ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2016) - Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Paige Erickson, VP of partner strategy and programs, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

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CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Erickson has more than 30 years of industry experience. Her primary experience has been in technology sales and sales management, including many years working with technology business partners and developing alternate channels to drive incremental sales for enterprise hardware software companies, such as IBM, BMC Software and CA Technologies. As VP of partner strategy and programs at Sage, her responsibilities include partner strategy, partner programs, partner development and education and partner communications.

"These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry -- growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem."

"We're proud to have some of the most talented women in tech at Sage and are happy to see Paige recognized as part of the CRN 2016 Women of the Channel," said Marc Scheipe, president of Sage North America. "She is an asset to our partner program, ensuring that Sage partners receive the education they need, and have access to sales tools, programs and promotions, so they have the opportunity to build successful businesses focused on Sage solutions."

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

The full Sage product portfolio will be on show at Sage Summit, the world's largest gathering of entrepreneurs and leaders of Small & Medium Businesses, taking place in Chicago, IL, on July 25-28.

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's innovative and fast-growing businesses. Sage began as a small business in the U.K. 30 years ago and 13,000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.

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