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Stellos Electric Selects Sage Master Builder to Improve Operational Efficiencies


February 22, 2011 - Beaverton, OR

Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in Canada and the United States, today announced that Stellos Electric, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, has selected Sage Master Builder as its construction software solution.

Sage Master Builder is a construction-specific business management system that makes it easy to track and manage every aspect of a job, such as producing accurate estimates, and provides quick access to all key financial data, plus tools for managing vendors and subcontractors, monitoring cash flow and job costs, and tracking equipment and inventory.

Stellos Electric was struggling with the multiple software programs they were using to maintain their business operations. They had several different programs in place to schedule jobs, obtain job and work order information, and manage their financial performance. Alyson Stellos, Accounting and Human Resources Manager for Stellos Electric, knew she had to improve the company's overall efficiency in order to remain profitable in today's marketplace.

"We needed a better way to track information and assist the accounting department to share information with estimators and job supervisors," says Alyson Stellos. "We were using spreadsheets to create and manage many of the documents we needed, but that only created more systems that we needed to maintain."

Once Stellos implemented Sage Master Builder, she had a comprehensive estimating, job costing and accounting solution that could be relied on for accurate estimates analysis of each job's profitability. Sage Master Builder's Executive Dashboard tool helped Stellos to easily view each facet of the business and determine where changes needed to be made to provide greater efficiency across all internal departments.

"The return on investment from Sage Master Builder comes in many ways. We've been able to put additional monies into sales and service, by saving time in the accounting department," said Stellos. "We haven't had any down time trying to figure out costing or how our production is doing in the field because we now have really easy access to all the information."

About Sage Construction and Real Estate Solutions
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 20,000 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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About Stellos Electric Inc.
For more than 50 years, Stellos Electric, Inc. has been a leader in the electrical contracting field. Established by James K. Stellos in 1954, Stellos Electric has consistently been the electrical contractor of choice for some of southern New Hampshire's most ambitious projects. With a solid team of experienced professionals, both in the office and in the field, Stellos stands ready to meet the electrical needs of any size job.

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 4,000 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.

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