SOURCE: Sage Software

November 12, 2008 09:50 ET

Sage Software to Introduce HR Portal for Peachtree Customers

Partnership With HR411.com Brings Professional HR Tools to Small Businesses

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Sage Software announced today that it is partnering with HR411.com to expand the business management resources available to small businesses using Peachtree by Sage with the introduction of a comprehensive human resources information and support portal. Peachtree Simple Payroll, Peachtree Select Payroll, Peachtree Business Care and Peachtree Quantum subscribers will now receive, at no additional cost, access to the HR411.com portal which will include features such as HR best practice guides, model forms and documents, sample polices, pre-written job descriptions, HR tips and newsletters, federal and state compliance resources, and much more.

"With the shifting economy, small businesses are trying to do more with less, and many lack the financial resources to have an HR person on staff," said Connie Certusi, general manager, Peachtree Accounting, Sage Software. "Taking care of employees is critical for small businesses' survival and success. By partnering with an HR expert like HR411.com, we can provide our Peachtree customers with HR information and insights they may not currently be able to access, which further extends their investment in Peachtree."

"We're excited to partner with Sage Software to offer HR411's award winning human resources solution to small businesses across the country that use Peachtree," said Michael J. Pires, president, HR411.com. "In today's turbulent business climate employers simply cannot afford any unnecessary risk and exposure. Our experience shows that businesses want practical, cost-effective solutions to help them meet their day-to-day human resource obligations. HR411 offers the ideal balance between do-it-yourself and done-for-you to provide the tools, information and support employers need to effectively meet requirements and protect themselves against potential HR pitfalls."

Available to qualified Peachtree customers in late November, the Small Business Edition of the HR411.com portal will offer an array of HR tools, resources and information, including access to:

--  HR best practice guides covering a range of topics from ADA to
    termination,
--  Hundreds of customizable HR forms and documents,
--  Federal and state resources to aid with addressing key compliance
    issues,
--  Timely HR and benefits news along with legal compliance updates on
    issues affecting small businesses,
--  An easy-to-use, web-based, Employee Handbook Wizard, plus timesaving
    Job Description and HR Compliance Wizards, and
--  Online criminal background checks.
    

Subscribers will also receive weekly tips covering hiring, retention, benefits, as well as an HR newsletter, offering valuable insight, advice, and strategies for improved HR and employee management.

Pricing and Availability

The Small Business Edition of HR411.com will be available in late November at no additional cost to small businesses that subscribe to Peachtree Simple Payroll, Peachtree Select Payroll, Peachtree Business Care or Peachtree Quantum services. For more information on Peachtree Business Care, Peachtree Select Payroll, or Peachtree Simple Payroll, please visit www.peachtree.com.

To learn more about HR411.com please visit www.hr411.com/sage.

About HR411.com

HR411® has been assisting businesses around the country manage and support their HR functions since 2001. HR411.com is an award winning solution that was designed specifically to help small and mid-sized businesses gain access to expert tools and advice in order to better manage employees, understand and comply with key employment and labor laws, and stay current on HR trends and developments. To learn more visit www.HR411.com or call 1.888.MyHR411.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.9 million small and medium-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 the North America business of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage Group now has 5.7 million customers and employs over 14,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378.

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