Human Resources Software centralizes employee data management.

Press Release Summary:

Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager lets small business owners and office managers securely manage employee information - salary, performance, absences, training - in one place. Reporting system lets small businesses track government-regulated employee information in secure environment as well as create personalized services such as tracking employee's service anniversary or date of birth. HR solution also supports import of employee data from Simply Accounting.

Original Press Release:

New Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager Simplifies and Cuts the Cost of HR for Small Business Owners

Richmond , BC - May 27, 2009 - With cost efficiency being top of mind for many small business owners today, investing in inexpensive new technology to automate processes can bring fast returns. The tasks surrounding managing employees is an area where business owners and office managers can automate quickly without having to incur the costs of hiring a full time HR professional or outsourcing the HR function.

Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager, being launched today by Sage North America, is a new, low cost, employee record-keeping solution that allows small business owners and office managers to easily and securely manage employee information in one place. This new human resources solution is part of the Simply Accounting by Sage family of products which has more than 500,000 registered users, and is the #1 choice for small businesses in Canada*. Sage has more than 5.8 million small and mid-sized business customers worldwide.

"Millions of businesses around the world rely on Sage solutions to help drive efficiency in their operations," said Jamie Sutherland, vice president and general manager, Simply Accounting. "This gives us unmatched access to the "ear" of business owners, so we can understand what their needs are and deliver the best solutions and best customer experience possible. With Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager, we're responding to our customers' requests for a low cost and secure HR system that connects to their accounting software."

Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager consolidates all employee information including salary, performance, absences, and training in one location. Its reporting system allows small businesses to not only track government regulated employee information in a secure environment, but also to create more personalized services, such as tracking an employee's service anniversary or date of birth, without having to incur the additional costs of hiring a HR professional.

Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager helps users:
  • Keep track of all employee vacations, attendance, and sick leave
  • Obtain easy-to-read reports to manage absences and training
  • Maintain all key employee information in a centralized area for easy retrieval
  • Keep all employee information secure by providing a range of access rights
  • Quickly import employee data from Simply Accounting

    Price and Availability
    Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager is available in English and French versions for $149 per user at and by phoning 888-261-9610, option 6. The product is also available at retail stores including Staples, London Drugs, Future Shop, Office Depot and Best Buy. Current SimplyCARE customers can add Simply Accounting by Sage HR Manager to a plan starting from $99.00.

    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 nearly 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, 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.

    * Based on an independent survey of 296 accounting software decision makers of Canadian businesses conducted in June 2008 and an independent survey of 331 accountants who work with small business clients conducted in Canada in May 2008.

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