SCORE and Sage Software Form Alliance to Help Small Businesses

Alliance brings management and accounting tools to SCORE clients

Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and Sage Software announce a new alliance to provide entrepreneurs with contact and customer management and accounting software. The alliance makes ACT! by Sage and Peachtree by Sage software available for use in SCORE chapters nationwide. In addition, Sage Software is linking each SCORE office with local ACT! and Peachtree certified consultants for training and instructional opportunities.

ACT! delivers contact and customer management capabilities with a variety of deployment and customization options to help small business owners improve productivity and increase sales. Peachtree provides management operations and accounting capabilities with analysis tools and comprehensive reporting. For more information, visit www.peachtree.com/score.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE is pleased to form an alliance with Sage Software, a leader in providing software and business solutions.” Yancey adds, “The ACT! and Peachtree software will help SCORE counselors provide clients with additional tools and resources that can help them start and grow their business to success.”

Doug Meyer, president of Sage Software, Small Business Division, says, “According to the SBA, the 27.4 million small businesses in the United States represent 99.7 percent of all employers. We are clearly in the right place by aligning with SCORE, given that we share the common mission of enabling small business success.” Meyer adds, “Unique to SCORE are its thousands of counselors who offer real-world experience gained from owning their own businesses. Putting ACT! and Peachtree in their hands for best practice sharing is a natural fit.”

Sage Software products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of accounting practices. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small to mid-sized businesses. ACT! by Sage and Peachtree by Sage are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software SB, Inc., or its affiliated entities. For more information, visit www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call 1-866/308-2378.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7.3 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneurial education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.