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March 28, 2013 09:00 ET

Sage Construction Anywhere Adds Mobile Time Collection and Online Project File Storage Capabilities

New Functionality in Cloud-Based Solution Increases Project Team Efficiency, Strengthens Field-to-Office Communication, and Provides Better Visibility Into Labor Costs and Profitability

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 28, 2013) - Sage North America today announced the release of new mobile time collection and project file capabilities in Sage Construction Anywhere, a cloud-based collaborative solution.

Sage Construction Anywhere integrates with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) to provide construction professionals with anytime, anywhere access to the project information needed to keep their jobs moving forward and will soon also integrate with Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder). The solution's initial release last spring gave Sage 300 customers the ability to access Sage 300 project reports anywhere, anytime on any mobile device or personal computer.

The latest release addresses a key area of process improvement for many contractors -- automating the collection and approval of employee time worked in the field. "One of the most common areas of opportunity for a construction company to strengthen a project's financial performance is to improve its visibility into labor costs and potential profitability threats earlier in the project," said Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. "Making it simple for employees to provide employee timecard information in the field using phones and tablets better positions a company to collect necessary labor information sooner so they can course-correct faster."

The new Time capabilities within Sage Construction Anywhere provide employees and supervisors the ability to use an iPhone, or soon an Android, "app" to quickly and easily submit employee time worked on a project. Submitted time can be reviewed and approved using the mobile app or online within Sage Construction Anywhere, and once approved, the information flows to Payroll and Job Cost to provide the latest view of labor costs on the job.

The release also features Project Files capability that provides project teams with online access to share and easily retrieve project documents, drawings and photos from one central location. On-the-spot access to the latest information, while at the job site, saves foremen and superintendents time associated with tracking down information needed to correctly complete a task, reducing the risk and cost of potential rework, getting it done right the first time.

"Sage Construction Anywhere has made my job tremendously easier," said Billy Tate, a foreman at Dean Crowder Construction, a Sage Construction Anywhere customer. "When I'm on a piece of equipment, I can look down at my iPad and see every aspect of the job in my hand without having to go to the office and dig through stacks of prints. That's invaluable. I thought it was going to be a big learning curve, but it really hasn't been as difficult as what I expected."

To learn more about the new Time and Project Files capabilities within Sage Construction Anywhere, visit www.sageconstructionanywhere.com, view an online demo or contact Sage at 1-800-628-6583 or productinfo.cre@sage.com. Read more about Dean Crowder Construction's success with Sage Construction Anywhere here and watch a video of its story.

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Sage keeps projects moving with the most job-ready and people-connected solutions for construction and real estate. Its 40,000 customers manage more than 400,000 jobs, 5.7 million subcontracts and 622,000 rental units each year with Sage products, including: Sage Construction Anywhere, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office), Sage 300 Trade Specialty (formerly Sage Timberline Enterprise), Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating), Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) and Sage 50 Construction Accounting (formerly Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction). Follow Sage Construction and Real Estate on Twitter® (www.twitter.com/sageconstruct), Facebook® (www.facebook.com/SageConstructionandRealEstate) and LinkedIn® (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sage-Construction-Real-Estate-3729866) and through its Plumb Bob Square Rants blog (blog.sagecre.com).

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