Data Integration Software targets financial applications.

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LinkMaestro(TM) provides data integration for Sage Software mid-market ERP and small business accounting applications. It enables transfer of critical financial information from Sage applications into Budget Maestro® budgeting and forecasting solution, streamlining data analysis, eliminating manual data transfer, and speeding monthly closing of accounts. Budget Maestro can be used to integrate planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis processes into single solution.

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Centage Announces LinkMaestro for Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage Accpac ERP, and Peachtree by Sage

Products being demonstrated at Sage Summit customer conference Nov. 5-8

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6 /-- Centage Corporation, a leading provider of integrated budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced the impending release of a data integration tool for Sage Software mid-market ERP and small business accounting applications, said Centage president and CEO Kamran Sassoon.

New releases of LinkMaestro(TM) for Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 ERP, which will be available in the fourth quarter of 2006, are being demonstrated at the Sage Summit customer conference Nov. 5 through Nov. 8 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville (booth #18). LinkMaestro for Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage Accpac ERP, and Peachtree by Sage, will be released for the first time in the first quarter of 2007.

LinkMaestro provides fast and easy transfer of critical financial information from these Sage applications into Centage's Budget Maestro(R) budgeting and forecasting solution. This automatic exchange of financial information streamlines data analysis, improves accuracy by eliminating manual data transfer, and speeds the monthly closing of the accounts.

"We are proud to be renewing and broadening our commitment to one of the foremost mid-market business management software providers. A large number of Budget Maestro customers use these Sage solutions for their business management needs. LinkMaestro facilitates the seamless and painless transfer of information between the Sage applications and Budget Maestro, a value-add application that effectively extends the functionality of our mutual clients' business management systems," said Sassoon.

LinkMaestro and Budget Maestro are available directly from Centage Corporation or through Centage authorized partners. Sage resellers who wish to join the Centage Partner Program can contact Centage directly.

"By combining the leading mid-market business management application and the leading budgeting and forecasting software tool, we give Sage resellers a powerful, integrated solution that is a compelling alternative to Microsoft accounting products," said Jim Nauen, Centage vice president of sales and marketing.

Financial managers can use Budget Maestro to integrate planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis processes into a single solution that helps them make more informed decisions. The product supports the full business management cycle of budget development, comparing actual results to plan, re-forecasting, contingency and what-if scenario planning, as well as virtually unlimited financial and management report generation.

"Using their own familiar account structure, finance teams can quickly compare plan to actual in real-time, re-forecast for the next period, and adjust operations if needed, all while creating on-demand, tailored reports to tell the story," Nauen said.

About Centage Corporation
Software company Centage Corporation offers Business Performance Management (BPM) solutions that give companies the tools to make better financial decisions by improving their planning, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation and reporting capabilities. Since 1996, thousands of licenses of Centage's Budget Maestro software have been sold worldwide. The scalable SMB solution is used by companies in all industries.

Easily integrated with most major G/L applications, Budget Maestro's sophisticated what-if scenarios aid planning and forecasting. The application's reporting functionality allows users to generate real-time P&L, income statements, balance sheets and cash flow reports as well as unlimited analytical reports, and to drill down to view individual transactions or assumptions behind each line item in a report. Budget Maestro implements in days, usually with no IT involvement and little training.

Centage Corporation is headquartered in Natick, Mass. For more information, visit

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