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Sage MAS 500 ERP Spurs Growth & Profitability for Navtrak

GPS Manufacturer Chooses Sage Software Over Microsoft Dynamics GP

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/21/06 -- Sage Software announced today another successful implementation of Sage MAS 500 ERP, the company's premiere enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, with Salisbury, Maryland-based Navtrak, Inc. The leader in GPS-based fleet productivity solutions, Navtrak provides comprehensive tracking and monitoring of fleet vehicles and mobile workforce employees. Implementing Sage MAS 500 enabled Navtrak to double in size over the last year in both customer volume and total number of vehicles tracked by its database, without increasing inventory levels or staffing. Tight integration with existing applications and improved workflow are the reasons most noted by Navtrak.

"Sage MAS 500 blew Great Plains [Dynamics GP] out of the water," said Sheryl Auld, controller of Navtrak, Inc. "Sage MAS 500 was superior at integrating with our administrative database and CRM and was very easy to use. I'd worked with Great Plains [Dynamics GP] at a previous job and knew it very well. But once I saw Sage MAS 500, I told the Microsoft representative that they didn't need to come back."

The award-winning Sage MAS 500 recently was named a "Top 100 Product" for 2006 in the High-End and Mid-Market Accounting category by the editors of Accounting Today magazine (http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16589&pg=acctoday). A highly scaleable and full-featured business management application, Sage MAS 500 enables larger mid-market companies to streamline operations and effectively manage information in order to help speed growth and profitability. The solution automates accounting and financials, project accounting, distribution, services and manufacturing functions, plus tightly integrates with award-winning Sage CRM SalesLogix, Sage Abra HRMS and Sage FAS Fixed Assets products. Sage MAS 500 is particularly well suited for companies with revenues ranging from $25 million up to $1 billion.

"Because Sage MAS 500 integrates with our CRM software, we only have to enter data once," continued Auld. "This has cut data entry time by at least 50 percent, or the equivalent of several fulltime employees who can be used in other areas of the company. We use Sage MAS 500 to provide historic data for all purchases, as well as real-time inventory. This is invaluable information for running our business smarter."

Navtrak receives inventory that is 90 percent complete then adds sophisticated communication modems, programs them, tests for quality control, and ships them to customers, primarily fleets in the trucking, ambulance, waste disposal and utility industries. Orders are received through a CRM system, which integrates seamlessly with Sage MAS 500. Products are scanned into the Sage MAS 500 inventory system upon arrival. The system pulls parts according to customer order, stages and processes production, and even manages orders through shipping.

"Navtrak fits into a growing trend we've seen where companies do light manufacturing, distribution and services in order to bolster revenues and differentiate themselves," said Jim Portner, vice president and general manager for Sage MAS products. "This evolution aligns perfectly with our Sage MAS product line, which delivers depth and breadth across core accounting functions, manufacturing, distribution and service capabilities."

For more information about Sage MAS 500 visit www.sagesoftware.com/mas500 or contact Sage Software at 800-854-3415.

About Navtrak, Inc.

Navtrak is the industry leader in the development of GPS-based fleet productivity solutions. Navtrak's Street Suite(TM) software has received national recognition from users, industry experts and media for being the most powerful, comprehensive and intuitive fleet monitoring, mapping and reporting solution on the market. Navtrak Inc. is headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, with regional sales and service operations in Boston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Miami, Philadelphia and the Baltimore/Washington metro area. There are currently over 1000 organizations and 14,000 vehicles on the road utilizing the Navtrak fleet productivity solution. For more information call 800-787-2337 or visit www2.navtrak.net.

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 (LSE: 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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