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Sage Wins Edison Award

Sage Job Ready Recognized for Innovation in the Construction Industry

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Sage North America won a silver Edison award for its Job Ready educational resources, created to empower the construction and real estate industry to make smarter decisions and technology investments for their businesses. Sage was recognized for Business Optimization, part of the Innovative Services category, by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. The Edison Awards gala was held last night in San Francisco, Calif.

"It's exciting to see companies like Sage continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers."

Sage Job Ready, developed with brand innovation agency Speak!, provides a fresh approach to addressing the critical issues that shape today's construction firms. It encourages construction professionals to think proactively about how to manage risk, improve communication and collaboration, win jobs, and make better business decisions. It also seeks to accelerate the construction industry's traditionally slow adoption of new technology.

"Changing the industry's perspective on technology requires us to move from traditional product messages to discussing technology in the context of important business issues," said Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. "Sage Job Ready helps us show construction professionals, in their terms, how to succeed."

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2014 Edison Awards are sponsored by Ipsos. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of 2014 winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Sage keeps projects moving with the most job-ready and people-connected solutions for construction and real estate. Its 50,000 customers manage more than 500,000 jobs, 7 million subcontracts and 622,000 rental units each year with Sage products, including: Sage Construction Anywhere, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office), Sage 300 Trade Specialty (formerly Sage Timberline Enterprise), Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating), Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) and Sage 50 Construction Accounting (formerly Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction). Follow Sage Construction and Real Estate on Twitter® (www.twitter.com/sageconstruct) and LinkedIn® (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sage-Construction-Real-Estate-3729866) and through its Plumb Bob Square Rants blog (blog.sagecre.com).

About The Sage Group, plc
We provide small and medium-sized organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure, and efficient business management software and services -- from accounting and payroll to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and payments. Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil.

For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at Sage.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, Facebook.com/Sage, and Twitter, Twitter.com/SageNAmerica.

©2014 Sage Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Sage, the Sage logos, and the Sage product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc. or its affiliated entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press contact:

Natalia Mikha
Sage North America
949-864-7093
Natalia.Mikha@sage.com

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