Sage Software, a division of the, has introduced the new Peachtree by Sage 2009 solution, featuring enhancements that help small businesses in the long-term management of their operations through improved analysis, reporting and payroll management, real-time alerts, and time and expense tracking.

The new software includes cash management tools for better cash flow projection; additional payroll management tools, such as multiple retirement and insurance plans, flexible spending accounts and more state taxes, vacation and sick time tracking; real-time alerts for anticipating problems and reducing errors; and streamlined time and expense tracking for professional services firms.

"Small businesses that select Peachtree are laser focused on their numbers, and how they can better manage those numbers to improve their operations," Connie Certusi, general manager of small business accounting solutions at Sage Software, said in a statement. "That focus is crucial in the current economic climate, and with Peachtree 2009, we're providing even more customer-driven features to facilitate careful analysis and business planning for long-term success."