SOURCE: Sage Software

November 12, 2007 09:40 ET

Sage Software Offers Peachtree Software Free to Accountants Who Recommend a Move for Their Clients From QuickBooks® to Peachtree by Sage

New Tool Streamlines Data Transfer From QuickBooks to Peachtree; New Offer Makes It Even Easier for Businesses to Make the Switch

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Sage Software today announced the availability of free software for the clients of accountants who are ready to make the switch to Peachtree. Through January 31, 2008, accountants who recommend Peachtree to their clients currently using QuickBooks can get Peachtree by Sage Complete Accounting 2008 for them free with proof of ownership of QuickBooks. Customers who then make the switch to Peachtree will also get six months of support free, from the date of registration, with the Guaranteed Start-up Success program.

Sage Software recently announced the general availability of a new QuickBooks conversion tool, which simplifies the conversion process for businesses that are ready to make a switch to Peachtree, to utilize its extensive functionality and ease of use. And, small businesses can rest assured knowing that with six months of free support through the Guaranteed Start-Up Success program, they will be supported through their transition with access to the assistance they need as they get started with Peachtree.

"We are overwhelmed by the response of our Accountants' Network members since introducing the updated conversion tool. Many of them have asked for this capability, to ease the pain of transitioning for their clients ready to make the switch," said Heather Scarpero, director, Sage Software Accountants' Network. "And now, not only is it easier than ever for small businesses to switch, through January 31st, with the assistance of their accountant, it's also free."

A long time favorite of accountants, Peachtree is designed for small businesses that take their accounting seriously and view it as a tool to make better decisions. Peachtree is a comprehensive solution based on double-entry accounting principles, featuring screen-level security, audit trails and automatic accounting checks, so small businesses get the accuracy and control they need to improve their results.

"I have a number of clients who've contemplated switching, because they appreciate the comprehensive analysis capabilities and rich functionality in Peachtree," said Timothy Fox, accountant at Tim Fox Accounting firm. "With the updated conversion tool and start up success guarantee, it's easier than ever for them to make the switch to what they need."

The new conversion tool features a simple wizard, which walks the individual through each step of the process with detailed help, and pre- and post-conversion checklists. Businesses using QuickBooks 2006 or 2007 can easily convert and transfer their lists, balances, transactions and other data right into Peachtree. For an overview of what is included in the conversion, visit www.peachtree.com/qb.

Availability

Peachtree Complete Accounting is available free to accountants for clients who can illustrate they're currently using QuickBooks, via screen capture or proof of purchase. The new QuickBooks conversion tool is currently available in Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting 2008, Peachtree Complete Accounting 2008, and Peachtree by Sage Pro Accounting 2008, which are available direct from Sage Software and most computer retailers and office supply stores. The suggested retail price for Peachtree Premium Accounting 2008 starts at $499.99, Peachtree Complete Accounting 2008 starts at $269.99, and Peachtree Pro Accounting 2008 is $169.99. There is also a Peachtree Pro Accounting / ACT! 2008 bundle available, priced at $269.99, as well as industry-specific versions for accountants, manufacturers, distributors, non-profit organizations and construction firms. Call 800-228-0068 for more details. To learn more, please visit www.switchmyclients.com.

About Sage Software

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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