May 18, 2011 12:00 ET

Sage Peachtree 2012 Streamlines Business Management for Small Construction Firms

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Sage today announced the general availability of the Sage Peachtree 2012 industry-specific products, including Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction, as well as Sage Peachtree Quantum 2012 and the rest of the core Sage Peachtree 2012 lineup.

Part of the Sage portfolio of products designed for the construction industry, Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction 2012 is easier to use than ever, providing construction firms and specialty contractors with instant access to key information that makes getting paid, making proactive decisions and controlling profitability easier than ever, helping small contractors to stay competitive in an constantly evolving business landscape.

"Though the economy appears to be improving, most construction firms still need to do more with less. Sage Peachtree 2012 will help them to leverage efficiencies and immediately get them answers to their top questions: are projects on schedule, on track, and on budget," said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage. "Sage Peachtree 2012 makes it easier for construction firms and specialty contractors to quickly get the information they need so they can focus on what they do best: running their businesses."

New with Sage Peachtree 2012 is the Sage Advisor, which helps companies maximize the value of their software investment, whether they are new to Sage Peachtree or have been using it for several years. The Sage Advisor helps them by following usage patterns and intuitively offering brief, personalized "show me how" demos and guided tips and tricks, prompting small businesses to discover new ways to simplify processes and obtain valuable business advice. The tips can be saved for later review or dismissed completely if preferred.

Sage Peachtree 2012 also helps small contractors:

  • Better manage data backup and other system processes: With the new System Check, construction firms can quickly and easily monitor system health and resolve potential issues before they affect productivity or compromise data. The System Check gives helpful advice around last backup, system memory, database size, and other key indicators, all at a glance, potentially heading off minor issues before they become big headaches.
  • Improve control over vendor relationships: A customized Vendor Management Center dashboard helps users process large quantities of information about a single vendor at a glance. It enables quick research, comparisons, and decision making, helping contractors analyze past transactions to make informed decisions, negotiate better rates with suppliers, or even switch vendors when necessary.
  • Get richer insight into the business with new Sage Peachtree Business Intelligence: Sage Peachtree Business Intelligence is a reporting and analysis add-on solution integrated with Sage Peachtree. Using the familiar Microsoft® Excel® interface, it enables more robust reporting and easier access to Sage Peachtree data, providing affordable, simple business intelligence for small businesses. Sage Peachtree Business Intelligence has built-in templates for sales, purchasing and financial reporting to get up and running quickly, but users can design their own reports as well. Because Sage Peachtree Business Intelligence pulls directly from the system without the need for export or manipulation, reports are always current with latest data, so contractors can more readily analyze the aspects of their business that matter most to them, get the insight they need, and make informed decisions. Customers can also consolidate information from multiple Sage Peachtree companies or other databases for further analysis.

Other new features, which vary across products, include the ability to copy transactions, enhancements to the management centers and dashboards for added customization, an easier install, and workflow automation. For more information, please visit

For construction companies that require additional scalability, functionality, estimation capabilities and customization, the company also offers Sage Timberline Office and Sage Master Builder products.

Pricing and Availability

Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction 2012, the Sage Peachtree core line and the industry-specific solutions for accountants, nonprofits, distribution and manufacturing are now available direct from Sage, selected resellers, and hundreds of Sage Peachtree Certified Consultants nationwide. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction 2012 single user is $499.99 and for multi-user is $1199.99. Sage Peachtree Quantum starts at $2950.00 for new customers. A payment plan is available, through which small businesses can pay six months in equal installments via credit card. Call 800-228-0068 for more details.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,!/sagenamerica.

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