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New Sage Simply Accounting 2012 English/Spanish Helps Improve Business Efficiency and Payroll Processes for Hispanic Small Businesses

Customers' and Partners' Feedback Shapes Improvements to the Latest Edition of the Fully Bilingual English-Spanish Accounting Software (January 03, 2012)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/12 -- Sage North America announced today the release of Sage Simply Accounting 2012 English/Spanish, an essential accounting tool for Hispanic small to midsized businesses seeking to streamline their operations, improve their workflow and carry out more efficient accounting activities, from keeping track of inventory to getting paid faster.

The only accounting software on the U.S. market that is completely bilingual in Spanish and English and supports multicurrency invoicing, Sage Simply Accounting 2012 builds on its state-of-the-art features developed from years of customer and partner feedback and includes new and improved features that help small businesses speed up payroll processes, increasing efficiency and making it easier than ever to remain compliant.

"Hispanic small business owners tend to take a very hands-on approach to business and manage most of the financial tasks of their business; in fact, 54 percent have indicated that they personally handle payroll, (i)" said Nancy Harris, vice president and general manager of Sage Simply Accounting. "The new payroll features in Sage Simply Accounting 2012 English/Spanish will help those businesses eliminate and streamline some of the burdensome payroll processes, allowing owners more time to concentrate on what they really want to do -- grow their business."

Sage Simply Accounting 2012 helps make life -- and business -- easier and more efficient for small businesses. New features include:


Improved payroll capabilities - Sage Simply Accounting 2012 makes payroll activities a breeze:

  • Redesigned windows allow for faster and more flexible payroll
  • Switch between paying one employee to multiple employees on-the-fly
  • Payroll advances with withholding amounts are automatically calculated and withheld ensuring compliancy with government regulations

Improved reporting capabilities - Users only see the details they need. For reporting flexibility, inactive customers and vendors can be filtered out while accounts with zero balances can be omitted from financial reports.

Tracking and paying remittances using any payment method - With more payment options for tracking and paying remittances, users can now record remittance payments made with cash, check, credit card or direct deposit.

Smart and comprehensive reports - New reports in Sage Simply Accounting Intelligence allows users to create detailed reports. A comprehensive project income statement report helps small business owners see the overall state of their business and achieve their business goals.

Adaptability that matters - Sage Simply Accounting 2012 Enterprise edition is now available for up to 40 users.

Sage Simply Accounting 2012 allows small business owners to work in the language they feel more confident using, and manage transactions and create invoices in their customers' preferred language -- English or Spanish.

"I have relied on Sage Simply Accounting for many years to manage my clients' and my own accounting needs in both English and Spanish," said Juan C. Castro, president of JCC Group and Sage Simply Accounting certified consultant. "Sage Simply Accounting can be a very powerful tool for Hispanic small business owners. Not only does it provide excellent language flexibility, but its financial management and reporting automation also simplifies critical tasks so owners can easily maintain control of their finances."

Pricing and Availability
Sage Simply Accounting First Step is available for $79.99. Sage Simply Accounting Pro has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $199.99 or at $449.99 with payroll. Sage Simply Accounting Premium (two-user) is priced at $399.99; with payroll included at $649.99. Sage Simply Accounting Enterprise is available for direct purchase from Sage, with a five-user license available for $2,699.99, and a 10-user license for $4,199.99.

Sage Simply Accounting software is the #1 choice of Canadian small businesses and accountants, used by more than 500,000 businesses(ii). Developed in Sage's global research and development center in Richmond, B.C., Sage Simply Accounting 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. 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 in Canadian and U.S. communities. For more information about Sage Simply Accounting, please call 1-866-797-8395, or visit http://us.simplyaccounting.com. Follow Sage Simply Accounting on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SageSimplyAccounting, and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SimplyBySage.

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. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SageNAmerica.

© 2011 Sage Software Canada, Ltd. All rights reserved. Sage, the 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.

(i) Sage Simply Accounting's Hispanic Small Business survey was conducted from September 23 to October 6, 2010. Results have a margin of error of plus or minus 5.8 percent, 19 times out of 20.

(ii) Based on independent surveys of 275 Canadian small businesses conducted February 2011 and 401 accountants who work with small business clients conducted June 2011.

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Yvonne Yuen
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yvonne.yuen@sage.com


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