SOURCE: Sage Software, Inc.

August 29, 2005 09:20 ET

Sage Software Named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100

Magazine's Annual List Recognizes Providers of Innovative Solutions to Supply Chain Challenges

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2005 -- Sage Software (formerly Best Software) announced today that Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "the executive's user manual for successful supply chain transformation," has named Sage Software to its 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100 list. The honor is awarded to vendors who are transforming the supply and demand chain with segment-leading, innovative solutions, and was given to Sage for its Sage MAS 200 installation at KUKA Robotics of Clinton Township, Michigan.

Sage MAS 200 ERP is the client/server version of Sage MAS 90 ERP, the industry-leading ERP solution recommended by more CPAs than any other business management application in its class. Sage MAS 200 offers a broad selection of feature-rich solutions, including core accounting, e-commerce, business intelligence tools, HR and payroll, customer relationship management and financial reporting software. In addition, this award-winning application boasts robust job costing, manufacturing and wholesale software solutions that help small and mid-sized businesses automate key processes, including inventory management, bill of materials, flow-through distribution and other elements of the supply and demand chain.

KUKA Robotics develops and supplies manufacturing robotics to companies around the world. With its parent company in Europe, KUKA Robotics supply lines run long. It is not uncommon for customers to change specifications while units are already in transit or final assembly. The company looked to introduce a state-of-the-art ERP system as the MIS backbone; eliminate cumbersome paper-based processes in logistics, product assembly & accounting; and comply with international reporting requirements. The implementation of Sage MAS 200 provided the company with a single source to access critical information needed to respond to customers' requirements and to bridge the company's supply and demand chain across the Atlantic.

"We assemble modular and special-purpose robots for general industry customers as well as corporate giants like General Motors (GM)," explains Eric Haase, vice president and CFO responsible for logistics, assembly and finance at KUKA Robotics Corp. "Companies like GM have high record keeping requirements, so we needed an integrated system to deal quickly and efficiently with customers' needs while keeping track of data."

"The implementation at KUKA Robotics demonstrates the versatility and power of the Sage MAS 200 solution, but we're certainly not content to rest on our award-winning laurels," said Himanshu Palsule, senior vice president and general manager accounting solutions, Sage Mid Market Division. "The new version of Sage MAS 200 launching in September includes significant improvements to supply chain functionality, core accounting features and much more."

Sage Software and KUKA Robotics are featured in the June/July 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as part of the SDCE 100.

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 or call (866) 308-2378.

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