Sage Extends Customer Usability for Sage MAS 500 ERP with Fully Integrated HR/Payroll Capabilities

Sage Continues Leadership in ERP Applications Providing End-to-End Business Management for SMB Market

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - August 3, 2009 - Sage North America announced today the integration of the latest versions of Sage MAS 500 ERP (enterprise resource planning) and Sage Abra SQL HRMS (human resource management system). Sage MAS 500 with Sage Abra SQL supports the company's ERP strategy of providing a full range of integrated, end-to-end business solutions to address the needs of the entire small and mid-sized business (SMB) market. The integration of Sage MAS 500 with Sage Abra extends functionality to the HR back office, while improving efficiency for customers by automating HR and payroll tasks and eliminating duplicate data entry processes. Sage, with 5.8 million customers around the world, is recognized by industry analysts as a global leader in providing business management applications for SMBs.

Integration between Sage Abra SQL HRMS and Sage MAS 500 general ledger (GL) makes it unnecessary for payroll and accounting professionals to manually prepare and enter payroll journal entries, since the preparation and transfer of information between the two products are automated. Users of both Sage Abra SQL and Sage MAS 500 can also benefit from the ability to quickly and easily assemble, review, and prepare employee and payroll data, as well as create reports, for Sage MAS 500.

"Sage MAS 500 users now have access to an integrated SQL-Server based HR, payroll, and ERP system, designed to help them achieve greater accuracy, control, and audit capabilities," said Jennifer Dungan, director of product management for Sage Abra.

Sage Abra HRMS delivers tightly integrated functionality across HR, payroll, benefits, time-off, and training management, with rich reporting and analysis, and a Web workforce portal with employee self-service, company communications, benefits enrollment, and applicant tracking. Sage Abra HRMS customers can stay on top of state and federal regulations and requirements with the Sage Compliance Center.

Sage MAS 500 is a highly-scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application for mid-market to small-enterprise businesses. Designed from the ground up using Microsoft® SQL Server and Visual Studio® technology, Sage MAS 500 automates and streamlines business management processes, giving users maximum performance, value, and flexibility within a Microsoft computing environment. Recognized for combining ease-of-use with powerful capabilities, Sage MAS 500 is ideal for manufacturing, distribution and other companies with complex accounting and business processing needs.

Sage MAS 500 customers can purchase a Sage Abra bundle that includes Abra HR, Abra Payroll, Abra Attendance, and the integration.

For more information about Sage Abra SQL HRMS, please visit, e-mail, or call 866-271-6050. For more information about Sage MAS 500 ERP, please visit or call 800-390-3643.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs more than 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 and now employs 14,500 people and supports 5.8 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at

Stephen T. A. Moore
senior manager, public relations
Sage North America
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