ACCPAC Unveils Intuitive, Unified Messaging for Small Office/Home Office Users

Simply BitWare Provides Customers Low-Cost Access to All Voice and Fax

Messages Through e-Mail; Available in 16 Languages



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from ACCPAC International, Inc.

    PLEASANTON, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCPAC International, Inc., a
 division of the interBiz group of Computer Associates (NYSE:   CA), today
 unveiled a simple-to-use, unified message system that provides small offices
 and home offices (SOHOs) with desktop voice, fax and e-mail functionality
 normally available only to large corporations.
     Feature-rich, yet taking most users only minutes to learn, Simply
 BitWare(R) allows users to send and receive voice messages and faxes from a
 single screen via a local voice modem or a multi-channel voice board.  The new
 solution is now available in 16 languages to accommodate most major world
 markets.
     Offering most of the features found in expensive corporate systems at an
 affordable price, Simply BitWare supports receipt of simultaneous voice, fax
 and pager messaging from as many as eight phone lines on a single desktop PC.
 Designed specifically with the SOHO user in mind, Simply BitWare does not
 require a dedicated server or training to install and maintain.
     Users can dial into their messaging system via a touch-tone phone to
 listen to voice mail, or retrieve faxes, voice messages or documents stored on
 the PC.  In addition, users may provide their customers a single number for
 voice and fax messaging.  Those likely to benefit most from Simply Bitware are
 sales and technical staff who travel often, remote workers, contract
 employees, small business owners and consumers who use their computers
 frequently.
     "With the release of Simply BitWare, we believe that ACCPAC(R) greatly
 improves the efficiency of electronic communications for users in small
 businesses and home offices as well as the individual desktop user in a
 corporate environment," said Jonathan Blackwell, vice president and general
 manager of the ACCPAC Messaging Division.  "We continue to respond to the
 needs of SOHO users by offering a single message management solution that
 allows communications to be filed and retrieved from virtually anywhere at any
 time."
     Simply BitWare provides notification and messaging capabilities from a
 single e-mail "in-box" providing a single point of access for voice, fax and
 e-mail messages.  Voice messages can be forwarded over the Internet to other
 e-mail users.  Also, faxes can be annotated and digitally forwarded or stored
 for future retrieval.
     "It's important to the market that a major company such as ACCPAC is
 bringing together a complete and economical voice, fax and data development
 solution for small businesses," said Dick Carbeau, vice president of channel
 sales, Brooktrout Technology, a leading provider of innovative hardware and
 software platforms that enable applications for the New Network(TM).
 "ACCPAC's Simply BitWare seamlessly supports our Vantage(TM) PCI Series voice
 platform, which provides a reliable and scalable solution for messaging to the
 small business owner."
     ACCPAC Simply BitWare can be obtained through many leading office product
 retailers in the United States and Canada or e-tailers such as buy.com and
 amazon.com or at www.accpac.com/bitware.  Its suggested retail price is
 $129 USD, or $119 USD for a downloadable version.  For more information, call
 800-808-7000.
 
     About ACCPAC
     ACCPAC International, Inc., a division of the interBiz group of
 Computer Associates, empowers small and medium-sized enterprises to compete in
 the Internet economy through a broad range of end-to-end e-business software
 solutions.  Award-winning product lines include ACCPAC Advantage Series(TM)
 (Enterprise Edition, Corporate Edition and Discovery Edition), ACCPAC
 Executive Series(R), ACCPAC Pro Series(TM), ACCPAC eTransact(TM), ACCPAC
 VisionPoint(R), ACCPAC Director Series(TM), Simply Accounting(R), FAXserve(TM)
 and Simply BitWare(R).
     Based in Pleasanton, California, USA, with offices in Australia, Canada,
 Mexico, the Middle East, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom,
 ACCPAC has more than 500,000 registered clients and 5,000 business partners in
 more than 100 countries worldwide.  Visit ACCPAC at www.accpac.com and
 www.accpaconline.com.
     Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking in nature
 and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  The actual results
 may differ from those described or contemplated.
     NOTE:  ACCPAC, the ACCPAC logo, ACCPAC Simply BitWare, ACCPAC Advantage
 Series, ACCPAC eAdvantage Suite, ACCPAC eTransact, ACCPAC iConnect, ACCPAC
 Executive Series, ACCPAC Pro Series, ACCPAC VisionPoint, ACCPAC Director
 Series, Simply Accounting, FAXserve and BitWare 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.
 
 

SOURCE ACCPAC International, Inc.
    PLEASANTON, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCPAC International, Inc., a
 division of the interBiz group of Computer Associates (NYSE:   CA), today
 unveiled a simple-to-use, unified message system that provides small offices
 and home offices (SOHOs) with desktop voice, fax and e-mail functionality
 normally available only to large corporations.
     Feature-rich, yet taking most users only minutes to learn, Simply
 BitWare(R) allows users to send and receive voice messages and faxes from a
 single screen via a local voice modem or a multi-channel voice board.  The new
 solution is now available in 16 languages to accommodate most major world
 markets.
     Offering most of the features found in expensive corporate systems at an
 affordable price, Simply BitWare supports receipt of simultaneous voice, fax
 and pager messaging from as many as eight phone lines on a single desktop PC.
 Designed specifically with the SOHO user in mind, Simply BitWare does not
 require a dedicated server or training to install and maintain.
     Users can dial into their messaging system via a touch-tone phone to
 listen to voice mail, or retrieve faxes, voice messages or documents stored on
 the PC.  In addition, users may provide their customers a single number for
 voice and fax messaging.  Those likely to benefit most from Simply Bitware are
 sales and technical staff who travel often, remote workers, contract
 employees, small business owners and consumers who use their computers
 frequently.
     "With the release of Simply BitWare, we believe that ACCPAC(R) greatly
 improves the efficiency of electronic communications for users in small
 businesses and home offices as well as the individual desktop user in a
 corporate environment," said Jonathan Blackwell, vice president and general
 manager of the ACCPAC Messaging Division.  "We continue to respond to the
 needs of SOHO users by offering a single message management solution that
 allows communications to be filed and retrieved from virtually anywhere at any
 time."
     Simply BitWare provides notification and messaging capabilities from a
 single e-mail "in-box" providing a single point of access for voice, fax and
 e-mail messages.  Voice messages can be forwarded over the Internet to other
 e-mail users.  Also, faxes can be annotated and digitally forwarded or stored
 for future retrieval.
     "It's important to the market that a major company such as ACCPAC is
 bringing together a complete and economical voice, fax and data development
 solution for small businesses," said Dick Carbeau, vice president of channel
 sales, Brooktrout Technology, a leading provider of innovative hardware and
 software platforms that enable applications for the New Network(TM).
 "ACCPAC's Simply BitWare seamlessly supports our Vantage(TM) PCI Series voice
 platform, which provides a reliable and scalable solution for messaging to the
 small business owner."
     ACCPAC Simply BitWare can be obtained through many leading office product
 retailers in the United States and Canada or e-tailers such as buy.com and
 amazon.com or at www.accpac.com/bitware.  Its suggested retail price is
 $129 USD, or $119 USD for a downloadable version.  For more information, call
 800-808-7000.
 
     About ACCPAC
     ACCPAC International, Inc., a division of the interBiz group of
 Computer Associates, empowers small and medium-sized enterprises to compete in
 the Internet economy through a broad range of end-to-end e-business software
 solutions.  Award-winning product lines include ACCPAC Advantage Series(TM)
 (Enterprise Edition, Corporate Edition and Discovery Edition), ACCPAC
 Executive Series(R), ACCPAC Pro Series(TM), ACCPAC eTransact(TM), ACCPAC
 VisionPoint(R), ACCPAC Director Series(TM), Simply Accounting(R), FAXserve(TM)
 and Simply BitWare(R).
     Based in Pleasanton, California, USA, with offices in Australia, Canada,
 Mexico, the Middle East, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom,
 ACCPAC has more than 500,000 registered clients and 5,000 business partners in
 more than 100 countries worldwide.  Visit ACCPAC at www.accpac.com and
 www.accpaconline.com.
     Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking in nature
 and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  The actual results
 may differ from those described or contemplated.
     NOTE:  ACCPAC, the ACCPAC logo, ACCPAC Simply BitWare, ACCPAC Advantage
 Series, ACCPAC eAdvantage Suite, ACCPAC eTransact, ACCPAC iConnect, ACCPAC
 Executive Series, ACCPAC Pro Series, ACCPAC VisionPoint, ACCPAC Director
 Series, Simply Accounting, FAXserve and BitWare 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.
 
 SOURCE  ACCPAC International, Inc.