Software & Services Everest Advanced 3.0The latest edition of Everest Software's business management solution for small and midsized businesses includes a number of accounting, inventory, analytics and performance features, as well as a software development kit and the new Form Designer. Everest Advanced 3.0 has segmented accounting and configurable posting groups features; the ability to custom-design barcode labels; configurable stock availability information; and more powerful dashboard analytics capabilities that combine Microsoft's SQL Analysis OLAP technology with Microsoft SharePoint Services.
Price: Contact vendor.
Everest Software Inc.
Easier PC moving
Whenever the IT department makes noises about replacing our Radio Shack TRS-80s with something slightly newer, we here at New Products get nervous. Will all the MP3 files on our old hard drive successfully make the move? How about all the iTunes we downloaded?
With Spare Backup's new Spare Switch, we don't have to worry. Spare Switch scans and inventories the directories on your hard drive (without making judgments, we hope), then lets you choose which files you want to take with you to your new hard drive. Those it encrypts, compacts and transfers via the Internet, and holds them in a secure data center for up to a week while you get your new PC ready to receive them.
Price: Up to five users - $39.99. Free trial available.
Spare Backup Inc.
Electronic AR confirmations
Paper is sooo last century. With Capital Confirmation's Confirm, auditors can now manage accounts payable and receivable confirmations electronically, with a single tool. Electronic processing, storage and back-up support are included, and the confirmation log is automatically prepared.
Confirm also includes an address-verification tool that authenticates client-provided mailing addresses, helping prevent fraud.
Price: $350 per year.
Capital Confirmation Inc.
Shift Technologies has released the latest version of the Expense Reporting application in its ThinMind suite of online workforce management solutions. The new release offers a number of improvements and enhancements to the Web-based expense-tracking solution, including the ability to automatically apply a percent mark-up on items, associating general ledger accounts with expense items, and improved approval process workflow. A 30-day free trial is available.
Price: $5 per user per month. Volume discounts available.
Document management continues to be one of the hot issues for accounting firms, and any service that makes it easier is welcome. Customized specifically for accounting firms with the help of CPA firm Mize Houser, RJS Software's WebDocs is an online solution for storing, managing and distributing tax and audit documents, PC files, e-mail and more.
Once documents are scanned in, they are stored online and retrieved through a customizable Web interface, and any changes made are saved in a new version of the document, preventing accidental overwrites. Administrators can also set access privileges to keep nosey parkers in line.
Price: Starts at $700 per month.
RJS Software Systems
New and improved!
The training courses for Red Wing Software's TurningPoint Accounting Software and Red Wing Payroll Software now qualify attendees for continuing professional education credits. ... CCH's Tax Research Network now includes tax content from BNA, including BNA Portfolios. ... Software Technology Inc. has released Version 12.2 of PracticeMaster, which now integrates with the most recent versions of HotDocs.
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