SOURCE: Sage Software

November 07, 2005 09:00 ET

Sage Software Announces Sage CRM SalesLogix Performance Enhancements

Users Can Find and Work With Lists of Thousands of Customer Records in Seconds, Web Interface Scalability Increased With Smaller Memory Footprint and No Download

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 7, 2005 -- Sage Software today announced new performance enhancements for Sage CRM SalesLogix users. Core architecture enhancements allow users to load and work with lists of thousands of customer records within seconds. Enhanced .NET server technology enables thin-client deployment of the SalesLogix Web interface without additional software downloads. These and other features are part of the Sage CRM SalesLogix version 6.2.3 performance pack now available from Sage CRM Solutions business partners.

"Our customers need higher performance to address their increasingly complex business processes," noted Elvin Monteleone, general manager for Sage Software Mid-Market CRM. "We constantly seek feedback from customers, partners and the entire CRM market to drive continuous product enhancement. The performance gains introduced today are an excellent example of our ability to convert this market intelligence into product capabilities that successfully address our customers' requirements."

Sage CRM SalesLogix Web server enhancements provide for greater user scalability while retaining compatibility with existing installations and customizations. The Web architecture can now support five times more users with a smaller memory footprint, better utilizing existing server hardware.

Sage CRM Solutions business partners specializing in Sage CRM SalesLogix deployment and vertical market customization have found the increased processing performance of virtual server-side cursors to be particularly impressive.

"The processing speed alone is a dramatic piece of this performance pack release," explained Eli Szklanka, managing partner of GuideMark, a Sage CRM Solutions business partner and integrator. "We have clients who can now search and retrieve lists of over 500,000 customer records in a matter of seconds. This type of performance is unique in the industry and will provide our clients with significant productivity improvements."

Additionally, the Sage CRM SalesLogix performance pack includes database administration enhancements, a new database-independent performance profiler utility and provides new customization controls for graphs, charts, and spreadsheet grid views of customer-related data.

Sage CRM SalesLogix

With over 7,000 customers worldwide, Sage CRM SalesLogix is the CRM leader for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage CRM SalesLogix delivers easy-to-use and integrated sales, marketing, customer service and support automation solutions that can be tailored to an organization's unique customer acquisition, retention and development processes.

Sage CRM SalesLogix is part of Sage CRM Solutions, the only family of CRM products designed specifically for the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that also includes ACT! by Sage, Sage CRM and SageCRM.com. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call 800-643-6400.

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)

Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), supports 4.5 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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