SOURCE: Sage Software

June 18, 2008 11:30 ET

New Sage TimeSheet 9.7 Simplifies Time Tracking for Professional Services Organizations

Version 9.7 Features Stronger Sage Abra HRMS integration, More Robust Sage TimeSheet - MAS 90 Edition

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Sage Software today announced the availability of Sage TimeSheet, version 9.7, featuring enhanced integration with Sage Abra HRMS Attendance and Sage Abra HRMS Payroll for improved management of payroll-related tasks, the time tracking process, and the complete automation of data transfers between systems. The new release also includes enhancements for Sage TimeSheet - MAS 90 Edition.

For many years, Sage TimeSheet has offered a comprehensive business solution for managing elements ranging from attendance to varying pay rates for businesses and organizations, including government contractors and those focused on professional services such as IT and engineering.

"The goal with this new update to Sage TimeSheet is to help managers get better control of the information coming into the system so they can increase efficiency and minimize the time it takes to handle time tracking and payroll management," said Jessica Simmons, vice president and general manager for Sage TimeSheet, Sage Software. "In addition, the new enhancements will also enable professional service organizations to improve resource management for better forecasting and accountability, which is particularly important during a challenging economic environment."

Sage TimeSheet is a flexible project and resource management application that offers organizations extensive time and expense tracking, resource allocation analysis, and project headcount justification that can be easily integrated with other business management applications. New functionality in Sage TimeSheet 9.7 provides:

--  Simpler access to other business applications. Administrators can use
    simple menu commands within Sage TimeSheet to configure and operate
    optional modules with greater ease once activated.
--  Tighter integration with HR and Payroll. There is now complete
    automation in the transfer of information between Sage Abra HRMS and Abra
    Payroll for payroll processing, or to Abra Attendance to update time-off
    balances into Sage TimeSheet.
--  Improved approval processes. The system provides additional
    notification capabilities allowing for the ability to notify component
    managers, such as Project Managers, during the approval process when
    timesheets have been submitted by employees.
    

Sage TimeSheet - MAS 90 Edition also offers new functionality with the release of Version 9.7 for better employee task management and time tracking. Administrators can now restrict job selection lists on tasks and time entries according to a selected employee, and send pro-rated hours from Sage TimeSheet to the TimeCard or Accounts Receivable (AR) modules in Sage MAS 90 ERP.

The new tighter integration between modules available in the standard Sage TimeSheet enables more control over the information transferred within Sage TimeSheet - MAS 90 Edition. Administrators can now choose which Sage MAS 90 module receives expense data, as well as send summarized time entry and expense entry data to the Sage MAS 90 AR module.

Sage TimeSheet integrates with project management and billing systems, and also provides built-in tools to analyze project budget costs, estimated time-to-completion, and resource utilization. Compared to other project time-tracking software, Sage TimeSheet offers the most flexible configuration and customization capabilities to fit the unique requirements of most organizations, whether departmental or company-wide.

Availability

The Sage TimeSheet product line includes Sage TimeSheet 100, Sage TimeSheet 500, Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Edition, Sage TimeSheet - MAS 90 Edition, Sage TimeSheet - MAS 500 Edition and Sage TimeSheet - Abra Edition.

Sage TimeSheet version 9.7 is now available. For more information and pricing on the Sage TimeSheet product line, including available add-ons, please visit www.sagetimesheet.com or call 800-477-6763.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.9 million small and medium-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 global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage Group now has 5.7 million customers and employs over 14,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

© 2008 Sage Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Sage Software, the Sage Software logo and the Sage Software product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc. or its affiliated entities.

Contact Information