News in brief – 11 March

Exchequer in euro rush

Exchequer Software was caught up in an argument with software trade association BASDA last week when it jumped the gun to announce that it had gained accreditation under BASDA’s EMU-testing regime. BASDA chief executive Dennis Keeling said he had ‘not signed anything yet’.

Payroll launches Colchester-based Access Accounting has introduced a new payroll module for the 1999/2000 pay year. The program integrates with Access’ Accounts financial package and costs #250 to handle 15 employees, #450 for 50 employees and #100 per additional 50 employees.

Scala revenue on the up Mid-range ERP vendor Scala, which launched a business-to-business E-solutions module to its Scala 5 suite last week, also announced that its turnover had increased 46% in the year to 31 December 1998. It showed an operating loss of $12.9 (#8.0m) on revenues of $89.3m (#55.2m).

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