ORRTAX RENAMED INTELLITAXOrrtax Software Solutions has renamed itself IntelliTax to reinforce its current software line. The company said that the new identity would better reflect its future growth and direction, and echoes the company’s IntelliTax line of professional tax preparer software products.

The company has created a new logo that includes an Orrtax Software Solutions tag in smaller letters beneath the new IntelliTax name, but it plans to drop the Orrtax tag in about a year. The rebranding effort includes a revamp of the company’s Web site and its two password-protected customer portals.

SAGE REPORTS MIXED RESULTS

Sage Software’s U.K.-based parent company, the Sage Group, reported revenue of $1.29 billion for the half-year ended March 31, 2008, a 9 percent increase over the same period last year. Adjusted pre-tax profit for the period was $278 million, an increase of 9 percent over last year. The results took into account foreign currency translation results that adjusted the figures for both years.

However, revenue for Sage’s North American business, Sage Software, for the half-year was flat at $500.7 million, mainly due to disappointing performance at Sage’s health care division. Excluding that division, organic revenue growth was 5 percent. Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization declined from 19 to 18 percent, reflecting increased investments in customer service.

ADD-IN EDITS EXCEL PIVOT TABLES

A new software add-in allows users to edit data directly in a Microsoft Excel pivot table. Pivot4U Add-in from Excel4U.Net Solutions enables information in the data area of an Excel pivot table to be editable, making the spreadsheets easier to use for planning, budgeting and analysis. Once Pivot4U Add-in is installed, users can set the cursor on any cell in the pivot table and change the value in the cell. When the value is changed, all the totals are recalculated automatically.

Pivot4U Add-in 1.2 requires Microsoft Office 2007 and .Net Framework 2.0. The product is available in a free 14-day evaluation version from www.excel4u.net. The purchase price is $79.99.

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