SOURCE: Sage Software

July 26, 2005 11:25 ET

Sage Software Updates Sage Fundraising 50 With Online Gift Capabilities and New Recurring Gift Module

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- Sage Software today announced availability of Sage Fundraising 50 (formerly MIP Fundraising Paradigm), its all-in-one fundraising management solution for value-conscious nonprofit organizations. Features in the new release (version 6.0), including a new Recurring Gift and Online Gift Processing modules, continue Sage Software's tradition of offering full-featured, easy-to-use fundraising products that enable nonprofits to focus on their programs, not their software.

Sage Fundraising 50 gives nonprofit organizations an extensive suite of fundraising and development management programs. The new Online Gift Processing module saves organizations time and prevents potential data entry errors by automating the process of consolidating online donations, constituents, and other data gathered from online giving services into the Sage Fundraising 50 management system. Users maintain the flexibility to choose any online giving service, or maintain their current vendor, such as PayPal® or Network for Good™.

Designed to help users streamline the processing of recurring gifts, the new, built-in Recurring Gift module helps users quickly process bank drafts and credit card gifts, and create export files for bank processing.

"With Sage Fundraising 50, you get a lot of software for a reasonable price," said Marian Marsh, administrative secretary at East House, a private nonprofit mental health agency and Sage Software customer, based in Rochester, N.Y. "Using the product, we do not sacrifice simplicity to get great results. We especially appreciate the improved anonymous listing ability, and the fact that we can edit custom fields. The solution is easy to learn and use effectively, so you can focus on your programs, not your software."

In addition to the new modules, Sage Fundraising 50 also provides many new features throughout the product that make it even easier to use, including simplified installation, extensive guides for new users to get started quickly, improved credit card functionality for recurring gifts and pledges, and expanded e-mail tools for efficient communications with donors, such as the ability to batch and time-delay message distribution.

"The new version of Sage Fundraising 50 has dramatically decreased the time I spend on gift entry," says Tanya Roberts, development associate, Washington Humane Society, Washington, D.C., a Sage Software customer that beta-tested the software. "The new Quick Gift features make data entry quick and simple, while the new reports features make data analysis faster and less complicated."

Sage Fundraising 50 requires no IT resources to install or maintain, and is available immediately from Sage Software business partners. For more information about Sage Fundraising 50 or other Sage Software solutions for nonprofit and government organizations, please visit www.sagenonprofit.com.

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)

Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.4 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (London: SGE.L), supports 4.5 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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