IT News in Brief – 2 July

Taxsoft automates reviews

Taxsoft has introduced TaxReview, a module that automates the checking process for computations from the company’s Corporation Tax for Windows software. The program identifies any unclaimed tax reliefs, inconsistencies or amendments and is said to save over an hour on the review of a typical computation.

SAP module for analysis At its European user conference in Madrid last week, SAP announced its intention to deliver a set of applications to allow senior managers to analyse corporate performance and shareholder value. The SAP Strategic Enterprise Management suite will include a corporate performance module, simulation planning tools and a Web-based ‘Editorial Workbench’ to collect data for analysis. The software is scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter.

Award-winning MYOB ships

BestWare is now shipping version 7.5 of MYOB, the small business accounting application recently selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Personal Computer World magazine. The program has a single-click command to export data to Microsoft Word and Excel applications and is available for Apple Macintosh systems as well as PCs. It costs #195.

Hyperion links apps to JDE

In the wake of its proposed merger with Arbor Software, consolidation and budgeting software specialist Hyperion has agreed to develop interfaces with JD Edwards’ OneWorld and World Software enterprise applications.

Scala launches ‘academy’ Mid-range accountancy software house Scala UK plans to address the growing IT skills shortage by establishing an ‘academy’ for its clients, typically small and medium-sized businesses. Training is available in one-day sessions or longer on various aspects of Scala’s software, including year 2000 and EMU issues.

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