AS/400 Accounting Software at PC Price Points

AccountMate Software Corp. (Novato, Calif.) has announced the release of Visual AccountMate/400 version 4.0 (VAM/400), the latest in its line of midmarket enterprise financial software for the AS/400 platform.

Developed with the help of IBM and optimized for the AS/400 9406 170, VAM/400 now includes an expanded suite of Manufacturing Modules, including Manufacturers Inventory, Lot Control, Kitting and Consolidated Ledger. In addition to the added functionality, extensive new RPG programming means VAM/400 runs native on the AS/400, computing on the server and optimizing the DB2 database and the IBM OS/400. The workstation displays a user-friendly GUI.

“Visual AccountMate 4.0 is a very modern AS/400 application that should be attractive to a wide spectrum of users who are price sensitive but still want the value proposition of the AS/400 platform,” said Curt Gillespie, VP of AS/400 Sales, IBM North America. “The availability of an affordable alternative to large ERP systems will be a great benefit to owners of smaller IBM AS/400’s as well as IBM Solution Providers looking for an application to compete against and replace PC based solutions.”

Distributed by IBM in the Caribbean and available in 32 other countries, VAM/400 gives mid-market businesses the opportunity to incorporate the AS/400 with financial software at a price point comparable to a PC-based accounting solution. AccountMate Software currently has over 120,000 installations serving over 200 industries worldwide, and is designed for businesses from start up to divisions of Fortune 1000 corporations. All AccountMate Software products are sold through a channel of over 3,000 Business Partners worldwide. For more information about the release of VAM/400 4.0 or to read case studies about early installations, visit the VAM/400 Web site.

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