IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2009) - Sage North America announced today its Chairman's Club and President's Circle for 2009. The two annual programs recognize the top-producing business partners for Sage Business Solutions (SBS) division, which represents the company's core mid-market business management solutions. Both awards are for outstanding performance for the company's 2009 fiscal year, which ran from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.

"Sage is represented by an outstanding group of business partners across all of North America," said Jodi Uecker-Rust, president Sage Business Solutions division. "It is with sincere appreciation that we recognize and congratulate the top producers among our Sage business partner channel as President's Circle and Chairman's Club winners for 2009."

Chairman's Club membership is earned by the SBS business partners that develop an exceptional level of new business through defined sales and marketing programs. Chairman's Club winners receive a variety of benefits and attend the President's Circle retreat with Sage executives to help hone business strategy and skills and to discuss important industry and market trends.

Chairman's Club members for 2009 are in alphabetical order:

--  Accordant Company LLC, Whippany, NJ
--  ADSS Global, Miami, FL
--  Alliance Solutions Group, Brandon, FL
--  Bangert Computer Systems, Burlington, IA
--  Blytheco, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA
--  CIS Consulting Group, Charlotte, NC
--  Compu Financial Systems, Inc., Coral Springs, FL
--  Delphia Consulting LLC, Columbus, OH
--  Dresser & Associates Inc., Scarborough, ME
--  DSD Business Systems, San Diego, CA
--  EMR Innovations, Saint Cloud, MN
--  Eos Group Inc, Scottsdale, AZ
--  Galaxy Technologies Inc, Madison, WI
--  Infinity Info Systems Corporation, New York, NY
--  ISM - Information Systems Management LLP, Portland, OR
--  JMT Consulting Group, Patterson, NY
--  Net@Work, Inc., New York, NY
--  Non Profit Technologies, Inc., North Palm Beach, FL
--  ProSoft Solutions, Highland Village, TX
--  Technology Advisors, Inc., Des Plaines, IL
--  The Castle Group, New York, NY
--  The Computer Learning Center, Bayamon, PR

More than 70 Sage business partners earned the company's prestigious President's Circle designation for Sage business partners generating top sales revenues across a variety of product award categories.

For the second straight year, SBS business partners achieving the highest Net Promoter Scores from their clients also earned President's Circle recognition for Customer Loyalty. 2009 winners are:

--  Gold Coast Advisors, Chicago, IL
--  Honkamp Krueger & Co., PC, Dubuque, IA
--  Infoman, Inc., Edmonds, WA
--  K&R Consulting Group, Johnston, IA

Introduced in 1999 by author Fred Reichheld, Satmetrix Systems, Inc., and Bain & Company, Net Promoter is a methodology that utilizes a scoring process to determine which customers would highly recommend a product, service or company, and then a percentage is computed based upon the scores achieved to determine the final Net Promoter Score (NPS). Net Promoter has grown as more companies across industries adopt the methodology and Net Promoter Score to improve customer loyalty and create 'customer promoters.'

In January 2010, Chairman's Club winners and President's Circle award recipients for 2009 will receive further recognition from Sage at an executive retreat at the Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona for these elite performers.

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs more than 4,100 people and supports nearly 2.9 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 14,500 people and supports 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call 866-308-2378.

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