IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Sage North America announced today the availability of Sage PFW ERP 5.7, the new version of the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for small and medium-sized multinational businesses including process manufacturers. Its new money- and time-saving features can help contribute to improving a company's bottom line. Sage PFW ERP 5.7 also offers an improved user interface that includes new fields, expanded field sizes, and other improvements in direct response to customer feedback.

"Sage PFW ERP helps companies become more efficient in their daily business management tasks so they can focus more time and energy on strategic projects that generate revenue," said Sam Hunter, Sage North America senior vice president and general manager, Business Management Division. "Version 5.7 exemplifies our continued focus on our customers, and our ongoing commitment to help make business management as simple and cost-effective as possible."

Key money- and time-saving new features and enhancements in Sage PFW ERP 5.7 include:


 1. Streamlined Inventory functionality -- Version 5.7 offers tighter
    control and improved visibility of inventory items throughout the
    system with the ability to now designate items as non-active and
    completely remove them from data entry look-ups, providing more
    accurate inventory and lessening potential costly mistakes.
 2. Better Receivables management -- The new Historical Receivables and
    Aged Receivables by Due Date reporting offers new reporting and credit
    metric tracking that improves business operational insight.
 3. Improved Customer Account management -- The ability to write off small
    balances of overpayments and underpayments while processing cash
    receipts helps provide more accurate customer balances and better
    determine customer creditworthiness.
 4. Enhanced Sales Order Pricing -- Business owners can quickly verify
    correct pricing by checking price overrides using a new option in the
    Sales Order report, which highlights price changes and compares new
    pricing to original prices.


 1. Faster Month-end reporting -- Utilizing new bank statement import
    functionality, version 5.7 provides a faster, more automated way to
    reconcile bank accounts and complete monthly reports.
 2. Better Multiple Company processing -- Users can more easily switch
    between multiple companies and manage workload, reducing the
    possibility of errors when processing data for two or more companies.
 3. More efficient Document processing -- Users can now print and post
    documents directly from Accounts Receivable, Purchase Order, and Order
    Entry data entry screens.
 4. Automated installation -- Companies with multiple locations and
    workstations can quickly deploy version 5.7 and subsequent service
    packs utilizing a new automated process across their enterprise.

Pricing and Availability

Sage PFW ERP 5.7 is available now through local, authorized Sage PFW business partners across North America. For additional information and pricing, contact Sage North America at 888-473-5135, your local Sage PFW business partner, or visit

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. At Sage, we live and breathe business every day. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve their ambitions. Our range of business software and services is continually evolving as we innovate to answer our customers' needs. Our solutions 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 North America employs approximately 4,800 people and supports nearly 2.9 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 14,500 people and supports 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at or call 866-308-2378.

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Contact Information: Media Contact: Mark Priscaro Sage North America Director, Public Relations (925) 931-0980