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Time & Billing

Time Matters 3.0 Enhances Web Tools

Data.TXT Corp. has released a free upgrade to its Time Matters 3.0 practice management software. The new edition includes bi-directional synchronizing link to Outlook calendars; "to do" lists; and contacts.

The upgrade supplements the product's existing Internet and intra-office e-mail features, with new rules, signatures, and embedded folders, says the company.

It also adds built-in multi-page TWAIN compliant scanning.

It includes new links to WORLDOX document management program and to Juris billing and accounting software.

The upgrade also improves links to PCLaw and Timeslips, the company says.

Information: Reader Response no. 227.

DTE InHand

Wireless Verticals Inc., provider of time and expense entry software for mobile devices and handheld computers, has introduced DTE InHand for RIM Blackberry Wireless handhelds.

It helps mobile attorneys and other professionals track time-and-billing data, and then wirelessly transmit the information into their firm's DTE (Distributed Time Entry) system back at the office.

The users can download DTE information from the home office into the handheld unit, and then enter data into the appropriate client/matter files. Once information is entered into the handheld, it can then be transmitted to the DTE software on the user's PC, where it can be edited and then released to the billing or accounting system, claims the company.

Information: Reader Response no. 228.

ProVantage Expands

ProVantage Software Inc. (formerly CSS) says its has expanded its scope beyond legal, and now offers its ProVantage SQL-based time-and-billing/client management software to mid- and large-sized accounting firms.

The software integrates with Microsoft Office and Outlook, the company reports. The scalable system is designed to improve and streamline workflow, find key information quickly, enhance client service and provide executive information for management, says the Bellevue, Wash. company.

Information: Reader Response no. 229.

One-Write Plus

Peachtree Software announced the release of One-Write Plus 8, a financial management software. The program is designed to look and work like the manual One-Write Accounting System, which includes the on-screen appearance of checks, receipts, invoices, customer vendor and employee card.

New features include: summary options on general ledger report allowing a business to summarize its general ledger reports, by period and by day, in order to get a quick grasp of its financial outlook; customized fields that can be tailored for vendors, customers and employees; sick/vacation time tracking; and transaction notes allowing businesses to attach a note to individual transactions in accounts payable, a payroll transactions, the company reports.

Information: Reader Response no. 230.

Timeslips Enterprise

Sage U.S. Holdings Inc. has released Timeslips Enterprise, a client/server edition of the Timeslips time and billing application for professional services organizations. It offers user-definable features such as detailed security profiles, customizable interface, rule-based billing rates, and comprehensive reports.

It also offers administrators the option to print an audit trail report for tracking timekeeper activities by date and by time, the company claims.

Timeslips Enterprise also offers new networking features, enabling the user the ability to maintain multiple databases simultaneously.

It also helps users upgrade all network users through automatic station updates.

Timeslips Enterprise incorporates Microsoft's SQL Server as its database.

It is designed for firms with 20 or more network stations that process large amounts of time and expense data, the company says.

Information: Reader Response no. 231.

MYOB Accounting Plus

MYOB US, Inc. has debuted MYOB Accounting Plus 10.

The a cross platform software offers foreign currency accounting, time billing, payroll, robust inventory, and automatic links to Microsoft Word and Excel, says MYOB.

New features include a redesigned "Card Information" window that captures information about customers, vendors, employees and personal contacts and automatically transfers the data to sales and purchase forms.

Redesigned "Sales" and "Purchases" windows allow users to record quotes and orders and quickly create invoices and bills, and improved e-mail capability help users send forms in PDF format in a single click.

Information: Reader Response no. 232.

Telexis Link

Telexis LLC. will release a Timeslips Link for 32-bit versions of Timeslips, for its PHONEslips messaging product.

The link will allow PHONEslips users to generate time slips while returning phone calls, and to update client data in both programs simultaneously.

Information: Reader Response no. 233.

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