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SQL Financials revamps apps

The maker of financial management software announces a new suite of applications called Clarus designed to target a broader scope of corporate users.

SQL Financials' application package has a new look and name.

The Atlanta-based maker of financial management software announced today a new suite of applications called Clarus designed to target a broader scope of corporate users. The package is mainly SQL's traditional line of financial applications like general ledger with some new applications and tagged with the new moniker.

Steve Hornyak, vice president of marketing at SQL Financials, said the new brand name is to tie SQL's products together into one brand and to focus the company's products on the core market of financial, human resource, and procurement applications.

Hornyak also said his company is trying to stretch the reach of its applications from back office administrators to executives with decision support tools and to front office employees with Web-based applications.

For general staff, Clarus Procurement is being electrified to take advantage of e-commerce business-to-business applications. The new enhancements will allow user companies to run procurement applications over a corporate intranet. Users will be able to order paper clips and other nonproduction goods from a corporate Web site with a shopping basket version of electronic commerce. It starts at $50,000 for 50 users and includes the procurement application and e-commerce extensions. Catalogues can be added for $2,500 a piece. It is available now.

For the executive, SQL Financials is adding budgeting applications. Current budget planning capabilities are being extended into general ledger, human resource head count, and fixed asset areas . It can be deployed as a traditional client-server application, as a purely Web-based application, or as a hybrid system where users can log in across the Internet, download information, then work offline. Once dialed back into the system, the user's work is replicated. It starts at $25,000 for five users and $10,000 for the Web component and an additional five users. It is available now.