LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCPAC International, Inc., a
subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), announced
today at its "Partnership 2002" conference being held here the release of
ACCPAC Advantage Series(TM) for the Linux(R) desktop, making it the
mid-market's first accounting application to support deployment on both Linux
servers and Linux desktops.
"Linux continues to gain acceptance within the small and medium size
business community, offering our customers a high-performance environment for
business applications at a low cost," said ACCPAC President and CEO David M.
Hood. "Now, our Advantage Series customers can take full advantage of Linux --
at the server level and on the desktop."
"Extending ACCPAC Linux support to the desktop provides a great
opportunity for me to offer my clients proven technology with reduced costs,"
said Alan Perry, President of ASP Information Systems Inc., an ACCPAC Solution
Provider in Boston, Massachusetts. "Users can now go fully to Linux, or
migrate over time through a mixed Linux and Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
environment. That's the kind of flexibility that comes from smart product
design and only ACCPAC provides it."
Linux use at the desktop is growing rapidly, according to IDC (Source: IDC
Bulletin - Worldwide Linux Operating Environment Forecast, 2002-2006: Client
Shipments Pick Up Pace). IDC cites growth in use of the Linux client in 2001
at 107%, more than four times the growth of the previous year. IDC further
projects continued growth of the Linux client at a compounded annual rate of
30.1% through 2006.
ACCPAC Advantage Series is an advanced, Web-based accounting solution
built on an object-oriented, multi-tiered architecture that enables ACCPAC to
quickly integrate new market-demanded technologies. Advantage Series is highly
customizable, designed to scale as a company grows, and is the foundation of
an integrated set of end-to-end business management applications including
CRM, e-commerce, human resources and warehouse management.
The growing use of Linux on the desktop, coupled with the availability of
ACCPAC(R) accounting applications, provides mid-market clients with a
non-Microsoft choice and the potential for significantly reduced total cost of
ownership (TCO) in managing their accounting systems.
ACCPAC Advantage Series for Linux is available immediately through ACCPAC
Solution Providers around the world. For more information about ACCPAC Linux
solutions and other ACCPAC products, call ACCPAC at 1-800-945-8007 or visit
ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates
International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), provides small to medium-size businesses a
broad range of end-to-end business management applications designed to enhance
customers' competitive advantage. Product lines include ACCPAC Advantage
Series(TM), ACCPAC Pro Series(TM), ACCPAC HR Series(TM), ACCPAC Business
Analysis Suite(TM), ACCPAC eTransact(R), ACCPAC eCRM(TM), ACCPAC Warehouse
Management System(TM), Simply Accounting(R), FAXserve(TM) and Simply
Based in Pleasanton, Calif., USA, with offices in Asia, Australia, Canada,
India, Mexico, the Middle East, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, ACCPAC
has more than 500,000 clients and more than 6,000 relationships with
value-added resellers, accounting firms, third-party developers and
consultants in more than 135 countries worldwide. For more information about
ACCPAC and our products, call 1-800-945-8007 in North America, or visit ACCPAC
at http://www.accpac.com and http://www.accpaconline.com.
ACCPAC, the ACCPAC logo, and the ACCPAC product names set forth above, are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCPAC International, Inc. or
its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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