SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

August 29, 2005 09:17 ET

Sage Software Earns Top 25 Position in Manufacturing Business Technology's Global 100 for Fifth Consecutive Year

Vertical Solutions Continue to Yield Outstanding Results in Manufacturing Segment

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2005 -- Sage Software (formerly Best Software) announced today its selection to Manufacturing Business Technology's prestigious Global 100 ranking for the fifth consecutive year. Sage ranked number 24 on the list and fifth overall among companies offering ERP solutions to mid market manufacturers.

"Consistently ranking in the Global 100 is a direct result of the focused execution against our manufacturing strategy," said Himanshu Palsule, senior vice president and general manager accounting solutions, Sage Mid Market Division. "We're extremely proud of the efforts of both Sage employees and our business partners to provide solutions that manufacturers need and that garner consistent recognition within the industry."

The Global 100 profiles the top IT players driving manufacturing productivity gains to a growth rate that is nearly twice that of the general economy since 1995. Selection to the list is determined from a combination of data extracted from user surveys, expert editorial opinions and leading market analyst firms and yields a veritable who's who of vendors supplying IT solutions to the manufacturing industry.

With more than 80,000 active manufacturing customers in North America alone, Sage Software leverages its experience to provide superior solutions and product line depth exclusively designed for small to mid-market manufacturers. Among all ERP vendors on the Global 100, Sage is the only one offering solutions tailored for discrete, process and mixed-mode manufacturers from startups through small enterprises. Discrete and mixed-mode manufacturing solutions include Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage Accpac ERP, Sage Pro ERP, Sage BusinessWorks, Sage PFW 100 ERP and Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Manufacturing. Sage PFW 100 ERP (formerly BatchmasterPFW) also is the market-leading solution for batch-driven process manufacturers.

About Manufacturing Business Technology

Manufacturing Business Technology was established in 1984 and is written for corporate, operations and information technology managers who use information technology (IT) to improve productivity in the discrete and process manufacturing industries. The publication covers e-business and e-manufacturing software applications, thereby extending enterprise functionality to customers, suppliers and employees. The publication chronicles and analyzes a wide range of processes and technologies relevant to plan, source, make, and deliver products and systems.

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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