SOURCE: Sage Software

February 05, 2007 09:30 ET

Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting Earns a Product of the Year Award From Small Business Technology Magazine

Named as One of the 'Products That Get the Job Done'

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- Sage Software today announced that Small Business Technology Magazine has awarded Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting 2007 a 2006 Product of the Year Award as a 'Product that Gets the Job Done' in the publication's annual salute to the best technology products and services for small business. Honorees are profiled online and in print as part of Small Business Technology Magazine's Best of the Year Issue and 2007 Buyer's Guide, available now at

The Product of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding technology products that improve key functions in a small business, such as business operations, management, marketing and sales, productivity and financial management, in addition to critical technology areas such as security and infrastructure. 2006 honorees were selected from nearly 300 entries and comprise four categories: Top 10, Finalists, Products to Watch and Products that Get the Job Done.

"Our Peachtree accounting products have served small businesses for more than 30 years, and we are thrilled to receive this honor from Small Business Technology Magazine," said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage Software. "They share our commitment to helping small businesses succeed, and it means a great deal to us to be recognized."

"Small Business Technology Magazine prides itself on helping entrepreneurs make technology decisions that drive real results in their business," said Patrick Cook, Product Editor and Labs Director, Small Business Technology Magazine. "Our 2006 winners represent the best of the best -- demonstrating the breadth and quality of technical products aimed specifically at the small business market, with robust features and price points that are just right for their needs."

Presented by Small Business Technology Magazine, the 2006 Product of the Year Awards honor the best technology products and services for small business. A panel of judges, consisting of editors, technology writers, trainers and consultants, analysts and small businesses, evaluates products based on criteria such as: overall fit; functionality and ease of use; quality and breadth of support; innovation and potential impact on the bottom line of a small business. Judges also consider factors for successful technology adoption, such as pricing, learning curve, ease of setup and installation, breadth of user materials and support. The program is open to manufacturers and developers of technology hardware, packaged software and hosted services available for purchase by small businesses in the United States.

Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting 2007 is designed to support growing small businesses that need capabilities such as strong accounting, inventory management, unlimited budgeting and advanced security, reporting and analysis, as well as multi-user access. New or enhanced features in the latest version include improved navigation, easy access to lists, and the Business Status Center, a dashboard that provides critical, real-time information about the health of the business. With eight informational sections available, the Business Status Center is customizable by user and provides instant access to an integrated view of key business measurements and indicators. Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting 2007 also includes enhanced integration with Microsoft Office, and is available in vertical industry versions for Accountants, Construction, Manufacturers, Distributors, and Nonprofits.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.7 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 5.2 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call (866) 308-2378.

About Small Business Technology Magazine

Small Business Technology Magazine is the only print and online magazine in the U.S. that focuses on the technology needs of small businesses. The media company offers hundreds of articles, research reports, case studies and product demonstrations that help entrepreneurs make the right technology decisions simply, quickly and effectively. Subscribe at

These awards reflect the opinion of the judges and should be considered as one of many reference points when researching and evaluating products for small businesses.

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