SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

August 23, 2010 14:12 ET

Industry Growth and Specialization Spur Increase in Sage MIP Fund Accounting Business Partners

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  Sage North America announced today the addition of four business partners representing its Sage MIP Fund Accounting nonprofit financial management software. ADSS Global of Exton, Penn., JOSEPH EVE of Great Falls, Mon., Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP of Eugene, Ore., and Kerr Consulting & Support of Houston, Texas, were recently certified on the software. Resellers and accountants increasingly view specialization with products, such as Sage MIP Fund Accounting, as a growth opportunity. More than 50% of respondents to CCH's 2009 Accounting Trends Survey said specialization is the key to their growth. According to The CPA Technology Advisor's 2010 Reader Survey, more than 11 percent of accountants are specializing in the nonprofit sector.

"Business partners are continuing to grow their nonprofit practices using Sage MIP Fund Accounting because the product is solid, backed by a strong parent company, and they receive excellent customer support from an award-winning team," said Krista Endsley, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Nonprofit Solutions. "Sage MIP Fund Accounting helps improve the daily lives of nonprofit accounting professionals, while also helping organizations demonstrate financial and organizational accountability."

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), as much as 5 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2008 came from nonprofits. Sage currently helps more than 32K unique not-for-profit organizations in North America increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology.

For more information about ADSS Global, visit www.adssglobal.net; on JOSEPH EVE, visit www.josepheve.com; about KSBC, visit www.ksbc.com; and on Kerr Consulting, visit www.kerr-consulting.com.

For more information about Sage MIP Fund Accounting and other Sage solutions for not-for-profit organizations, please visit www.sagenonprofit.com.

About Sage MIP Fund Accounting
Available as licensed software or in a remotely hosted environment, Sage MIP Fund Accounting is Sage North America's software for nonprofit financial management. It is part of a broad portfolio of Sage business management software and services that support accounting, ERP, CRM, human resources and other operations. First introduced in 1982, Sage MIP Fund Accounting has been honored with numerous industry awards, including four consecutive Campbell Awards from Campbell Rinker for exceptional ratings in the Nonprofit Accounting Software Survey, a nationwide survey of accounting software users.

About Sage Nonprofit Solutions
Sage Nonprofit Solutions has been serving nonprofit and governmental organizations for more than 30 years. Sage currently helps more than 3.1 million small and midsized businesses, including more than 32,000 unique not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology. From fund accounting, donor and fundraising management, and fixed asset management, to online donation processing, human resources (HR), payroll, and health care, Sage offers a software product or service to meet the organization's need.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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