ERP Software adds warehouse automation module.

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Sage MAS 500 ERP business management solution is available with Warehouse Automation module, which supports handheld barcode scanners and RF communications to enhance data entry accuracy. Product automates routine warehouse tasks such as receipt of goods; warehouse and bin transfers; sales returns; cycle and physical counts; and picking, packing, and shipping. System validates data collected by handheld scanners and maintains real-time updates to single database.



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Sage Software Launches Warehouse Automation Module for Sage MAS 500



Wireless Networking Support Increases Data Entry Accuracy & Improves Workflow

Irvine, Calif. - May 24, 2005 - Sage Software announced today the addition of a new Warehouse Automation module to its award-winning Sage MAS 500 ERP business management solution. The Warehouse Automation module is ideal for distribution companies taking advantage of the dwindling cost of wireless networking equipment to improve the efficiency of their warehouse operations. By supporting handheld barcode scanners and radio frequency (RF) communications with the core Sage MAS 500 ERP system, the Warehouse Automation module greatly improves data entry accuracy, increasing workflow throughout the entire organization.

Sage MAS 500 with Warehouse Automation simplifies data entry by automating routine warehouse tasks, including Receipt of Goods; Warehouse Transfers; Bin Transfers; Sales Returns; Cycle Counts; Physical Counts; and Picking, Packing and Shipping. The Warehouse Automation module seamlessly integrates with Sage MAS 500 ERP system, which validates data collected by handheld scanners and maintains real time updates to a single database. In the event the Sage MAS 500 Server or RF connection is temporarily lost, users can work offline and information captured by the handheld device can be uploaded when the connection is re-established.

"The cost of Wi-Fi equipment continues to fall and is generating more investment by small and mid-sized business owners in the infrastructure that supports warehouse automation," said Jim Portner, Sage Software vice president and general manager for Sage MAS products. "Our new Warehouse Automation module will enable more and more distributors to leverage their investments in technology as a true competitive advantage."

Also available with the release of Warehouse Automation is the Barcode LabelXpert Designer module for creating barcode labels for inventory items; packaging cartons and containers; warehouse racks, shelves, and bins; as well as other applications. A flexible labeling tool, LabelXpert Designer works with both laser and thermal printers and includes label templates that can be modified, plus the capability to design custom templates. The LabelXpert Designer is available as a stand alone module for distributors who need to comply with customer labeling mandates, but do not wish to automate their own warehouse.

Handheld devices supported by the Warehouse Automation module include the Intermec CN2 Series, the Intermec 700 Series and the Intermec CK60 Series plus any handheld device utilizing Microsoft CE.NET or Windows Mobile 2003/2005 operating systems.

About Sage MAS 500 ERP

Sage MAS 500 ERP is a complete business management solution that enables small to mid-sized business owners to streamline operations and effectively manage information in order to help speed growth and profitability. The solution automates accounting and financials, project accounting, distribution and manufacturing functions. The solution also includes support for CRM, HR and payroll needs. Sage MAS 500 is particularly well suited for companies with revenues ranging from $25 million up to $1 billion.

Pricing and Availability

Sage MAS 500 ERP offers a level of functionality, breadth and sophistication normally found in more sophisticated and expensive ERP packages yet delivers surprising ease of installation and use. Sage MAS 500 with Warehouse Automation is available now through authorized Sage MAS business partners. For pricing and additional information, contact your local Sage MAS partner, visit www.sagesoftware.com/mas500 or call the Sage Software Sales Department at 800-854-3415.

About Sage Software
Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.6 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.0 million customers and employs over 10,500 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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Stephen T. A. Moore
senior manager, public relations
Sage Software
Mid-Market Accounting Solutions
T: 949-790-2040
C: 949-633-8323
stephen.moore@sage.com

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