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Sage Software, Inc.

May 23, 2006 09:13 ET

Sage Software Ships New Sage Abra eRecruiter: Online Recruiting Tool for Mid-Sized Organizations in North America

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2006) - Sage Software announced today the availability of Sage Abra eRecruiter, the new online recruiting solution for its award-winning Sage Abra HRMS product line. The recruiting solution is easy-to-use and affordable, helping HR professionals in the U.S. and Canada to expand their Internet recruiting strategies, reduce hiring costs, and shorten the recruiting cycle by automating and simplifying the entire recruiting process.

"Sage Abra eRecruiter will help us reduce paperwork and make it easy for hiring supervisors to have greater visibility and involvement in the entire recruitment process," said Cynthia Simmons, HR assistant for the City of Smyrna, Ga., a Sage Abra HRMS customer with more than 400 employees that will soon implement Abra eRecruiter. "We currently inter-office hard copies of resumes and applications to supervisors throughout the hiring cycle. Using Abra eRecruiter, we will receive instant feedback on candidates so we can fill positions more quickly. And, by linking our online employment applications to Abra eRecruiter, we can have an efficient, automated workflow from screening all the way to hiring."

Using Abra eRecruiter, a company can customize an online career center to match their corporate Web site's look and feel, allowing applicants to easily view open positions, submit resumes, answer screening questions, and complete applications online. An employee-only view of the career center supports companies' employee referral programs. Managers and recruiters can search the applicant and employee database for a variety of requisition-specific criteria, including degree, major, referral source, position desired, and skills. Abra eRecruiter supports the U.S. EEOC guidelines regarding Internet job applicants.

Added Simmons, "In addition to time-savings, Abra eRecruiter is a great tool for electronic records management. Per the Georgia Department of Archives and History Retention Schedule for Local Government Records, we must keep resumes and applications on file for two years. Using Abra eRecruiter, we can keep them electronically and perform a simple database search for a particular applicant, instead of rummaging through file folders."

Also integrating with Monsterr, Abra eRecruiter helps give thousands of additional potential candidates access to a company's postings, while built-in e-mail workflows result in paperless recruiting. Abra eRecruiter enables users to create new requisitions using templates or from scratch, route them to approvers for review, and then automatically post to the online career center and the Web.

"Previously, an online solution with this much functionality was affordable to only larger companies," said Karl Grass, vice president and general manager for Sage Abra HRMS and Sage Payroll Services at Sage Software. "Abra eRecruiter was designed for busy HR departments at mid-sized businesses and organizations. Now, they can use Abra eRecruiter to do everything recruiting-related, from creating job requisitions and screening new employees, to optimizing their recruiting strategy by identifying the most cost-effective sources of hiring."

Sage Abra eRecruiter is part of Abra Workforce Connections, the workforce-facing self-service system for Sage Abra HRMS, which provides customers with Web-based workflow automation capabilities. Other Abra Workforce Connections modules include Sage Abra ESS (employee self-service) and Sage Abra Benefits Enrollment.

Sage Abra eRecruiter is available now from Sage Software business partners. For additional information and pricing on Abra eRecruiter or other Sage Abra HRMS solutions, please call 800-424-9392; or visit www.sageabra.com.

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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