SOURCE: Sage Software

October 16, 2007 09:55 ET

Sage Software Announces Discounted Training Opportunities for Accountants' Network Members

Select Discounted Training Courses Also Qualify for CPE Credit

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - Adding additional support for members of the Sage Software Accountants' Network, Sage Software announced today that it is offering a 40% discount on selected Sage Software University classes for Accountants' Network members in the U.S., including instructor-led online courses that qualify for NASBA CPE Credit. The timing of this announcement coincides with The K2 Accounting Software Symposium, for which Sage Software is a platinum sponsor, today at the Georgia Society of CPAs Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Our SSAN members are our best advocates. They have spoken, and we listened," said Heather Scarpero, director, Sage Software Accountants' Network. "One of the greatest challenges as a practicing CPA is keeping up with continuing education requirements; with the training discounts now available to our Accountants' Network members, we're making it much more convenient and less expensive for them to stay current and learn more about our products so that they can be well-informed when talking with their clients."

Sage Software University offers a range of courses in Realtime and Anytime formats. Realtime classes, which qualify for CPE credit, are instructor-led online courses that are scheduled at a designated date and time. Anytime Learning courses are pre-recorded training sessions accessed online, 24/7, and are not eligible for CPE credit. Courses are available on a range of Sage Software products, including Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting and Sage PFW ERP; courses for other products will be coming soon.

Small and mid-sized organizations often rely on their accountants for insight and suggestions on how to more effectively manage their businesses through technology, and the addition of these discounted technology training opportunities is just the newest benefit available to Sage Accountants' Network members.

The Accountants' Network offers resources to increase technical competency and help grow an accountant's practice by providing informative communications and resources, product discounts and membership benefits related to the Sage Software family of products. Through the Accountants' Network, accounting professionals also have access to Sage Software products that include accounting and business management software, support services and automatically delivered upgrades and updates, including tax tables when applicable. In addition to software, members receive a complimentary listing in the Accountants' Network member locator.

For more information about and schedules for available training courses, please visit www.sagesoftwareuniversity.com. To enroll in the Sage Software Accountants' Network, please call 866-565-2726; or visit www.sageaccountantsnetwork.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.

About NASBA CPE Credits

Sage Software is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to:

National Registry of CPE Sponsors
150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700
Nashville, TN, 37219-2417

NASBA Web site: www.nasba.org

For more information on CPE credits or administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, contact our offices at 800-944-4299 and ask for Learning Services, or e-mail us at training.acs@sage.com.

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