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Pegasus’ new Gold

The autumn flurry of accountancy software launches includes a new version of Capital Gold, the small business package from Kettering-based Pegasus Software. It includes a new bill of materials and job-costing modules plus a full range of stock-control and other functions.

Exchequer cost control Exchequer Software has developed a job-costing tool to help control project costs. The module, which will integrate into Exchequer’s accountancy suite, analyses the profitability of projects as they develop. A drill-down option allows managers to view the cost of specific elements. Priced at #1,800 for 12 users, including multicurrency functionality.

Interflora to use Lawson Interflora, the world’s largest retail floral delivery service, has signed an order worth more than #300,000 with Lawson Software. As part of the deal for Lawson Insight, a financial process suite, Foundation Systems will install the system at Interflora’s head office in Lincolnshire. Lawson Insight will be based around a Sun server and OS, and an Oracle 7 database, and provide on-line data analysis via Hyperion Solution’s Essbase multidimensional OLAP database.

Upgrade for Step2 Retain Step2 Retain, the specialist audit-planning program from Pentana of Welwyn Garden City, has been upgraded to work with Microsoft and Oracle client/server database systems.

Analyst Financials Analyst Financials has asked us to clarify the help it has lent Microsoft. IT File, on 22 October, suggested part of the company’s code had been included with Microsoft Windows NT. The software module in question, Small Business Financial Manager, is part of the BackOffice Small Business Server edition of Office 97. Apologies to all concerned.

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