ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Sage Software today announced that Tom Tillman, director of product marketing for its award-winning line of Sage Abra HRMS products, was honored with a Citation of Merit Award at a special luncheon at the American Payroll Association's (APA) 25th Annual Congress, held May 22-26 at Bally's/Paris in Las Vegas. At each annual Congress, APA acknowledges members who have made significant contributions to the success of the association, as well as the advancement of the profession. Tillman received a Citation of Merit Award for his contributions over the last five years to PAYTECH, APA's membership publication.

"We are honored that Tom is receiving this award from one of the payroll industry's leading associations," said Karl Grass, senior vice president and general manager for Employer Solutions at Sage Software. "Payroll solutions have been core to our business for more than 20 years, and we applaud Tom for his commitment to educating the payroll community through regular contributions to APA's PAYTECH magazine."

Tillman has more than 10 years of marketing and product management experience in the HR and payroll industry with Sage Software, and more than 25 years of experience in information technology industries.

Today, more than 140,000 small and mid-sized companies and nonprofit and government organizations use Sage Software's payroll products and services to pay more than 5 million employees in the U.S. The company offers comprehensive "best-of-breed" payroll solutions, including Abra Payroll software, part of the Sage Abra HRMS product line, Sage Payroll Services for outsourced payroll, and Sage Compliance Services for payroll tax filing and reporting. The company also offers integrated HR and payroll solutions for a variety of industries as part of the company's accounting and ERP product lines, including Sage Accpac ERP, Sage MAS ERP, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Peachtree by Sage, and Sage Timberline Office.

APA's Annual Congress is the payroll industry's premier event, offering educational workshops, presentations by top government officials and industry experts, peer networking opportunities, and the world's largest payroll-related exhibit hall.

Sage Software demonstrated Sage Abra HRMS, Sage Payroll Services, and Sage Compliance Services at APA's Annual Congress last week. The company is also serving as a Platinum sponsor for the 12th annual celebration of National Payroll Week (NPW) 2007, a national campaign to help America's workers understand more about their paychecks, the federal withholding system, and other payroll-driven benefits, to be held September 3-7.

For more information about Sage Abra HRMS, including Abra Payroll, please visit; more information on Sage Payroll Services and Sage Compliance Services, visit; and additional information about Sage's other on-premises payroll solutions, visit

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