IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Sage North America today announced that fully bilingual English-Spanish Sage Simply Accounting software was named the Top New Entry-Level Accounting Product of 2011 by Accounting Today, a leading accounting trade publication.

Accounting Today reviews the latest and greatest in accounting technology developments annually to determine its list of best new accounting and accounting-related products.

"We are extremely proud that Sage Simply Accounting was recognized for its fully bilingual English-Spanish and multi-currency capabilities by Accounting Today," said Jamie Sutherland, vice president and general manager for Sage Simply Accounting. "Our research indicates that 80 percent of Hispanic small businesses don't use accounting software and more than 40 per cent respond positively to products and services presented in Spanish. To address this need, Sage has applied its 25 years of market-leading bilingual accounting software experience in Canada to provide Hispanic small businesses a better way to manage operations in the language they prefer with the new English-Spanish Sage Simply Accounting."

The only accounting software in the US market that is completely bilingual in Spanish and English, Sage Simply Accounting 2011 allows users to toggle between the two languages in real time. To service the Hispanic small business community, Sage Simply Accounting also offers free online training in Spanish and English and service options which include North America-based bilingual phone support.

About Sage Simply Accounting
Celebrating 25 years, Sage Simply Accounting software is the #1 choice of Canadian small businesses and accountants, used by more than 500,000 businesses(i). Developed in Sage's global research and development center in Richmond, B.C., the fully bilingual Sage Simply Accounting -- English/French -- is known for its easy to learn, easy to use approach to accounting, while providing the most comprehensive features that small businesses require -- from start-up through to maturity. In October 2010, Sage Simply Accounting launched the only fully bilingual English/Spanish small business accounting solution in the United States. Sage Simply Accounting is supported by a highly trained team of customer service specialists in its Richmond, B.C., center, and by more than 10,000 consultant partners located in communities across Canada and the US, who help thousands of companies daily to manage their business more effectively with Sage Simply Accounting.

For more information about Sage Simply Accounting, please call 1-866-797-8395, or visit or Follow Sage Simply Accounting on Facebook,, and Twitter,!/SimplyBySage.

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 3.2 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 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,!/sagenamerica.

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(i) Based on independent surveys of 236 Canadian small businesses conducted November 2009 and 362 accountants who work with small business clients, conducted June 2010.

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