IT News in Brief – 22 October

Dynamics’ fifth edition

Version 5 of the Dynamics C/S+ suite is now available from Great Plains. Designed for Windows NT and the SQL Server database, the Dynamics C/S+ range now includes a bill of materials module and an ‘explorer’ that helps the user query accounts data, with options to export the results to Word and Excel. The price for an ‘average’ installation starts from #30,000.

Pastel ships rival to Sage Oldham-based Pastel is now shipping version 5 of its Pastel Partner for Windows accounts program, with 1,000 enhancements from the previous version. Billed as an ‘alternative’ to Sage Line 50, the basic Pastel ‘Book-keeper’ product handles invoicing, general ledgers, cash books, reporting and customer and supplier data. It starts at #249 for a single-user licence; a full suite with inventory and stock control costs #749.

SquareSum purchasing module SquareSum of Uxbridge has developed a purchase-order processing module for its Dream accounts suite. Version 2.6 is scheduled to ship in November and will also be able to handle euro transactions.

Taxsoft helps E&Y on P11D Ernst & Young has recruited Taxsoft to help it develop its EY/PDplus program for handling P11D forms under self-assessment. Taxsoft managing director Robin Cooke-Hurle said the alliance was taking it into a new market sector, but the P11D product would fit well with Taxsoft’s Corporation Tax for Windows software.

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