Sage Launches Sage ERP X3 Industry Solutions Program

PARIS (May 26, 2011) –

– Sage ERP X3 to Provide Tailored Industry Solutions for Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Distribution and Services Sectors

Sage (http://www.sage.com/ ) (LSE: SGE), a leading business management software provider, is today announcing a new strategic approach for its global ERP solution for the mid-market, Sage ERP X3 (http://www.sageerpx3.com/). Taking advantage of the solution’s best-in-class standard management features as well as capabilities for in-depth process customization, Sage and its partners are developing further Sage ERP X3 industry-specific solutions. The new Industry Solutions Program will be aimed at the process and discrete manufacturing, services and distribution sectors with the immediate availability of the first Industry Solution for Services module “Project and Job Costing”.

Sage ERP X3 has a strong base of over 3,000 customers worldwide and across all industries, and together with its partners delivers an ERP solution tailored to customers’ business requirements. The new strategy develops this further by focusing on providing customers with the standard business functions of Sage ERP X3 strengthened by the addition of integrated processes that meet industry-specific standards.

This will be achieved through close working partnerships between Sage and its partners to implement best practice methodologies for the discrete and process manufacturing, distribution and services industries within Sage ERP X3. The Sage ERP X3 Industry Solutions will allow customers to significantly save time in the implementation of business processes as well as reduce the costs related to the overall implementation project. In addition it provides a secure and scalable business platform that can be further customized for customer-specific functionality requirements.

For Sage partners, the program will offer additional revenue opportunities by drawing on their industry experience, expertise and assets along with Sage’s expertise at a global level. Partners and Sage will collaborate on defining the Sage ERP Industry Solutions through advisory board participation and co-development opportunities.

The new Industry Solution for Services “Project and Job Costing” module within Sage ERP X3 will help customers to simplify the management of specific service activities and maintain full visibility on the operational, sales and financial aspects of their projects. Its features are tailored to the needs of professional service companies, especially businesses delivering operational services, such as recruitment and facilities management, or intellectual and technical services.

Emmanuel Obadia, senior vice president, Sage ERP X3, comments: “Since Sage ERP X3’s last major release was launched last year, we have capitalized on our strong expertise together with our customers and partners which has in turn enriched the solution’s functional coverage. We also know that customers need ERP solutions that provide faster time to value by being tailored to their industry and business requirements. Sage ERP X3 Industry Solutions will provide a platform based on best practice and pre-configured business functions with specific industry methodology and scenarios.”

The Sage ERP X3 Industry Solutions Program is available immediately and partners can enroll at http://www.sageerpx3.com/ISP. Project & Job Costing in the Sage ERP X3 Industry Solution for Services portfolio is available immediately in France, Germany, the UK, the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

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About The Sage Group plc

The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information please visit http://www.sage.com.

About Sage ERP X3 (http://www.sageerpx3.com)

Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,000 customers representing 165,000 users worldwide already chose Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, fast to deploy and cost effective. For more than 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies specific requirements and challenges in various industries from manufacturing, services to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 is present in 53 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 200 partners in its ecosystem.

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