SOURCE: Sage Software

October 29, 2007 09:33 ET

New Conversion Tool Simplifies the Switch for Accountants and Businesses Ready to Move From QuickBooks® to Peachtree by Sage

New Tool Streamlines Data Transfer From QuickBooks to Peachtree

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - Sage Software today announced the general availability of a new QuickBooks conversion tool, aimed at simplifying the process for businesses that are ready to make a switch to Peachtree to utilize its extensive functionality and ease of use.

"There are millions of small businesses who benefit from basic bookkeeping systems, but many are ready for the benefits of a complete accounting system which is not only exceptionally easy to use but also gives them outstanding business management and security," said Connie Certusi, general manager, accounting solutions, Sage Software. "Peachtree provides the accuracy, control and results that many small businesses need, along with the simplicity that is a fundamental requirement of accounting software for these types of businesses. With our new conversion tool, small businesses using QuickBooks can easily make the transition to Peachtree."

The new conversion tool features a simple wizard, which walks the individual through each step of the process with detailed help, and pre- and post-conversion checklists. Businesses using QuickBooks 2006 or 2007 can easily convert and transfer their lists, balances, transactions and other data right into Peachtree. For an overview of what is included in the conversion, visit www.peachtree.com/qb.

A long time favorite of accountants, Peachtree is designed for small businesses that take their accounting seriously and view it as a tool to make better decisions. Peachtree is a comprehensive solution based on double-entry accounting principles, featuring screen-level security, audit trails and automatic accounting checks, so small businesses get the accuracy and control they need to improve their results.

"I need a comprehensive accounting tool to run my business efficiently," said Kurt Plank, owner, North Station Millwork, Ltd. "Peachtree is not only user friendly and flexible, but it also has the capabilities and accuracy I need -- which is why I switched. Now I always know what is going on behind the scenes, which helps me to make better decisions about my business."

Accountants will also see the benefits of the new conversion tool, as it will make it easier for them to convert their clients ready for a change. "Peachtree is as easy as any other accounting software and can be counted on for accuracy," said Marian Poe, accountant. "I've spent a lot of time fixing problems that arise with other accounting software. Because of that, Peachtree is the only accounting software that I recommend to small businesses, and I am excited about the availability of the new conversion tool, which will make it that much easier for me to get my clients on the right path."

Pricing and Availability

The new QuickBooks conversion tool is currently available in Peachtree Premium Accounting 2008, Peachtree Complete Accounting 2008, and Peachtree Pro Accounting 2008, which are available direct from Sage Software and most computer retailers and office supply stores. The suggested retail price for Peachtree Premium Accounting 2008 starts at $499.99, Peachtree Complete Accounting 2008 starts at $269.99, Peachtree Pro Accounting 2008 is $169.99. There is also a Peachtree Pro Accounting / ACT! 2008 bundle available, priced at $269.99, as well as industry-specific versions for accountants, manufacturers, distributors, non-profit organizations and construction firms. Call 800-228-0068 for more details. To learn more and see if Peachtree is right for you, please visit www.switchtopeachtree.com.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.4 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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