The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2007-06-26T03:33:37Z MoneyWorks Hits 100 Store Target in Canada 2007-06-26T03:33:37Z moneyworks-hits-100-store-target-in-canada Cognito Software, developer of the MoneyWorks range of accounting software, today announced that it had reached the milestone of having its products available in over one hundred retail outlets throughout Canada – including the prestigious Apple stores. “We are four months ahead of sales forecasts and extremely pleased with the acceptance that MoneyWorks is getting in Canada. It has been a hectic 6 months, setting up an infrastructure and support systems to handle the increased volumes,“ said Dr. Grant Cowie, Managing Director of Cognito Software. Cognito Software first announced its international expansion plans in October 2006 when it entered a strategic marketing and sales agreement with Argyle and BroadStreet Inc. – a company that specialises in developing technology sales channels in North America. It has taken on responsibility for the Canadian and American channel distribution for the complete line of MoneyWorks products – including MoneyWorks Cashbooks, Express, Gold and Datacentre. Dr. Cowie went on to say, “This was a critical step for us, as we transition from a New Zealand company with a primary focus on the Australasian market to one that exports and markets on the world stage.“ Mr. Robert Broadhurst, Manager of Canadian Operations, commented, “We have only just begun. The MoneyWorks family of products is being broadly accepted because they work – they are seriously good accounting solutions for small to medium sized businesses. This is not a hard sell; quality at a reasonable price is a winning combination.” Cognito Software Ltd. first developed its accounting software solutions in 1992. “With an installed base of over 15,000 registered customers in over forty countries, we felt it was time to formally bring MoneyWorks to North America. Complimenting our efforts, we are now shipping Version 5 with many new international features including multi-currency. Our unique strength remains that we provide very serious accounting software solutions to the full market of Macintosh- and Windows-based businesses, from small home office through to twenty plus concurrent users. We are very happy with our progress to date and eager to embrace continued expansion,” said Dr. Cowie. About MoneyWorks First released in 1992 for Apple Mac computers, MoneyWorks has evolved into a powerful, cross-platform business management platform for small to medium business. MoneyWorks products are designed to inter-operate with other systems (such as FileMaker Pro, Excel, Access, Delphi), making MoneyWorks a natural accounting hub for larger, integrated systems. MoneyWorks products are now used by more than 15,000 organisations in over 40 countries. About Cognito Software Cognito Software is based in Auckland, New Zealand and launched the first MoneyWorks accounting system in February 1992. Designed from the ground-up to provide the best possible GST support for both data entry and GST reporting, MoneyWorks products are localised or self-localising for GST/VAT in Australia, New Zealand, Canada (including support for Provincial Sales Tax), U.S.A, Nepal, South Africa and the U.K. Cognito Software has announced the availability of MoneyWorks Cashbbok 5 in Australia. 2007-06-18T05:17:25Z cognito-software-has-announced-the-availability-of-moneyworks-cashbbok-5-in-australia MoneyWorks Cashbook is the ideal accounting system for cash-based organisations. With this easy-to-use, yet powerful accounting software you'll gain greater control over your accounts and spend less time doing them, which means you'll have more time to focus on other important areas of your business. Highlights of MoneyWorks Cashbook 5 * A cash book to record all your payments and receipts * Easy handling of GST on a payments basis * An integrated General Ledger that is automatically updated * Internet-enabled to save you time * Import .QIF bank statements from your bank's web site * A database of customers and suppliers * A products database * Comprehensive enquiries and reports To download a free trial version please please visit the website at http://cognito.co.nz/download2.php If you are interested in reviewing the MoneyWorks range of accounting solutions for small-medium business, or speaking with Dr. Grant Cowie, Managing Director of Cognito Software, please contact Kya de Rome on (02) 9212 3848 or kya@kinetics.com.au Cognito Software has announced the availability of MoneyWorks Express 5, a major upgrade to the top selling MoneyWorks Express 4 package, in Australia. 2007-05-15T06:04:45Z cognito-software-has-announced-the-availability-of-moneyworks-express-5-a-major-upgrade-to-the-top-selling-moneyworks-express-4-package-in-australia “One of the main thrusts of this upgrade,” said Dr Grant Cowie, the Managing Director of Cognito, “was to streamline both the entry of data and, more importantly, provide the capability for better management and financial reporting. An accounting system is of not much use if it can’t provide the information you need.” In addition to the significant enhancements to the inbuilt report-writers, MoneyWorks Express 5 contains over two hundred other refinements and new features. “The major new ‘check box’ feature is the implementation of full accounting for multiple currencies. But the minor refinements add up to much better user experience which results in easier, faster, and more accurate accounting for small business owners,” said Dr Cowie.Highlights of MoneyWorks Express 5 * Prompt payment discounts * User-defined list filters * Apply global summarise/subtotal options to most GL reports * Major improvements to o Bank reconciliation o Bank statement importing * Performance improvements o Universal Binary: Macintosh version now runs natively on new Macintosh computers with Intel processors. o Painless upgrade: Directly converts data files from Express 4. o Pricing: MoneyWorks Express 5 is available now at AU$450.00 (including GST)If you are interested in reviewing the MoneyWorks range of accounting solutions for small-medium business, or speaking with Dr. Grant Cowie, Managing Director of Cognito Software, please contact Kya de Rome on (02) 9212 3848 or kya@kinetics.com.au Cognito Launches Major Version Upgrade to MoneyWorks Gold, its Premier Cross-Platform Accounting Software 2007-02-22T04:18:00Z cognito-launches-major-version-upgrade-to-moneyworks-gold-its-premier-cross-platform-accounting-software Cognito Software, the developer of the MoneyWorks range of accounting solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced the availability of MoneyWorks Gold 5, a major upgrade to the popular MoneyWorks Gold 4 package.“One of the main thrusts of this upgrade,” said Dr Grant Cowie, the Managing Director of Cognito, “was to streamline both the entry of data and, more importantly, provide the capability for better management and financial reporting. An accounting system is of not much use if it can’t provide the information you need.”In addition to the significant enhancements to the inbuilt report-writers, MoneyWorks 5 contains over two hundred other refinements and new features. “The major new ‘check box’ feature is the implementation of full accounting for multiple currencies. But the minor refinements add up to much better user experience which results in easier, faster, and more accurate accounting,” said Dr Cowie.MoneyWorks Gold 5 also supports the latest technologies, including Windows Vista. For Mac users, it has a full “universal binary”, meaning it runs natively on both PowerPC Macs and the new-generation Intel-based Mac.MoneyWorks Gold 5 has exceptionally fast networking for multi-user access. “In this interconnected world, even small businesses now demand fast, simultaneous access to the accounts from several computers”, says Dr Cowie. “We go further in that we allow users on both Mac and Windows to simultaneously access the same data—we are finding that increasingly businesses are running their accounts on a Mac in an attempt to protect them from viruses and other malware.“Highlights of MoneyWorks Gold 5 Multi-currency support — Designed for small and medium businesses who have customers and suppliers in other countries, the multi-currency features of MoneyWorks Gold 5 will track bank balances and invoices in any currency. With automatic handling of realised and unrealised currency gains and losses, MoneyWorks Gold 5 takes much of the complexity out of handling foreign currencies.Extensive new report writing capabilities — Recognising the need for organisations to prepare information in a myriad of fashions, Cognito has significantly enhanced the report-writers within MoneyWorks Gold. These now allow users to create complex reports based on any of the information within MoneyWorks. Examples include commission, rebates, committed funds, material requirements, sales trends, and top salespeople. Reports can also include pie, bar and line charts.Off-ledger time-series data — MoneyWorks Gold 5 allows organisations to store actual and budget time series data that is not “finance related”. Examples include the number of staff, working days in month, and the number of students (for a school). This, in association with the powerful report-writer, allows for the easy creation and monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) for the organisations.“There are over 250 new features in MoneyWorks Gold 5,” said Dr Cowie, “from a vastly simplified bank reconciliation to more powerful bank statement importing. We’ve refreshed the user interface and managed to make the networking even faster, so that a complex 58 page report on 8000 stock items with hundreds of backorders now takes less than a minute. The feedback from our extensive beta test programme and early adopters has been overwhelmingly positive.”Pricing and AvailabilityMoneyWorks Gold 5 is available now at $895 (including GST), with additional per-user client licences at $300 each (including GST). It can be purchased on-line at www.moneyworkssystems.com.au, or from selected resellers (call 1800 105 449 for details).Trial versions of MoneyWorks Gold 5 are also available for download at www.moneyworkssystems.com.au.About MoneyWorksFirst released in 1992 for Apple Mac computers, MoneyWorks has evolved into a powerful, cross-platform business management platform for small to medium business. MoneyWorks products are designed to inter-operate with other systems (such as FileMaker Pro, Excel, Access, Delphi), making MoneyWorks a natural accounting hub for larger, integrated systems. MoneyWorks products are now used by more than 12,000 organisations in over 35 countries.About Cognito SoftwareCognito Software is based in Auckland, New Zealand and launched the first MoneyWorks accounting system in February 1992. Designed from the ground-up to provide the best possible GST support for both data entry and GST reporting, MoneyWorks products are localised or self-localising for GST/VAT in Australia, New Zealand, Canada (including support for Provincial Sales Tax), U.S.A, Nepal, South Africa and the U.K.