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New Sage HRMS 2012 Improves SMB Efficiency With Employee Self-Service Mobility

Latest Version of Award-Winning Human Resource Management System Maximizes Return on Employee Investment and Features Anytime, Anywhere Access

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- Sage North America today announced the release of Sage HRMS 2012 (formerly Sage Abra SQL HRMS), the latest version of its award-winning human resource management system (HRMS) for small and midsized companies. Sage HRMS empowers executives and human resources (HR) managers with the tools and critical analytical workforce information they need to drive business objectives and maximize their Return on Employee Investment (ROEI™). The new solution features employee self-service mobility, allowing users to access employee information anytime, anywhere.

Sage HRMS helps employers actively support company objectives by centralizing employee data and simplifying core human resource (HR) and payroll administration, enabling better workforce-related decisions and improving overall company efficiency. The 2012 release includes 70 customer-requested quality and usability enhancements in the HRMS, Payroll, and Sage Employee Self Service (Sage ESS) solutions. The new Sage Employee Analytics technology provides advanced customization, enabling users to include custom data from Sage HRMS user-defined fields as well as pull in external data sources from third-party applications in the views they create, allowing them to leverage workforce data like never before in order to make the best possible business decisions.

Self-service mobility allows employees and managers to view payment history and time off balances, request time off and view approvals, and manage time off requests using an instant connection to Sage ESS. Employee self-service mobility works on handheld devices, including: iPhone® (3G, 3GS, 4), iPod®, Android™, Blackberry®, Windows CE®, Windows Phone 7™, and Windows Mobile® devices, allowing users to access the information they need, when they need it.

"Having accurate and timely workforce information is crucial to managing employees, controlling costs and driving operational efficiency," said Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of Sage Employer Solutions. "Sage HRMS 2012 makes it easier than ever for decision makers to consolidate and streamline their HR processes and get the employee information and analysis they need to make the best possible business decisions and maximize their return on employee investment (ROEI)."

Sage HRMS 2012 is available now from authorized Sage business partners and will begin shipping February 21, 2012. For pricing and other information about Sage HRMS 2012, please visit www.SageHRMS.com, or call Sage toll free at 800-424-9392.

About Sage HRMS
An industry-leading, customizable HRMS solution, Sage HRMS helps companies optimize their HR business processes as well as maximize their Return On Employee Investment (ROEI™). Developed by HR professionals for HR professionals, Sage HRMS delivers a tightly integrated set of comprehensive features and functionality that increases efficiency and improves productivity at every level in the organization. With Sage HRMS, you can successfully meet and respond to HR management challenges in the areas of payroll, benefits, employee self-service, attendance, recruiting, training, workforce analytics, and more. By automating and streamlining your day-to-day HR business processes using Sage HRMS, you and your staff are freed up to spend more time and energy on the business asset that is most vital to your company -- your employees. Learn more at SageHRMS.com. Follow Sage HRMS on Facebook and Twitter.

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 3,900 people and supports 3.2 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 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.

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