Sage Software Recognized for Leadership in Manufacturing, Distribution & Supply Chain Markets

Company Ranks #30 in Manufacturing Business Technology’s Global 100; Selected to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100; and Chosen a Start-IT Magazine 2006 Hot Company

IRVINE, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — September 27, 2006 — Sage Software has demonstrated continued success in addressing the manufacturing, distribution and supply chain needs of small to mid-sized business owners by garnering distinguished recognition from three top industry publications. The company ranked in the top 30 of Manufacturing Business Technology’s “Global 100” for sixth straight year, taking the number 30 spot overall and ranking number seven in the publication’s breakout of Enterprise and Supply Chain Vendors. For the second year in a row, Sage Software was selected to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100” for outstanding innovation in supply and demand chain services and technologies. And most recently, Start-IT Magazine named Sage Software as one of its “2006 Hottest Companies,” the fourth consecutive year and fifth overall time that Sage Software has been so honored.

“Customers today need integrated business solutions that not only support business-specific manufacturing, distribution and supply chain needs, but also seamlessly integrate with day-to-day operations, such as accounting, CRM and human resources,” said Himanshu Palsule, senior vice president and general manager, Mid-Market Accounting Solutions. “The strength of Sage
Software is in delivering this level of integrated solutions to our customers around the globe. Recognition from three premiere industry publications validates that customers within these industries agree with our approach.”

Sage Software offers a variety of award-winning solutions specifically designed for companies with manufacturing, distribution and supply chain needs. Starting with special editions of Peachtree by Sage for small manufacturers and distributors, the Sage Software industry portfolio also includes Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP and Sage Pro ERP for entry-level to medium mid-market companies, Sage MAS 500 ERP and Sage Accpac ERP for medium to larger mid-market customers plus Sage PFW for process manufacturers. Sage Software ERP offerings integrate with other
award-winning Sage Software offerings, which include ACT! by Sage, Sage CRM, Sage CRM SalesLogix, Sage Abra HRMS, Sage FAS Fixed Assets, Sage TimeSheet, Sage Payroll Services and Sage Compliance (tax compliance) Services.

Manufacturing Business Technology “Global 100”

The Global 100 profiles the top IT players driving manufacturing productivity gains. Selection to the list is determined from a vendor’s revenues from the past year and includes a veritable who’s who of those supplying IT solutions to the manufacturing industry. Sage Software ranked 30th overall and seventh in the publication’s 2006 breakout of Enterprise and Supply Chain Vendors.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100”

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100” identifies the leading providers of supply chain services and technologies who are at the forefront of innovation. Based on submissions to the “100” from end users and solution providers, the judging committee for the “100,” including the editorial staff of the magazine, in conjunction with the editorial advisory board, has compiled a list of the leading supply and demand chain innovators. Sage Software is named to this year’s “100” in the June/July issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Start-IT Magazine 2006 “Hottest Companies”

Start-IT Magazine’s 2006 “Hottest Companies” award is given to technology providers targeting the manufacturing industry that have shown good financial results, important client wins and significant events and accomplishments during the past year. These accomplishments help set the company apart from the competition. A five-time recipient of the award, Sage Software is named a 2006 “Hot Company” in the Summer Issue of Start-IT Magazine.
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