IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - Sage North America today announced that Sage CRM was selected as a winner of ISM's 2013 Top 15 CRM Software Awards in the small and medium sized business category.

"The winners of the 2013 Top 15 are the influencers in the CRM community who have made significant advancements in both functionality and connectivity for sales, customer service and marketing professionals; offer better decision making tools for executives; and provide more intimate connectivity with today's Digital Clients," said Barton Goldenberg, president, ISM. Goldenberg also notes that mobile CRM, Social CRM, and SaaS offerings continue to be popular CRM software features and that Big Data Analytics/Insight and Gamification applications are the hot new trends in the industry.

Sage CRM helps small and medium-sized organizations in 70 countries worldwide to manage critical sales, marketing and customer service activities. It is quick to deploy in the cloud or on-premises and can be easily adapted to fit a company's individual needs, helping it increase sales productivity, accelerate sales cycles, better understand its customers, and improve the overall customer experience.

"Sage is honored to be recognized with a Top 15 CRM Software Award again this year," said David Beard, CRM principal, Sage CRM. "Sage is committed to investing in Sage CRM to continue to provide our customers with the tools they need to better manage their relationships. The latest Sage CRM release features a host of new social, mobile and business collaboration tools designed to help companies increase productivity and provide exceptional customer service while growing their business."

Since 1990, ISM, through its Software Lab, has been awarding recognition to leading CRM providers in Enterprise and Small & Medium Business (SMB) categories. The annual Top 15 CRM Software Awards are based on rigorous testing of CRM software programs from around the world that are sold in the North American marketplace. New trends for 2013 are identified from vendor surveys and intensive testing at the ISM Software Lab in Bethesda, MD. Each software program is rated according to 208 selection criteria, including 99 business functions, 48 technical features, 34 implementation capabilities, 10 real-time criteria and 17 user-support features. With no ownership in or by a vendor, ISM's software analysis is 100 percent unbiased.

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