CALGARY, AB--(CCNMatthews - October 19, 2006) - Opening today at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in Alberta, Simply Partnership brings together hundreds of accounting and bookkeeping professionals from across Canada for three days of dynamic learning sessions and networking focused on Canada's number 1 selling(1) small business accounting software, Simply Accounting. This annual event enables attendees to share best practices with colleagues, gain insight to better utilize and support small business owners with Simply Accounting, and learn about trends affecting small businesses. In addition to several general sessions and an array of breakouts designed to build practical product knowledge for improved productivity, attendees will have the chance to participate in 'town hall' meetings, during which they can ask questions, suggest product features and solicit feedback from their peers and Sage Software staff. "Simply Partnership is a key networking and business-building activity that offers an exceptional opportunity for our partners to share their experiences, and learn about software systems and business trends that can help them better support their small business clients," said Laurie Schultz, General Manager, Simply Accounting and Sage Software Accountants' Network. "Simply Partnership is a cornerstone in our commitment to helping our partners develop even more successful businesses." Simply Partnership also features an exhibitor area, where attendees can investigate additional solutions and tools to help their own businesses and their clients'. Exhibitors include CCH Canadian, Krystal Services, UniResMan, TelPay for Business, Simply Accounting Cheques and Forms, Ledgers Canada, Splice Software and the Knowledge Bureau. About Sage Software Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.6 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 to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.0 million customers and employs over 10,500 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call (866) 308-2378. (1) Source: The NPD Group, Inc. Canadian business accounting software sales. 12 months ending July 2006. c 2006 Sage Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

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