New releases of Peachtree accounting software integrate postage and mailing services Puts a Virtual Post Office In Accounting Software For Small Businesses

New releases of Peachtree accounting software integrate postage and mailing services

Santa Monica, Calif., August 8– Small businesses will enjoy a new service available with Peachtree’s newest accounting software- Release 2002 – a virtual post office built into the software.

Thanks to a partnership between Peachtree, makers of award winning accounting software, and Internet based postage and shipping services leader, Peachtree customers now have the ability to perform a multitude of mailing functions such as address-validation, mail class checking and postage printing, without leaving the familiar environs of their new accounting software, or requiring the use of additional hardware such as a postage meter.

The Peachtree integration is part of’s new “1-Step Postage(TM)” initiative, a program designed to make postage and mailing services available in a single step within most small business and office software applications.

“1-Step Postage(TM)-enabled software streamlines the mailing process, making it faster and easier to mail out business correspondence,” said Mark Krojansky, Partner Development Manager for “Customers can print envelopes complete with proper postage, delivery and return addresses at the same time a letter, invoice, check, or any other correspondence is prepared. All that is required is a printer and Internet connection. No postage meter, sticky stamps or extra steps.” postage and mailing services are already integrated with popular office applications such as Microsoft Word and Outlook, as well as a number of small business software packages. The company also plans to announce more 1-Step Postage(TM) integrations in the future.

“The integration of’s services within Peachtree accounting software makes it possible for the user to ‘go to the post office’ without leaving his or her desk,” said Daneen Heislitz, Director of Product Marketing for Peachtree Software. “The ability to handle mailing functions like address checking, postage purchases and metering, even tracking postage expenditures from within the software represents a major convenience and costs savings for small businesses.”

Peachtree customers who install Peachtree Complete Accounting 2002, Peachtree Accounting 2002, or Peachtree First Accounting 2002 will have access to the full suite of services from within the Sales Invoicing, Write Checks and Payments screens in the software. Features include address verification and ZIP+4 completion, 24 hour/7 day a week access to purchase and print postage, postage history reports, as well as additional features that facilitate easy access to postage services, faster delivery, and better mailing cost management.

For more information on Peachtree Release 2002, visit the Peachtree Software website at For complete information on the full range of postage and mailing services, and the 1-Step Postage(TM) initiative, visit

About Peachtree

For 25 years, Peachtree Software has produced award-winning accounting and business management software products and services. Ideal for those small businesses that look to their accounting for the insight behind their numbers, Peachtree products and services provide not only essential financial information, but also valuable knowledge to help small businesses make better decisions for their future growth and success. Peachtree Software is a subsidiary of the Sage Group, plc, the leading supplier of business management software and related products and services to the small to medium sized business community worldwide. For more information about Peachtree visit the Web site at, or call 1-800-228-0068. For more information about the Sage Group, please visit

About (Nasdaq: STMP) is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping services. Internet Postage, enables customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage via a computer and Internet connection. Based in Santa Monica, California, serves more than 300,000 customers. For more information contact Kathy Brush at email: [email protected], tel: (310) 581-7275, or on the web at

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