IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Sage North America, which provides business management software and services to more than 2.9 million small and midsize businesses in North America, today announced the launch of Sage BusinessWorks Accounting 2010. The new version features significant usability enhancements that enable users to quickly and easily manage business and accounting functions, plus new reporting capabilities for improved capture and analysis of business data.

Sage BusinessWorks 2010 provides a completely redesigned user interface, which enables highly functional, intuitive and easy access to critical company data. From invoicing to audit trails, the new user interface guides users through the quick and accurate completion of tasks.

"The new welcome page does a nice job of displaying a wide range of resources in one easy to access location," said Michelle Tipton of Topy International Inc., Sage BusinessWorks 2010 beta customer. "The new reporting features are great, and we have found the upgraded report writer to be a wonderful addition to the program."

The newly added reporting system features drill-down capabilities to the details of transactions, drill-down capabilities to the task screen, plus three levels of report customization:

--  Quick Reports are for users who want to add/subtract/move fields or
    change the filter or sort options.
--  Comprehensive Reports are for users more comfortable in the report
    design arena and enable users to add/subtract/move fields, add
    calculations, add customer drill down or drill to fields, and more.
--  SQL Report Programming is only available with the Custom Office
    module, providing the Comprehensive Reports access to this portion of the

Sage BusinessWorks is a feature-rich, modular-based accounting solution that helps small- to medium-sized businesses increase operating efficiencies through process automation. The solution includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable modules; along with cash management, inventory, order entry, payroll, job costing, and utility features. Sage BusinessWorks also offers more than 200 built-in reports, plus it seamlessly integrates with other Sage applications to create an integrated front-office and back-office business solution that increases productivity and profitability.

Pricing and Availability:

Sage BusinessWorks 2010 starts at a suggested list price of $1,694. Current customers with an active ClientCare plan receive a Sage BusinessWorks 2010 upgrade for no additional fee. For additional information, contact the Sales Department at 800-447-5700, 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. 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 or call 866-308-2378.

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Contact Information: Contact: Alex Kouznetsova (905) 814-0503 ext 55834