October 26, 2011 11:57 ET

Sage Releases Enhanced Construction & Real Estate Business Management Solution

The Fall 2011 Release of Sage Timberline Office Saves Time so Companies Can Focus on Revenue-Generating Activities

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized companies in the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of the latest version of Sage Timberline Office. This release includes key enhancements to areas such as credit card management, making it easier to enter and reconcile credit card payments and statements; and workforce management, offering 70 customizable human resources forms to help manage hiring, discipline, evaluations, and more.

The Fall 2011 version of Sage Timberline Office also improves system performance, enabling customers to more quickly and easily access information and complete tasks, and adds increased security to the installation process. The release is full of time and money saving features, including a server migration tool to help streamline hardware upgrades; an auto-file journal feature that shortens journal length and saves paper; and estimating line item attachments allowing users to attach files directly to database items. Increased speed, efficiency and productivity, plus access to a built-in live chat link for technical assistance combine to deliver an improved customer experience.

"We are committed to continually improving our software solutions to provide our customers with the tools they need to excel in their business," said Jon Witty, Vice President and General Manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. "Sage Timberline Office is the gold standard in the construction industry, and these latest enhancements further help our customers save valuable time and stay competitive in this tough economic climate."

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 40,000 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 3,900 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 Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,!/sagenamerica.

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