April 24, 2013 09:00 ET

Sage 50 Provides Small Manufacturers and Distributors Business Intelligence Capabilities to Help Them Stay Ahead of the Curve

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Sage North America announced today the availability of Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting and Sage 50 Distribution Accounting, part of the Sage 50 Accounting 2014 product line. Designed for small manufacturers and wholesale distributors, these products go far beyond accounting, providing an array of business management tools that offer instant access to key information, making getting paid, reacting to issues and controlling profitability easier than ever.

"The ability to see an accurate picture of cash flow at any point in time is critical to the long term success and growth potential for any manufacturer or distributor," said Connie Certusi, executive vice president and general manager at Sage Small Business Accounting Solutions. "Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting and Sage 50 Distribution Accounting are robust, flexible management tools with features offering deep functionality that allows small manufacturers and wholesale distributors to dig into their financial information and answer those 'what if' questions. Not only will this invaluable insight assist them in attaining their business goals, but it will also help position them for further growth."

Sage 50 delivers many benefits to help small manufacturers and distributors maximize their investment and stay on track. Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting provides enhanced BOM management and the ability to create/track work tickets, serialized inventory, and more. Sage 50 Distribution Accounting includes tools that help distributors better manage relationships with suppliers, track payment terms and discounts, and monitor manufacturing and kitting processes.

Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting and Sage 50 Distribution Accounting also feature Sage Advisor technology. This helps manufacturers and distributors maximize the features in Sage 50 by recognizing usage patterns and intuitively offering brief, personalized "show me how" demos and guided tips and tricks.

New features in Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting and Sage 50 Distribution Accounting include enhancements to accounts receivable, making it faster and easier to record outstanding customer invoices, and streamlined accounts payable processes. For more information, please visit:

Also available in the Sage 50 Accounting 2014 line are industry-specific versions for construction and accountants, as well as Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 2014 for businesses with more advanced needs.

Sage 50 is one of the entry points into the Sage portfolio of business management solutions that support long-term business needs and includes Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, Sage 500 ERP and Sage ERP X3 solutions as well as a host of connected services.

Pricing and availability
Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting, Sage 50 Distribution Accounting, and the full Sage 50 Accounting 2014 product line are now available direct from Sage and will be available from most computer retailers and office supply stores in mid-June. The suggested retail price for Sage 50 Manufacturing Accounting and Sage 50 Distribution Accounting starts at $569 for one user. Call 800-228-0068 for more details.

About Sage
Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 13,500 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,

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