Pro Series upgrade

According to Accpac, the newest release of its Pro Series accounting system, Version 7.3, is the biggest upgrade in the line's history, and offers small and midsized businesses improved information reporting and increased user productivity at all levels. Among the 200 new features and enhancements are national accounts functionality in the Accounts Receivable module, a new Intercompany Transactions module, new data management features, enhanced manufacturing modules, multi-currency functionality, and an inventory forecasting wizard.

The user interface has been significantly enhanced, with improvements to filters, screens and reports that recognize the unique preferences of individual users. The new release also automates and streamlines the bank reconciliation process. Pro Series 7.3 comes in both Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and serves as a foundation for a selection of Accpac's integrated, "end-to-end" series of business management applications.

Price: Modules - start at $995; Intercompany Transactions module - $1,995.

Accpac/Best Software

(800) 945-8007

Hand-scanner software

MMR Software has launched MiniPro, a software solution that extracts barcode data from Symbol Technology's CS-1504 personal barcode scanner and exports it to over 30 different formats. Where users of the barcode scanner were previously limited in the number of formats they could export data to, now they have a wide range of formats available, including PDF, CSV, XLS, RPT, DIF, character-separated, Excel, HTML, Lotus, ODBC, RTF, text, Word, XML and many more.

Price: $99.00.

MMR Software

(301) 493-4256

Class research

CCH Tax and Accounting has added academic libraries to its already-extensive Accounting Research Manager, offering accounting classes the resources and authoritative literature they need. There are two versions of ARM available for use in accounting curricula: the Academic Audit Public Library, which has accounting, auditing, and Securities and Exchange Commission material and guidance; and the Academic Standard Library, which omits the auditing content.

For a free trial of the libraries - which offer materials from the American Institute of CPAs, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the International Accounting Standards Board, and other sources - visit

Price: Contact vendor.

CCH Tax and Accounting

(800) 872-2454

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