NETSUITE NetSuite's new tax engine and corresponding financial reporting capabilities let users configure the application for local and international financial reporting standards and local tax requirements for compliance in any country.
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With the use of its multilingual capabilities, businesses can also support workers and customers in their local language. Users select from the available languages to view the user interface. All navigation menus, task links, and user-interface elements are then refreshed in the selected language.
Price: Included, except for NetSuite Small Business, which starts at $99 per user, per month. NetSuite: (877) NETSUITE.
CCH PROSYSTEM FX ENGAGEMENT 4.0
The Catalog Database in ProSystem fx Engagement 4.0 consolidates the current binder database, an architecture that reduces the amount of space, memory, and other resources used on office servers.
Version 4.0 supports Active Directory imports and updates, allowing directory service integration between users' directory services and the Engagement staff database. It eliminates or can reduce the duplicate entry of staff and user information. Trial balance information can also be imported from ProSystem fx Write-Up, with the option of selecting the number of prior periods to import and non-tax grouping data.
Price: Starts at $1,150. CCH: (800) 525-3335.
Ignify eCommerce's anti-fraud features include credit card encryption and heightened password protection for online purchases.
The system can be used for online retailing, with features such as product catalogues, cross-bundled promotions, real-time traffic/sales reports, inventory reports, payment methods, and targeted marketing campaigns.
The system integrates with back-office operations, including accounting, inventory, and shipping. The new version also streamlines the shipping process by consolidating with major U.S. carrier systems, including FedEx, UPS, DHL, and the United States Parcel Service.
Price: Starts at $20,000. Ignify: (888) 446-4395.
RED WING PAYROLL 10.0
Red Wing Payroll Version 10.0 can customize employee list reports, using their own criteria and then saves multiple versions as needed.
Along with providing tax forms and reporting updates, the software permits employers to view workers' sick and vacation time, and flag those who are about to exceed their available time.
The Comprehensive Mass Deduction Update changes all like-deduction amounts via a single keystroke. Other enhancements include the option to eliminate mouse clicks during time entry, and more convenient viewing of the payroll menu.
Price: Starts at $795, single user; $499, support plan (required first year). Red Wing Software: (800) 732-9464.
CYMA IV VERSION 8
Cyma IV Version 8 Accounting has incorporated functionality in the NFP General Ledger that gives it the ability to track grants that involve transactions entered in accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, purchase order, and general ledger.
A quick-entry dialog box has been added to payroll. The box provides a spreadsheet-like screen that allows quicker entry of payroll data. Among system-wide features are resizable screens and the ability to perform string searches in the browser.
Price: Starts at $595 per module. Cyma Systems: (800) 292-2962.
SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY TABS3
Tabs3 Version 12.2 of Software Technology's billing and practice management software now integrates with the recently released HotDocs 2005 and HotDocs 6.
The software includes enhanced Outlook integration, the ability to drill down and edit information from Tabs3 Accounts Payable, and Trust Accounting Software reports. Version 12.2 integration eliminates the number of permission messages triggered while integrating the company's PracticeMaster with Outlook. Improved matching logic automatically associates incoming email with PracticeMaster clients when using Outlook or other email programs.
Price: Starts at $295. Software Technology: (402) 423-1440.
IMPACT'S RETIREMENT ROAD MAP
Retirement Road Map, an add-on to the Web-based Plan Lab platform, creates custom retirement distribution plans through an analysis of clients' needs, income, and assets, while assisting advisors in determining appropriate planning options.
The software devises a strategy for each year of retirement to ensure predictable income while maximizing investments. It calculates known retirement incomes, including Social Security, pensions, and annuities, and compares those with projected expenses and calculates the amount required to make up the difference.
Price: Starts at $395. Impact Technologies Group: (800) 438-6017.
OPENPRO VERSION 4.9
OpenPro's Easy ERP Software Version 4.9 has an enhanced menu system, built-in fax, and email, as well as business workflow and document imaging.
The open source software offers a complete ERP package at costs typically lower than closed source technology. All current customers are eligible for the free software upgrade, set-up, and Web-based training for Open Pro's Easy ERP using the application service provider software version.
Price: Starts at $2,000. OpenPro ERP Software: (714) 378-4600.
The Web architecture in the SalesLogix Version 6.2.3 performance pack supports five times more users, occupies a smaller memory footprint, and provides better utilization of server hardware than previous versions.
The .Net server technology enables thin-client deployment of the SalesLogix Web interface without additional software downloads. The performance pack also includes database administration enhancements and a new database-independent performance profiler utility. There are also customization controls for graphs, charts, and spreadsheet grid views of customer-related data.
Price: Starts at $995 per user. Sage Software: (800) 643-6400.
EVEREST ADVANCED 3.0
Resellers can customize the financial package in Everest Advanced 3.0 through the use of the Software Development Kit and Form Design.
Dashboard analytics combine Microsoft SQL Analysis OLAP technology with Microsoft SharePoint Services. Everest provides key performance indicators and sales analytics. Segmented accounting and configurable posting group features have been introduced, while the inventory system allows custom design of barcode labels, configurable stock availability information based on location, improvement fulfillment with single-click pull sheets, and managed stock counts.
Price: Starts at $6,500. Everest Software: (800) 382-0725.
SAGE ACCPAC HR 6.5
Employees can now request time off through the updated Employee Self-Service Module in Version 6.5 of the Accpac HR Series.
Managers can view and approve time-off requests online, and can see all requests from their direct reports via the MY Team tab. The system also produces reports through the HR Series Report Wizard, including the EEO-4 report that enables government agencies to complete the EEO-4 Form provided by the federal government. The Beneficiary Report produces a list of beneficiaries and their percentages of life and retirement plans.
Price: Starts at $1,000. Sage Software: (800) 945-8007.
MYOB BUSINESSESSENTIALS VERSION 2
BusinessEssentials Pro Version 2 saves up to seven years of transaction history through Premier Accounting, the suite's accounting component.
Premier Accounting 2006, which integrates with the suite's Staff Files and Customer Appointment Manager, can combine two general ledger accounts into one, providing a way to clean up similar or duplicate accounts without losing information. The seven-year transaction history feature eliminates the need to go to a back-up file to view past invoices and purchase orders.
Price: Starts at $299. MYOB: (800) 322-MYOB.
COUGAR MOUNTAIN VERSION 10
Customers can accept cash payments by credit card, as well as paying vendors the same way through the use of Cougar Mountain Version 10.
The system offers improved electronic transfer options, more efficient reports that increase the speed of customer order entry tasks, and enhanced inventory management. This version complies with the standards set by the USA Cardholder Information Security Program, including the use of 256-bit encryption of credit card numbers.
Price: Starts at $1,499. Cougar Mountain: (800) 388-3038.
Tools-4-CPA's Depreciation calculates depreciation according to the tables set up by the Internal Revenue Service.
The program provides the MACRS and ACRS tables issued by the IRS. Designed for use by anyone who needs to calculate the depreciation expense for a business, it can be installed on a network server and handle multiple users, or be installed on a single computer to be used only by that person. The comprehensive depreciation schedules allow users to calculate depreciation for previous and future years. There is also a loan amortization program available. Available for a free 30-day trial, the program can be accessed via the company's Web site, www.tools4cpas.com.
Price: $100 for depreciation program and $30 for loan amortization. Tools-4-CPA's: (602) 996-8885.