SOURCE: Sage Software

October 25, 2006 13:00 ET

Sage Software Named a Technology Innovator by VARBusiness Magazine

Sage CRM SalesLogix Recognized for Outstanding Technology Achievement in Enterprise Software Category

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2006 -- Sage Software today announced that Sage CRM SalesLogix has been recognized by VARBusiness magazine for outstanding achievement in technology innovation and was named a winner in the enterprise software category of the publication's Tech Innovators award competition. Sage CRM SalesLogix was among nearly 700 entries submitted in 14 technology categories. VARBusiness magazine, which covers the business of technology integration, honored Sage Software at an awards ceremony held earlier this week in Huntington Beach, California.

"The constant feedback we seek from our business partners and customers to drive continuous Sage CRM SalesLogix enhancement continues to pay dividends," said Elvin Monteleone, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Software Mid-Market CRM. "We strive to develop products that help our partners differentiate their value-added services and provide customers with significant business performance improvements. This honor from VARBusiness is made possible by a strong partner network that continuously supports our development efforts."

Products were judged in two stages including first-round examination by VARBusiness' team of technology editors, and final selection by a panel of judges assembled from the solution provider community. Judges scored products on criteria including how new and improved a technology is, its price/performance ratio and its revenue-generating potential for VARs.

"Innovations like what we've seen from Sage Software demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the industry," says VARBusiness editor Lawrence M. Walsh. "They represent breakthroughs that will benefit our solution-provider readers and, in turn, the users of technology."

Sage CRM SalesLogix

With more than 300,000 users at over 7,300 companies, 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 VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 19 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site, www.varbusiness.com.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.6 million small and mid-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 international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.0 million customers and employs over 10,500 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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