SOURCE: Sage Software

January 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Sage Software and Real Estate Promoter Partner to Advance Contact Management and Lead Conversion for Real Estate Professionals

ACT! by Sage Premium for Real Estate (8.0) and Real Estate Promoter Products Enable Turnkey Prospecting-to-Sales Solution for Agents and Brokers

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- Sage Software today announced a marketing partnership with Real Estate Promoter, a leader in search engine marketing technology and lead capturing services, to offer real estate professionals the ACT! by Sage Premium for Real Estate contact and customer management solution with Real Estate Promoter's online lead conversion services. The products, now being offered together as a discounted bundle by Real Estate Promoter, enable higher volume online lead capturing and efficient sales opportunity management for real estate agents and brokers.

"Whether in fast or slow markets, real estate agents need easy access to customer information as well as support to efficiently find leads and turn them into sales," said Joe Bergera, ACT! senior vice president and general manager. "The partnership between Sage Software and Real Estate Promoter brings cost-effective productivity advantages that will help agents and real estate firms automate sales and marketing processes and accelerate their sales results."

Real Estate Promoter's search engine marketing and lead capturing services generate top Website placement and qualified traffic via the top 20 search portals including Yahoo®, Google™ and MSN®, and are capable of delivering thousands of highly targeted, early market home buyer and seller leads for agents. Real Estate Promoter also offers Hybrid Website™ services that allow agents to promote themselves in their local marketplace and also effectively market their services online. Visitor-to-lead conversion rates on the Real Estate Promoter Hybrid Websites™ range from 12 to 18 percent, further elevating users' needs for contact and customer management capabilities.

"Our customers' success hinges on their willingness to stay in constant contact with the leads they receive while using our services," explained James Grierson, vice president of business development for e-Harbor Inc., parent company of Real Estate Promoter. "Contact and customer management is crucial for every real estate professional and we recommend ACT! Premium for Real Estate as the ideal solution for tracking appointments and managing all elements of the sales process."

Real Estate Promoter is offering tiered discounts on the purchase of ACT! Premium for Real Estate when purchased with one of its Real Estate Promoter traffic building services or Hybrid Website™ systems. For details, visit www.realestatepromoter.com or call (800) 665-7495.

ACT! by Sage

ACT!, first introduced in 1987, is the preferred choice of over 2.5 million registered users and more than 35,000 corporate customers to organize, access and manage their critical customer information. ACT! delivers powerful contact and customer management capabilities with flexible deployment and customization options to help individuals, selling professionals and corporate workgroups improve productivity and increase sales.

ACT! by Sage is part of Sage CRM Solutions, the only family of CRM products designed specifically for the needs of small and mid-sized businesses that also includes Sage CRM, SageCRM.com and Sage CRM SalesLogix. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com or call 888-855-5222.

About Real Estate Promoter

e-Harbor Inc., parent company of Real Estate Promoter, is a market leader in search engine marketing technology and search engine lead capturing services for multiple industries, bringing top placement and qualified traffic to its clients via partnerships with the top 20 search portals, including Yahoo, Google, MSN, and generating thousands of highly targeted, early market leads for its client base. In business since 1996, e-Harbor, Inc has serviced over 56,000 clients through its various subsidiaries. Its primary subsidiaries include Real Estate Promoter, Submit Solution, and Element Marketing.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.7 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 5.2 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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