SOURCE: Sage Software

June 26, 2008 11:54 ET

Sage Software Partners With nGenX to Offer Hosted Sage Abra HRMS

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Sage Software today announced it is partnering with Overland Park, Kan.-based nGenX to provide outsourced hosting for Sage Abra HRMS, Sage Software's award-winning human resource management system (HRMS) for mid-sized businesses and organizations in North America. nGenX will offer the ability to host the customer's Sage Abra HRMS software in a virtual server environment with full-service information technology (IT) support, thereby eliminating a customer's need to acquire and install server hardware, or perform server maintenance, data storage and back-up, and disaster recovery. Instead, Sage Abra users can choose to access the software remotely over the Internet from nGenX's state-of-the-art data center, which is Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70, Type II-certified.

"This partnership builds on our promise to provide flexible, cost-effective, and secure deployment choices for our Sage Abra HRMS customers," said Jessica Simmons, vice president and general manager for HRMS and Time Tracking, Sage Software. "Users who choose to host their Sage Abra HRMS software with nGenX can gain flexibility, while avoiding additional IT investments. Sage Abra operates and feels no differently in this hosted environment, yet sensitive employee information is backed up and secured professionally by IT experts, so HR and payroll professionals can focus on more strategic activities."

Robert Bye, executive vice president of nGenX, said, "With nGenX, organizations can choose to deploy Sage Abra HRMS in a hosted environment that's both economical and secure. Data and software are backed up in our fully monitored, tightly controlled data center, and users can access both from any computer using any broadband connection, anywhere. We look forward to working with Sage Software, and their business partners and customers, to offer more deployment options, while helping to meet the HR and payroll needs of more mid-sized businesses and organizations."

As Sage Software's flagship HR/payroll offering, Sage Abra HRMS comprises HR, payroll, benefits, training, recruiting, and compliance software solutions for mid-sized businesses. Its flexible design allows a company and organization to choose from database platforms, including SQL Server and Visual FoxPro, plus a comprehensive array of features and the powerful reporting and analysis capabilities needed to manage their workforce.

In addition to its leading status as a best-of-breed HRMS, Sage Abra integrates with Sage Software's Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage Accpac ERP, and Sage Timberline Office, plus its Sage Payroll Services and Sage Compliance Services offerings, as well as third-party solutions for mid-sized businesses.

Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., GenX is a leading nationwide provider of on-demand software solutions. The company hosts and manages more than 400 line-of-business applications, including Sage Abra HRMS, in a virtual server environment from its SAS 70 Type II certified data centers. Its flagship on-demand product, Office Anywhere®, includes Microsoft Office, Exchange email, as well as optional SharePoint and line-of-business applications. All on-demand services from nGenX include data backup, disaster recovery, remote access, and 24-hour customer support. nGenX also offers managed server and collocation services. The company was formed in 2000 and purchased by Q-Comm in 2004. Q-Comm is a privately held company with annual sales in excess of $225 million and assets which include data centers and more than 25,000 route miles of fiber.

For more information or other details about Sage Abra HRMS, please visit www.sageabra.com or call 800-424-9392. For more information about nGenX and its solutions, please visit www.ngenx.com or call 888-MY-NGenX.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.9 million small and medium-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 global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage Group now has 5.7 million customers and employs over 14,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

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