business processes. The solutions handle core accounting, financial reporting, distribution, manufacturing and e-commerce plus provide powerful business intelligence tools. Sage MAS 90 and 200 accommodate distribution and light manufacturing needs with full-featured inventory management, shipment processing, bill of materials and work order modules. The applications also provide award-winning CRM, HR and fixed asset functionality through tight integration with Sage CRM solutions, Sage Abra HRMS and Sage FAS Fixed Assets, yet have a lower total cost of ownership than competing mid-market products. Sage MAS 200 offers all the functionality of Sage MAS 90, but incorporates the benefits of a thin client/server platform, including efficient distributed processing, higher performance, enhanced data integrity and reliability, remote access support and scalability. For more information visit www.sagemas.com or call 800-854-3415.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 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 global 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 5.5 million customers and employs over 13,900 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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