New appointments will drive expansion of CRM and Enterprise divisions
Winnersh, 28th May 2010 – Sage (UK) Limited, UK business software and services leader, has today announced the appointment of Carlene Jackson and Bob Anderson as General Managers in its mid market division. The strategic hires will bolster the company’s senior management team while ensuring it is best placed to meet the more complex business requirements of larger organisations and support the needs of its 20,500 mid-market customers.
Bringing extensive experience in both sales and consulting within the CRM industry, Carlene Jackson has been appointed General Manager of Sage’s newly formed CRM Unit. Bob Anderson, who has a strong track record in building and growing enterprise software businesses, has been made General Manager of Sage’s Enterprise Unit.
“Businesses today not only need robust business management solutions that can evolve with their organisation over time, but also want to be safe in the knowledge that their software provider really understands their business,” comments Greg Ford, Managing Director of Sage’s mid market division. “With the appointments of Bob and Carlene our customers and Business Partner community can be assured that they will continue to receive the products and services they need to help grow their businesses.”
“With its loyal customer base, unique business partner ecosystem and unrivalled CRM products that include Sage SalesLogix and SageCRM, Sage has fantastic assets in the CRM space,” comments Carlene Jackson, General Manager of Sage’s mid market CRM business. “With businesses increasingly looking to develop trusted customer relations, this FTSE 100 technology company is well placed to generate significant growth in CRM.”
“Not only does Sage have a great brand and an impressive install base, its products have been built upon unrivalled local knowledge,” comments Bob Anderson, General Manager Sage’s mid market Enterprise business. “I see enormous opportunity for Sage and its business partners as organisations increasingly look for powerful yet cost effective solutions such as Sage 1000 and Sage ERP X3.”
Carlene Jackson brings over 10 years of experience in delivering and selling CRM solutions as well as a strong knowledge of the CRM market, having worked with IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce.com. Having worked in CRM sales as well as within end user organisations and with business partners, Carlene understands the strategic benefits of CRM and brings a customer centric approach to the role.
Bob Anderson joins Sage from the enterprise software firm Click Commerce. Having held the role of VP of Operations at Click Commerce and Senior Consultant in Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's Strategy Practice, Bob has extensive experience in managing P&L, budget, sales forecast and strategic planning and will utilise this expertise to drive forward Sage’s Enterprise business.
Notes to the editor:
This week Sage UK has launched a major national advertising campaign, with The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph, to drive awareness for its mid market offering. Designed to champion Sage’s position as one of the leading business software and service providers worldwide for larger firms, the advertising campaign will highlight:
Sage is the 3rd largest ERP solution provider to businesses worldwide
More than 1/3 of the FTSE 100, including The LSE and Lloyds TSB, use Sage software to manage their business
Sage’s mid-market customers are located in every single postcode area across the UK
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 Referenced to Gartner, Market Share: ERP, Software Worldwide, 2009, based on total software revenue in 2009.