WMS Software enables customized supply chain management.

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Sage Accpac WMS (Warehouse Management System) v5.0 enables small and mid-sized distribution clients to fully automate their supply chain. Along with distribution tool to pick, pack, and ship, software provides forecasting functionality for warehouse resources and demands. Integrating with various RF hardware, shipping systems, and warehouse automation equipment, web-deployable solution enables optional components to be added at any time to meet situational needs.

Original Press Release:

Sage Helps Small & Mid-Sized Warehouses Pick, Pack & Ship Better than Ever w/Launch of Sage Accpac WMS 5.0

Major new upgrade breaks the price barrier for smaller warehouse operations with enterprise-level distribution capabilities for under $10,000 and 'a la carte' pricing of optional modular components

Cleveland - NA 06, Booth #746 - March 27, 2006 - Sage Software announced today at the start of the Material Handling Industry of America's (MHIA) annual show and conference the launch of Sage Accpac WMS (Warehouse Management System) 5.0, a major new upgrade, with improved integration and administration, that will enable small and mid-sized warehouse operations to more effectively compete with their larger competitors by providing them with powerful, cost-effective distribution tools to more efficiently 'pick, pack and ship.' Integrated with the award-winning Sage Accpac ERP and Sage Pro ERP business management systems, Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 is a modular warehouse management solution for small and mid-sized businesses, offering them the freedom to choose optional components to add to each of three available editions, for a truly customized supply chain management solution.

Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 offers greater efficiency and accuracy to businesses, through increased pick rates, decreased errors, higher compliancy, and accurate forecasting of warehouse resources and demands. Integrating with various RF (radio frequency) hardware, shipping systems, and warehouse automation equipment, it's a paperless, wireless, Web-deployable solution that serves as the hub of a warehouse's supply chain.

Available in three editions, 100, 200, and 500, Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 starts as low as $9,500 (USD) SRP for the 100 edition, including a two-user license. Clients can easily scale up to a higher edition, add more users, or supplement their edition with optional modules 'a la carte' to build a warehouse management system that maps to their growing needs, with most optional modules priced at only $5,000 per module.

"Sage Accpac WMS has always been an affordable warehouse management solution for small and mid-sized warehouses, and is now even more powerful and cost-effective," said Craig Downing, Sage Software vice president and general manager for Sage Accpac. "The modular pricing model means these businesses can now pick and choose optional features they want, rather than having to pay for an inflexible 'all-in-one'- product that doesn't entirely fit their needs, or budget. With WMS 5.0, you simply add optional modules to customize your system, or upgrade to a higher edition as your needs change, avoiding hefty customization fees, and providing peace of mind knowing that as your business scales, so can we."

Sage Accpac WMS 5.0-Available In Three Editions

Designed for low volume warehouses, features such as UPS Shipping, RF functionality, Web Dispatch, and Order Management are included in the standard 100 Edition bundle of Sage Accpac WMS 5.0. The 200 Edition, a larger bundle suitable for a medium-sized wholesaler with higher order volumes and a more complex warehouse layout, includes all modules in the 100 Edition, plus adds features such as EOL (end of line) & Shipping, Lots/Serials/Expiry, Kitting, and Multi Carrier Shipping, among others. The 500 Edition is a solution designed for customers handling large volumes, with multiple sites and/or complex warehouse setups that may need extensive customization capabilities. It includes all of the modules in the 100 and 200 Editions, plus features such as Return Materials Authorization (RMA), Packaging, and Multi Company.

For those modules that aren't standard/included with each Edition, they can be added 'a la carte' at the client's choosing. Additional optional modules for all three Editions include Demand Forecasting I and II, and RFID (Demand Forecasting II requires Demand Forecasting I).

Improved integration and administration

Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 also provides a significant upgrade to its Web Services API, which allows warehouses to create sophisticated integrations with both Web-deployed and LAN-based business management applications they count on for daily operations. For example, all reports created using the Web Dispatch Management Console are published as XML (extensible markup language), providing content in a standardized Web publishing format. These XML-configured reports can be produced on-demand, and orders and reports can be quickly exported to MS Excel by simply clicking on an icon in the user interface.

Administration tools in version 5.0 have also been enhanced for increased performance and easier, faster troubleshooting, including new and improved reporting and security functions.

"Sage Accpac WMS is the right product at the right time," said Rod Matheson, a Sage Accpac WMS business partner and president of Groupe Conseil Matheson Giroux, located in St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada. "It enables small and mid-sized distribution clients to fully automate their supply chain in order to serve their customers faster and more efficiently, eliminating downtime and added expenses. The new product features, plus the freedom for warehouses to choose optional components to customize their systems as needed, with integration to other Sage products, sets the standard for warehouse distribution systems designed specifically for SMBs."

Pricing and Availability

Available in three editions, 100, 200, and 500, Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 will be available from authorized Sage Accpac WMS business partners beginning April 3rd, starting at an SRP of $9,500 (USD) for the Sage Accpac WMS 100 Edition, which includes a two-user license. To locate a Sage Accpac WMS business partner, call 1-800-945-8007, or visit www.sageaccpac.com.

About Sage Software
Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.5 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (London: SGE.L), supports 4.7 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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