AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Sage North America today announced it was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2010. The awards program was created in 2006, and is a project of TEXAS MONTHLY magazine, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (TSC-SHRM), and Best Companies Group.

Sage North America helps nearly 3.1 million small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations. The company's Nonprofit Solutions business, which serves nonprofit and governmental organizations with its Sage Fundraising and Sage MIP Fund Accounting software, is headquartered in Austin, Texas. More than 100 employees work on that campus.

The longest tenured employee on Sage's Austin campus, Mark Hagerty -- a principal software engineer for Sage MIP Fund Accounting -- joined the company in August 1992. "The great people here are the main reason I've stayed for more than 17 years," he said. "In addition to offering great benefits, a nice environment, ample training, and the opportunity to contribute to various areas of the business, Sage allows me to do work I enjoy -- developing software that helps nonprofits run their organizations. I also appreciate that Sage gives back to its communities on both a local and national level."

Sage was recognized as one of only 85 companies in the state to be included in the statewide Best Companies to Work for in Texas survey and awards program, which was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Texas.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics; the second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience.

Sage North America was recognized and honored at the Best Companies to Work for in Texas awards ceremony at the 2010 TAB Annual Conference earlier this week.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Texas program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.

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 3.1 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 13,400 people and supports 6.1 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at

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