ACCPAC Teams With IBM To Offer Cost-Effective Business Management

News Clip: Quebec City, PQ, August 22, 2003 – ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), announced today at
its ACCPAC Partnership 2003 Conference being held here the availability of
award-winning ACCPAC Advantage Series(tm) accounting applications for small
and mid-size businesses (SMBs) through the IBM* Start Now Solutions Proven
IBM Start Now Solutions Proven helps IBM Solution Providers implement SMB business management applications available from IBM Business Partners such as ACCPACÆ. The Web-based ACCPAC Advantage Series accounting system, as well as other ACCPAC business management applications, such as ACCPAC CRM(tm) customer relationship management, enable IBM Solution Providers to deliver business solutions to their SMB customers while leveraging their IBM middleware expertise on WindowsÆ and LinuxÆ operating systems. ACCPAC applications support IBM DB2 Universal Database*, IBM Lotus Notes*, IBM eServer* hardware, IBM Business Exchange Services*, and IBM SurePOS* point-of-sale and kiosk systems.
ACCPAC Advantage Series is used by more than 40,000 SMB customers worldwide
to manage their business processes. The solution includes advanced capabilities such as out-of-the-box cross-application integration, business-to-business transaction integration, and complete deployment over the Web and through wireless devices. Today, ACCPAC Advantage Series is the only SMB accounting application running on IBM DB2 for both Linux and Windows operating systems. With typical pricing starting at less than $10,000, including implementation, the solution can be up and running within weeks.