SOURCE: SAGE

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July 06, 2011 08:00 ET

Sage Launches New Estimating Solution to Help Contractors Win More Jobs and Maximize Profit

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in Canada and the United States, today announced a new Microsoft® SQL Server®-based version of its market-leading Sage Timberline Estimating with enhanced productivity features, making it faster and easier to create and manage estimates. The new Sage Timberline Estimating product provides a smarter and more automated way to estimate. Working as a stand-alone product or in tandem with Sage business management software such as Sage Timberline Office, Sage Timberline Estimating eliminates redundant data entry and error-prone processes, helping projects run efficiently from initial estimate to project completion.

"Sage is committed to continually improving its software solutions and strives to deliver a better experience for our customers. Sage Timberline Estimating answers that call by providing a welcome replacement for underpowered estimating solutions and generic spreadsheets," said Jon Witty, general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. "The latest version provides estimators with a variety of productivity tools which will ultimately aid contractors in improving efficiency and profitability in today's competitive market."

"Our business focuses on industrial automation, power systems and project management for clients in the glass industry and primary steel-making business. The tools and databases we work with must be customized to relate to specific functions," said Carter Stewart, manager of business development and estimation at Encompass Automation and Engineering Technologies. "Like many businesses, Encompass is reliant upon volume estimation and Sage Timberline Estimating allows us to rapidly reconstitute estimates for appropriation purposes," said Stewart. "Furthermore, the new SQL version has helped us improve how we store and access our estimates."

About Sage Construction and Real Estate Solutions
Sage's construction and real estate products include Sage Timberline Office, Sage Timberline Enterprise, Sage Master Builder, and Sage Peachtree software that are industry-tailored to help companies optimize financial and operational performance. With over 40 years in the industry and more than 20,000 construction and real estate customers, Sage product lines have been recognized as the most widely used applications for construction estimating, job costing, accounting, payroll, and project management in the mid-market, according to the Construction Financial Management Association's (CFMA) 2010 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.2 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. 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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