SOURCE: Sage Software

February 21, 2006 09:30 ET

Sage Software Continues to Expand Its Payroll Services Portfolio

New Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition Improves the Delivery of Accurate Payroll Information

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 -- Sage Software announced today the availability of the new Web-based Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition, which allows Sage Payroll Services customers to both automate their employee time tracking and streamline their payroll processes. The new module enables businesses to integrate employee time tracking with their Sage Software payroll service easily, saving valuable time and money by minimizing costly mistakes caused by manual time entry into the payroll system.

Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition is the latest solution in the Sage Payroll Services portfolio to assist small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with improving their payroll processes. For many years, Sage TimeSheet has offered organizations solid time tracking to help them better manage their time entry and management processes. Extending the Sage TimeSheet Web module to Sage Payroll Services customers will provide them with a competitive integrated solution for improving payroll.

"Since announcing our active expansion into the payroll services market, we have introduced better options for small to mid-sized businesses to manage their payroll headaches," said Rick Valentine, vice president and general manager for Sage Payroll Services, Sage Software. "Customers who integrate the Sage TimeSheet module into their payroll process can virtually alleviate the chances of administrator errors resulting from manually re-entering information."

The Web-based Time Clock feature in Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition makes it easier for companies with several site locations or remote employees to provide a central location for time entry, which can be transferred by an administrator to the Sage Software Payroll Services Bureau for processing.

Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition eliminates double entry of data with its integrated time collection and payroll entry. Using the Sage TimeSheet Job Scheduler feature within the application, the payroll administrator can easily transfer information from employee timesheets into Sage Payroll Services. The application can be set up to apply established earnings codes to employee time data, which can then be automatically mapped to the payroll service, making it easier to track accrual information and create accurate payroll reports.

In addition, Sage TimeSheet offers extensive reporting tools, such as Missing Time and Activity Analysis, to enable administrators to more efficiently address payroll related issues.

"The introduction of the Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition illustrates Sage Software's commitment to consistently deliver quality applications that help organizations better manage their operations," said Krista Endsley, vice president and general manager for Time Tracking and Active Planner, Sage Software. "Sage Software continues to work toward being the software vendor of choice by offering a range of business solutions, including accounting, time tracking, CRM and payroll services that can grow with our customers throughout the life of their companies."

Pricing and Availability

Sage TimeSheet - Payroll Services Edition is available direct from Sage Software. For more information on this service, please call 800-477-6763 or visit http://www.sagespecialized.com/products/timesheet/index.asp

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 2.5 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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