SOURCE: Best Software

May 16, 2005 10:00 ET

Three Best Software Mid-Market Solutions Named 'Top 100 Midmarket Products of the Year' for 2005 by CMP's VARBusiness Magazine

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2005 -- Best Software announced today its ACCPAC Advantage Series 5.3 accounting system for small enterprises, FAS Gov fixed asset management system for state and local government agencies, and school organizations, and SalesLogix 6.2 customer relationship management (CRM) solution, were all named "Top 100 Midmarket Products of the Year" for 2005 by CMP Media's VARBusiness magazine.

The biweekly magazine that provides strategic insight to technology integrators solicited input from information-technology (IT) vendors and solution providers to determine which products and services were best for mid-market customers -- companies with between 100 and 999 employees. Entries were considered and reviewed by VARBusiness editors, who selected only 100 of the more than 400 nominated products.

"Our readers tell us that the middle market is one of the fastest-growing IT categories today," says VARBusiness Publisher Robert C. DeMarzo. "ACCPAC Advantage Series 5.3 accounting system for small enterprises, FAS Gov fixed asset management system for government entities, and SalesLogix 6.2 CRM solution are products that best meet that segment's needs."

All three Best Software products are featured and profiled in the special May 2 VARBusiness "State of the Midmarket" issue.

Earlier this year, Best Software announced it will offer FAS Gov solutions, including FAS Gov Asset Accounting, FAS Gov Asset Inventory, and FAS Report Writer, on the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule through 2010. The software helps state/local government agencies and school organizations manage and track their fixed assets to comply with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements 34/35, which require public sector entities to maintain all fixed asset records in a complete, accurate, and detailed manner, and report all capital assets with the consideration of depreciation, including infrastructure assets. More than 500 public entities have purchased the solutions since they were introduced in 2002.

For more information about Best Software's business management solutions, visit or call 800-368-2405.

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 18 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine's Web site at

About Best Software/The Sage Group plc

Best Software offers leading business management products and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (London: SGE.L), supports 4.5 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Best Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable applications through its portfolio of leading brands, including Abra, ACCPAC, ACT!, BusinessWorks, CPASoftware, FAS, MAS 90, MAS 200, MAS 500, MIP, Peachtree, SalesLogix, and Timberline Office, among many others. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call (866) 308-BEST.

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