ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Sage North America today announced a new certification program for Sage Accountants Network members. Through the new program, Sage Peachtree Premier Advisors can now earn certification on Sage Peachtree, enhancing their product knowledge, earning CPE credits, and gaining a valuable industry credential. 

"Though most of our SAN members are already well-versed in Sage Peachtree, they've asked for a more formalized certification process with specialized training," said Jennifer Warawa, director of partner programs, Sage North America. "This program is a direct result of our members' feedback, giving our SAN members the opportunity to earn an additional credential, building their knowledge of the Sage portfolio and building their businesses in the process." 

Comprehensive training to become a Certified Sage Peachtree Premier Advisor is available online through Sage University's Anytime Learning, so that Sage Accountants Network members can elect to take the training wherever, whenever makes most sense for their schedules. Those Sage Accountants Network members who achieve certification will receive priority listing through the Sage Accountants Network member locator, as well as additional discounts on training for themselves and their customers. 

The Sage Accountants Network offers resources to increase technical competency and help grow an accountant's practice by providing informative communications and resources, product discounts, training, certification and membership benefits related to the Sage portfolio of products. Through the Sage Accountants Network, accounting professionals also have access to Sage products that include accounting and business management software, support services and automatically delivered upgrades and updates, including tax tables when applicable. In addition to software, members receive a complimentary listing in the Sage Accountants Network member locator. 

To learn more about the Sage Accountants Network and get a free one year membership, please visit Booth 510 at the 2010 Southeastern Accounting Show, August 18-19 at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, GA, or visit with Sage at the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, August 24-25 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL or contact the Sage Accountant Advocate team at

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