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Latest Version of Sage Fund Accounting Improves Customer Experience Through Auto Update Console, New Workflow and User Interface, and More

(December 15, 2011)

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/11 -- Sage North America today announced that Version 11.0 of its Sage Fund Accounting nonprofit and government financial management software is now available. Product enhancements focused on improving the customer experience and included streamlining the upgrade process with the new Sage Auto Update console; implementing user-requested improvements within core modules; updating the workflow and user interface; improving reporting capabilities; and adding Sales Order functionality to the Accounts Receivable (A/R) module.

"Sage Fund Accounting was recently honored with a fifth Campbell Award for the product's commitment to customers," said Krista Endsley, senior vice president and general manager of Nonprofit Solutions at Sage. "This Version 11.0 release provides further evidence that Sage is committed to listening to its customers and tackling their challenges through key moments of truth."

With the new Sage Auto Update console, Sage Fund Accounting customers can see which Sage products, starting with Sage Fund Accounting, have updates available; when the update was published; what the update contains; if the update is critical; and if their Sage Business Care support plan is current, nearing expiration, or expired. Installation of Sage Fund Accounting was also streamlined and contains better documentation for an easier and more informative process.

"The new Sage Auto Update console will save me a great deal of time," said Patty Cavanah, executive administrative assistant and fiscal assistant for Greater Nashville Regional Council, a Sage customer for three years. "Also, I'm a payroll person, not an accountant, and I think the new graphics in Version 11.0 make accounting more fun."


A significant investment was made in Sage Fund Accounting Version 11.0's user interface, workflow, and user interaction designs. The Navigator workflow was updated to better match a customer's use of the system; it now includes tips, tricks, hyperlinks to other forms, and more.

"The new Navigator in Version 11.0 makes it easy to move through the individual processes," said Alan Hudson, finance manager for Roque Valley Council of Governments (Central Point, Ore.) and Rogue Valley Transportation District, a Sage customer for nearly 16 years. "My assistant was recently able to process payroll -- something she rarely does -- by following the icons."

The system generated A/P check printing process within Version 11.0 includes better informational messaging when selecting checks to reprint and a more intuitive workflow. A/R Billing now includes a one-time billing engine for sales order entry, including the ability to fulfill, pick, pack, and ship orders, all while pushing them into either cash journals or through the A/R system invoicing process. Increased A/R reporting was also added to help provide optimal transparency into the receivables process.

Other enhancements to Version 11 include:

  • New timesheet refresh controls, reports, and leave requests for the Payroll, Human Resources, and Employee Web Services modules
  • Additional improvements to the integration between the Sage Fund Accounting and Sage Grant Management products
  • More detailed grants administration tracking within the General Ledger module, so customers can better show grant details on their financial statements and other key reports

First introduced in 1982, Sage Fund Accounting was developed specifically for the unique accounting and reporting challenges faced by nonprofit and government organizations, and features a unique modular architecture. Sage Fund Accounting has been honored with numerous industry awards, including five consecutive Campbell Awards from Campbell Rinker for exceptional ratings in the Nonprofit Accounting Software Survey, a nationwide survey of accounting software users.

For more information of Sage Fund Accounting Version 11.0, please visit http://www.sagefundaccounting.com/Products/Whats-New or call 800-811-0961.

Sage has been serving nonprofit and governmental organizations throughout North America for more than 30 years. The company helps more than 32,000 unique not-for-profit organizations increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology. From fund accounting, donor and fundraising management, and grant management, to online donation processing, human resources (HR), payroll, and fixed asset management, Sage offers a software product or service to meet the organization's need. For more information, call 800-811-0961 or visit www.sagenonprofit.com. Follow Sage Nonprofit Solutions on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SageNonprofit) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/sagenonprofit); read their blog (www.sagewords.net); and join their community for not-for-profits http://community.sagenonprofit.com)

About Sage
Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,300 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at www.SageNorthAmerica.com.

© 2011 Sage Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Sage, Sage Software, Sage logos and the Sage product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc. or its affiliated entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Cynthia Sutton
Sage North America
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cynthia.sutton@sage.com


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