SOURCE: Sage Software

June 28, 2005 09:00 ET

Sage Software Continues to Attract United Way Organizations With Sage MIP Fund Accounting's Features and Functionality

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- Sage Software (formerly Best Software) today announced some of the newest United Way organizations to select Sage MIP Fund Accounting (formerly MIP Fund Accounting), the award-winning nonprofit accounting solution that helps organizations of every size track, manage, and report on funds from multiple sources, across multiple budget periods. To date, more than 200 United Way organizations across North America have chosen Sage Software solutions to help them manage their accounting and fundraising processes.

"Sage MIP Fund Accounting enables us to easily develop meaningful FASB 117 reports, while at the same time providing critical information to decision makers," said Carol Frye, chief operating officer at United Way of the Columbia Willamette, based in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. "Using the software, we can efficiently record and track expenses into multiple funds at multiple departmental layers, even over multiple fiscal years. Sage MIP Fund Accounting makes life in our accounting department much easier."

Deanna Rayner, manager of finance services at United Way of the Capital Region, based in Enola, Pennsylvania, says her organization selected Sage MIP Fund Accounting for several reasons.

"We use Sage Software's Rainbow for fundraising management, and we wanted something that would 'play nice' with that software, as well as make our day-to-day lives easier," she said. "Currently, we key everything from system to system; using Sage MIP Fund Accounting will save that duplicated effort and give us time-saving measures not available in our present system. A lot of United Ways in our area use the software, so I look forward to sharing best practices."

Other United Way organizations that recently selected Sage MIP Fund Accounting include:

--  United Way of Manatee County, Inc. - Bradenton, Florida
--  United Way Treasure Valley - Boise, Idaho
--  United Way of Lake County, Inc. - Gurnee, Illinois
--  United Way of Greater Portland - Portland, Maine
--  Cape Fear Area United Way - Wilmington, N.C.
--  United Way of York County - Hanover, Penn., York, Pennsylvania
--  United Way of West Tennessee - Jackson, Tennessee
--  United Way of Blount County - Maryville, Tennessee
--  United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County - Beaumont, Texas
--  United Way of El Paso County - El Paso, Texas
Sandra Davis, president and CEO of United Way of Blount County, said her organization reviewed several solutions, and found Sage Software's products for nonprofits to be "the most user-friendly and suitable for a United Way organization of [their] size."

Sage Software offers United Way organizations a complete integrated suite of nonprofit products built for their needs. Sage MIP Fund Accounting is fully integrated with MIP Fundraising Rainbow, a fundraising and constituent relationship management solution designed especially for United Way organizations, as well as Sage Endowment Management to help grant-making organizations track and manage fund distribution. Sage Software offers a range of other nonprofit-specific products, including Sage Fundraising 50 (formerly Paradigm), Sage Fundraising 100 (formerly GT Pro), and Millennium.

For more information about Sage Software's solutions for nonprofit organizations, please contact 800-811-0961 or, or visit

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)

Sage Software offers leading business management products and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), supports 4.5 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable applications through its portfolio of leading brands, including Abra, ACCPAC, ACT!, BusinessWorks, CPASoftware, FAS, MAS 90, MAS 200, MAS 500, MIP, Peachtree, SalesLogix, and Timberline Office, among many others. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call (866) 308-BEST.

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