Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services to more than three million small and midsized businesses in Canada and the U.S., and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), an international professional nonprofit association focused on the educational needs of financial professionals in construction, today announced that Sage Construction and Real Estate will renew its partnership with the association to deliver quality educational programs to CFMA members and to the construction industry overall.

According to sources, this partnership accelerates the development of timely, relevant educational content fulfilling the specialized learning needs of financial managers working in the construction industry. For more than 40 years, Sage has provided construction and real estate companies with industry-specific financial and operations software. Over the past year the Sage Educational Fellowship has funded the development of three new educational courses for financial managers. Sage serves as the official sponsor of CFMA’s "The Basics of Construction Accounting," "Accounting & Reporting," and "Project Management Group-Live" courses. Sage will continue to fund CFMA educational programs and expand the Sage Educational Fellowship program through the renewed partnership.

“Our educational partnership with CFMA is solidly in line with our commitment to the industry and our aim to help construction and real estate companies achieve the best job-ready practices needed to build strong businesses. Together, Sage and CFMA have the experience needed to best serve the financial education needs of the construction industry,” says Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. “CFMA is a leading provider of educational programs and resources to financial managers in the industry, while Sage, as an industry leader in construction business management software, has the practical experience of working with more than 40,000 construction and real estate customers, including accounting professionals within the Sage Accountants Network,” Witty says.

CFMA is the only professional organization dedicated to serving its members by providing critical industry research and specialized financial information and education to construction financial managers and professionals. CFMA is known as the source and resource for construction financial managers to help them achieve better bottom lines.

“The Sage commitment to the industry, and specifically to education, makes it a truly valued partner of CFMA,” says Stuart Binstock, president and chief executive officer of CFMA. “Working together this past year, we have been able to expand learning opportunities for our members and the broader construction community. We look forward to how much more we can accomplish together in the coming year.”

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Sage keeps projects moving with the most job-ready and people-connected solutions for construction and real estate. Its 40,000 customers manage more than 400,000 jobs, 5.7 million subcontracts and 622,000 rental units each year with Sage products, including:

  • Sage Construction Anywhere
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office)
  • Sage 300 Trade Specialty (formerly Sage Timberline Enterprise),
  • Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating)
  • Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder)
  • Sage 50 Construction Accounting (formerly Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction).

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