SOURCE: Sage Software

September 07, 2005 11:30 ET

Sage Software Introduces Start-Up Success Guarantee for New Peachtree Customers

Six Months Free Support and Money-Back Guarantee Now Available for Small Businesses

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 7, 2005 -- Sage Software today announced a new program that guarantees start-up success for small businesses who want to try Peachtree. First-time Peachtree customers who purchase Peachtree by Sage Complete Accounting or Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting from Staples are entitled to six months of free start-up assistance, which includes unlimited phone support and a 1 hour consultation with a start-up specialist to ensure that they successfully get up and running on Peachtree. Sage Software is so committed to this initiative that they have offered a six month money-back guarantee to those customers who wish to return the product at the end of the period.

"We understand that getting started on new accounting software can be stressful for any small business, whether they are a brand new start-up or a more established company with years of experience. Whether you need help in understanding how to convert your historical data or simply want to learn how to tailor Peachtree to meet your specific needs, it's reassuring to know that free assistance is just a phone call away," said Connie Certusi, general manager, Small Business Accounting, Sage Software. "With our new Start-Up Success Guarantee Program at Staples, small businesses who are new to Peachtree can select it with confidence, knowing that we are 100% committed to helping them get off to a successful start with Peachtree."

"Staples has made a commitment to its customers to provide tools that facilitate their growth and better equip them to easily manage business tasks every day," said David Figler, vice president, divisional merchandising manager at Staples, Inc. "The Start-Up Success Guarantee for Peachtree by Sage Software is one of many ways we are delivering on that commitment."

For nearly 30 years, Peachtree accounting products have served the needs of growing small businesses who rely on their accounting to give them the insight they need to make better business decisions. Peachtree helps small businesses efficiently manage and streamline their accounting and business management operations by providing powerful accounting with strong analysis tools and operations management features as well as comprehensive reporting functionality and tight integration with Microsoft® Excel.

The Peachtree line includes versions for general business as well as industry-specific versions for accountants, manufacturers, distributors, construction companies and nonprofit organizations. Sage Software also provides small businesses with a broad selection of award-winning business management software to support them throughout their business lifecycle -- from basic accounting for a start-up business, to feature-rich, industry-specific solutions for accounting, payroll, human resources management, customer relationship management, and others.

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 4.5 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 or call (866) 308-2378.

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