New Sage 100 ERP 2013 Improves Usability and Reduces Cost of

New Sage 100 ERP 2013 Improves Usability and Reduces Cost of
Processing Payments 
Visual Process Flows Accelerate Task Completion, and Sage Exchange
Integration Reduces Time to Process Sales Orders 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 --  Sage North America
announced today the availability of Sage 100 ERP 2013, offering new
cloud services and usability features to effectively manage and grow
a business. Sage 100 ERP is a comprehensive business management suite
for midsized and smaller distributors and manufacturers looking to
streamline operations in a cost-effective, accessible and secure way. 
The new enhancements in Sage 100 ERP go a long way to refine the user
experience. With Visual Process Flows, a new interactive graphical
interface that illustrates the steps required to complete various
tasks, users can save time navigating through their systems. The
seamless integration of cloud services such as Sage Shipping and Sage
Exchange helps businesses reduce costs and streamline everyday
operations; adding these cloud solutions can reduce the time and cost
involved in entering sales orders, collecting payments, and shipping
orders to customers. 
Sage 100 ERP 2013 enables businesses to: 

--  Reduce time required to complete tasks by using Visual Process Flows,
    which can be customized to follow specific business processes.
--  Process credit card payments seamlessly through Sage Exchange, which
    reduces the time to enter orders paid by credit card by four minutes
    per order.
--  Ship efficiently and cost effectively while improving delivery times
    through Sage 100 ERP Shipping by SmartLinc, a new web-based, fully
    scalable multicarrier shipping solution.

"This latest release of Sage 100 ERP shows our continued effort to
provide a simpler user experience across the entire Sage portfolio,"
said Joe Langner, EVP, Mid-Market Solutions for Sage North America.
"During design and development, we considered the user's perspective
at each level of the organization -- from the business owner to the
IT manager to the individual salesperson accessing the order entry
page -- and how to effectively maximize usability and efficiency for
each. To that end, we're excited to extend Visual Process Flows into
Sage 100 ERP 2013, enabling new users to learn
 business processes
quickly and experienced users to complete tasks more swiftly."  
Langner continued: "Through the integration of Sage Exchange, we've
significantly reduced the time it takes to enter sales orders when
customers pay by credit cards. Our research has shown that
integrating payment processing with ERP reduces order entry time by
four minutes per order on average. This time savings is the main
driver behind customer adoption of Sage Payment Solutions, which is
now at over 9,700 customers. It's also why we've seen an 18% increase
in payments cross-sell revenue." 
Other features include: 

--  Improved integration with Sage CRM, including alignment of multiple
    ERP companies to a single CRM database and the ability for salespeople
    to enter orders within their familiar Sage CRM environment.
--  Enhanced Sage Intelligence Report Designer, with new drag and drop
    features that make financial report designing easier and more
    intuitive and provides significant performance improvements through
    in-memory processing.
--  Increased flexibility in credit card processing through Sage Exchange,
    including convenient card-swipe capabilities, ways to streamline
    charges for repetitive invoices and Accounts Receivable invoices,
    mobile payments and more.

About Sage
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software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage
Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange
in 1989 and now employs more than 13,500 people and supports more
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