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ACT! Posts Record Numbers in Retail and Corporate Licensing Sales; ACT! 2000 Tops Ingram Micro's Best Seller List for September.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2001

Interact Commerce Corp., the makers of ACT!, the best-selling contact manager, and SalesLogix, the leader in small business and mid-market CRM, today announced that ACT! 2000 took first place on Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) Best Seller List in September for the Business & Office category in the United States.

Recently released, this list was based on Ingram Micro's sales to software resellers during the May 31 through June 29 sell-through period.

"ACT! sales continue to increase, propelling the product to the number one spot on our September Best Seller List for the second time this year," said Jodi Honore, vice president, general manager storage and software, Ingram Micro U.S.

"Interact has been on the best seller list for 45 weeks straight and this is their fourth appearance at the number one spot during that time. Our relationship with Interact has grown over the past year, and they have become one of our top contact management partners, offering great opportunities to the channel."

In addition to success in the retail market, second quarter sales figures marked a record revenue number in corporate license sales in the history of the product. This marks the third consecutive record posting quarter for ACT! corporate sales. ACT! added more than 1,100 corporate accounts with more than 15,500 new users during the second quarter.

"We are thrilled with the continued demand for ACT!," said Chad Hoke, vice president of ACT! sales, Interact Commerce. "Not only does ACT! remain the best selling contact management solution for individuals and small businesses, but the product has shown phenomenal success and continues to post record revenue and customer numbers in the corporate arena as well."

For additional information about ACT!, to purchase ACT!, or to become an ACT! reseller, visit www.act.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services. The company operates in 36 countries with sales of $30.7 billion for the fiscal year 2000.

Ingram Micro's global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, market development programs, and supply chain management services to more than 175,000 technology solution providers and 1,700 manufacturers. The company is focused on maximizing shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology supply chain.

Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

About Interact Commerce Corp.

Interact is the leading provider of relationship management software for mid-sized companies and small office/home office businesses. The company is known for building products that are easy to use, quick to deploy, provide integration with leading back-office solutions and give anytime, anywhere access to critical information.

The company's products include SalesLogix, the leader in small business and mid-market CRM (customer relationship management) used by more than 3,500 companies; and ACT!, the best-selling contact manager used by more than 3.2 million professionals and 11,000 corporations worldwide.

Interact is a subsidiary of the Sage Group, plc, the leading supplier of business management software and related products and services to the small- to medium-sized business community worldwide.
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