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AccountMate goes a-courting

AccountMate Software will begin wooing small and mid-size businesses later this month when it debuts Visual AccountMate C/S, a 32-bit client-server financial management system.

AccountMate Software will begin courting small and mid-size businesses later this month when it debuts Visual AccountMate C/S, a 32-bit client-server financial management system designed to work on PCs with Windows 95 and NT.

The Mill Valley, California-based company said its staff worked closely with IBM and Microsoft to tailor the accounting system to the small business sector. The software will cost $3,995 per module and may be customized to user specifications.

The program will permit small business people to do a variety of accounting, inventory, invoicing and human resource management tasks and other jobs like converting foreign currencies into U.S. dollar equivalents. It will also offer applications formerly restricted to mainframe programs, offering rapid access to detailed financial data, storage of color photographs, and email messaging without leaving the system, the company said.

Visual AccountMate C/S will use Visual FoxPro 5.0 as its front-end system and its back-end engine will be Microsoft's SQL Server 6.5 database. The SQL Server will connect and communicate with user terminals via Microsoft's OBDC specification.