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June 2000
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STI's TABS III Gets an Upgrade

Software Technology Inc., of Lincoln, Neb., says it has upgraded its TABS III 9 billing software. The interim release precedes the anticipated release of version 10, scheduled for later this year, notes STI president Dan Berlin.

The upgrade includes an automatic "Client Manager Startup" option, as well as a new warning message display that triggers if a fee timer is started while another timer is running. Data entry and editing has also been improved, by allowing the "Fee Description" field to resize, based on the size of the window. Report suites now allow multiple user-selected reports to run automatically.

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CASELODE

Basic Systems Inc. has released CASELODE for Windows, a legal accounting software. It is network ready and provides modules for time accounting and billing; accounts payable; payroll; general ledger; trust accounting; docket control and scheduling; and conflict of interest.

Other components include time and billing remote entry; cost recovery; and ASCII file output for electronic billing requirements, including LEDES, Nationwide, Great American and others.

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Elite's Timesolv

Elite.com has announced two new features available for its Timesolv Web-based time and expense tracking and invoicing service.

* WebBill allows professional service firms to send invoices through Elite.com's secure billing portal, the company says. Timesolv users generate invoices as usual. Clients who wish to receive the bills via WebBill receive an automated e-mail message, with a link to a specific URL, which is a secure Web page that displays the final invoice and allows clients to arrange payments. Both current and archived invoices can be viewed, as well as sorted for analysis, says Elite.

* Elite, as the result of an alliance with Wireless Verticals, has added Wireless service to its Timesolv software, enabling users to access the service on handheld computers and pagers from Palm Computing, Handspring (Visor) and Research in Motion (Blackberry), and Inter@active, says Elite. Users need only download MobileTimeBilling software, and then can capture expenses and track time using the same projects, clients, task and expense codes as defined in the Timesolv program, reports Elite. They can then e-mail data back to their Timesolv account, where it can be merged with the rest of their data.

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Sirius GT 6.4

Dayton, Ohio's Sirius Software has released Sirius GT Accounting 6.4.

Enhancements include the ability to have 12 additional payroll extra deductions; merge multiple companies to produce consolidated 941s and W2s; add job number validation option for G/L accounts and W/C codes; extra deduction calculation overrides for all 20 extra deductions at the employee level; and more.The new edition allows an additional 401k payroll calculation; tracks 401k contributions for reporting and adds 401k history report to payroll, says Sirius.

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RollCall 2000

Advanced Productivity Software Inc., of Atlanta, says its new RollCall 2000 software tracks time and attendance for staff in mid- to large-sized law firms. It replaces paper timesheets for secretaries and support staff, allowing entry of weekly time (including overtime) from employee PCs. It provides both pre-defined and user-definable templates for a standard work week, allowing employees to record hours worked easily. It is available as a browser-based program, using Microsoft SQL or other SQL databases for data storage and manipulation, APS reports.

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TimetrakAble

Managemark Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif., has launched TimetrakAble, a Web-based application service provider that offers time tracking and reporting. The subscription-based service includes a timesheet, project journal, four user profiles, a Web reporting engine, and administrative options. No special hardware or software is required, the company notes.

Invoice data is maintained on the service, and can be quickly and securely transferred to firm accounting systems. Timesheet data can be entered, modified and approved by managers, to assure accuracy. The program can be customized, it says. Managemark has partnered with Journyx to produce the product, it says.

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DacEasy 10

Sage Software Inc., based in Irvine, Calif., has unveiled DacEasy 10 for Windows. The accounting program upgrade supports Windows 2000, says Sage, and integrates with Microsoft Office, allowing users to send reports directly to Excel without reformatting.

Also added: mail merge; variable pitch fonts; editable toolbars and report customization capabilities; it says. The new version also allows multiple "accounts receivable" and "accounts payable" listings.

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