Pleasanton, Calif. (April 28, 2004) -- Accounting and customer relationship management software vendor Accpac International Inc., a Best Software company, is reaching out to the educational community by making its Simply Accounting and Accpac Advantage Series Corporate Edition products available for free to public schools in the U.S. and Canada.
 
Accpac Advantage Series is a suite of accounting modules designed for small and midsized businesses. Simply Accounting is an integrated accounting package for small and home offices.
 
In the past, the company has offered the products at discounts of up to 60 percent to publicly funded schools in North America that teach accounting. “What I’ve been finding as I talk to educators is that there are huge budget constraints and many can’t really purchase software for their courses these days,” said Chris Heaney, Accpac education manager. “We are trying to get them something they may not have heard of before and we can offer the ability for other educational institutions to teach a great accounting software package and principals to students.”
 
Heaney said that the Advantage Series for educators will include modules such as order entry, purchase orders and the eTransact Web store. She also noted that high school instructors are adding Simply Accounting to their entrepreneurial courses.
 
In addition, Heaney, a former accounting course educator herself, will personally conduct some in-class training and help put Webinars together for educators. Accpac also provides free multimedia training and free technical support via Web chat for registered instructors. Accpac said that it also has a contract with U.S. publisher Prentice Hall to include the Simply Accounting software in the new book, "Getting Started With Simply Accounting."
 
-- Seth Fineberg

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