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Time & Billing

DTE/SQL 6.2 Enhances Security

Advanced Productivity Software Inc. has released DTE/SQL Version 6.2. Designed for use by law firms and other professional service organizations, it offers a simple, task-based time entry system that allows users to create an almost-unlimited number of client-matter specific task codes, says the company, based in Atlanta.

New features include the ability to change a time entry between timekeepers with the click of a toolbar button; and a new security feature that allows the firm to restrict specific clients and matters to certain timekeepers.

New alerts include a warning for unreleased entries in a prior month, says APS.

Also new: a support utility that allows users who need technical assistance to simply double-click on an icon that will instantly e-mail firm-specific configuration information to APS support, who can review and test the configurations.

Information: Reader Response 224.

RTG Bills 2.0

RTG Bills 2.0 now allows users to run a spell check of fee and expense entries, reports Santa Monica's RTG Data Systems. The software is a time-and-billing program for Windows, and is designed for small law firms and solo practitioners. RTG Timer, included with the program, uses a computerized "stopwatch" to help attorneys time their work as performed.

The company says it developed the spell check program to contain common legal terms, but to eliminate many words that were unlikely to appear on a bill, in order to minimize the number of erroneous suggestions that would appear when a word is misspelled.

The upgrade also soups up its under-the-hood technology, and is now a 32-bit software, allowing improved compatibility with newer Microsoft Windows editions. it also incorporates the latest relational database software, version 4.0, of the Microsoft Jet database engine, reports RTG.For easy installation, it uses the Wise Installation System from Wise Solutions.

Information: Reader Response 225.

Payformance Corp.

Payformance Corp. (formerly Secure Document Systems Inc.) has introduced its Network Processing Services unit, to help firms outsource account document automation. The services include preparation of accounting documents, including payroll checks/direct deposits; accounts payables checks; invoices; statements; purchase orders; and other documents. Paper or electronic forms can be generated, the company says.

The service is designed to eliminate the daily headaches of printing, folding, stuffing and mailing checks and invoices; as well as the complex process of making electronic payments, says the company, based in Jacksonville, Fla., and Atlanta.

Information: Reader Response 226.


QBill offers sophisticated billing options to small firms and solo practitioners, reports the Phoenix company. Its namesake service uses the Internet, Palm Pilot VII and custom software to provide its billing services. QBill provides pre-bills, final bills, mailing, payment entry, deposits, accounts receivable, productivity reports, collections and skip tracing.

Information: Reader Response 227.

UltiPro Web

The Ultimate Software Group Inc., based in Weston, Fla., says it is now working with Mercury Interactive Corp., of Sunnyvale, CA, to improve performance of its UltiPro Web and UltiPro HRMS/Payroll systems.

Ultimate now uses Mercury's LoadRunner software to evaluate UltiPro's system behavior and performance, it says.

Information: Reader Response 228.

Mulix Inc. Partnership

Mulix Inc. has formed a partnership with Red Gorilla. Mulix is an eMarketplace for small businesses to buy, sell, or barter professional services. Red Gorilla describes itself as an application syndication company. Through an integrated Web site, Mulix members can now have direct access to Red Gorilla's Web-based time and expense tracking and invoicing application. Members also have access to TimeTracker, Mulix's Web-based service that allows mobile professional to track time and expenses, record hours, and develop invoices that can be sent to clients via e-mail, fax or regular mail.

Information: Reader Response 251.

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