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HYPEROFFICE HyperOffice now offers portal customization to give users the ability to display relevant information via both intranet and extranet views.

The system provides links to attached documents, tasks, to-do lists, and contacts. Users can select features to be displayed and may build as many intranet and extranet portals as they need. With IMAP support, HyperOffice also now works in any browser and users can send and receive email through any email client.

Price: About $5 per month per user. HyperOffice: (301) 225-0018.

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EVEREST ADVANCED 3.0.1

Everest Advanced v. 3.0.1 establishes multiple restocking thresholds through which minimum, maximum, and re-order replenishment points can be defined for each Everest location.

The Inventory Management module can now also assign vendor part numbers in purchase orders. E-commerce functions have improved full-text searching including automated advanced searches that use common operators for Web-store navigation. There is also a configurable display of stock information.

Price: Starts at $6,500. Everest Software: (800) 382-0725.

CCH CALIFORNIA TAX GUIDEBOOK

The 2006 version of CCH's Guidebook to California Taxes, which can now be accessed on the CCH Tax Research Network, provides a quick reference to all California state taxes levied, including personal and corporate income, sales and uses, and property taxes.

The online version can be searched and links to underlying laws and regulations. Also available is a guide to preparation of California personal income tax returns and a summary of new legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments.

Price: $129 (single user). CCH: (888) 224-7377.

LANIER SOXDOX

Lanier Soxdox, a Web-based document manager, automatically manages, tracks, and stores documents to help users comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Auditors can scan critical documents using a multifunction product and transmit files to a password-protected Web-hosted depository where modifications can be made and revisions saved. However, the original documents won't be altered and still reviewed from a Web-connected PC.

Price: Ranges from $288 to $800 per gigabyte per year. Lanier Worldwide: (800) 551-3087.

ACCUFUND VERSION 3.03

AF Query in AccuFund version 3.03 gives executives a view-only tool for direct user access to accounting data.

The add-on module, for the AccuFund Accounting Suite can restrict users to particular modules with either reporting or data-viewing options.

Also, the Accounts Payable module in this version has expanded drill-down capabilities that display details of paid invoices, account distribution, and purchase orders paid. The capability had previously been released for the Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts modules. This function can locate data that has been enhanced in the data-browse screens of all modules.

Price: Starts at $295 per user. AccuFund: (877) 872-2228.

SPRINGCM VERSION 3.0

Spring CM Version 3.0, a Web-based integrated content management package, has enhanced collaboration capabilities and dynamic routing of files and documents.

A check-out function apprises users of the most current versions of documents. Security levels can be set so that content can be viewed and edited only by appropriate users. Dynamic content routing can automatically notify the next person who should work on the document. Multi-account memberships mean that users need only to sign in once to access multiple accounts or create new accounts.

Price: Starts $49.95 per user. SpringCM: (877) 362-7273.

PRINCIPIA VARIABLE ANNUITIES ADVANCED

The Principia Variable Annuities Advanced module includes more than 80 new data points and specialized reports for more than 1,100 variable annuity policies.

There are also Policy Detail and Policy Comparison Reports. The Detail Report provides an overview of a single policy while the Comparison Report presents data from up to four policies to offer side-by-side correlations of living and death benefits.

Price: $1,155 per year. Morningstar: (800) 698-5875.

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS SNAP

Microsoft Dynamics Snap, a series of snap-in programs, are designed to let users process information from Dynamics applications, while they perform such tasks s creating documents without leaving Microsoft Office.

The first group of programs, which "snap in" to Office, include Timesheet Management Snap-In, Vacation Management Snap-In, and two versions of Business Data Lookup Snap-In; one for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 and the other for Microsoft Dynamics AX 3.0. Office 2003 users can utilize Outlook to enter and retrieve data managed by Dynamics programs to create documents, collaborate, and manage their calendars. They are available on GotDotNet.com under Microsoft's Permissive License.

Price: Free. Microsoft Business Solutions: (888) 477-7989.

SAGE TIMESHEET

The Web-based Sage TimeSheet-Payroll Services Edition integrates employee time tracking with the Sage payroll service.

The Time Clock feature allows companies with multiple locations and remote employees to enter time data in a central location. The data can then be transferred by an administrator for processing. Job Scheduler can transfer data from the employee timesheets into Sage Payroll Services. The application can apply established earnings codes to employee time data, which is then automatically mapped to the payroll service.

Price: Starts at $2,000 for up to 75 employees. Sage Software: (800) 477-6763.

ALERE ACCOUNTING 4.2

The Data Browser in the latest edition of Alere Version 4.2 can jump to the start or end of the fiscal year. The updated browser lets users search on any column in the browser by right clicking on the title.

The browser also directly accesses all related information for an item no matter where the information resides within the application. Additionally, a calendar has been written in the application replacing the native Windows calendar and is offered in all six modules: Manager, Inventory, General Ledger, Sales, Payables, and Configurator.

Price: Starts at $1, 995 per module for five users. TIW Technology: (610) 258-5161.

ADVANQUEST SMALL BUSINESS PRO

Small Business Pro 2006, an integrated accounting package, can also handle customer management, business analysis, and marketing tasks.

Small Business Pro applications are accounting, billing, banking, inventory, customer relationship management, and forecast and business plan. Designed for businesses with 25 employees, the software incorporates Avanquest's Design and Print Business Edition and Web Easy Professional 6. These systems enable small businesses to create professional-quality marketing materials, newsletters, and business cards in-house.

Price: $89. Avanquest Software: (720) 330-1400.

CROWN MONEY MAP FINANCIAL SOFTWARE 2006

Crown Money Map 2006, a collaboration between Drake Software and Crown Financial Ministries, assists users in establishing a budget within Biblical guidelines.

A personal budgeting and finance package, Crown Money Map was formerly known as Money Matters. With Crown Money Map, users also track investments, view reports, and download bank statements as well as print checks. It can be purchased online at www.moneymapsoftwaresupport.com or www.crown.org. It is also available at Christian Bookstores.

Price: $60. Drake Software: (828) 349-5501.

INSURANCE INSIGHT

Insurance Insight permits financial professionals to offer clients what-if scenarios based on policy contributions.

The software tool creates hypothetical performance reports to aid advisors in creating a portfolio for their clients based on their risk tolerance. It uses a Monte Carlo engine to formulate the reports. Insurance Insight can produce realistic reports based on specific client data and provides options on policy funding based on the client's risk tolerance.

Price: $299 for a one-year license. Financial Profiles: (800) 237-6335.

QUICKBOOKS EASY ESTIMATE

Intuit's QuickBooks Easy Estimate generates estimates from data gathered during job-site visits and can turn estimates into invoices.

The software merges information into one of several industry-specific templates and Microsoft Word for easy formatting and printing. The program also allows users to export estimates in order to generate invoices and track payments using QuickBooks. Estimates and invoices can be customized to include the contractor's logo and contact information.

Price: $99. Intuit: (877) 683-3280.

FUNDWARE FIXED ASSETS

Kintera FundWare Fixed Assets produces preliminary depreciation calculation reports prior to posting for verification purposes and automatically calculates depreciation from the date of last depreciation recoded.

It will then record depreciation calculation by posting date. The new module also purges disposed assets on demand, according to the disposal date, and tracks historical transactions for each asset. The system can also adjust replacement value for a group of assets, instead of modifying each record.

Price: Starts at $1,995. Kintera: (800) 551-4458.

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