Sage Software Helps Win Stuff Stick with a Winner-Sage Accpac ERP


One of the largest skill crane vending machine operators in the U.S. improves employees' efficiency up to 20 percent by updating from its legacy DOS-based system

Pleasanton, Calif. - January 17, 2006 - Sage Software announced today another example of how it responds to the needs, challenges, and dreams of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the successful migration and upgrade of the business management system of Win Stuff/Good Stuff LLC of New York, NY from its legacy ACCPAC Plus accounting system to the award-winning Sage Accpac ERP business management system. With the assistance of Sage Accpac business partner Net@Work, also located in New York, this migration exemplifies how Sage Software and its network of more than 6,000 authorized resellers in North America mutually deliver on its "customers for life" strategy, effectively providing the business management solutions SMBs determine they need as they grow and change over time.

Founded in 1988, with 230 employees in 12 locations nationwide, Win Stuff's skill cranes are found in thousands of restaurants, supermarkets, and malls throughout the country, making Win Stuff one of the largest vertically integrated skill crane vending machine operators in the U.S. They also manufacture all the toys used in their cranes through their subsidiary, Good Stuff.

Win Stuff needed to upgrade from its DOS based accounting system to a state-of-the-art, end-to-end business management system that could handle all of its accounting functions, from payroll and reporting to real-time inventory management.

Win Stuff CEO Sid Banon says when it came time to upgrade, the company took the opportunity to survey other options, but ultimately chose to stick with Sage Software and migrate to Sage Accpac ERP. "We're very pleased with the improvements we've seen since upgrading to Sage Accpac," says Banon. "It's easy for new employees to learn, and is adaptable to our various business segments. It's grown well with us, too. The real-time data it provides has been responsible for improving our employees' efficiency between 10 and 20 percent."

Win Stuff/Good Stuff LLC relies on Sage Accpac ERP and its financial modules to effectively manage every aspect of their business. The system automates the company's general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory control, purchase order, and order entry processes, and each module is completely integrated with each other, providing a truly seamless, end-to-end business management system.

In addition to providing his company data in real-time, streamlined order entry, plus easier calculations and payments of sales commissions, Banon also praises the broad reporting functionality of Sage Accpac ERP.

"Every module in the system has a series of reports that are useful to us. This really helps us run our business more wisely." He concludes, "After researching the competition, I decided that Sage Accpac did everything we wanted, and was a familiar friend. We're all very comfortable with it. So Win Stuff stuck with a winner."

Recently named a "Top 100 Product" for 2006 in the High-End & Mid-Market Accounting category for the 10th straight year by the editors of Accounting Today magazine (http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16589&pg=acctoday), Sage Accpac ERP is an advanced, Web-enabled accounting and business management solution that is the foundation for integrated, end-to-end business management applications, including customer relationship management (CRM), point-of-sale (POS), human resources (HR), and warehouse management, among others.

Sage Accpac ERP - Freedom of Choice
Unlike competitors, Sage Accpac ERP can be run on both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems, including the ability to run Linux and Windows clients in parallel against the same database. Sage Accpac ERP also continues to provide small enterprises with the freedom to choose from a variety of industry leading databases, including IBM® DB2® (a 3-user DB2 license is included free of charge with a license of Sage Accpac ERP), Pervasive.SQL®, Oracle®, and Microsoft SQL Server, in addition to deploying on either the Microsoft, Linux® or IBM OS400 operating systems. Sage Accpac ERP can be operated alone or integrated with other Sage Accpac end-to-end business management applications that include customer relationship management (CRM), point-of-sale (POS), human resources (HR), and warehouse management, among others. It can also be deployed either on premises, or hosted online at www.accpaconline.com.

Pricing and Availability
Available in three editions, 100, 200, and 500, Sage Accpac ERP is available from Sage Accpac business partners starting at an SRP of $595 (USD) for Sage Accpac 100 ERP. To locate a Sage Accpac business partner, call 1-800-945-8007, or visit www.sageaccpac.com.

About Sage Software (formerly Best Software)
Sage Software offers leading business management software and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.5 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (London: SGE.L), supports 4.7 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Sage Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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