SAGE LAUNCHES ACCPAC HR SYSTEMSage Software recently launched Sage Accpac HRMS, a new human resources management system for Sage Accpac ERP and Sage Pro ERP users. Based on the company's Sage Abra HRMS, the latest version is designed specifically for small and midsized businesses - offering attendance and training modules for HR management, benefits administration, information tracking, reporting and legislative compliance.

HRMS also includes job description information, flexibility in defining employee seniority for attendance purposes, additional options for tracking vacation time, and step rates.

Sage Accpac HRMS is now available at a suggested retail price of $650. For more information, visit


CaseWare International Inc., a developer and publisher of audit and trial balance software, has launched a new open-source software initiative titled OpenEngagement. A Web-based document management system, OpenEngagement provides a central location for storing, querying and managing clients' files, through its first product, OpenEngagement DMS. The system is designed to provide workflow, separate access permissions for all staff for each document, audit trails, searching tools and Web browser access to engagements and documents from any location. The system also allows PDFs and files in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be opened directly.

Following OpenEngagement DMS, CaseWare International plans to release a Web site-building system, a shared-file space and a knowledge management system.

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Thomson Tax & Accounting has added a new check-writing enhancement to its Fast-Tax FPS designed for those in the estate and trust sector. The Check Register is integrated with the checking account reconciliation feature from the Utilities menu within the system, allowing users the ability to:

* Print checks and post the appropriate entry to FPS ACT simultaneously;

* Record checks for previously entered payments;

* Produce one check for multiple charges; and,

* Reconcile bank accounts.

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