After spending four years of trying to establish its name in the market, Best Software is going to disappear, replaced by the name of its corporate parent, Sage Ltd.

Of course, using the Best name in the United States was not something Sage wanted to do. In 2001, Sage lost a court fight to Quick Technologies, the small Texas company that claimed ownership of the name Sage in this country. Many think Sage adopted the Best name, the original name of the Reston, Va.-based company that marketed the FAS fixed asset and Abra payroll lines, after Quick asked for too much money. Whatever the case, the parties have settled and Sage will be bringing its name back to this country over the next year.

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