SOURCE: Sage Software

December 13, 2005 11:30 ET

Sage Software Announces DacEasy Version 14

New Version to Ship in Spring 2006 With Enhanced Security, Reporting, and Analysis Tools for Small Businesses

ATLANTA GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 13, 2005 -- Sage Software announced today that it will deliver a new version of its DacEasy accounting software for small businesses in spring 2006. DacEasy v14 will help small businesses more efficiently manage their operations with features that improve reporting, strengthen security and analysis capabilities, and provide greater operational flexibility.

"We are eagerly awaiting the release of DacEasy v14," said Brit Eaton, Sage Software Small Business Certified Consultant. "Sage Software has listened to DacEasy customers and consultants and involved us every step of the way to help ensure the product meets the growing needs of its customers. This is great for our customers, who will be seeing the results of that involvement when v14 ships this spring."

DacEasy is one of the longest standing accounting software products on the market. For 20 years, it has served the needs of small businesses with a series of fully integrated modules that give access to vital information critical for successful operations. DacEasy provides a full complement of accounting functionality with standard accounting capabilities, as well as sales, inventory, and payroll, and appeals to a wide range of small companies. The introduction of DacEasy v14 supports Sage Software's commitment to providing its customers with the tools they prefer to manage for the life of their businesses.

"Sage Software has many great things in store for small businesses in 2006 -- DacEasy v14 is just the beginning," said Dan DeRosa, vice president of product management, Sage Software Small Business Division. "The introduction of DacEasy v14 reinforces Sage Software's strategy of moving at the speed of our customers, and continuing to provide them with a wide variety of products and services designed to meet their needs as their businesses evolve."

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)

Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), supports 4.7 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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