Technology/Softworld – Showcasing the best software.

The leading financial software exhibition, Softworld Accounting & Finance, is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 17 and 18 October.

Once again, official sponsors Accountancy Age and will be joining forces with the top IT sellers at the bi-annual event to bring you the best of the news, views and developments as they occur.

We can exclusively reveal Access Accounts will be showcasing the Access Executive Desktop, a totally new and unique system for delivering business information to every relevant employee within an organisation.

Called AccessED, the offering can be mastered in seconds and used to display graphical information instantaneously. Access’ MD Alistair O’Reilly said: ‘The system is so simple, those with little or no experience of accounts software can produce reports with the speed and efficiency of an FD without training.’

But not to be outdone, Brixx is to explain how its’ newly extended product range performs following the launch of seven new applications, all on view at the show.

It will present products aimed at sectors including retail, e-business and corporate finance. The company is quick to explain each application has been developed by people with extensive knowledge of the industry offering planning capabilities specific to that particular area.

Dane Knight, Brixx CEO, describes the time saving ability of the products: ‘The new applications offer a short-cut to building models in these industry and application areas. Brixx’s unique competitive edge is that the plans comprehend time. So if your deadlines change, simply drag and drop against your time line and the business model will recalculate data and reports for you instantly.’

Over on the Foresight stand, the company will unveil numerous products aimed at improving company organisation methods. The IT solutions provider has created three applications to be used with third-party software, including Access Accounts and ACCPAC for Windows.

The Cash Flow Manager is designed to help with the planning of business activities by keeping track of money going in and out of the business, the Purchase Invoice Register can be described as an aid to purchase authorisation prior to ledger entry, while the third, PhoneBook, allows the user to keep a record of contacts and customer information.

Meanwhile, Comshare is to celebrate its newly confirmed status as market leader for Management Planning and Control solutions over the two days.

The company announced an addition of 224 customers to its client base over the 2001 financial year.

Another first will be on offer from Integrity Software, which is to unveil its Integrity Focus and Integrity Quick Till packages. Integrity Focus is an Enterprise Customer Relationship Management software suite, Integrity Quick Till is a complete retailing solution for single or multi-outlets combining point-of-sale, merchandising and accounting functions.

Agresso will target professional organisations with the latest version of its web-enabled Agresso Business World suite. Version 5.4 of Agresso Business World will make its debut. New features include remote project performance monitoring, draft project entry new workflow-controlled functions including invoice proposals and resource planning and deployment.

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