ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -   Sage North America announced today the availability of the Sage Peachtree 2011 product line, part of the broad portfolio of Sage business management solutions that service end-to-end business needs. A longtime favorite of small businesses and accountants, Sage Peachtree is easier to use than ever, providing companies with instant access to key information that makes billing customers, reacting to issues and controlling profitability easier than ever for small businesses, helping them to stay competitive in a rapidly changing economy. 

"At a time when most small businesses need to do more with less, Sage Peachtree 2011 will help them to leverage efficiencies and answer the three most important questions of their day: are business activities on track, on schedule, and within budget," said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage North America. "Sage Peachtree 2011 makes it easier for small businesses to quickly get the information they need so they can focus on what they do best: running their businesses."

Sage Peachtree 2011 helps small business owners and managers:

Streamline Service Billing: Businesses that provide services can quickly invoice customers for any unbilled time and expenses; unbilled items can be filtered by date, customer or job. The outstanding time and expenses are then transferred directly to an invoice, increasing billing efficiency.

Improve decision making with the new Inventory and Services Management Center: A customized dashboard helps users process large quantities of information about a single inventory item or a service at a glance. It enables quick research, comparisons, and decision making, and helps small businesses easily see the impact of a service -- usage, revenue, and more. The dashboard cuts time needed to track details on inventory for planning purchases, freeing that time for other activities. 

Instantly identify Job Status:  Customizable job status indicators provide visual red/yellow/green "stoplights" for easy identification of what's on or off track, and are completely customizable to suit the needs of individual businesses. Small businesses can easily delete, rename, or change the color-coded stoplight button attached to each status, with virtually unlimited status types, for easy monitoring. 

"Sage Peachtree is amazing. It's so easy to use, and it really helps me keep track of my business overall," says Pat Walther, owner of Whatsmokin' Barbecue in St. Louis, MO. "When I opened last year, I considered hiring someone, which would have been difficult at the time, but I bought Sage Peachtree instead, and it was the best decision I could have made. I really depend on the reporting and analysis tools -- they get me what I need quickly, so that I can focus on my customers and on doing what I love." 

Sage Peachtree 2011 handily simplifies mundane tasks so that small businesses can get more work done faster, increasing efficiency with an easier installation process and a setup advisor that automatically displays related instructions, descriptions, and links for assistance. The guide can be turned on or off for each user.

Other new features, which vary across products, include the ability to process change orders, enhanced assembly reporting, and additional improvements to jobs management. For more information, please visit

Also available in the line are industry-focused products specifically for manufacturers, distributors, nonprofit organizations, accountants, and construction businesses, as well as Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011. Sage Peachtree Quantum is the most comprehensive application in the product line, offering all of the new features and enhancements in the core line along with exclusive new features to support improved jobs management.

Sage Peachtree is the entry point into the Sage family of ERP solutions. The Sage migration path expands the Peachtree product line and offers a natural progression up to Sage ERP solutions to ensure small businesses have familiar and affordable options to support their long term business needs. 

Pricing and Availability
Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting 2011, Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011, Sage Peachtree Pro Accounting 2011 and Sage Peachtree First Accounting 2011 are now available direct from Sage and will be available from most computer retailers and office supply stores in mid-June. The suggested retail price for Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting 2011 is $499.99, Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011 is $299.99, Sage Peachtree Pro Accounting 2011 is $199.99, and Sage Peachtree First Accounting 2011 is $99.99. The Multi-User Edition (5 seat license) of Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting retails for $699.99, while the Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting 2011 Multi-User Edition (5 seat license) can be ordered direct from Sage for $1,199.99. High-value competitive rebates are available from Sage for customers on other small business accounting packages. Call 800-228-0068 for more details. 

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 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at

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