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12/96 New Products: Business Software

Peachtree Business Internet Suite

Cast Your Business Net on the Web

You can give your business an Internet presence in just hours-even if you're more into job costs and fixed assets than HTML and Java.

The Peachtree Business Internet Suite adds Peachtree's small-business expertise to a one-stop Internet shop of apps that will get your business on the Web quickly. The suite consists of the TrustedLink INP

Web Site Creator from Harbinger, Netscape Navigator 2.02 Web browser, Net Access to publish on the Internet, PeachLink Order Processor for electronic storefront capabilities, a Registration Wizard to take you through the Internet registration and configuration, and an e-mail address.Web Site Creator asks you simple questions about your business and automatically creates a graphic site. Select from a range of page layouts, navigation icons and background textures.

Create a product catalog by typing in your inventory items or importing them from Peachtree Complete Accounting.

PeachLink Order Processor lets customers place orders electronically, but Peachtree Business Internet Suite does not handle credit card transactions.

$129; domain-name registration, $150
Peachtree Software
800-228-0068, 770-564-5800

Big Business 2.0

Build a Bigger Business

Even small businesses can benefit from Big Business 2.0.

Designed for companies with 100 or fewer employees, the program integrates Internet capability, inventory management, sales automation, a marketing database and full-featured accounting. You can track customer transactions, and create purchase orders, invoices and price lists. The program's built-in notes feature allows you to attach comments directly to individual contacts or transactions.

Big Business can create a Web catalog of your products. It creates links directly from information stored in Big Business and updates the pages when you add products or change prices. If you have experience creating Web pages, you can edit or reformat the site with an HTML editor (not included).

A client/server version, Big Business 2.0 Server, provides multiple security levels and lets you add users easily.

$199; Server: $999 (3 free users) for Win95, $1,999 (3 free users) for Win NT
Big Software
888-BIG-BIZ1, 408-725-7200

If you're having trouble deciding which mutual fund is best for you, Monocle 2.0 can help you track and maintain high-performing investment portfolios. Monocle's Dynamic Asset Allocation Module lets you design, test and implement various strategies to ensure you're getting the best returns. A Portfolio Module lets you review fund performance, adjusts for fund distributions and tracks your portfolio's total value.

$149; $249, with Dynamic Asset Allocation Module
Manhattan Analytics
800-251-FUND, 310-798-3165

Should you incorporate? Incorporation from E-Z Legal Forms helps you decide. Its step-by-step on-screen instructions assist you in creating, editing and printing the necessary asset-protection documents. If your focus is more on personal finance, E-Z's Credit Repair provides advice for solving credit difficulties. With its fill-in-the-blanks format, you can write the proper documents to request credit reports, information, corrections and more.

$29.95 each
E-Z Legal Forms
800-822-4566, 954-480-9833

PointCast Network, the desktop application that keeps you up-to-date on the latest news from Web sources, has gone retail. The CD-ROM includes documentation, 30 days of free phone support, United Media comic strips and an Internet starter kit. The package lets you personalize the information you want to receive by specifying your own interests, such as stocks, weather and sports. You can even have the latest news scroll across your monitor as a screen saver.

408-253-0894, fax 408-253-1062

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