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Dragnet E-Business, the UK supplier of solutions to the SME market, has unveiled a trade-in programme which allows companies to transfer from their e-commerce product to a Dragnet solution. The company said the launch followed an increasing demand from SMEs to achieve full back-office integration. The programme is targeted at users of all main SME online trading systems, including Intershop, Pegasus and Sage.

Dragnet gives web control back to SMEs

PeopleSoft has rolled out its MarketPay offering – thought to be the first internet-based global financial settlement solution for B2B marketplaces. The solution enables companies to manage invoice approvals and disputes online. It has been designed with PeopleSoft 8 in mind and so offers multi-currency, multi-lingual, and multi-tax processing abilities.

Peoplesoft in Visa deal

St Albans-based asset management specialist AssetWare Technology has identified what it claims is a serious but little-recognised problem for organisations. Stephen Moriarty, AssetWare managing director, said: ‘Our research showed organisations are overspending by as much as 20% due to under-utilisation, inefficient maintenance, unnecessary purchase and petty theft of assets.’ The solution, says Moriarty, is an enterprise wide solution holding common information in a central database.

New life for Catsoft

BASDA has accredited two more packages – Squaresum Dream and Exchequer Enterprise – for euro compliance. The award confirms the software has been tested to ensure that it fully complies with the BASDA EMU Specification for full Level 2 euro compliance. Testing was partially carried out by Ernst & Young, Netherlands. Other packages which have achieved Level 2 accreditation are CODA Financials 7.0, Scala 5.1, Systems Union’s SunAccount 4.2.5-4 and 4.2.6, Squaresum’s Dream Version 2.10 and Exchequer Enterprise.

Details of all the EMU accredited packages can be found at

CODA has launched CODA-Financials version 8.1, a commerce suite for B2B and B2C self-service accounting. With version 8.1, CODA believes it is leading the move to provide organisations with a new generation of ‘self-service’ accounting solutions to allow users to access and input key financial data worldwide.

Additional information about CODA is available at

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