SOURCE: Sage Software

August 21, 2007 09:00 ET

Sage Software's Sage Abra HRMS Helps Mid-Sized Organizations Comply With Latest EEO-1 Reporting Changes

Updated Software Also Features Microsoft Windows Vista Compatibility

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - Sage Software announced today that the latest versions (versions 7.6 and 8.3) of Sage Abra HRMS, its award-winning human resource management system for small and mid-sized businesses and organizations in North America, feature both EEO-1 reporting changes and compatibility with the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system.

"Sage Abra customers know they can rely on the software because updates reflect changing legislative compliance and operating system requirements," said Jessica Simmons, vice president and general manager for Sage Abra HRMS at Sage Software.

Among the many new enhancements in this release, Sage Abra has been updated to make it easy for customers to collect and report on necessary job categories and employee ethnicity to comply with the 2007 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) category changes, effective September 30. Likewise, the system is now compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Business editions.

Sage Abra is Sage Software's flagship HR/payroll offering from its portfolio of complementary front- and back-office solutions, including accounting, fixed asset management, customer relationship management (CRM), and solutions for specific vertical industries. In addition to its best-of-breed status, Sage Abra integrates with Sage Software's Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage Accpac ERP, and Sage Timberline Office, plus its Sage Payroll Services and Sage Compliance Services offerings, as well as third-party solutions for mid-sized businesses.

Sage Abra HRMS versions 7.6 and 8.3 are available now from authorized Sage Software business partners. For more information about Sage Abra HRMS, please visit www.sageabra.com or call 800-424-9392.

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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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