IT news in brief – 26 November

Innovation credit update

Few companies would claim to see a silver lining in the world economic downturn, but Innovation Software, based in Rochester, is an exception. The company this month launched a new version of its CreditForce credit control package. The program can interface to accounts packages from suppliers including Great Plains, Platinum, Coda, Open Accounts, Tetra and Damgaard.

PTP free TaxReturn Taxation software specialist PTP Software, based in Oxford, is offering free copies of its TaxReturn98 package. The promotional version will allow users to print out 25 returns for the 1998 tax year and input data for 1999. There is no obligation, but PTP is confident the trial version will encourage customers to come back and buy the 1999 package.

Deloittes ERP practice Deloitte & Touche has set up a practice dedicated to selling and installing ERP software from US vendor JD Edwards. The software alliance is designed to provide a one-stop shop and will operate through the firm’s regional offices from early in 1999.

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