SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

January 11, 2010 13:20 ET

Sage Abra SQL HRMS Version 10 Brings New Level of Collaboration Between HR and Management

Dynamic Information Sharing Capabilities Extend Workforce Data to Company Personnel Who Need It Most

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Sage North America today released Sage Abra SQL HRMS version 10, the latest version of Sage's award-winning human resource management system (HRMS) for small and midsize companies. Sage Abra is a market-leading HRMS that improves company efficiency by centralizing employee data, simplifying core human resource (HR) and payroll administration and enabling better workforce-related decisions. Version 10 features a new user interface and powerful new dynamic information sharing capabilities that help companies turn workforce data into a competitive advantage.

"Finance and operations executives in midsize businesses are recognizing the value that timely and accurate workforce information can have in managing costs and successfully running the business, especially in today's economy. This increasing demand for workforce data, available in formats and detail for individual purposes, is putting significant strain on HR departments," said Johnny Laurent, vice president Sage Abra. "The traditional static reporting tools used by HR do not meet these new non-traditional user needs. Sage Abra Version 10 delivers the tools and flexibility for HR departments to give management the information they need, when they need it via secure web links."

Sage Abra v10 provides dynamic information sharing through a variety of access means that put customizable information into the hands of those who need it most. This enables executives, managers and staff to access, analyze and leverage real-time workforce data without placing additional burden on the HR department. Primary to sharing information dynamically are the new View Builder feature, templates and secure web-based access.

With View Builder Sage Abra v10 enables HR to provide users with real-time access to data, which is appropriately filtered for their role within the organization. For example, "views" can be built quickly and easily for executives, directors or supervisors who have rights to certain types of data. Unique URLs then link the views to a variety of applications such as spreadsheet models, web pages and management dashboards.

Sage Abra v10 includes sample application templates, such as merit pay budgeting and contact lists, for Excel, SharePoint and other applications, to help HR and non-HR users create the specific information sharing documents they need. Sage Abra's built-in security procedures protect data from unauthorized access, and also identify the user so that the data is filtered for that user. Each time the user accesses the application, the Abra data is automatically updated.

Sage Abra 10 also introduces a new user interface for improved efficiency. HR and payroll professionals interact with intuitive task organization, terminology and process workflow to accomplish tasks and find information quickly and easily. A new "product feedback" feature has been added that lets users participate in identifying and prioritizing future Abra improvements.

About Sage Abra

Sage Abra is human resource management system (HRMS) software that delivers tightly integrated HR, payroll, benefits and attendance functionality, plus rich reporting and analysis tools. Sage Abra also includes a Web workforce portal with employee self-service that enables company-wide communications, benefits enrollment and more. The product line features support for multiple databases, with Abra SQL supporting Microsoft SQL Server, and Abra Suite supporting Visual FoxPro.

Pricing and Availability

Sage Abra v10 is available now from authorized Sage business partners. For pricing and other information about Sage Abra HRMS, please visit, e-mail, or call 866-271-6050.

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 nearly 3.1 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.1 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at

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