Many people are wondering what will happen with Softline, recently purchased by Sage, and Accpac International, which Sage recently agreed to buy. That’s not immediately clear, but here are some predictions of things that will not happen.

Sage and its Best Software operations will not close down the Accpac Advantage, Simply Accounting, or BusinessVision lines. Softline and Accpac give Best a rock-solid hold on the Canadian accounting software market from retail through mid-range to mid-market. Nor will it close down the Softline line in Australia or South Africa anytime soon for the same reason. Sage has just purchased the strongest position in accounting software in the English-speaking world and it will not abandon that.

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