SOURCE: Sage Software

January 29, 2007 11:47 ET

Sage Software Time Tracking and Billing Applications Rank High With Legal Professionals

Timeslips by Sage and Sage Carpe Diem Received Praise in Surveys From the American Bar Association and American Lawyer Magazine

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- Sage Software time tracking and billing applications are the solutions of choice according to surveys of legal professionals conducted by the American Bar Association (ABA) and American Lawyer magazine. Sage Carpe Diem and Timeslips by Sage, both of which are being demonstrated during the LegalTech New York show at The Hilton New York Hotel this week, are two of several widely-recognized brands and leading business management applications offered by Sage Software.

Timeslips by Sage is "the #1 time and billing software for legal professionals," according to the 2006 American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report: Law Office Technology, (1) while Sage Carpe Diem is the time entry solution of choice for 31% of the big firms surveyed by American Lawyer magazine, (2) according to an article published in their November 2006 issue.

"The American Lawyer magazine survey attests to the fact that Sage Carpe Diem provides our customers with the capabilities they need to effectively capture all billable time, as well as track time while working remotely," said Sam Hunter, director, Time Tracking and Analytics. "Sage Software will continue to assist mid-sized and large firms in centralizing their time and expense entry systems to help them streamline processes and improve their bottom line results."

Recent enhancements to Sage Carpe Diem include:

--  A Missing Time Notification feature which allows administrators and
    managers to define and monitor required working time for billable
    employees.  An email reminder is automatically sent to the timekeeper when
    the minimum requirements are not met,
--  Optimization of the CDWeb module to increase system performance for
    organizations with multiple locations that require a centralized system,
--  Improvements to remote data management in the CDWeb client software to
    enable edits to transferred entries and to create customized confirmation
Additional user interface improvements have been made with a focus on increasing efficiency and flexibility within Sage Carpe Diem. To learn more about other features in Sage Carpe Diem, visit

Sage Software offers small and mid-sized organizations flexibility in determining which time tracking or billing application will best address their operational needs by providing an array of business management applications from which to choose.

"I've used Timeslips for four years, and it consistently delivers the capabilities I need to ensure that our clients are receiving the most accurate billing statements, so that our firm can be paid for its services," said Trish Bernard, office manager for a law firm based in New York City.

For legal professionals, Timeslips 2007 offers a number of features to assist them in streamlining daily activities such as:

--  An icon-based layout of the billing process in the Navigator menus
    that will quickly guide users through important billing tasks,
--  An upgraded spell checker and the ability to check grammar.  An on-
    screen visual indicator will help catch misspellings and resolve
    grammatical mistakes quickly and easily,
--  An improved billing process which includes the ability to create a
    bill cover page that summarizes client-specific details, such as the amount
    due and current balance, in any chosen format, and
--  Slip creation by simply emailing a time or expense entry in the
    required format from virtually any handheld device, including a
    BlackBerry® handheld device. (3)
Other notable features in Timeslips 2007 include streamlined reporting with one-click drill down to source date and simple drag-and-drop field creation; automatic, scheduled backup of Timeslips data; the customizable Timeslips Today dashboard; and the ability to reprint partially paid or unpaid bills in one step, and e-mail them to clients. To learn more about other features in the latest release of Timeslips, visit

"The flexible feature set of Timeslips continues to be popular with legal professionals who want to customize the product to work the way they do," said Chris Claude, product marketing manager, Timeslips by Sage, Sage Software. "Additionally, we have introduced an even more hands-on process for our customers to help us make Timeslips more user-friendly and intuitive so that invoicing, reporting and other steps of the billing cycle are even more efficient."

Attendees of LegalTech New York should visit booth 2411 on the show floor to learn more about the features and add-on services both Timeslips and Sage Carpe Diem offer legal professionals.

Pricing and Availability

Timeslips by Sage 2007, SRP $449.99 and Timeslips by Sage 2007 Multi-user Value Pack, SRP $799.99 for up to 5 users; $1449.99 for up to 10 users are available direct from Sage Software. Both products come with 30 days of free technical support and a 60-day, full money-back guarantee for first time customers. For more information on these and other available products or to order directly from Sage Software, call 800-285-0999 or visit

Sage Carpe Diem is available direct from Sage Software or through Sage Software Business Partners. Pricing begins at $250 per timekeeper with volume pricing available. For more information on this service or volume buying, call 800-477-6763.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.7 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 5.2 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at or call (866) 308-2378.

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(1) Based on optional verbatim responses to the 2006 American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report: Law Office Technology. 2006 Legal Technology Survey Report: Law Office Technology © 2006 American Bar Association.

(2) Excerpted with permission from the November, 2006 edition of The American Lawyer © 2006 ALM Properties, Inc.

(3) The ability to receive slips sent by email requires Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002 or 2003.

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