Sage Software Brings Sales Pro On Board

PRESS RELEASE:
IRVINE, Calif., August 23, 2000 - Sage Software Inc., a leading provider of mid-range business management software, today announced the appointment of Lee Hagen to vice president of enterprise sales. In his new role, Hagen will be responsible for the sales, pre-sales and consulting groups of Sage Enterprise Suite.

"Lee is a great addition to the Sage team, and brings an enormous amount of knowledge and experience to enterprise sales," said Phil Nasser, vice president of sales for Sage Software. "Sage Software is committed to strengthening our support of the growing enterprise market and Lee's talents solidify our expanding presence in the sector."

Hagen has an impressive background in channel sales, services, sales force management and enterprise resource planning. He served as western regional vice president of sales and services for PowerCerv Corporation, an enterprise resource planning software provider. In addition to his ERP experience, Hagen has held marketing and management positions for such companies as Symix Systems, MAI Basic Four, and the Symbol Technologies.

Most notable in his extensive background, Hagen designed and implemented an early sales force automation and prospect tracking system for a national company. His involvement in the development placed him among the ranks of early pioneers in the customer relationship management/sales force automation industry.

Hagen will be based in Sage Software's Dallas office.

About Sage Software, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Sage Software, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, the world's leading e-business management and accounting software solution provider with more than 2 million customers. In order to provide all-encompassing e-business management solutions, Sage offers software from Sage Software, Inc., and its sister companies Best Software, Inc. and Peachtree Software, Inc. Peachtree, Sage DacEasy and Sage BusinessWorks are just a few of the easy-to-use products offered with full accounting features needed by most small businesses of up to 50 employees. Sage MAS 90 and client/server-based Sage MAS 200 are the leading accounting and e-business management software packages for medium-sized businesses with up to 500 employees, and are recommended by more CPAs than any other mid-range accounting product. Sage Enterprise Suite is the name for the powerful software combination of Acuity and Best Imperativ. Sage Enterprise is perfect for larger businesses of 500 or more employees. Sage Enterprise is the integration leader with existing line-of-business applications, exemplified by its three-time recognition for Best Technology Integration at the Microsoft Industry Solution Awards.

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