As Softline prepares for a BusinessVision reseller conference in Toronto, it looks something like a farewell tour as the company prepares for its takeover by Sage. Another one bites the dust.

This is not to say that the packages, AccountMate, BusinessVision, or Datafaction, that are sold by Softline North America will disappear from the market. Under its U.S. arm, Best Software, Sage typically keeps packages alive after it buys products or companies if it can make a satisfactory profit. While there are some rumblings that Best does not have much interest in the AccountMate line, no one knows much about Best’s plans, other than that Sage bid for Softline primarily to get into the South African market.

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