Sage Software announced general availability of Sage BusinessWorks 50 Accounting, Version 8, the latest release of its business management software.

The system provides new drill-down screens, including enhanced Customer Inquiry and Unpaid Balance features, to streamline processing.

When users select Unpaid Invoices in the Customer Inquiry screen, they can drill down and see customer purchase order information, invoice adjustments and payments received. When they select the Balance hyperlink in the Vendor Inquiry, they can drill down to the specific transaction inquiry for all the invoices that make up the balance.

Other enhancements include support for 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista Business and Ultimate editions.

"Many of our Sage BusinessWorks clients have already moved to the new Microsoft Vista platform so Vista capability was important for this release," said Siobhan Finders, Sage Software product manager for Sage BusinessWorks 50 Accounting, via e-mail. "When selecting the other enhancements to be included, our product research and development team reviewed the customer demand for each feature that was previously communicated to us."

A new Cash Account Register Report helps with reconciliations by displaying the details of all transactions that affect a cash account.

Users can now record an invoice using standard invoice terms and later make a full or partial payment to the invoice using a credit card payment option. They can also post invoices directly to the credit card vendor to account for interest, annual fees and other adjustments. For more information, go to www.sagesoftware.com.

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