Sage Launches Sage ERP X3 Industry Solutions Program

May 26, 2011

PARIS, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

– 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

Notes to Editors

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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