SOURCE: SAGE

May 18, 2010 10:00 ET

Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 Adds More Business Management Power at an Affordable Price

New Jobs Management Features Will Help Small Businesses Take Advantage of Stimulus-Related Opportunities

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Sage North America announced today the general availability of Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011, with major enhancements in usability and jobs management, adding even more business management power at an affordable price. Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 is part of the broad portfolio of Sage business solutions that service end-to-end business needs.

Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 offers the simplicity of an integrated accounting solution, with unrivalled performance and unmatched capacity in its class: twice as fast for transaction saves and report generation than its nearest competitor, and capacity from five to 40 named users. It's ideal for businesses looking for more power on a modest budget, and adds a mid-way step in the Sage migration path for small businesses who have outgrown Sage Peachtree, but aren't yet ready to move up to a midsized, fully customizable solution such as Sage ERP MAS 90. 

"Companies are maximizing their investments, looking at ways to do more with less," said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage. "For these firms, Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 is a perfect choice; an out-of-the-box solution that is fast, flexible, and works the way a small business does. It's perfect for companies who have an eye on growth and are looking for value, or for companies who realize that their current system is more than they need, either from a cost or a transactional standpoint, and are looking to switch."

With the government releasing most of the $787 billion in stimulus funds this year, new job opportunities will be developing for small businesses. The new jobs management functionality in Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 will assist small businesses in taking advantage of those stimulus-based opportunities, enabling them to track the data required to comply with federal project parameters. 

Exclusive new job-related features in Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 include:

Job Navigation Center: A 'one-stop shop' for quick, easy access to all job-related information including tasks and reports from a centralized dashboard, in which a complete list of jobs is displayed. Users can drill down for detail, and use new Job Status Indicators to easily view or sort by status. 

Interactive Job Reporting: On-the-fly customized reports with real-time totals can be developed from job modules on the dashboard, based on what information is selected. The Job Profitability module with comparisons of original, estimated vs. committed and the various filters can create hundreds of user-defined reports, all of which can be exported to Excel, PDF, or email. 

Job and Project Management Center: Small businesses can proactively manage projects with easy access to job information in one centralized place. A second tab in the Job Navigation Center provides a customizable dashboard view of information per job, per job/phase, or per job/phase/cc. 

A new Streamlined Service Billing feature enables businesses that provide services to quickly invoice customers for any unbilled time and expenses; unbilled items can be filtered by date, customer or job. The outstanding time and expenses are then transferred directly to an invoice, increasing billing efficiency. New customizable Job Status Indicators with visual red/yellow/green "stoplights" enable easy identification of what's on or off track, and is completely customizable to suit the needs of individual businesses, improving efficiency and awareness.

Other new features include the ability to process change orders and enhanced assembly reporting. Additional improvements simplify startup, increasing efficiency with an easier installation process and a helpful setup advisor. 

With industry-specific features and reports to meet the specialized needs of small manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and nonprofit organizations, Sage Peachtree Quantum provides growing small organizations with the accuracy, control, and results they require for successful business management, and is the entry point into the Sage family of ERP solutions. The Sage migration path expands the Sage Peachtree product line and offers a natural progression up to Sage ERP solutions to ensure small businesses have familiar and affordable options to support their long term business needs. 

Pricing and Availability
Sage Peachtree Quantum is available direct from Sage or from the Sage network of Sage Peachtree Certified Consultants. Pricing starts at $2950 for a 5 seat license. A payment plan is available, through which small businesses can pay six months in equal installments via credit card. For more information, please call 800-228-0068, or visit www.peachtreequantum.com

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 3.1 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 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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