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LONDON, 22 August, 2005 - IntelligentApps, a Sage company and worldwide provider of industrial strength Business Performance Management (BPM) software, announced that it’s partner-focused business model is going from strength to strength as it introduced its latest partner in a new vertical market. Solicitors Own Software (SOS), a leader in the specialist field of legal practice management software, is the most recent partner to recognise the benefits of combining packaged software, services and industry domain knowledge. SOS will harness these strengths as it resells IntelligentApps alongside its own Practice Management software.

Commenting on the announcement Paul Martin, Managing Director of IntelligentApps and SageBI Division said: “We identified SOS’s strong partner potential because of its prominence within the legal IT sector and for the many rich features demonstrated by its highly flexible and easy to use practice management software. We are very excited to announce this partnership, SOS brings invaluable business knowledge to this key market as they resell IntelligentApps to their existing customer base.”

SOS Practice Management software is designed to support the entire legal practice, so that lawyers can spend time doing what they do best instead of getting bogged down with tedious and repetitive administration.

Combining its case and practice management software with IntelligentApps will enable SOS to provide Financial Controllers, Partners, Department Heads and Fee Earners with performance data that is timely, relevant, reliable, consistent, understandable, and easily drilled into using either a familiar Excel or Web Browser interface to OLAP data cubes.

Michael Platt, MD, SOS welcomed the announcement, saying: “Our partner strategy is based on providing our clients with a total solution, with technology that is best in its field. We have worked exclusively with solicitors for 17 years to create the right tools to help lawyers manage their business efficiently and we are very excited about the additional performance dashboards and analytic features that the IntelligentApps solution will provide for our clients.”

The partnership is already reaping rewards, with the first contract already completed with Hugh James Solicitors, and new the business intelligence and reporting functionality receiving very positive client feedback at the recent SOS User Group.

Notes to editors

About Solicitors Own Software
Bath-based SOS was formed in 1987 to develop and market legal practice management solutions. Its practice management software is designed to support a client’s entire practice efficiently, from managing time recording, invoicing fee-based work and streamlining administration tasks, to providing ‘real time’ management information.

SOS was one of the first companies to supply a true-windows-based system and was voted a “Top 5” supplier of practice management systems in the UK (Grant Thornton 2000).

Software developed by this legal systems solution provider is now in use by more than 400 law firms throughout the UK, including several Top 100 firms.
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About IntelligentApps
IntelligentApps ( is a worldwide provider of industrial strength Business Performance Management (BPM) software delivered using the end user’s tools of choice – Excel and the Web Browser. Applications from financial reporting, customer relationship management (CRM) analytics and performance dashboards are delivered with the highest levels of scalability, combined with the absolute lowest cost of ownership. IntelligentApps software is engineered using a modern .NET technology architecture, fully exploiting Microsoft Office and SQL Server Analysis and Reporting Services technologies. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in London - England, customers include Reuters, Shell, News International, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Kesa, Dell, Spirit Group, Thorntons, ALEA, and the Home Office. Acquired by Sage (UK) Limited in November 2004 IntelligentApps delivers one of the cornerstones of Sage’s strategy to offer a complete business management software solution
to Sage’s existing and new customers.

About Sage
Sage (UK) Limited is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc (, a leading international supplier of business management solutions. Formed in 1981, the Group was floated on the stock exchange in 1989 and now employs over 8,000 people worldwide in its market leading companies throughout Europe and the USA.

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