Best Software/Sage is a company that delivers products based on savvy understanding of its customers' needs, of the competitive forces in the market, and on constant adaptability. It is still standing on top of the hill in many SME markets, and it is typically a much more difficult task for anyone to capture the hill than to defend it.
the impending lawsuit between SCO and IBM and possibly all Linux users). On the other hand, even Sage's near $900 million in revenues would only be a little step in Microsoft's journey towards its $10 billion by 2010 applications revenue earmark. Thus, no one can dismiss Microsoft's involvement for sure, at least to stall Sage with a takeover controversy in a manner similar to the Oracle/PeopleSoft/J.D. Edwards saga. This, in turn, could make Sage feel compelled to hit the acquisition trail itself
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