SOURCE: Sage Software

August 29, 2007 09:54 ET

Sage Software Announces New Accountants' Advisory Board

New Thirty Member Board to Chart Future Course for Sage Software Accountants' Network

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - In an effort to better serve the CPA community, Sage Software announced today the formation of an Accountants' Advisory Board for the Sage Software Accountants' Network. The timing of this announcement coincides with the annual Southeastern Accounting Show, today and tomorrow in Atlanta, Ga.

Consisting of thirty CPAs selected from current Accountants' Network membership, the new Advisory Board is tasked with providing insight and future direction for the Accountants' Network. The members of the Advisory Board were chosen based on their experience with small to mid-sized business clients, and will serve a one year term, meeting quarterly to discuss future program direction and developments, as well as serve as a sounding board for current ideas.

"Sage Software is squarely focused on providing the accountant community with the best tools available to manage their own firms and serve their clients," said Heather Scarpero, director, Sage Software Accountants' Network. "Our Accountants' Network members already provide us with invaluable feedback about our software and services; it's our hope that with regular input from our Advisory Board, we'll continue to refine our program offerings and increase the value of tools and services we provide to our members."

Small and mid-sized organizations often rely on their accountants for insight and suggestions on how to more effectively manage their businesses through technology. The Accountants' Network offers resources to increase technical competency and help grow an accountant's practice by providing informative communications and resources, product discounts and membership benefits related to the Sage Software family of products. Through the Accountants' Network, accounting professionals also have access to Sage Software products that include accounting and business management software, support services and automatic upgrades and updates, including tax tables when applicable. In addition to software, members receive a complementary listing in the Accountants' Network member locator, which will allow end users to locate an accountant in their area.

The Southeastern Accounting Show, held this year at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, draws more than 1,000 CPAs annually, who attend the event to learn more about trends and technologies impacting the profession. Sage Software will feature live demonstrations this week in booth 201 at the Galleria, showing several of the products from its broad portfolio: Peachtree by Sage Accounting, ACT! by Sage, Sage Accpac, and Sage MAS. Representatives from the Sage Software Accountants Network will also be on hand in the booth to answer questions.

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Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.4 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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