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TMCNet:  Sage Abra Suite v9 Delivers Mobile Workforce Collaboration to HRMS Users & New Levels of Paperless Automation

[July 14, 2010]

Sage Abra Suite v9 Delivers Mobile Workforce Collaboration to HRMS Users & New Levels of Paperless Automation

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, Jul 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sage North America today announced Sage Abra Suite v9, the human resource management system (HRMS) that will deliver mobile workforce collaboration and unmatched paperless automation for small and midsized companies. Sage Abra Suite v9 features dynamic information sharing capabilities and new HR Actions that help companies save time, money and paper while turning workforce data into a competitive advantage. The latest of Sage's award-winning HR solutions is available now from authorized Sage Abra reselling business partners.
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"With dynamic information sharing capabilities, Sage Abra v9 enables business leaders to access, analyze and act upon workforce data from virtually any mobile system," said Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager for Sage Abra. "Streamlining core HR processes frees up management and HR resources to address more strategic business objectives. Plus version 9 automates a host of paper-based HR processes, squarely addressing the needs of today's business customers to maximize resources, increase process efficiencies and cut material costs." Dynamic information sharing capabilities give executives, managers and staff secure access to real-time workforce data from remote laptops, notebooks, and later this summer iPads and other mobile devices. Data access is appropriately filtered for individual roles within the organization with customizable "views" addressing specific executive, director or supervisor needs. Unique URLs then link the views to a variety of applications such as spreadsheet models, web pages and management dashboards. Dynamic information sharing capabilities turn workforce data into a true, competitive advantage by enabling users to leverage up-to-the-moment information while significantly streamlining processes.

Sage Abra v9 provides sample templates, such as merit pay budgeting and contact lists, for Excel, SharePoint and other applications, which help HR and non-HR users create the specific information sharing documents they need. Once created, accessed documents are automatically updated through Sage Abra Employee Self Service, freeing up valuable time for HR and executives to address strategic business objectives.

HR Actions within Sage Abra v9 replaces paper-based HR processes, such as status changes, new hires, and performance management, with online, Web-based workflow. HR Actions improves HR service delivery while cutting costs and provides extended benefits and security by: -- Enforcing business rules by routing and approving personnel change requests, -- Providing secure electronic approval signatures from any PC with a web browser, -- Providing detailed audit trails of any edits made during the routing and approval process, -- Providing real-time status of each transaction from request/submission through approval and administration, and -- Supporting file attachments to web forms, for example a scanned copy of I-9 and W-4 attached to a new hire form.

About Sage Abra Sage Abra is a market-leading human resource management system (HRMS) that delivers tightly integrated HR, payroll, benefits and attendance functionality, plus rich reporting and analysis tools. Sage Abra includes a Web workforce portal with employee self-service that enables company-wide communications, benefits enrollment and more. The product line features support for multiple databases, with Abra SQL supporting Microsoft SQL Server, and Abra Suite supporting Visual FoxPro.

Pricing and Availability Sage Abra v9 is available now from authorized Sage business partners. For pricing and other information about Sage Abra HRMS, please visit www.sageabra.com, e-mail info.abra@sage.com, or call 866-271-6050.

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 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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Media Contact: Stephen Moore Sage North America (949) 790-2040 stephen.moore@sage.com SOURCE: Sage mailto:stephen.moore@sage.com

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