SOURCE: Sage Software

October 24, 2007 10:03 ET

Sage Software Expands Accountants Network With More Tools to Help Accountants Improve Practice Operations and Development

New Additions to Sage Software Accountants Network Address Business Needs Beyond Software

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - Sage Software today announced a new set of program enhancements for Sage Software Accountants Network members in the U.S., aimed at helping members with commonly unaddressed business needs, such as file exchange, remote access to programs and data, and recruitment. This is just the latest set of improvements to the Accountants Network, which has added a number of new benefits -- ranging from CPE training discounts to a new member locator too -- over the last couple of months. The timing of this week's announcement coincides with The Sleeter Group Conference, for which Sage Software is a platinum sponsor, currently at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

"Our recent program improvements go beyond software, addressing real business needs our members have, such as recruiting new employees or saving money on activities they do every day, such as emailing large client files back and forth," said Heather Scarpero, director, Sage Software Accountants Network. "Many of our Accountants Network members are so busy working with clients they rarely have time to identify tools like these that they need. We've made it easy for the Accountants Network members, by bringing them valuable access to discounted services that will benefit their practices and enable them to focus on what they do best: consulting with their clients."

Secure file transfer: Through a partnership with LeapFILE, a leading secure file transfer provider, Accountants Network members can now sign up for Sage AssuredSend, a complimentary Secure File Transfer Service. With it and a standard internet browser, accountants can send financial and tax information of up to 1GB to clients without overnight delivery costs, saving them both money and time.

Remote access to programs and data: Accountants Network members are also eligible for a discount when using GoToMyPC® for remote access, which enables users to remotely log onto their office PCs from any other Internet-connected computer to access all their applications and files.

Free recruitment postings to Monster.com: Staffing up for the New Year is also easier for Accountants Network members. There is currently a war for talent in the accounting field, making it difficult for small firms in particular to identify and recruit new employees. To help members prepare for busy season, the Sage Software Accountants Network is offering free job postings on Monster.com for members through December 31st -- a $350 value. "This is a wonderful benefit from the Sage Software Accountants Network. Monster.com is a great resource for providing good and reliable personnel", Patricia Angello, CPA.

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 on these new program benefits, or to enroll in the Sage Software Accountants Network, please call 866-565-2726; or visit www.sageaccountantsnetwork.com.

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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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