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SAGE ABRA eRECRUITER With Abra eRecruiter, job applicants can view midsized businesses' open positions, submit resumes, answer screening questions, and complete applications online.

An employee-only view of the career center supports employee referral programs, while hiring managers can search among applicants using a number of requisition-specific criteria, including degree, major, referral source, and skills. The system integrates with Built-in e-mail workflows advance paperless recruiting.

Price: Starts at $3,200. Sage Software: (800) 424-9392.

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Microsoft Word and Excel have been embedded in ValuSource Pro 4.0 to enable users to edit and customize word processing documents and spreadsheets.

VSP users can also take advantage of historic input year order, which lets them select to input historic financial data on a left-to-right or right-to-left format. A report writer, available as an add-on, can automatically generate standards-based reports.

Price: $895. ValuSource: (800) 825-8763.


QuickBase has added dynamic forms that can set up forms by pointing and clicking, with the use of English, instead of a programming language.

The application also now has dashboards that show users what they need to do and new chart types, along with roll-over, drill-down, and customization options. The Manage Multiple Projects feature can import projects from Microsoft Project with synchronization capabilities.

Price: Monthly subscriptions start at $294. QuickBase: (781) 839-1414.


Timslips 2007 has an enhanced spell checker, along with the ability to check grammar, with an on-screen visual indicator to help catch misspellings and resolve grammatical issues.

Slips can now be created by e-mailing a time-and-expense entry in the proper format from most handheld devices, including Blackberries. There is also a bill cover page that can be created at the time the bill is generated.

Price: $449.99 (single user); $799.99 (up to five users). Sage Software: (800) 285-0999.


Document Drive gives users of ProSystem fx Document 3.0 access to the same functions available in Windows Explorer so that they can add files by dragging or dropping, while working in the CCH application.

Documents checked in while users are offline automatically upload the next time the user signs into the document. The new Extended Storage feature recognizes files from applications such as ProSystem fx Fixed Assets and QuickBooks, so that older file versions can be recognized and deleted.

Price: $1,825 (first user); $475 (each additional user). CCH: (800) PRX-9998.


Universal Business Computing Co. has rewritten its Accounts Payable program to include the ability to send ACH payments, hold payments on individual invoices, and print prior years' 1099s.

Also new is the Automatic Billing General that allows users to automatically invoice clients for services render edand to invoice for additional and third-party services, while providing full detail or summary totals only.

Price: $2,500 (single user); $3,500 (two users). Universal Business Computing Co.: (800) 827-8610.

IKE Office 7.0

iKE Office 7.0, a Web-based System, includes a full-text document index that enables practitioners to locate files by typing in a few words.

Practitioners can search all documents in a client's file or files for the entire firm. Annotations, keywords, author, and other information can be added to documents and indexed for search. Text from word processing, spreadsheet, PDF, and other application files is automatically indexed, as is scanned text.

Price: Starts at $95 (annual storage). Selden Integrated Systems: (970) 336-5973.


Portfolio Director 8.0 sports a browser-style interface that utilizes point-and-click links and offers scalability from one user to multiple users.

Report customization features include the ability to incororate a company logo, footers, or disclaimers. Items such as column titles and fonts can be changed and there are blended benchmark and multiple benchmark

Price: $150 per month or $1,800 per year (single users). Portfolio Systems: (888) 700-3715.

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