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Sage to launch BI solutions for SMEs in the UAE

Sage Software, a supplier of ERP, CRM and HRM solutions to medium and large organisations, has revealed the launch of Sage Peachtree 2012, an integrated suite of industry specific products that brings affordable business intelligence to SMEs, small manufacturers and distributors across the UAE.

The new suite of solutions offers quick access to essential and strategic data, allowing users to monitor profitability and also make better informed decisions. Sage Peachtree 2012 has industry specific versions that cater to manufacturers, distributors, non-profit organisations, accountants, and construction businesses.

The new Sage offering goes beyond accounting and provides an array of business management tools, which gives instant access to key information and makes processes like payment services, reacting to issues and controlling profitability, easier than ever.

Accompanying the launch of the new Peachtree software is the appointment of Mushahid Saify as Sage’s channel manager for small businesses in the Middle East.

The appointment is part of the company’s strategic moves towards a more consolidated presence in the region, Sage said.

The new Peachtree version gives organisations the ability to copy transactions, increase efficiency, and get more work done faster. Also new with Sage Peachtree 2012 comes the latest Sage Peachtree Business Intelligence, a reporting and analysis add-on solution integrated into the Sage Peachtree package.

Making use of the Microsoft Excel interface, Sage Peachtree Business Intelligence enables robust reporting and easier access to Sage Peachtree data, the company said. The strategic and powerful business intelligence feature pulls information directly from the system without the need for export or manipulation, with built-in templates for sales, purchasing and financial reporting, reports are always current with latest data so organizations can readily analyse the data that matters most to them to help make quicker and better informed decisions, Sage added.

“The new Sage Peachtree 2012 solutions package is a fantastic and ‘must have’ package for SMEs in the UAE. Our latest offering is excellent for managing cash flow and provides a solid insight into a company’s overall health,” said Mushahid Saify, channel manager – small business, Sage Software. “Many businesses in the UAE are trying to adopt a ‘do more with less’ concept in how they run their operations. In fact, companies are now working with fewer employees but are ably assisted with strategic and reliable business software to improve productivity and efficiency. Sage Peachtree 2012 is the perfect tool for these companies as it offers easy and quick access to critical data to complete key tasks like decision making and profit monitoring.”

According to Sage software, among the Sage Peachtree 2012 line of solutions, Sage Peachtree Quantum is the most comprehensive application with new features and enhancements around workflow automation and dashboard customisation. It  is reported to provide users a simple and easy-to-work-with integrated accounting solution with enhanced performance and capacity from 5 to 40 named users.

In addition to which, Sage Software has also included in the Sage Peachtree 2012 package the Sage Advisor, which helps organisations maximise their software investment by following usage patterns and intuitively offering brief, personalised ‘show me how’ demos and guided tips and tricks, prompting organisations to discover new ways to simplify processes and obtain valuable business advice, the company added.

“We are on track to meeting our target growth this year and the release of Sage Peachtree 2012 could not have come at a more strategic time. This new offering is the entry point to the Sage family of accounting solutions. The Sage migration path extends the Sage Peachtree product line and offers a natural progression up to Sage ERP solutions to ensure small businesses have familiar and affordable options to support their long term business needs,” concluded Saify.

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