SOURCE: SAGE

Sage

August 09, 2011 10:05 ET

New Sage FAS 2012 Improves Overall Usability, Providing Small and Mid-Sized Businesses With Increased Productivity

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - Sage North America announced today the availability of Sage FAS Fixed Assets 2012. With a significant update to the user interface, including task-based navigation and dedicated functional working areas, this release streamlines customer processes and makes tasks even easier. A new graphical process map makes conducting physical inventories simple and an innovative Assistance Center goes beyond mere "Help" to provide customers with industry best practices and access to outside resources. The Sage FAS Asset Accounting family provides easy-to-use fixed asset accounting, depreciation, and reporting features for businesses, governments, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

Feedback received during recent beta testing of Sage FAS 2012 was extremely positive, yielding a Net Promoter Score of 79%, which means that users are enthusiastic supporters and recommenders of the new software. Joyce Tierney from Distributed Systems Services, Inc. commented, "It has a very fluid and intuitive feel. I especially like the Assistance Center -- now you are just a click or two away from product answers and accounting information that you need to use the product and do your job better."

In addition to streamlining fixed asset depreciation and physical inventory tracking activities, the new look and improved features of Sage FAS 2012 make the software even easier to use, thereby providing greater efficiency and productivity.

"We aim to give our customers the tools to run their businesses efficiently so they can concentrate on growing their business rather than simply operating it," said Sam Hunter, Sr. Vice President and General Manager. "Sage FAS 2012 allows users to complete tasks faster by giving them multiple ways to accomplish them within the software and quickly find answers to common questions when they do arise."

Key features:

  • Improved usability with easier to use task navigation, drag and drop to quickly customize main Asset List area, and new visual indicators of asset images and notes
  • Improved Find and Replace function that now includes wildcard searches
  • Create Temporary Groups for faster asset selection and refinement
  • Customize the Asset Detail screen for maximum efficiency
  • Improved handling of transfers and disposals with new transaction timeline
  • New Utility Reports offer insight into security, system set-up, and audit trail (available only in Sage FAS 100 and Sage FAS 500)
  • Global Task Manager automates multi-company depreciation and reporting (available in Sage FAS 500 only)
  • Enhanced combined history tracking with improved display and scheduled purging
  • New Reports area makes creating and customizing reports easy with batch reporting that simplifies period end processing and frequently used reports handily accessible with Favorites tab
  • New Assistance Center goes beyond help to make you a fixed assets expert
  • New System Administration area centralizes your most important set-up and maintenance tasks
  • Update thousands of assets instantly with improved import wizard

For more information, please visit http://www.sagefas.com/

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.

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