SOURCE: Sage Software

June 12, 2006 09:50 ET

Sage Software Launches New Peachtree by Sage Quantum -- Accountants' Edition and Showcases Broad Portfolio of Integrated Business Management Software at AICPA Tech 2006

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- In conjunction with the launch of the Peachtree by Sage Accounting 2007 line, Sage Software today announced Peachtree by Sage Quantum -- Accountants' Edition, available exclusively to members of the Sage Software Accountants Network. During the conference, Sage Software will also showcase the latest versions of its selection of accounting solutions that support the entire business life cycle of small and mid-sized businesses, including Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, and Sage Accpac ERP.

The new Peachtree Quantum 2007 is an affordable system for companies that have fully leveraged the capacity of the current Peachtree product line or other similar small business accounting solutions. Currently, Peachtree Complete Accounting, Peachtree Premium Accounting and the Peachtree Premium vertical industry solutions support up to 5 users. Peachtree Quantum supports up to 10 named users and delivers additional performance and data security and handles larger transaction volumes. The new Peachtree by Sage Quantum 2007- Accountants' Edition enables accountants to open and easily work with their clients' data from any of the Peachtree by Sage 2007 products, and is available exclusively to Accountants Network 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, and the Sage Software Accountants Network helps accountants supply the information their clients need. 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 software libraries for Sage Software products that include accounting and business management software, support services and upgrades and updates, including tax tables when applicable. In addition to product libraries, the program offers valuable practice development aids and access to discounts on products and services through 36 preferred "Value Partner" vendors such as Dell, Nextel and CCH Learning Center (for CPE).

"Sage Software is squarely focused on the accountant community to provide them with the best tools possible to manage and grow their firms and serve their clients," said Ed Cheeseman, vice president, Sage Software Accountants Network. "For 30 years, Sage Software has nurtured strong ties with accountants; we understand the varied needs of this community, and value the opportunity to support AICPA Tech 2006 for our accountant partners. This is a valuable forum for them to learn about new technologies, refine their own practice skills, and take additional insight back to their customers at home."

The AICPA Technology conference, held this year at the Hilton in downtown Austin, draws hundreds of CPAs annually, who attend the event to learn more about enhancing their practices through technology. Serving as the Platinum sponsor of this year's AICPA Technology Conference, Sage Software will feature live demonstrations this week in booth 201 at the Hilton Austin, showing several of the products from its broad portfolio: the new Peachtree by Sage 2007, Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage Accpac ERP, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, and Sage Abra HRMS. Representatives from the Sage Software Accountants Network will also be on hand in the booth to answer questions.

For More Information

To see more information about the new Peachtree by Sage -- Quantum, please visit: www.peachtreequantum.com.

For more information about the Sage Value Partners Program, please go to: http://sageaccountantsnetwork.com/resources/member_resources/value_partner.cfm

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.6 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 accounting practices and the construction, distribution, 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 to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.0 million customers and employs over 10,500 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.


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