ACCPAC: New Modules, Product Enhancements and Component Packaging Offer SMBs More

My spin: ACCPAC and other e-business/finance vendors are in a continued race to a) keep the customers they currently have by offering better and better solutions b) get new customers by offering compelling reasons to switch from the competition
Press Release: PLEASANTON, CA, February 18, 2003 – ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), announced today the release of version 7.1 of its ACCPAC Pro Series(tm) accounting system. Aligning to a strategy introduced with the ACCPAC Advantage Series(tm) 5.1 accounting system earlier this month, ACCPAC Pro Series 7.1 includes functional enhancements plus new component packaging designed to make it easier and more cost-effective for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to create economical business management solutions that more closely match their exact needs.
Both ACCPAC Pro Series Small Business Edition and Enterprise Edition have been upgraded. The new version 7.1 supports both MicrosoftÆ SQL Server 2000 and Visual FoxProÆ databases and offers a new Bill of Materials module. Several functions within Pro Series have also been packaged as independent modules, including Message Master, Pro Alert and Direct Deposit for Payroll. Version 7.1 also features a range of functional and ease-of-use enhancements. In addition, Pro Series Small Business Edition, formerly an all-in-one bundled package, can now be selected as individual modules, enabling companies to more precisely tailor systems to their specific requirements.
“Pro Series 7.1 builds on ACCPAC’s strategy of providing our customers the freedom to make the best technology choices in support of their critical business management systems,” said ACCPAC President and CEO, David M. Hood. “Choosing an affordable, high-value business management system that fits a company’s specific needs is now even easier. Our component packaging, multiple operating system support and multiple database support all combine to provide SMBs freedom of choice today and in the future.”