ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - Sage North America today announced the availability of expanded complimentary training for new Peachtree customers, offering 30 days of access to more than 50 courses to help small businesses harness the full potential of Peachtree by Sage Accounting. These classes are designed to improve Peachtree customers' productivity by helping small businesses tailor their use of Peachtree to meet their unique needs.

Previously, new customers have had access to basic courses designed to get them acquainted with the core functionality of the product. Now, new customers will have unlimited access to a broad curriculum that will help them quickly learn many business management capabilities of Peachtree more specific to their individual requirements. Courses are available at no charge for 30 days from the date new customers initially register for training on Sage University.

"Sage prides itself on the ease of use of Peachtree, and our customers have told us that earlier access to training on the advanced capabilities of the system, including tips on how to tailor Peachtree to meet their unique needs, would help them to maximize their productivity and return on investment," said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage North America. "With this complimentary training library for new customers, we're accelerating that process, giving them everything they need to get started on the right foot, experiencing the enhanced visibility and power Peachtree provides for their business's success."

Sage University offers access to training libraries for Sage customers in an online format, making it easy to select courses specific to individual training needs. Training libraries are continually expanding, adding valuable content to help individuals be more productive.

After the initial 30 days has ended, small businesses that wish to have access to the full inventory of training courses as well as unlimited access to technical support and annual product upgrades can take advantage of Peachtree Business Care, which bundles all of these valuable services together as part of an annual subscription program. Members of the Sage Accountants' Network automatically receive Peachtree Business Care as part of their membership, bringing them even greater value. For customers who prefer it, local training is available through Sage's wide network of Peachtree Certified Consultants.

Pricing and Availability

Complimentary training is currently available for all new Peachtree customers, and is available for 30 days from the date that a customer registers for training -- not when the product is registered. Additional training can be purchased separately or as part of Peachtree Business Care. Small businesses can also receive training locally through the network of Peachtree Certified Consultants. For more information on training, please visit: To locate a Certified Consultant in your area, please 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. Sage North America employs more than 4,100 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

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