SOURCE: Sage Software

February 20, 2006 09:00 ET

Sage Software Appoints New Vice President and General Manager for Sage Abra HRMS and Sage Payroll Services Solutions: Karl Grass

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2006 --Sage Software today announced the appointment of Karl Grass as vice president and general manager for its Sage Abra HRMS and Sage Payroll Services solutions. Grass will report to Ray Jimison, the company's senior vice president and general manager of Specialized Business Solutions, and will be responsible for driving both Sage Abra and Sage Payroll Services' initiatives throughout North America.

Previously, Grass was vice president and general manager of Intuit Professional Tax Group in Dallas, and prior to that position, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen, serving in a general manager role for Andersen Technology Enterprises, the company's packaged software business, in Sarasota, Fla. In 2004, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine.

"Karl has a great background and a depth of experience that will bring immediate benefit to Sage Software," said Jimison. "Given the interrelationship between the solutions, bringing Sage Abra and Sage Payroll Services together under one leader is essential to leveraging the strengths of both, as we add more capabilities and create better products and services for our customers."

Reporting to Grass, Rick Valentine will continue as vice president and general manager of Sage Payroll Services and Sage Compliance Services, with responsibility for management of the company's payroll and tax compliance businesses.

Grass holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He will work out of Sage Software's St. Petersburg, Fla., office, where the Sage Abra and Sage Payroll Services teams are located.

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 4.7 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 or call (866) 308-2378.

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