SOURCE: Sage Software

September 14, 2007 14:18 ET

Sage Software Wins Five Awards for Helping Customers Use Technology to Increase Productivity

Awards Latest in Recent Recognition for Advancements to Sage Master Builder and Sage Timberline Office Product Lines

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - September 14, 2007) - Sage Software announced today it received five awards from Constructech magazine for its work with customers in using technology to solve business-specific issues and improve productivity.

The awards were presented last month in Chicago as part of Constructech's 2007 Technology Day and Vision Awards.

The award-winning construction companies using Sage Software Construction and Real Estate solutions to achieve success in their business goals include: Coleman-Adams Construction, The Weitz Co., Eastwood Homes, SelectBuild Construction, Inc. and New Urban Builders. New Urban Builders was honored with a coveted "Team Award" along with Sage Software, BuilderMT and Sprint Nextel for its implementation of the companies' integrated solutions. The team award is given to one project team per year that has experienced considerable success using leading-edge technology.

It was the 5th year in a row that Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc., a Lynchburg, Virginia based steel building and commercial contractor, has been recognized for its use of innovative technologies. Four of the awards have used Sage Timberline Office solutions, and the company credits technology with its continual growth since inception in 1971.

"Cutting edge technology, such as the Desktop in Sage Timberline Office, has made daily processes easier and streamlined our operations," said Mark Keeney, IT Manager for Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc.

"Sage continues to impress by providing an environment in which we can easily automate and integrate many of our customized internal processes. In addition, our Project Managers find access to current, relevant information much easier. As Sage Timberline Office adds tools and capabilities, our staff is finding new and innovative ways to improve their work," Keeney said.

"We are honored to be recognized as solving our customers' key business issues and problems, but we are not resting on our laurels," said John Geffel, Sage Software senior vice president and general manager, Construction and Real Estate division. "Fundamental business needs such as winning more jobs and increasing productivity remain constant, but technology does not. It's wonderful to be recognized for having industry-leading technology that enables our customers to reduce overhead and increase profitability."


Other recent recognition for Sage construction and real estate solutions includes:

--  Building Product Magazine's MVP award -- Sage Timberline Office
    Version 9.4 was selected as one of Building Products magazine's 2007 Most
    Valuable Products. Sage Timberline Office was selected as one of the "32
    All-Star Products You Don't Want to Miss."
--  Constructech Hottest Company -- In July, Sage Software was named a
    Constructech Magazine's Hottest Company for the third year in a row.  Noted
    was the fact that Sage "continues to enhance the Master Builder product
    line... while releasing significant improvements to its Sage Timberline
    Office product suite."
--  Five Star Reviews -- The April/May issue of CPA Technology Advisor
    featured 5-Star reviews for both Sage Master Builder and Sage Timberline
    Office. CPA Magazine's April/May cover feature on Top 5 Construction
    software products included Sage Timberline Office and Sage Master Builder.
    

Sage Software has a growing portfolio of business management solutions specifically tailored for the construction and real estate industries. The portfolio is designed to provide support through the growth cycle of a business and includes:

Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Construction: For small contractors, this award-winning entry-level system offers all of the accounting functionality plus construction-specific features and analysis tools they need to get started.

Sage Master Builder: When a business starts to outgrow Peachtree, Sage Master Builder provides more sophisticated construction management features and increased support for managing the profit cycle -- estimating, production, accounting and analysis.

Sage Timberline Office: For medium to large companies, Sage Timberline Office offers integrated financial and operations software and provides the most sophisticated level of functionality in the Sage Software portfolio of construction solutions.

All products are backed by Sage Software's award-winning support organization.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.8 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 5.4 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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