SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

August 25, 2005 09:00 ET

Sage Software Business Partner Synergistic Software of BDO Seidman Drops Microsoft Business Solutions' Great Plains & Navision, Becomes "Sage Select" Business Partner

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- Sage Software (formerly Best Software) announced today that Synergistic Software (Synergistic), a wholly owned subsidiary of BDO Seidman, LLP, is the latest Sage Software business partner to drop Microsoft's Great Plains and Navision accounting products to become a "Sage Select" business partner. Sage Select business partners agree to sell only Sage Software products and services, recognizing the performance, reliability and value of Sage Software products and the outstanding business development opportunities the program provides.

Chuck Wunderlich, Synergistic vice president, said the reasons that motivated them to become a Sage Select business partner were many. "In today's competitive environment a solid 'win-win' vendor relationship is an important asset to have and protect, and in many cases is a distinguishing factor in winning deals. Our relationship with Sage Software has always been very strong, but joining the Sage Select Program truly demonstrates our commitment to the Sage Software family of products." Wunderlich added, "Over time it was easy to see that as an organization we were diluting our resources and overall effectiveness by trying to represent too many competing products. Sage Select allows Synergistic to focus on providing the breadth and depth of experience that customers expect from a full service VAR organization today."

Sage Software offers small to mid-sized businesses, and the solution providers that serve them, the broadest lineup of business management applications available. From market-leading back office solutions like Sage MAS 90 ERP to leading front office applications such as Sage SalesLogix CRM, Sage Software provides end-to-end solutions that streamline business processes and drive efficiencies. Sage Software also offers product suites designed to serve a range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, accounting practices, non profit organizations, construction and real estate.

Sage Select partners are rewarded with free education and training programs, free Sage Software products for in-house use, extended marketing programs, including 2% additional co-op funds and improved margins, among other benefits.

About Synergistic Software

Synergistic Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDO Seidman, LLP, provides middle-market companies with a full suite of business-focused technology solutions. Combining both industry and technology skills, Synergistic provides technology strategy, process improvement, software selection, custom development, packaged software, security analysis, and network services. As the technology market changes, Synergistic will be there to analyze and review new opportunities and trends and be prepared to recommend opportunities that we believe are appropriate for your business. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.synergistic-us.com or call (800) 828-5111.

About BDO Seidman, LLP

BDO Seidman, LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to private and publicly traded businesses. For 95 years, we have provided quality service and leadership through the active involvement of our most experienced and committed professionals.

BDO Seidman serves clients through more than 30 offices and 250 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As a Member Firm of BDO International, BDO Seidman, LLP serves multi-national clients by leveraging a global network of resources comprised of more than 600 member firm offices in 105 countries. BDO International is a worldwide network of public accounting firms, called BDO Member Firms, serving international clients. Each BDO Member Firm is an independent legal entity in its own country. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.bdo.com.

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 (London: 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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