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Dell Offers Time Matters

Dell Offers Time Matters DELL Computer Corp. now offers Time Matters software as part of its DellWare catalog and through its sales arms, reports Robert Butler, president of DATA.TXT Corp. Dell has created a special Web site: (The software is also available through the Dell Premier and ABA Member Advantage programs.) Dell also is offering special pricing on laptops and other hardware, when bundled with Time Matters, Butler advises.

DATA.TXT has been busy: Butler is in the final stages of negotiations with CDW Computer Centers Inc. for distribution rights. Next month, with The Lexis-Nexis Group, it will debut a customized practice management program that combines Time Matters software with content and research capacities from Lexis-Nexis.

Reader Response no. 326.

Word Processing

Payne Updates Microsoft Guide

Payne Updates Microsoft Guide PAYNE Consulting Group has announced the latest edition of its popular guide to Microsoft Word.

Word 2002 for Law Firms will be released later this Spring, timed to Microsoft's debut of its Office XP upgrade, says Payne.

Randi Mayes, executive director of LawNet, is technical editor of the pending edition.

The next edition of the book will include a CD with supplemental macros, exercises, and other information for legal users.

Reader Response no. 324.

Document Software

Ramesys Suite Debuts in U.K.

Ramesys Suite Debuts in U.K. RAMESYS Professional Services Ltd. has announced its new partnership with Documentum, Inc., a content management service. The two companies will unveil their new suite of document and information management software at Solicitors 2001 (The National Legal Office and Legal Services Exhibition) in Birmingham, U.K., March 13-15. (American Lawyer Media Inc. recently purchased this show.)

The new suite will help firms "take control of and re-use their knowledge," as well as maintain documents, via a Web-enabled repository, says Ramesys, which provides legal I.T. systems. The service will offer collaboration tools, including Documentum's iTeam project portal, it says.

Reader Response no. 327.

Relationship Management

Elite Introduces Apex

ELITE Information Systems Inc. has entered the relationship management arena with the debut of its Apex software.

The new software is targeted at law, accounting, and consulting firms, or other professional services organizations, it says. It includes personal phonebooks; a data entry wizard for business cards; duplicate entry checking; scheduling; and security features, reports the company.

Reader Response no. 325.

Word Processing

Corel, Microsoft Tease Office Suites

Windows MICROSOFT Corp. has introduced its new acronym for its next edition of its Office suite and operating system: XP. (Why does everybody have to put an "X" in everything?) No, It's not for "sex," it's for "experience," says Redmond.

The Windows XP operating system upgrade will improve communications, mobility, connectivity and digital/video tools, it says. Office XP, scheduled for a 2Q release, will offer "Smart Tags" (See Dec. LTN); speech; e-mail and more, it says.

Corel Word Perfect Corel Corp. (which is actively shopping its Linux unit), says its new suite, WordPerfect 2002, will be available later this spring. It will include upgrades of its core applications, including WordPerfect. It will be bundled with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 5 speech software, says Corel.

Corel: no. 322; Corel: no. 323.


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