SageCRM v6.2 Helps SMBs Run Their Businesses More Effectively

Scottsdale , AZ - Jan 12, 2009 - Sage North America today announced SageCRM v6.2, a comprehensive, easy-to-use CRM system that delivers a low total cost of ownership for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Version 6.2 includes new pre-configured and customizable screen themes, an expanded editor for multi-lingual email campaigns, and an enhanced graphical view for managing relationships between multiple contacts, among its feature additions. SageCRM v6.2 is available today as a standalone CRM system and as part of the Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suite. It will be available in the Sage MAS 90 and 200 Enterprise Suite later this month.

“Sage CRM Solutions help businesses take full advantage of the automation and customization efficiencies technology makes possible,” said David van Toor, senior vice president and general manager, Sage CRM Solutions North America. “SageCRM v6.2 specifically lets organizations outfit their CRM systems to support the unique business environments they compete in, access critical financial and operations data through extensive ERP integration, and, overall, run their businesses more effectively.”

New SageCRM v6.2 capabilities and enhancements include:

New Branding Toolkit – change the look and feel of SageCRM screens using provided themes; administrators can customize or create entirely new themes.

Expanded Relationship Management – create and graphically view multiple relationships between primary entities such as a holding company and its subsidiaries, and many-to-many relationships such as multiple reps selling to an organization’s various divisions.

Enhanced Email Management – produce professional mass email campaigns with advanced editing and a multi-lingual spell checker.

Simplified Address Management – a new single screen manages updates and links between companies, people, and addresses for new and existing contacts.

Enhanced Integration – includes additional sales data synchronizations, Outlook® integration, and administrator management improvements.

SageCRM equips sales, marketing, and customer service teams with the tools they need to find new customers, close sales faster, and build lasting, more profitable relationships. SageCRM is a comprehensive, easy-to-use CRM system that delivers a low total cost of ownership for SMBs worldwide. SageCRM integrates with Sage MAS and Sage Accpac ERP systems to give users a complete view of customer activity across front and back-office functions.

The Sage MAS and Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suites provide a full range of ERP and CRM functions in two comprehensive integrated suites. These next-generation business suites can give SMB owners a distinct, competitive advantage with integrated functionality that ties information and people together across an entire company. The Sage MAS and Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suites improve workflow, collaboration and productivity throughout the organization, and enhance services to customers and partners throughout the supply and delivery chain.

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. At Sage, we live and breathe business every day. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve their ambitions. Our range of business software and services is continually evolving as we innovate to answer our customers’ needs. Our solutions support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage North America employs approximately 4,800 people and supports nearly 2.9 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 14,500 people a