IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2008) - Sage Software announced today that MIS Group, based in Dallas, TX, has been named its overall Business Partner of the Year for 2007 for North America. The Sage Software Business Partner of the Year overall award is presented annually to the company's business partner who achieves the highest total sales revenue in products and services across Sage Software in North America during the previous fiscal year. Sage Software's 2007 fiscal year ran from October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007.

With main offices in Dallas, MIS Group also has offices in Houston, Denver and Phoenix. They resell several Sage Software products from the company's Business Management and Industry & Specialized Solutions Divisions, including: Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, and Sage MAS 500 ERP; Sage Timberline Office; Sage Master Builder; Sage SalesLogix; SageCRM; Sage Abra HRMS; Sage FAS Fixed Assets, and; Sage TimeSheet.

"As MIS Group states, they truly do succeed in 'creating confidence in technology' with their clients through the deployment of many of our business management solutions," said Nina Smith, Sage Software president, Business Management Division. "MIS Group not only achieved top sales revenue for fiscal 2007, they continually work hard at understanding their clients' needs and vision for the future, which no doubt contributes to their ongoing success." Added Doug Meyer, Sage Software president, Industry & Specialized Solutions Division, "MIS Group not only exemplifies what it means to be 'customer-focused,' their dedication to delivering business technology in a way that is comfortable and satisfying to every customer ensures they will remain successful for years to come. We salute CEO Robert Muir, President Greg Boyd, and the entire staff of MIS Group for their outstanding efforts."

MIS Group is being formally honored today at the Ritz Carlton resort in Cancun, Mexico as part of Sage Software's President's Circle awards ceremony for 2007, an annual program honoring the company's top-producing business partners. Future overall Business Partner of the Year award winners will be announced each January at the President's Circle awards ceremony.

MIS Group will also be honored as the overall Business Partner of the Year for combined Sage Software business at the Sage Insights 2008 conference, which will be held May 12-15, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

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