News in brief – 3 September

SunSystems euro offering

Business and financial software specialist Systems Union last week launched a euro ‘supplement’ to SunSystems Version 4.1.7, the second of three euro-based offerings. The euro disc upgrade is aimed at customers who want to delay changing to the euro but need a system which can meet European legal trading requirements, such as triangulation and currency rounding, after the start of the single currency on 1 January next year.

The SunSystems 4.1.7 accounting package was released in 1995, and is used by a quarter of all Systems Union customers. It is the first time SunSystems has gone back to modify an old version of its software. It is due to ship in mid-October.

Pegasus to join with SBS

Pegasus, the business and accounting software specialist, has announced the integration of Opera, its principal accounting package, with Microsoft’s Small Business Server. The new package allows companies with fewer than 25 PCs to access Microsoft’s SBS suite, and share files, emails and applications from a common server.

It can also be run over the Internet. Pegasus will also unveil Pegasus MPower, a 32-bit client/server accounting solution with Internet links and multicurrency facilities, at the Softworld conference in October.

RNIC selects CODA kit

Reliance National Insurance Company (Europe) has chosen CODA-financials from Baan Corporate Office Solutions to supply its new finance and reporting system, ahead of rival bids from Systems Union and Lawson. The 31-user deal, which involves CODA financial software, services and support, will run on an AS/400 platform and integrate with the company’s underwriting application and reporting system.

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