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Great Plains counts on the Web

Great Plains Software offers new tools for its Dynamics NetSeries financial management suite that allow access to accounting systems without compromising private financial data.

Great Plains Software is developing new tools for its client-server Dynamics NetSeries financial management Suite that will offer customers, employees, and business partners access to company accounting systems via the Internet and corporate intranets without compromising private financial data.

The first to market will be Dynamics.View, an interactive querying application. The product allows users to set up custom intranet applications for an up-to-the-minute view of accounting data by people in all company departments. Priced at $1,500, it will ship in the middle of October.

As part of Great Plains' effort to capture a place in the growing market for online business applications, it is also developing Dynamics.NettApps, a tool that allows employees to make electronic purchase requisitions and punch their time cards online using a standard browser. It will be available in the fourth quarter. And, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 1997, is Dynamics.Order which will allow companies to process orders between businesses and their suppliers and vendors. Pricing is not yet set for either product, the company said.

The accounting software developer is also working on Dynamics.Merchant, which will work with Microsoft Merchant to allow companies with Web storefronts conduct business with customers. The product will offer real-time inventory verification, sales tax calculations, and automated data entry and will follow the Microsoft to market next year, the company said.

The products support Microsoft Windows NT, Internet Information Server, FrontPage, and ActiveX, the company said.

The company also said it will give away its Dynamics NetTools to independent software vendors (ISV) so they can extend or integrate them with Dynamics and Dynamics C/S+ applications.