SOURCE: Sage Software

February 27, 2008 10:00 ET

Sage Software Announces Insights 2008 Keynote Speakers, Opens Conference Registration

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Sage Software today announced keynote speakers and the opening of attendee registration for Insights 2008: Educate, Collaborate, Innovate. The event is the company's annual business partner conference, which will be held May 12-15 at the Gaylord National™ Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Insights will once again bring together thousands of business partners from across North America, representing nearly all Sage Software products and services, including Sage Abra HRMS, Sage Accpac ERP, ACT! by Sage, SageCRM and, Sage FAS Fixed Assets, Sage MAS 90, 200, and 500 ERP, Sage Master Builder, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage Payroll Services, Sage SalesLogix, Peachtree by Sage, Sage Timberline Office, and many others.

Rethought, re-imagined, and reborn, and being held in a new conference facility near Washington, D.C., Insights 2008 will feature a fresh educational curriculum, with new learning tracks and more deep-dive and hands-on sessions, as well as valuable networking opportunities to enable Sage Software partners to build new business relationships and alliances. Conference attendees will leave with best practices and actionable ideas to help make their organizations more dynamic, responsive, and profitable.

John C. Maxwell, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, will present Insights 2008's Opening Keynote on Monday, May 12. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 13 million books, as well as the founder of INJOY Stewardship Services and EQUIP. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Every year, he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League (NFL).

Other featured speakers at the four-day Insights 2008 conference will include:

--  Division Keynotes, Tuesday, May 13 - Nina Smith, president of Sage
    Software's Business Management Division, along with her senior management
    team, will present "Key Business Management Strategies and Initiatives That
    Will Shape Your Future."  Doug Meyer, president of the company's Industry &
    Specialized Solutions Division, and his senior management team, will
    present "Growth Through Connecting with Customers."
--  General Manager Keynotes, Tuesday, May 13 - Sage Software business
    unit general managers will share the latest details about the company's new
    and enhanced products and services, and exciting initiatives ahead.
--  Closing Luncheon, Thursday, May 15 - After 26 seasons, Lou Holtz
    became one of the most successful college football head coaches of all time
    and earned a reputation of turning pretenders into contenders.  The
    legendary coach and ESPN commentator will tell attendees how to overcome
    their challenges by setting personal goals and striving to achieve them.

In addition to keynote presentations, Insights 2008 will offer more than 500 breakout sessions on business leadership, cross-selling, sales and marketing, vertical markets, and product essentials and integration. A concurrent trade show with more than 200 exhibitors will showcase the latest technologies for all Sage Software brands and add-on innovations. The event will also include a technical support center, where business partners can expand their Sage product and service knowledge, getting help from experts.

Insights 2008 will offer pre-conference sessions for certification renewal and more focused product training, beginning on May 11.

Online registration is available at until April 30. For additional Insights 2008 information, please visit

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 or call (866) 308-2378.

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