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Sage Announces Premier Sponsors of Annual Conference and Innovative Networking Opportunities for Attendees

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 5:13am
The Associated Press

Sage North America today announced the Premier Sponsors for Sage Summit 2012, the company's annual partner and customer conference to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, August 12-17, 2012.

With an emphasis on revamping the traditional conference approach, Sage Summit 2012 offers innovative networking opportunities like Sage City, a Social Networking Lounge, and the Sage Summit mobile app to attendees.

Premier Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor -- Edisoft, Inc. (www.edisoft.com) is a Sage Gold Development Partner offering "out of the box" easy-to-use EDI solutions, including: Edisoft Merchant, Visual ASN, Remote Warehouse (3PL), and Business Exchange (VAN). Edisoft Merchant delivers the most advanced EDI automation and integration for Sage ERP. Edisoft Visual ASN with various add-on modules such as Scan & Pack, connectors for Starship/LinXship, and a connector for Accellos WMS delivers a streamlined workflow for warehouse shipments. Edisoft, Inc. will exhibit in booth #717.

Strategic Sponsor -- Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/sql) is the world leader in computing software. One of the most popular Microsoft products is Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2, which provides a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform that enables businesses to run their most demanding mission-critical applications, reduce time and cost of development and management of applications, and deliver actionable insight to the entire organization.

Gold Sponsor -- ScanForce (www.ScanForceSoftware.com) is a Sage Gold Development Partner offering easy-to-install and simple-to-use bar-code solutions for Sage 100 ERP. ScanForce offers "Plug and Play" solutions to streamline business processes. ScanForce automates shipping, receiving, physical count, inventory transactions, remote sales automation, label printing, and production entry, along with a long list of optional enhancements. ScanForce is a Sage Certified Solution for Sage 100 ERP, providing ways to keep inventory control simple. ScanForce will exhibit in booth #811.

"GoTo" Technology Partner -- Citrix (www.citrixonline.com) is transforming how people, businesses and IT work and collaborate in the cloud era. Its portfolio of GoTo cloud services enables people to work from anywhere with anyone by providing simple-to-use cloud-based collaboration, remote access, and IT support solutions for every type of business. Citrix will exhibit in booths #933 and 935.

Social Media Sponsor -- Blytheco, LLC (http://www.blytheco.com) is the oldest Sage business partner in the U.S., implementing and supporting ERP and CRM software. Blytheco has been named Sage 100 ERP Partner of the Year for the past nine years and will exhibit in booth #517.

Media Sponsors -- Accounting Today (www.AccountingToday.com), AccountingWEB (www.accountingweb.com), CPA Practice Advisor (www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com), and Journal of Accountancy (www.journalofaccountancy.com).

The conference trade show features these Premier Sponsors and is filled with the latest innovations, new technologies, and solutions that can help partners and customers extend and customize their current Sage products.

Unique Networking Opportunities

Sage Business Partners mentor customer attendees at Sage City, a rare networking opportunity that connects attendees with like-minded professionals in their industry. Face-to-face interaction in the form of structured topics and small discussion groups are combined with social networking to help attendees expand their professional circle while solving real-life business problems. Sage Business Partners will facilitate small group discussions on topics in their industry of expertise. Topics are based on the most common business problems submitted by customer attendees during registration for Sage Summit. The goal of Sage City is to combine two methods of networking in one event to create lasting relationships and provide implementable action items to attendees for when they are back at their businesses.

The Social Networking Lounge is where attendees can charge their mobile devices, see live social feeds of conversations, videos, and photos happening during the conference, network with like-minded peers, and get social media assistance from the lounge staff, all sponsored by Blytheco, LLC.

The Sage Summit Mobile App is an all-inclusive conference resource. Attendees can view Gaylord Opryland maps, the trade show map and exhibitor listing, session materials, and gain access to social media sites within the application. Attendees can also connect and network with others at the conference. The app is available for download in Google Play and the Apple App store. A web version is also available.

Other conference highlights include the executive keynote from Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon; sessions on key market segments in which Sage competes: Mid-Market ERP, Small Business Accounting, Customer Relationship Management, Human Resource Management, Construction and Real Estate, and Nonprofit Management; and entertainment events such as an exclusive Sage customer night at the Grand Ole Opry.

For additional Sage Summit 2012 information and registration, please visit: http://www.SageSummit.com/

About SageSage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,600 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at NA.Sage.com.

© 2012 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.

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