BEAVERTON, OR (Oct. 12, 2011)—Sage North America, today announced a new program for accountants specializing in the construction and real estate industry. Through the new program, Sage Accountants Network members will have access to specialized construction accounting software solutions and support.
In a recent survey of Sage Accountants Network members, 43% stated that they were currently or had plans to specialize in the construction industry, making this program a natural step for the Sage Accountants Network.
“Sage has a long-standing commitment to the construction and real estate market and has been a leader in construction accounting over the last 40 years,” said Jon Witty, General Manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. “Construction is a widely popular area of specialization for CPAs, and we are confident that the Sage Accountants Network will prove an invaluable resource for accounting professionals working to build successful practices by increasing their construction industry expertise.”
Construction and real estate members of the Sage Accountants Network will now have access to Sage Timberline Office and Sage Master Builder. The program is designed to maximize the productivity and reach of accountants, bookkeepers and consultants who support Sage clients while minimizing the overall financial investment. Members will have access to technical support; free on-line training for the first year; additional training through Sage University; exclusive invitations to other educational webcasts and events; and sales tools, marketing tips, communications and networking events.
“The breadth of Sage products and services offered through the Sage Accountants Network provides accountants another level of cost-effective assistance our competitors can’t offer,” said Jennifer Warawa, Vice President, Partner Programs & Channel Sales at Sage. “By leveraging the program’s extensive benefits, the more than 20,000 members of the Sage Accountants Network will be able to further their ability to deliver specialized services to their current and prospective clients in the construction industry.”
Sage’s construction and real estate products include Sage Timberline Office, Sage Timberline Enterprise, Sage Master Builder, and Sage Peachtree software that are industry-tailored to help companies optimize financial and operational performance. With over 40 years in the industry and more than 40,000 construction and real estate customers, Sage product lines have been recognized as the most widely used applications for construction estimating, job costing, accounting, payroll, and project management in the mid-market, according to the Construction Financial Management Association's (CFMA) 2010 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry.
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