Las Vegas (June 26, 2003) -- Software developer Softline BusinessVision has rolled out an accountant’s version of its Business Vision 32 accounting and business management software, and an Accounting Partner Program for accountants interested in building a technology consulting practice or in being able to advise clients on company products in order to refer them to Softline BusinessVision business partners.

Softline North America, the parent of BusinessVision and Softline AccountMate, another business software developer, made the announcements here at the American Institute of CPAs Tech 2003 conference. At the show, technology trainers and consultants K2 Enterprises hailed BusinessVision 32 as "a good value," well-suited to companies outgrowing the capabilities of entry-level accounting software, such as QuickBooks.

The Softline Business Accounting Partner program, priced at $249, provides the following:

●  A special Accountants Copy of BusinessVision 32;

●  Updates, program enhancements and technical assistance for one year;

●  "Webinar" information sessions and online training;

●  Marketing support; and,

●  A local BusinessVision Business Partner Referral Program.

The accounting partner program and the accountants copy of BusinessVision 32 "are a direct result of requests from CPAs" for an accounting solution that helps them work more efficiently with clients or a partner program that provides them reseller and consulting marketing support, said Murray Aston, president of Softline North America, based in the San Francisco area.

At the show, Aston participated in a panel discussion that also included key executives from most of the business management software developers with accountants in their reseller channels, including Accpac International, Best Software, Microsoft Business Solutions and NetLedger.

BusinessVision 32 Accountants Edition features "one-click" import/export permitting e-mail transfer of data between accountant and client, with the data file automatically constructed to select appropriate records. Accountants get complete online access to financial reporting, including balance sheets, P&L statements, trial balance and budgets, Softline said. It also allows accountants to post adjusting journal entries with no interruption to the client's business, enabling clients to send data at any time to their accountant via e-mail, while continuing with regular day-to-day operations.

-- John M. Covaleski

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