|By Business Wire||
|May 20, 2008 12:00 PM EDT||
Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT) today announced it has signed an agreement to become an Endorsed Development Partner in Sage Software’s Business Management Division (BMD). As part of the agreement, Sage Software will market Quest’s SQL Server Management solutions with its Sage MAS 500 and Sage MAS 200 ERP solutions. With the Endorsed Development Partner designation, Sage recognizes Quest Software as a preferred systems management software solution for SQL Server.
As a leading provider of scalable and customizable software and services, Sage Software serves a variety of industries. The BMD Development Partner Program is designed to help ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) successfully develop, test and market applications that enhance and extend the functionality of Sage Software’s BMD solutions.
“Candidates must meet stringent criteria in order to be invited to the Endorsed Development Partners program,” said Alan Bryant, senior vice president ISV Programs and Developer Relations for Sage Software’s BMD. “Quest's best-of-breed SQL Server solutions certainly meet all of our requirements and are the same caliber of IT management products that we offer our customers."
“Sage uses Quest tools both internally to develop products and externally to support customer usage issues,” continued Bryant. “We know that our customers rely on Sage MAS 500 and Sage MAS 200 as critical components of their businesses and Quest’s tools make it possible to find a resolution to SQL Server-related issues in a few hours instead of days or even weeks.”
Billy Bosworth, vice president and general manager of Quest’s SQL Server business unit, noted that companies depend on Sage’s MAS ERP systems for continued growth and success. According to Bosworth, “Any availability issues can have a significant impact on a company’s ability to do business. We are excited to partner with Sage to deliver SQL Server management and performance solutions that increase customers’ ability to stay competitive in an evolving market.”
Quest offers a comprehensive suite of SQL Server solutions including Spotlight® on SQL Server Enterprise which enables users to easily identify and resolve performance problems, LiteSpeed® for SQL Server that allows for fast and flexible backup and recovery and centralized reporting, and Quest® Capacity Manager for SQL Server that solves problems associated with managing disk space and server resources.
Pricing and Availability
To learn more about Quest’s SQL Server Management solutions visit: www.quest.com/aboutquestandsage/.
About Sage Software’s BMD Development Partner Program
The BMD (Business Management Division) Development Partner Program is designed to help ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) successfully develop, test and market applications that enhance and extend the functionality of Sage Software’s BMD solutions. The program provides extensive development resources, technical services, strategic product and marketing benefits that help maximize Development Partner revenue opportunities. Endorsed Development Partners, the highest achievable designation in the program, receive the greatest benefits by meeting rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria. Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable business management solutions. For more information on the Sage Software BMD Partner Development Program, please visit http://sagesoftware.com/partners/development_program/index.cfm
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software, Inc., a leading enterprise systems management vendor, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 90,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest provides customers with client management as well as server and desktop virtualization solutions through its subsidiaries, ScriptLogic, Vizioncore and Provision Networks. Quest Software helps organizations deliver, manage and control complex database environments through award-winning products for Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase and MySQL. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.
Quest, Quest Software and the Quest logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quest Software in the United States and certain other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Web Links Used in this Release:
Sage Software –www.sagesoftware.com
Resolve performance problems –http://www.quest.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise
Backup and recovery –www.quest.com/litespeed-for-sql-server
Managing disk space and server resources –www.quest.com/capacity-manager-for-sql-server
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