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UBCC EREPORTS Universal Business Computing Company has added eReports to its General Ledger Write-up and Payroll Service Bureau programs, enabling users to email reports in PDF format without additional steps required by the payroll processor.

The program automatically formats and customizes each email, multiple report files can be attached to one email and multiple "To", "CC" and "BCC" addresses also can be included.

Price: $500. UBCC: (800) 827-8610.

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SOURCELINK FOR QUICKBOOKS

SourceLink 4.1 files and retrieves financial records directly from QuickBooks by using enhancements in two editions of the software.

Updates to the Standard Edition include integrated email functionality, automated Hot Notes reminders, added support of Internet documents and automated backup of SourceLink configurations and My Notes. Management Edition updates offer role-based company controls for Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables, integration of requests and approvals with email notifications, improved vendor and customer relationship management and the ability to audit transaction trails by following a history of events.

Price: $189 (standard edition), $289 (management edition). Personable: (714) 430-1193.

COMPLYXL FORMULA VIEWER

Liquidity's ComplyXL Formula Viewer helps prevent and detect spreadsheet errors by presenting Excel formulas in a hierarchical format so the structure is more understandable to those who didn't write the formula.

Values, including "SUM," "IF" and "CHOOSE," are displayed for error tracking down to the cell level. Change filtering allows users to select which changes or differences to highlight and to see a graphical overview of changes and zoom into key information.

Price: $300 per user (desktop), $3,495 (enterprise). Liquidity: (800) 401-0289.

MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE GUIDE

A free guide from the Brown Smith Wallace Consulting Group compares manufacturing software packages to provide assistance in selecting which applications to purchase.

The first edition includes detailed vendor pages, company demographics, product information and a feature matrix for eight software packages by Computer Insights, Epicor, Exact Software, Infor, International Business Systems, Sage Software and Technology Group International.

Free download: www.software4manufacturers.com/guiderequest.aspx

SAGECRM V6

SageCRM v6 includes built-in training features as well as an improved territory management tree and field-level security that can be applied using checkboxes for granting or restricting individual or team access to data.

A Quick Start tab provides on-screen coaching tools such as videos, wizards and tips. Data segmentation capabilities let users create groups containing people, companies, opportunities and other categories. Enhanced Outlook integration enables SageCRM to be used within the Outlook folder navigation pane or via a SageCRM toolbar in Outlook. A new company record can be created while also checking for duplicates.

Price: $595 per user (on-premise), $69 per user per month (on-demand). Sage: (866) 308-2378.

BIO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

BIO Analytics expanded its business intelligence system for mid-market customers to use with Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software.

It provides them with out-of-the-box business views and report cards for multiple operational, strategic and financial roles; an adaptable, preconfigured data repository mapping hundreds of financial activities into common business language; incorporation of other GP data sources and a visualization layer offering one-click, self-service analytics.

Price: $15,000 (enterprise). Bio Analytics: (203) 327-0800.

PPC RISK ASSESSMENT

Thomson PPC's Smart e-Practice Aids automates the audit planning and risk assessment process and integrates with Engagement CS from Thomson Creative Solutions.

Users can plan audits in four steps: Complete planning forms and identify risks; assess risks and determine audit strategy; further customize the automatically suggested audit program using drag and drop functionality and run diagnostics to identify inconsistencies.

Price: Starts at $279 (single user). Thomson PPC: (800) 323-8724.

CABINET NG FOR ACT

CNG-Safe integrates Cabinet NG's document management and workflow capabilities with Sage Software's Act contact and customer management tool.

Users can view documents filed in CNG-Safe directly from within Act or launch it for additional document functionality. Synchronization between Act contact fields and CNG-Safe file indexes are automatic.

Price: $995 (single user). Sage Software: (888) 855-5222.

EXACT SELF-SERVICE PORTAL

Exact Software's e-Synergy Employee Self-Service Portal lets employees manage human resources administration online.

ESS, an extension of e-Synergy's HRM functionality, allows for document sharing, timekeeping and accessing policies. Employees also have access to seven workflow request types, including vacation requests and expense claim approvals.

Price: Starts at $100 per user. Exact Software: (800) 468-0834.

TECH INDUSTRY SERVICES DIRECTORY

Customers can rate and review companies at computerstreet.net, a new Web site from Tierce Enterprises.

Businesses can update or add their information for free. Each company has its own Web page offering Vcard, a map to the location, space to add descriptions of the services they offer, and room for a picture. Tierce Enterprises: www.computerstreet.net.

PENSION DISTRIBUTION PLANNER

Brentmark's Pension Distribution Planner v. 8.03 incorporates the Roth 401(k), added in version 8.0, and handles up to five beneficiaries after the death of a plan owner or spouse after the spousal rollover.

Reports show annual distributions and the life expectancy for each beneficiary.

Price: $249. Brentmark Software: (800) 879-6665.

DYNAMICS CRM ANALYTICS FOUNDATION

Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation can access a real-time graphical view of a company's health and lets managers monitor key performance indicators such as customer profitability.

Online processing cubes enable users to easily analyze Dynamics CRM data. Cross-sell and upsell opportunities are noted and leads can automatically be prioritized based on historical analysis of the types of leads that are most likely to convert.

Price: Free download for Microsoft customers and partners, http://www.codeplex.com/crmanalytics/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx.

HP PRINTERS

HP has unveiled a line of color inkjet printers that include the Officejet Pro L7000 All-in-One series and Pro K5400 Color Printer series.

The lines are designed to give small and home business customers laser printer print speeds at inkjet prices. They include an automatic two-sided accessory for saving paper and flatbed scanning. Printing speeds reach up to 35 pages per minute.

Price: Starts at $149. HP: (800) 888-9909.

CASEWARE BENCHMARKING

CaseWare Benchmarking, an online analysis tool for Benchmarking Web Client or CaseWare Scenarios users, facilitates the comparison of a client's business against those of its peers.

Users can specify reports showing income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements as well as other information about financial performance.

Price: Starts at $350 (single user). CaseWare: (800) 267-1317.

COSTPOINT 6.0

Costpoint 6.0 automates key governance functions through the addition of a Segregation of Duties module, along with enhanced auditing capabilities.

The new Master Production Scheduling module manages end-product demand and production though the development of time-phased demand forecasts and what-if production scenarios. Other enhancements include new cash forecasting features, new interface to the American government's Wide-Area Workflow system to automate project invoicing, multi-state payroll capabilities and a simplified user interface for purchase requisitions.

Price: Starts at $30,000 (100 seats). Deltek: (800) 456-2009.

SQL SERVER 2005 SP2

Designed to work with the Windows Vista operating system and Microsoft Office 2007, SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 can perform data mining functionality from SQL Server Analysis Services that can be used directly within Excel and Visio 2007.

SQL Server Reporting Services, compatible with SharePoint Server 2007, integrate with SharePoint's Report Center, while data compression is designed to reduce disk storage of decimal data in data warehousing scenarios. There is also a new copy database wizard, along with improvements in database maintenance plans.

Price: Free download. Microsoft: (800) 642-7676.

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