IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - Sage, a leading provider of business management software and services for more than 6 million small to midsized businesses worldwide, is continuing its 16-city, 50-day Sage Listens RV Relay with a stop in New York City and New Jersey today.

In addition to hosting two special events, Sage executives will meet with several customers in the New York City metropolitan area. The Sage Listens RV Relay team will meet with Garden State MLS, a residential property listing company with the most comprehensive property listings in North Jersey, prior to hosting lunch for New York City-based Net@work, a Sage business partner, near Bryant Park. This evening, executives will host a cocktail reception at Westminster Hotel in Livingston, N.J, for numerous Sage customers and Livingston, N.J.-based SWK Technologies, Inc., a Sage partner.

"As one of the leading metropolitan areas in the country, and perhaps the largest, New York City either serves as home to many existing small businesses and entrepreneurs or as an attractive lure for entrepreneurs aspiring to launch new businesses," said Brad Smith, executive vice president, customer experience, Sage North America. "We're proud to support our New York City and surrounding area customers in their success and excited to meet with a few of them over the next two days."

A mover and shaker in international business and commerce, New York City is one of the top three "command centers" for the world economy, alongside London and Tokyo. As the largest regional economy in the U.S., the New York metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of approximately $1.28 trillion. More than half of metropolitan New York entrepreneurs expect their revenues to increase over the next year, and more than a third will be adding employees, creating an excellent breeding ground for small businesses. 

The Sage Listens RV Relay is a literal and figurative vehicle for Sage executives to personally visit customers across the U.S., build stronger relationships with those customers, help them maximize their software investments and encourage a commitment to shopping with and supporting local businesses. With the Sage Listens RV tour, Sage is also kicking off a nationwide "Shop Local" campaign, through which it is encouraging consumers and businesses to support businesses locally based in their communities. 

The Sage Listens RV Relay stopped in Boston to visit Sage customers Harpoon Brewery and DentaQuest on July 15. It will stop in Philadelphia on July 18, before heading to National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C., for the 2013 Sage Summit conference for Sage partners and customers. Follow the Sage Listens RV Relay's progress and customer visits across the country by visiting, by following, and by searching for #SageListens and #SageShopLocal.

About The Sage Group plc
Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,380 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit

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