Uniting the United WayWhen they call themselves "United Way," it's not just touchy-feely nonprofit talk - they've even got an accounting package for all the different United Way organizations to use: Sage Fundraising 100 - Rainbow Edition, a new edition of which was recently released.

Version 5.0 comes with a number of new features, including an Add-On Custom Fields module, which lets users store up to 250 additional constituent fields of any type; automatic log-outs; newsletter delivery options; an enhanced Security Rights window; and expanded fee management capabilities. There's also a new fundraising region field, so users can flag and track donations that were raised for them at other United Way organizations.

Price: Four users - starts at $9,000.

Sage Software


(800) 647-3863

Affordable assets

You know there's something wrong when your asset management software costs more than all your assets put together, which is why the introduction of Real Asset Management International's Asset Station, an entry-level asset accounting product due out this fall, is very welcome. Designed specifically for the U.S. market, Asset Station builds on the expertise RAMI developed in its high-end Series4000 fixed asset software, but is aimed at companies that are just outgrowing spreadsheets.

Price: Under $500.

Real Asset Management International


(515) 699-8574

Solo Executive

The magic of conference calls is that we no longer need to be face to face to misunderstand one another - we can do it over vast distances, and with terrible sound quality. One solution to this telephonic Tower of Babel is the Solo Executive Wireless Conference Microphone System, which improves voice quality by giving each attendee their own microphone that communicates with a base station that integrates seamlessly with the phone system or AV equipment. The package comes with eight microphones, though as many as 24 can be linked together if needed. There's also a Master Mute button to turn off all the microphones in the room, for when you don't want the Babel in your office audible to the rest of the world.

Price: $8,000.



(800) 325-1088

Vertex Leasing

Tax technology solutions vendor Vertex Inc. has released Vertex Lease Tax O Series, a tax calculation system designed specifically for the leasing and rental industries. In addition to providing comprehensive tax rates, the system offers process automation that can lead to lower costs by streamlining tax compliance. It also includes a new Tax Assist feature that works with any financial system, preparing the base XML message with 25 additional pieces of information for each transaction. Users can also create specific rules that direct transactions to the most accurate taxability rule.

Price: Contact vendor.

Vertex Inc.


(800) 355-3500

Online compliance

Project InVision International has released Project InVision Governance, Risk and Compliance, a software-as-a-service suite that enables companies to comply with a host of regulatory mandates, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Patriot Act and HIPAA. GRC provides transparency and visibility across a business to monitor risk, unify compliance efforts and increase accountability.

Price: Contact vendor.

Project InVision International


(415) 898-7300

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