Business Management Software empowers small manufacturers.

Press Release Summary:

Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Manufacturing, Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Distribution, and Peachtree by Sage - Quantum offer functionality beyond accounting by providing various management tools to help small manufacturers and wholesale distributors attain their business goals. Along with inventory management and centralized employee management, features include business analytics powered by iLumen, Customer Management Center, and automatic backup.

Original Press Release:

Sage Brings More Business Management Power to Small Manufacturers and Distributors

Customer-driven enhancements provide greater visibility, enhanced analytics and streamlined processes for small manufacturers and distributors

Atlanta , GA - May 19, 2009 - Sage North America today announced the general availability of its Peachtree 2010 product line, including new versions of Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Manufacturing, Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting for Distribution, and Peachtree by Sage - Quantum. These products, designed for small manufacturers and wholesale distributors, go beyond accounting, providing an array of management tools that assist these companies in attaining their business goals.

New features available in Peachtree 2010 include:
  • Business Analytics, powered by iLumen1: Understanding business performance relative to peers-where it stands and where opportunities exist-is more critical than ever. In the 2010 line, Peachtree features Business Analytics, powered by iLumen, that enable companies to benchmark their own performance compared with others in their industry, in their geographic area, and other manufacturers or distributors overall.
  • Inventory Management: New features in inventory management help small businesses save time by being able to search on inventory information in the description for sales, purchases, or item notes fields. Small businesses also now can see easily what customers are buying with the new Item Sales History by Customer report.
  • Customer Management Center: Particularly in the current economy, customers are small businesses' most precious asset. The new Customer Management Center helps small businesses view customer details in one place, with customizable dashboard views, enhanced lookups and easy export to Microsoft® Excel® or PDF to manage more effectively and provide excellent customer service.
  • Employee Management: Helps save time and reduces errors by storing all employee information in one centralized location, including emergency contact info, review dates, hire date, employment verifications, and more. Companies can also set alerts to stay on top of upcoming tasks, such as employee reviews.

    Other new features include the ability to have multiple companies open at once2, manage multiple contacts per customer3, automatic backup, tracking transaction history, password security, and an in-product advisor, that helps small businesses learn the best way to work within Peachtree to get their jobs done.

    Manufacturers and distributors alike will benefit from capabilities available in Peachtree for more profitable inventory management. Serialized inventory tracking, multiple costing methods, flexible bill of materials processing, kitting and assemblies, and the ability to sell in multi-quantity units are just a few of the advanced inventory functions included in these products for more effective, profitable inventory management.

    Also available is Peachtree by Sage - Quantum 2010, the most comprehensive application in the product line, offering exclusive new features supporting order process workflow and customizable dashboard functionality, as well as more users. It is an excellent choice for manufacturers or distributors that need expanded capacity-up to 40 users-or transactional volume, at an affordable price. Peachtree Quantum offers the simplicity of an integrated accounting solution, with unrivalled performance and unmatched capacity in its class: twice as fast for transaction saves and report generation than its nearest competitor, and with this release, capacity for up to 40 named users.

    Included with Peachtree Quantum is Peachtree Business Care5, an extensive service plan that includes all the product updates and upgrades that become available within 12 months of the product purchase date, access to online training and one year of unlimited6 access to Customer Support. The Peachtree Business Care Plan is unique at the small business level, and something typically only available with more expensive mid-market solutions.

    As small manufacturers and distributors grow and require additional capabilities from their software, Sage offers a clear migration path to the company's Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200 and Sage MAS 500 products.

    Pricing and Availability
    Peachtree Premium Accounting for Manufacturing 2010, Peachtree Premium Accounting for Distribution 2010, and Peachtree by Sage - Quantum 2010, and the industry-specific solutions for accountants, construction, and nonprofits are available direct from Sage, selected resellers, and from hundreds of Peachtree Certified Consultants nationwide. Multi-User Value Packs (5 seat license) are available for the industry specific solutions; 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 seat licenses are available for Peachtree Quantum. Peachtree Premium Accounting for Manufacturing and Peachtree Premium Accounting for Distribution are $499.99 for a single user; $1199.99 for 5 seat Multi-User packs. Peachtree Quantum starts at $4450.00 for new customers, $3975.00 for upgrading customers.

    About Sage North America
    Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. At Sage, we live and breathe business every day. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve their ambitions. Our range of business software and services is continually evolving as we innovate to answer our customers' needs. Our solutions support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage North America employs approximately 4,100 people and supports 2.9 million small and medium-size business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 14,500 people and supports more than 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at or call 866-308-2378.

    1Internet access required. Service is embedded within Peachtree 2010, however is also available for Peachtree 2008 and 2009 products via a separate application download from
    2When opening more than one company performance is not impacted; however, you will experience reduced product functionality in those companies opened after the first one.
    3There is a maximum of 20 ship to addresses and 1 billing address per customer. Only 2 contacts per customer can be synced with Outlook.
    4Multi User licenses available in of packs of 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40. A maximum of 40 licensed, named users is allowed. Only the first 40 named users selected in the user maintenance screen are considered licensed, named users.
    5The Peachtree Business Care Plan (which includes product upgrades, updates, and customer support) will be renewed automatically each year on the anniversary date of your purchase unless you terminate your agreement prior to that date. Renewal is not required to continued access to product updates for supported versions.
    6Support Specialists are available from 8:30 am until 8:30 pm ET Monday-Friday, and reserve the right to limit calls to 1 hour or 1 incident.

    ©2009 Sage Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Sage, the Sage logos, Peachtree, 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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