A Full Line-up of Integrated Applications
MAS 500 is an e-Business application offering a comprehensive set of
e-Management, e-Commerce, and Application Delivery solutions to meet
the needs of mid-sized companies. Enterprise-wide applications include
accounting and finance, human resources and payroll, fixed asset,
distribution, and manufacturing.
Additionally, our Visual Basic developer
tool kit allows for easy customization of MAS 500 modules
and rapid development of custom applications. MAS 500
delivers flexibility, scalability, and powerful reporting capabilities
in a sophisticated feature set.
Strengths of MAS 500
The Quality Platform for e-Business
Whether you are looking for an out-of-the-box
e-Commerce package or for the best enterprise software to integrate
with an existing Web application, MAS 500 is designed
to give you the competitive advantage.
eCustomer, MAS 500's e-Commerce
package, focuses on building your Web site revenue by catering to
your Web customers. eCustomer's superior interface -featuring "Single
Screen Shopping" - will keep your customers coming back to your
Web storefront time and time again.
MAS 500 is also the platform
of choice for integration with existing Web or line-of-business applications.
MAS 500 is the only software developed exclusively for
Microsoft SQL server as well as MS Office and BackOffice using industry-standard
Visual Basic. This cutting edge technology is why so many "dot-com"
companies choose MAS 500's accounting and distribution
suites to run their businesses.
Supply Chain Management
The MAS 500 distribution
suite gives you the power to improve customer service while managing
your supply chain. Features include automatic inventory replenishment,
sales, purchasing, and inventory control.
Fully Integrated Manufacturing
The manufacturing applications allow
companies to manage production from raw materials through finished
goods. Advanced features handle real-time labor and production reporting,
lot tracking, material planning, engineering changes, and scheduling.
Best software has partnered with the
following developers to provide you with powerful applications that
complement MAS 500.
Requirements Planning Software
MAS 500 Manufacturing
MAS 500 Advanced Manufacturing (ERP)
software business systems is for midsize to large manufacturers. Our
MAS 500 Manufacturing system was designed from its inception to seamlessly
integrate with Best Software's MAS 500 accounting/distribution application.
MAS 500 and Advanced Manufacturing
represent the cutting-edge in accounting and manufacturing technology.
They were both developed from the ground-up using Visual Basic, SQL
Server, and Windows technology. They were developed exclusively for
the Windows NT platform and SQL database.More...
Best! Imperativ Analytics
Bring Strategic Insight Into Your Business
Planning With Best! Imperativ Analytics
Excellence in financial planning is key
to your organization’s business success and offers what every executive
is looking for -- sustainable competitive advantage. To keep up, you
need enterprise-wide solutions designed to optimize the analysis and
manipulation of all your financial data.
That’s where Best Software’s financial
analysis solutions can help. With Best! Imperativ Analytics, you can:
Work faster and smarter, spending
more time making strategic business planning decisions
Incorporate enterprise-wide collaboration
and accountability into the planning process
Measure company performance with comprehensive,
Save time during period-end closing
and expand the power of your General Ledger
Best! Imperativ Analytics – Best! Imperativ
Active Planner, Best! Imperativ Financial Reporter, and Best! Imperativ
Allocations – is a robust enterprise-wide arsenal of purpose-built
applications that allows you to easily manage the most important financial
planning processes, conduct in-depth analyses, and develop insightful
SalesLogix® is a fully-integrated customer
relationship management suite featuring sales, marketing, support
and e-business components. It is easy to implement and use, and makes
users' lives easier. By enabling business teams to access collective
customer information anytime, anywhere, SalesLogix is the right-sized
CRM solution for identifying, acquiring and retaining customers.
It is also the most widely used CRM solution
on the market.
Best Project Accounting with Xpede provides
the versatility needed by professional services and IT organizations
to easily control costs and manage details of any size project.
Best Project Accounting:
Integrates seamlessly, providing the
same look, feel and functionality as MAS 500.
Monitors a project throughout its complete
life cycle (quoting, tracking, invoicing and data analysis)
Offers six GAAP-compliant profit recognition
methods and multiple project types.
Provides both worksheet and calendar-style
data entry and a unique approval process, which provides multiple-level
Offers immediate access to timesheet
entry functions through palm-sized PCs powered by Microsoft® Windows®
CE, standard Internet browsers and/or corporate Intranets.
Allows remote users to access and
feed time and expense information directly to the accounting system
at the central office. Users with permission can customize their
passwords, print reports on entered data and view job status.
Delivers remote time and expense entry.
Provides project managers near real-time
information, resulting in informed, proactive decision making.
Crystal Reports Crystal Reports from
Seagate Software has become the standard in Windows report writers,
and is also included with MAS 500. As the primary print
engine it provides many services to the MAS 500 software,
Standard pre-configured MAS 500 reports — Providing detailed and summary management information.
Quality presentation — Reports previewed
on-screen and hard copy appear in a professional and usable manner.
Custom reports — Highly configurable,
user-friendly report customizer.
Graphics — Numerous settings that
allow the creation of bar graph and pie chart graphical reports.
Private Tutor — On-screen step by
Integrated E-mail capability — Use
e-mail for efficient distribution of reports.
Interfaces — Export report data to
multiple formats including Word, Excel, ASCII and Dbase.
FRx is a recognized leader in the financial
reporting software market and is packaged with every MAS 500 General Ledger module shipped. FRx includes the following features:
FRx Advanced — FRx Advanced financial
reporting software is built into the General Ledger module.
Customized reports — Reports as detailed,
or as customized, as required can be developed using standard row
and column creation formats.
Spreadsheet familiarity — FRx has
the look, feel and customizability of a spreadsheet, without the
Drag and drop — reorganize reports
easily by using the drag and drop features throughout FRx. Drill
Drill down to the data underlying
a financial report.
New business management
suite for the small enterprise market combines Best's award-winning
MAS 500 accounting and distribution applications with market-leading
Best! Imperativ HR/payroll, asset management and analytics solutions.
IRVINE, Calif., and RESTON, Va., May
30, 2000 - Best Software, Inc., the leading provider of mid-range
business management solutions, and Best Software, Inc., today announced
the MAS 500, a new portfolio of products specifically
designed for small enterprises of $25M to $250M in revenue. The offerings
combine, under one brand, Best's MAS 500® accounting and
distribution applications with the award-winning Best! Imperativ™
line of human resources (HR)/payroll, fixed asset management and analytics
products from fellow market-leader Best Software.
The MAS 500 offers best-in-class
functionality across all e-business applications from a single vendor.
Best's HR, payroll, asset management, and analytics products will
continue to be available from the company independently of the other
Best applications, and will also continue to support other accounting
"The MAS 500 combines
the best mid-market products available into one integrated business
management solution, firmly strengthening Best's leadership position
in the small enterprise market," said David R. Butler, president
and chief operating officer of Best Software, Inc. "This will
allow us to continue improving our existing product integrations while
leveraging and supporting our corporate branding efforts."
In February 2000, Best's parent company,
The Best Group plc, acquired Best Software in an effort to expand
its market leadership in the U.S. by adding Best's complementary Abra®,
FAS™ and Imperativ product lines to Best's accounting
and business management solutions.
"This announcement makes a powerful
statement to our competitors and especially to our current and prospective
customers, who can now purchase all components of a complete, integrated
e-business solution as their business requires," said Jim Foster,
president and chief operating officer of Best Software.
About Best Software
Best Software, Inc., with more than 50,000 customers worldwide and
offices in the US, Canada and Europe, is a leading provider of Web-based
solutions which help organizations transform the way they manage their
people, assets and planning. Its scalable, cost-effective solutions
complement core financial management systems and support the full
spectrum of Microsoft platforms, including Windows® 95,
Windows® 98, Windows NT®and BackOffice®.
About Best Software
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Best Software, Inc. is a wholly
owned subsidiary of The Best Group plc, the world's leading PC-based
accounting software company with more than 2 million customers. Best
markets five major accounting software packages in the United States.
Peachtree®, DacEasy® and BusinessWorks®
are easy to use and provide the full accounting features needed by
most small businesses of up to 50 employees. MAS 90® is
the leading accounting software for medium-sized businesses with up
to 500 employees, and is recommended by more CPAs than any other midrange
accounting product. MAS 500 is perfect for larger businesses
or business units of up to 1,000 employees, and for three consecutive
years it has won Microsoft's Industry Solution Award for Best Technology