SOURCE: Sage Software

June 04, 2007 09:00 ET

Sage Software Adds Integrated Payment Processing Capabilities, Advanced Data Examiner Functionality to Latest Version of Its Millennium Donor Relationship Management Software

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Sage Software today announced the availability of Millennium, version 7.6, its Sage Fundraising solution for larger nonprofit organizations. Version 7.6 features a new, optional integration with Sage Software's Sage Payment Solutions to provide Millennium customers with a complete payment processing solution right from the software. New functionality for Millennium's optional Advanced Data Examiner module, which enables users to quickly and accurately import data into their Millennium database without programming knowledge, expands its robust functionality. Other ease-of-use improvements and functional and reporting capabilities were also added to Millennium version 7.6.

"Because of Millennium's active user groups, this latest release includes many customer requests, and continues to reflect the type of relationship we have long enjoyed with our customers," said Ray Bechtold, vice president of product development for Nonprofit Solutions at Sage Software. "The optional payment processing capabilities are just some of the great new features found in version 7.6. By integrating their Millennium software with Sage Payment Solutions, nonprofit organizations can save time processing payments, simplify a comprehensive sustaining gift program, and lower processing fees, all while maintaining PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance."

Millennium customers include higher education institutions, museums, hospitals, and foundations. With an easy-to-navigate, unique Web-based design that can be set up as an Internet or intranet application, Millennium allows larger organizations to manage campaigns and events, track donors, and create reports quickly and easily.

The new, optional integration with Sage Payment Solutions provides customers with a complete payment processing solution right from their Millennium software, enabling them to increase the efficiency of their installment processing and the security of donor information. Users can quickly and easily process credit cards, debit cards, and electronic checks in real time, or create a batch job for processing at a later date. The advanced payment gateway in Sage Payment Solutions offers Millennium customers a secure, reliable system for authorizing and managing payments 24/7 over the Internet.

Advanced Data Examiner, an optional module for Millennium, provides users with the tools to quickly and accurately import data into their Millennium database, without programming knowledge. Version 7.6 expands Advanced Data Examiner's robust functionality with additional units for Events, Dues and Memberships, Prospect Tracking, and Soft Edit capabilities.

Millennium customers can help keep projects and tasks on track with new real-time alerts, plus benefit from advanced relationship assignments and functionality. Numerous other ease-of-use and reporting enhancements were made to version 7.6 as well.

For more than 25 years, Sage Software has been helping nonprofit organizations further their missions and better serve constituents through the use of technology, by offering Sage MIP Fund Accounting and a range of Sage Fundraising product choices -- Sage Fundraising 50, Sage Fundraising 100, Sage Fundraising 100 - Rainbow Edition, Millennium, and Sage Endowment Management -- so that each nonprofit organization, no matter the size, can select solutions that best fit their budget and program needs.

Millennium version 7.6 is available now. For more information about Millennium and other Nonprofit Solutions from Sage Software, visit www.sagenonprofit.com or call 800-647-3863.

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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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