NEW ENGAGEMENTCCH has released the latest version of its ProSystem fx

Engagement, the paperless engagement management application of its ProSystem fx Office suite.

Version 4.5 comes with a number of efficiency and administrative enhancements, including new capabilities in audit documentation, such as completion-date tracking, longer retention periods, and new staff rights and tracking reports; new trial balance data import features; and dual-monitor support.

There are also new licensing permission keys for simpler administration, and, of course, the application's continuing integration with the rest of the tax and accounting applications in the ProSystem suite.

Price: $1,200. Discounts available.

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

www.cchgroup.com

GET OUT OF THAT ACCOUNT!

We here at New Products could never be financial advisors, because knowing how much money other people have would drive us wild with envy - to say nothing of the temptation to fiddle with their accounts. The privacy and security concerns raised by dangerous meddlers like us are one reason that the new release of Cornerstone Revolutions' PowerAdvisor portfolio management software comes with SecureView, a feature that limits advisors to checking out only their clients' accounts, while giving the administrator access to a single, universal database for operational, reporting and compliance purposes.

The new version also has a GetPrices function that retrieves missing asset prices through Yahoo's online finance service; new graphs; and optimized reports.

Price: Annual license - $500, plus $75 per network seat.

Cornerstone Revolutions LLC

www.poweradvisortools.com

(503) 968-7202

ALERE ACCOUNTING

The latest version of Alere Accounting comes with a number of new features, including drop-shipping capabilities that allow users to choose the item, create purchase orders, and ship and invoice the item all through one simple process. Version 5.0 also includes enhanced reports; redesigned screens in the Sales and Purchase modules; and new user-definable locator rules, as well as the application's usual automatic period closings and streamlined, easy-to-use general ledger journal entry process.

Price: Alere LAN, five-user license - $1,995 per module; Alere CS, five-user license - $3,995 per module; Alere SB, two-user license - $995.00 per module.

TIW Technology Inc.

www.alereaccounting.com

YOUR OWN PRIVATE SERVER

The Web is a little bit like a kiddie pool - fun to play in, but you never know what other people have been doing there. This is all the more true when it comes to your hosting service, where you're forced to share server space and architecture with God knows who. Dotster Inc.'s new Virtual Private Server offering relieves some of the associated anxiety, by partitioning the provider's physical servers into private virtual ones, delivering the benefits of a private environment without the cost of a dedicated server. You get your own root access, IP addresses, memory, processes, system libraries and configuration files, and can reboot your server independently.

Price: Starts at $29.95 per month.

Dotster Inc.

www.dotster.com/hosting/vps

CARDSCAN

As anyone who's seen American Psycho knows, subtle distinctions in the cardstock, font and printing of business cards can inspire a murderous frenzy. Fortunately, CardScan ignores that kind of one-upmanship, leaving the status markers behind and scanning in only the useful information and making it usable through its powerful contact management software. The new Version 8 also lets you easily drag in contact info from Web sites, e-mails and elsewhere, and offers searching, sorting, list-customizing and label-printing features, as well free online data back-up.

Price: One user - Personal, $159; Executive, $259. Team - starts at $399 for two users.

CardScan Inc.

www.cardscan.com

(800) 942-6739

NEW AND IMPROVED!

Sage Software has begun offering donation and payment processing solutions to Sage MIP Fund Accounting and Sage Fundraising users through credit, debit and clearinghouse services provider Verus, which it acquired earlier this year.

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