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Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 2
Part 1 of this series analyzed the transformative events during the last few years at Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) and its Sage North America subsidiary. These

dss tiers  Applications Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)  certified payments platform, integrates with many Sage software products to maximize the value of customers’ business systems with automatically updated credit and debit card transaction information. Future Sage Exchange releases will offer additional integrated payment capabilities, including advanced point-of-sale (POS) device integration, payment origination solutions, and cash management applications. Another major product line is SageSpark online

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