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EVAULT PLUG-IN The EVault VMware Plug-in offers EVault Protect Software-as-a-Service and EVault InfoStage disaster recovery protection for all major operating systems, applications and files.

It automates specific regulatory requirements for companies working in a virtual machine environment by backing up data at the block level. Backups are policy-driven with scheduling, status monitoring and reporting centrally managed via a Web browser for all physical and virtual systems, making it easy to administer remotely. Data is sent offsite to one of EVault's seven secure Tier III and IV SAS 70 Type II data centers.

Price: Starts at approximately $10,000. EVault: (877) 382-8581.

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QBES FOR LINUX

Intuit opened its QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions to the Linux community, making its product available in an open-source environment through a free Linux Database Server Manager application, enabling QuickBooks Enterprise to reside on the same server as other applications instead of on a separate Windows server.

The software gives customers the choice between five, 10, 15 and 20 concurrent users, and administrators can customize and secure user access with roughly 115 areas and activities.

Price: Software starts at $3,000. Free download: quickbooksenterprise.intuit.com/Linux.

UBCC DATA IMPORTING/EXPORTING

Data importing and exporting capabilities in UBCC's Payroll and Write-up applications can send reports to paper, PDF or CSV/Excel files with partial run capability by date range, state, labor distribution codes and employee.

UBCC also added an Automated Clearing House payment feature to Accounts Receivable, eliminating the need for trips to the bank and speeding up the process of clearing funds.

Price: Starts at $2,800 (Payroll); $300 (ACH). UBCC: (800) 827-8610.

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS WIZARD

Wizard Accounting Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics guides users on how to successfully implement, configure, document and troubleshoot Dynamics.

Step-by-step Q&As are included in the Wizard X4 Productivity Suite. Wizard Customized Dynamics Server includes a three-year, 24-7 service plan with offsite backup. Three levels of coaching are available including Foundation (implementation and customer service discussions), Select (progress monitoring and Web conference calls), and Premier (Select plus the creation of Balance Sheet and Income Statements).

Price: Starts at $12,250, including hardware. Wizard Productivity Systems: (800) 939-4119, Ext. 701.

ACT FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

Version 9.0 of Act by Sage for Financial Professionals and Premium for larger workgroups add dynamic labels, missing information notifications and important notes fields to save key client data on the main contact detail view.

Addresses can be promoted to primary status so all communications are directed to the right place, age calculation works in conjunction with the birthday field, and category and tier fields let users segment clients and prospects in order to help them determine the level of attention they should devote to each one.

Price: $519.99 (Act for Financial Professionals); $739.99 (Premium). Sage Software: (877) 851-7572.

DOC.IT SMART SCHEDULING

Doc.IT added Smart Scheduling to its Workflow Manager tool, streamlining task management by automatically assigning specific tasks to staff based on the skill set of each employee.

Workflow Manager is part of the Doc.It Suite of document management products, which also includes a Work-In-Progress Binder, Advanced Forms Recognition, Archives for storing finalized documents in a searchable library of non-editable PDF files and Web Publishing for clients to view selected documents on a secure Web site.

Price: $25 to $35 per user per month (Doc.It Suite). Doc.It: (888) 693-6248.

PRACTICE CS

Firms can monitor all aspects of client communication with an add-on module to Thomson Tax & Accounting's Practice CS, with Client Management.

The module enhances the practice management application by enabling firms to organize, store and access client interactions to support all levels of client activity including work-in-process, billing, prospecting and cross-selling.

Price: Starts at $300 (annual renewable license). Thomson Tax and Accounting: (800) 968-8900.

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