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Multi-user, multi-currency, Simply AccountingÂ® 2003 provides integrated suite of accounting functions for small business owners. It includes ability to track suppliers and customers, make payments, keep up to date on accounts receivable and payable, handle payroll, manage inventory and services, track projects, and print over 100 standard reports. Always-on audit trail lets users know exactly what changes they have made to books over time.
Original Press Release:
Award Winning, Multi-User, Multi-Currency, Bilingual Accounting Software for Under $100
PLEASANTON, Calif., June 24, 2003 - ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), announced today the release of its award-winning Simply Accounting® 2003 in a new bilingual English-Spanish version designed specifically for the U.S. Hispanic market. Simply Accounting provides a tightly integrated suite of accounting functions that is easy to use for small business owners and their staff while automatically maintaining full accounting integrity. The new English-Spanish version offers the accounting system in both languages in one package, enabling users to work in the language of their preference and allowing them to switch easily in and out of either language. Today, there is no other widely available entry-level accounting software in the U.S. with this unique combination of English and Spanish language support. "There are millions of Hispanic small businesses in the United States who run bilingual operations but until now have had no viable option to manage one of their most critical functions - accounting - in Spanish," said Scott Garell, ACCPAC Senior Vice President, Small Business Group. "With Simply Accounting 2003, Hispanic small businesses can improve processes and efficiency by enabling staff to work in English, Spanish, or both. This product levels the playing field so Spanish-dominant or Spanish-preferred small business owners can compete more effectively with their English-speaking counterparts." The new Simply Accounting 2003 bilingual product comes in two versions, Basic and PRO, and includes an always-on audit trail that lets users know exactly what changes they have made to their books over time. The software provides all the accounting functions small businesses require, including the ability to track suppliers and customers, make payments, keep up to date on accounts receivable and payable, handle payroll, manage inventory and services, track projects, print over 100 standard reports and create any number of custom analytic reports. Simply Accounting 2003 PRO adds the ability to handle time billing, unlimited multi-currency, electronic funds transfer, and departmental accounting. Both versions also work with Simply Webstore(tm), an online business-to-consumer and business-to-business storefront for selling on the Web. Approved by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, Simply Accounting has long been popular among accountants and small business owners alike. It was recently ranked ahead of Intuit's QuickBooks® in PC World magazine (Simply Accounting: Simply a Better Buy www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,109104,00.asp, March 2003), and received the PC World "World Class Award" in the Business Accounting Software category for 2003 (World Class: Best of 2003 www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,110653,pg,6,00.asp, July 2003). The addition of Spanish in Simply Accounting 2003 will make it easy for businesses in Hispanic communities throughout the U.S. to take full advantage of this award-winning software. Now a user can do in Spanish what products such as QuickBooks allow them to do only in English. With access to all screens, menus, reports and invoices in both English and Spanish, Simply Accounting empowers Hispanic businesses to take full advantage of the software. The bilingual product includes a comprehensive accounting manual and a workbook with almost 300 pages of text designed to help a novice user better understand accounting principles and processes. This is in addition to the bilingual user manual, new business guide, website, multimedia learning guide and Spanish language customer care and tech support phone lines that are available to assist users. A data conversion utility included with the product makes it easy to transfer data from QuickBooks to Simply Accounting. "Having a solid Spanish language accounting package will give Hispanic companies, for the first time, complete control in understanding their finances and experiencing how important that is for their success," said Elizabeth Lara-Nicholas, accountant and President of Professional Administrative Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based consulting firm that supports Hispanic businesses. "Until today, Spanish speaking business people had no choice but to use English language software to generate reports for their accountants, bankers and tax authorities. Simply Accounting takes language out of the equation and empowers Hispanic business managers and their staff to use the accounting tools fully, and to manage their businesses more effectively." Pricing and Availability
Simply Accounting 2003 Basic and Simply Accounting 2003 PRO carry an SRP of $49.99 and $99.99 (USD) respectively and are available at www.simplyaccounting.com and at software retailers in the United States. For more information, visit www.simplyaccounting.com or call ACCPAC at 1-800-773-5445. About ACCPAC
ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), provides small and mid-size businesses a broad range of end-to-end business management applications designed to enhance customers' competitive advantage. Product lines include ACCPAC Advantage Series(tm), ACCPAC Pro Series(tm), ACCPAC HR Series(tm), ACCPAC Business Analysis Suite(tm), ACCPAC eTransact®, ACCPAC Exchange(tm), ACCPAC CRM(tm), ACCPAC CRM SalesTeam(tm), ACCPAC Warehouse Management System(tm), ACCPAC ePOS(tm), Simply Accounting®, FAXserve(tm) and ACCPAC Messenger(tm). Based in Pleasanton, Calif., USA, with offices in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, the Middle East, the Netherlands, South Africa, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom, ACCPAC has more than 500,000 customers and more than 6,500 channel partners in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information about ACCPAC and our products, call 1-800-945-8007 in North America, or visit ACCPAC at www.accpac.com and www.accpaconline.com. Copyright © 2003 ACCPAC International, Inc. All rights reserved. ACCPAC, the ACCPAC logo and Simply Accounting are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCPAC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.