Product of the Day: Real World Linux - ACCPAC/Sun Business Accounting Solution

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Product: Business Accounting Solution (ACCPAC/Sun)Manufacturer: Albert White TechnologiesAddress: 220 Alden Road               Markham, ON, Canada L3R 4C1Telephone: 905-948-8324E-Mail: sales@albertwhite.comURL:

Life without NT is possible with this all in-one business solution combining ACCPAC Accounting Software and the Sun LX50 Linux server.

With the introduction of the affordable Sun LX50, which comes with Linux pre-installed and a host of useful Sun and open-source server applications, Sun Microsystems has made it easy for any business to make the move to Linux. Sun partner, Albert White Technologies, makes it even more attractive to make the transition by building a solution set that includes Linux versions of popular, trusted business applications.

Albert White Technologies builds on Sun all-in-one simplicity with Solution Set that includes ACCPAC Accounting Manager for Linux. Zoreena Abas, president of Albert White Technologies, is committed to the LX50 as a progressive choice for the company's clients. "It is truly a revolutionary product--a powerful server that gives businesses an affordable way to build out their networks and consolidate infrastructures. Where ever the LX50 is employed, there is great potential to relieve pressure on IT budgets."

Abas believes, however, that major software vendors have hedged their bets somewhat and that the availability of Linux versions of popular applications has lagged behind demand. "Our clients who run a particular application on an NT server can't even think about Linux until we can offer a feature-for-feature Linux version of that application."

ACCPAC is one of the major players who have recognized the importance of providing a Linux option for its customer base. ACCPAC's Accounting System for Linux is a feature-for-feature Linux version of the popular program, offering seamless transition for current users.

The solution from Albert White offers an end-end business solution that includes ACCPAC Accounting System. This software includes GL, AR, AP, OE, IC, PO and payroll functions. The software also includes IBM's DB2 Engine, Crystal Enterprise and ODBC Engine. Sun's LX50 Server with Intel Pentium III processor comes ready to run on Linux and includes Apache Web server and Sendmail software to provide a complete Linux solution. This bundle can be leased for as low as $249.00 (Cdn) for a 4 year term.

The cost savings versus a Wintel solution can be as high as $12,000 Cdn. The cost of this bundle is $8,000 (hardware $4,000), where a Wintel solution may be as high as $20,000. Albert White Technologies is offering a Real World Linux Show Special of an additional 25% off to all visitors to the show. So your savings can be as high as $15,000. This sure makes a Linux solution look very attractive.


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