IT News in Brief – 19 March

WinForecast software

PASE of Berwick-upon-Tweed is shipping WinForecast 32, a #249 package designed to help accountants produce profit & loss, balance sheet and cashflow forecasts. The 32-bit Windows software automatically consolidates forecasts of subsidiary companies and lets users drill down to the data that underlies the forecasts. Details are available by telephoning 01289 307000.

Sun Systems to Oracle

Systems Union cemented its global relationship with Oracle, this month, with the announcement it had ported SunSystems to Oracle’s Universal Data Server running under Windows NT.

Liverpool University deal

Liverpool University is to replace its Oracle financials system with a #500,000 installation based around Agresso’s Financials, Logistics and Project modules. The system would enhance the university’s management information, reporting and budgeting facilities, said director of finance John Sandbach.

Barclays module

Pegasus Software is shipping its Opera Electronic Cash Book module after a successful pilot scheme. The software integrates with Barclays Bank’s Master II electronic banking service to let users handle payments and make enquiries on Barclays accounts and register the data in their Opera accounts system. Details available by telephoning 01206 866611.

SmartTax stays in UK

Australian developer SmartTax confirmed last week its SmartTax Professional tax preparation package had been withdrawn from the UK market, but assured Accountancy Age it has not withdrawn totally from the UK. Both SmartTax Personal and SmartTax Lite, its products for individual tax preparation, are still available. SmartTax Lite is free, and is available for download from the company’s Web site,

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