“Sage SalesLogix Today” CRM Includes All Provisions Small Businesses Need To Have On-Premises Or Hosted System Running In 24 Hrs


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Small businesses can affordably implement 10 to 25 on-premises or hosted Sage SalesLogix Today users with software, hardware, remote assistance, support, and training included

Scottsdale, Ariz. – March 23, 2009 – Sage North America today announced “Sage SalesLogix Today,” a new rapidly-deployable CRM offering for small businesses. Sage SalesLogix Today is a specially configured Sage SalesLogix system on an intelligent server from Applianz Technologies, Inc. that can be shipped and set up within 24 hours, at the customer’s convenience. Online user training, continuous backup and disaster recovery, one year of hardware assurance, and up to 30 hours of access to a dedicated Sage SalesLogix administrator during the first 90 days for remote implementation is included. Customers can run Sage SalesLogix Today on premises, or host it through Sage, and can buy their system up front or use 0% financing for one to three years. All-inclusive pricing is as low as $51 per user per month for 25 users with three-year financing.

“Sage SalesLogix Today provides all the IT elements and personal assistance needed to get small businesses quickly running with software-as-a-service style benefits at a fraction of SaaS costs, plus each customer owns their system and their data,” said David van Toor, senior vice president and general manager, Sage CRM Solutions North America. “Businesses should not have to give up finite costs for simplicity. Sage SalesLogix Today allows business owners and sales VP’s to do what they do best, while also pleasing the CFO.”

Converged Communication Systems, LLC (www.convergedsystems.com), a national provider of Avaya telecommunications solutions and support services for businesses ranging from 10 to 10,000+ employees, chose Sage SalesLogix Today over other hosted offerings. “In the telephony industry we compete directly against hosted phone systems,” noted Kevin Rubin, CTO. “We see many businesses that initially chose hosted return to premise-based systems for huge cost savings, more features, greater reliability, and to keep their data safely onsite while owning their system. We applied this rationale to our CRM evaluation and we’re implementing 15 on-premises Sage SalesLogix Today users. The hardware and software bundle price, plus the Sage SalesLogix Web customer portal and integration capabilities were additional factors that made this an easy decision.”

Additional Sage SalesLogix Today details:

• Full-featured CRM with sales, marketing, support, and service automation via Sage SalesLogix Web client for flexible access to business and customer data.
• Guided implementation includes Sage SalesLogix configuration, data import, and security settings to significantly reduce customer IT requirements.
• Hardware assurance includes 24/7 system monitoring and nightly data backup to protect data and ensure complete disaster recovery.
• Flexible payment options allow customers to pay the same price either up front or monthly over a one to three year period so they can own their CRM system and data.
• Customers are assigned a Sage account manager and local Sage SalesLogix Today authorized business partner for ongoing support and customization options.

For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com/slxtoday or phone 877-851-7567.

About Applianz
Founded in 2002, Wichita, Kansas-based Applianz Technologies, Inc. is a pioneering creator of virtual infrastructure appliances. Applianz has created a patented turn-key solution for software vendors and their customers, including ERP, human resources and medical practice management software and now CRM with the Sage SalesLogix Today product. More information is available at www.applianz.com.

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 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 more than 14,500 people and supports more than 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagenorthamerica.com or call 866-308-2378.

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