RICHMOND, BC--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Sage North America announced today that Sage ERP Accpac has been awarded as the Best Accounting Software by Canadian resellers at eChannelNEWS' Reseller Choice Awards last month. With over 700 VARs voting, Sage ERP Accpac was selected over Intuit QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and others for top honors in the accounting software category. Sage BusinessVision was also among the top voted solutions. Sage ERP Accpac and Sage ERP Accpac Online are award-winning business management software that help small and midsized businesses in countries around the world manage their accounting, operations, and customer relationships.

eChannelNEWS' Reseller Choice Awards, now in its fourth year, is among the most comprehensive voting surveys in Canada for resellers. Over 500 vendors were nominated in 80 categories overall. Each reseller voted for their favorite vendor in each of the 80 categories. 

"These awards represent the voice of our partner community, so it's a true honor to receive this," commented Tom Miller, VP of Channel Management for Sage. "This recognition validates our commitment to not only provide meaningful solutions to the channel but also to help our partners build strong businesses."

"With over 500,000 customers including 10,000 accountants, Sage ERP Accpac and Sage Simply Accounting combine for the number one footprint in the Canadian SMB space," stated Laurie Schultz, Sr. VP and General Manager, Mid Market ERP Solutions for Sage North America. "We've done much in Canada to develop our strong presence -- as evidenced by our large Canadian-based development center, our ability to leverage our Canadian cultural diversity to deliver Accpac localized for global markets, and the wide availability of accounting courses in the college system. The Reseller Choice Award as Best Accounting Software reaffirms our market strategy, so we are definitely celebrating!"

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