WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - Sage announced today additional online business solutions and connected services for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) in North America that deliver an improved experience in helping them manage business operations more easily and efficiently. The products include Sage ERP MAS 90 Online, scheduled for Fall 2011, a new analytics service for Sage SalesLogix Cloud, plus new connected services for managing employee recruiting, employee retirement, and sales tax calculation.

Sage now supports more than 3 million SMBs in North America with a growing portfolio of online business solutions, connected services, and on-premises solutions. Sage's online business solutions and connected services support business functions for employers, financial and operations management, sales and marketing, and vertical industries such as healthcare, construction and nonprofits.

"Businesses are renewing their investments in areas that impact the fundamentals, like driving efficiency, improving cash flow, and attracting new customers. At the same time, while some businesses are moving up to entirely new systems to gain these benefits, the majority want to protect their investment in the systems on which they've built their businesses, such as accounting or practice management," said Himanshu Palsule, EVP Strategy with Sage North America. "By providing businesses with the choice of business applications that can be deployed either on-premises or in the cloud, plus simple to manage connected services, Sage provides the best of both worlds."

The Sage approach to online services recognizes that one size does not fit all. Businesses are looking for flexibility in purchasing options and choice in business applications and their deployment, whether on-premises or in the cloud. To support those needs, Sage delivers a broad range of on-premises solutions as well as online businesses solutions and connected services. Sage Online Business Solutions are sets of applications such as ERP, CRM or healthcare practice management delivered in the cloud. Sage Connected Services are online, web or mobile-based services, integrated with a Sage product and designed to solve specific business problems, such as Sage Payment Services, which help businesses manage online and mobile credit card transactions integrated with back-office accounting.

On the heels of strong demand for the Sage ERP Accpac Online subscription service, Sage is launching Sage ERP MAS 90 Online in Fall 2011. The new service will give businesses a set of integrated business applications, including light manufacturing and business analysis tools, that are fast to implement and easy to deploy at a low cost of ownership. Other Sage Online Business Solutions include Sage ERP Accpac Online, Sage Intergy on Demand, Sage Billing Boss, SageCRM.com, and Sage SalesLogix Cloud.

New this month is Sage SalesLogix Advanced Analytics, a new service for Sage SalesLogix Cloud that helps users analyze information from across their organization, including integrated external sources such as ERP, CTI/Telephony systems and web services. Sage SalesLogix Advanced Analytics is available now for Sage SalesLogix Cloud v7.5.4 and will be available for Sage SalesLogix on-premises users later this summer.

Sage also announced additional Connected Services for employers with the launch of Cyber Recruiter for Sage Abra and Sage Retirement Services, which respectively help businesses attract and retain new talent and assist employees in maximizing their retirement savings, which in turn enhance a company's return on employee investment (ROEI™).

Also new is Sage Sales Tax for Sage ERP Accpac, a connected service that calculates sales tax down to the physical street address, ensuring sales tax compliance wherever a business conducts transactions in the US. This new connected service will be available later this month and adds to the suite of services for Sage ERP that includes the recent launch of Sage Exchange for Sage ERP Accpac, a connected service that provides integrated credit card processing.

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 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,600 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, www.twitter.com/sagenamerica.

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