Geac figures show growth
Geac, the company which bought Dun & Bradstreet Software in 1997, announced a 70% increase in revenue to $646.4m (#395m) for the year ended 30 April. Profit was $168.7m, compared to a loss of $71.1m in 1997, when the company had an exceptional charge of $121.4m. Its SmartStream division, which develops and markets accountancy software, boasted more than 50% growth.
Free trial of HyperABC Knutsford-based Armstrong Laing is offering free 30-day trials of HyperABC, its activity-based costing package. The program can operate as a standalone, or feed information into a central database. The trial package comes on a CD-ROM.
New Foundation system Chemical company S Black of Hertford has installed a #90,000 order for a Systems Union SunAccounts system from Norwich-based Foundation Systems. The system will be linked via ISDN to a similar accounts set-up at the company’s subsidiary in Duisberg, Germany. Moving to SunSystems will allow the company to cope with both the year 2000 and the euro, said finance director John Lowten.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
The established building and heritage restoration company has ceased trading following the loss of major tenders