IT News in Brief – 22 April

Cognos profit rises 79%

Cognos, which supplies the PowerPlay analytical toolkit and Impromptu reporting environment, reported a revenue increase of 23% to $301.1m in the year to 28 February 1999. Following a $3.8m write-down of ‘in-process technology’, the company’s profit for the year was $58.4m, up from $32.6m the previous year.

Capital Gold goes for EDI Capital Gold, the Windows accounting package from Kettering-based Pegasus, will now support electronic data interchange messages processed through the LinkRange program from Albany Software of Alton. LinkRange costs #195 (#145 for subsequent modules).

KPMG joins up with giants KPMG Consulting has joined forces with Infobank, Visa International, SAP, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft to create an e-commerce demonstration facility in Theale, near Reading. SAP’s R/4 software drives the accounts, which can process orders taken via Infobank’s InTrade system and paid through Visa.

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