Sage Software Donates Software to Gwinnett Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College's accounting students will now have the benefit of using industry-standard accounting software thanks to a massive donation from Sage Software.
Sage Software, which has an office in Lawrenceville, recently donated more than 2,500 copies of Peachtree Complete 2007, a popular software program in the accounting industry. Each copy of the software normally retails for $299.
"This is a really nice thing for our students to have," says Lanny Nelms, GTC program director for accounting. "This product is the same software that they will be using in the real world."
Sage made the donation shortly after the release of Peachtree Complete 2008. Doug Meyer, president of Sage Software, is on the GTC Board of Directors.
"We take our role as a Gwinnett Tech business partner very seriously and are eager to support the outstanding work they do," Meyer says. "Gwinnett Tech can do great things for their students and for businesses throughout the Gwinnett community with this software."
Students will be able to take the Peachtree software home with them; a big plus, says Nelms. "We already have the educational version of Peachtree in our computer labs here, but students will be able to take home copies of the full professional version now," he says.
The donation will affect more than just students at GTC. Nelms donated copies to a consortium of accounting instructors from Georgia's various technical colleges. About 400 copies were recently distributed to teachers at technical colleges across the state.
"This donation has really had wide distribution in terms of it reaching the students throughout the state who can benefit from it," Nelms says.
To learn more about Gwinnett Tech's accounting program, or for general information about the college, call 770.962.7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.