SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

October 21, 2008 09:00 ET

Sage Software Announces Sage Summit Conference Sponsors

Industry Leaders Again Supporting Company's Annual Customer Get-Together

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Sage Software announced today its sponsors for Sage Summit, the company's annual customer conference, taking place November 17-20 in Denver. This 4-day event offers the opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who are users of Sage Software solutions to network, gain insight to better utilize their software and services, and learn about the latest industry and business trends affecting their organizations.

Research In Motion (RIM) and HP® are the Strategic Sponsors for Sage Summit 2008.

RIM will be exhibiting BlackBerry® Business Solutions at Sage Summit in Booth #401. BlackBerry Business Solutions for Sales are tailored to fit the way sales forces operate, providing access to CRM systems and improving the efficiency of mobile sales representatives. With BlackBerry Business Solutions, a company's mobile sales force can stay connected to important business applications and communications wherever they go. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

HP will be exhibiting their solutions for SMBs at Sage Summit in Booth #801. As a global leader in information technology, HP applies new thinking and ideas to simplify their customers' technology experiences. HP's goal is to continuously improve the way their customers -- from individual consumers to the largest enterprises -- live and work by providing simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/mediumbusiness.

Additional event sponsors for Sage Summit 2008 include:

Silver Sponsors

--  IndustriOS Software, Inc. (Booth #809)
--  Timberline Users Group (Booth #726, 728)
    

Bronze Sponsors

--  Avalara (Booth #415)
--  Business Objects
--  Citrix Online (Booth #527, 529)
    

Sage Summit will open with a joint keynote featuring Nina Smith, Sage Software president, Business Management Division; Doug Meyer, Sage Software president, Industry & Specialized Solutions Division, and; special guest Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal winner and a successful business entrepreneur.

Sage Summit is designed to help Sage Software clients discover new ways in which their software and services can solve business challenges and bring more value to their organizations. It enables attendees to learn from each other, as well as communicate with product experts and share their crucial input and feedback.

The conference provides a number of activities, such as an on-site Support Center, a trade show floor with software demonstrations, and hands-on labs, which allow the attendees to speak directly with product experts. Conference attendees can evaluate a wide range of Sage Software and third-party products, enabling them to explore the possibilities for building highly integrated end-to-end business management systems for their operations. For more information, please visit the official Sage Summit web site: www.sagesummit.com.

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.

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