SOURCE: Sage Software

July 18, 2005 09:00 ET

Sage Software's Taylor Macdonald to Present Keynote Address at SLAM 2005 Conference

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 18, 2005 --Sage Software today announced that Taylor Macdonald, its executive vice president, Channel and Sales Operations, Mid-Market Division, will present a keynote session at SLAM 2005: Sales, Licensing, Alliances & Marketing for Software Companies, being held August 17-18, at The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Titled "Five Essentials for 'Customers for Life' in the SMB Market," Macdonald's session will be held on the first day of the conference at 1:30 p.m. PDT. The session covers key elements Sage Software has consistently employed to become the world leader in providing business management applications for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

Macdonald's hands-on approach and consistent communication with Sage Software business partners have enabled Sage Software to develop a growing channel business, which accounts for nearly 50% of the company's revenues. Last month, Macdonald was honored as "Best Sales Executive" at the third annual American Business Awards, the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. The awards are nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," and have been recognized by the New York Post as "the business world's own Oscars."

Focusing on sales strategies, licensing technologies, partnering, growth opportunities, and marketing issues facing executives and managers of software companies, the first annual SLAM conference will serve owners, chief executives, presidents, vice presidents and division or department directors of leading and fast-growing software companies located throughout North America. The conference is organized by Software Business magazine, and produced by Webcom Communications Corp., the magazine's publisher. To register to attend SLAM 2005, please visit www.softwarebusinessonline.com/slam_conf2005_index.htm.

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 www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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