MADISON, MO -- Today Flagship Technologies, Inc. released two
important additions to their ManagePLUS™
software line: educational versions of the ManagePLUS
software, and a low-cost educational site licensing program.
Together, these allow ManagePLUS to be used educational activities
like farm accounting classes, workshops, and seminars at a very low
cost per student.
ManagePLUS is a farm accounting add on for the popular Quicken™
and QuickBooks™ accounting programs (trademarks of Intuit).
Here are some of the enhancements ManagePLUS adds to Quicken or
Ability to record physical quantities (bushels, pounds,
gallons, etc.) in any transaction.
Dual quantities (like weight and number of
livestock sold), plus quantity information like average weight per
head, price per head, and price per pound.
Ability to record quantities as mathematical formulas,
which preserves quantity details in transactions while at the same
time adjusting gross weight to net weight, or pounds to tons,
Profit and loss reports with Quantity totals for each
account and each enterprise class.
Month-by-month cash flow and quantity flow reports.
Per-unit-of-production reporting of revenues and expenses,
such as feed cost per head, herbicide cost per acre, and average
herbicide quantity per acre.
Revenues and expenses broken down by account and
enterprise class on the same report.
ManagePLUS requires Microsoft Windows 3.1, 95, or 98, and a
Microsoft Windows version of Quicken or QuickBooks.
The new educational versions of ManagePLUS are identical to their
commercial version counterparts, with one exception: they are
"metered" software. This means they expire at the end of a
specific period of time--in this case, every four months.
The educational versions don't "go away" when they
expire, they just prevent further access by users. But that's not
the end of the story. The software is designed so that all the
licensee must do to continue using it is enter a special
"unlock code" available from Flagship. That's all it takes
to extend the expiration date another four months.
Why metered software? According to company president Mark
Wilsdorf, metered software gives educational users two big benefits:
"Software that must have a code entered periodically [to
continue operating] discourages illegal copying. It is a bit more
work for the licensee, but it's what makes us comfortable with
offering a site licensing program that permits an unlimited
number of ManagePLUS installations. It also lets us hold down the
site license fee to just $100 per year. Together, these make for a
very low cost per student."
"Actually there's another hidden benefit, too,"
Wilsdorf continued. "Because the site license software expires
annually, we will automatically send our licensees the most current,
updated version of ManagePLUS annually when they renew their
license. So you might say part of the site license fee is actually a
'subscription' component which helps to keep the licensee's software
up to date."
Here are some highlights of educational site licensing program.
(For specific details see the document ManagePLUS
Educational Site Licensing, located at http://www.agriculture.com/markets/flagship/mpedu1.htm.)
- Just $100 per year!
- Allows installing ManagePLUS on any number of computers
in the licensee's possession, so long as they are used directly by
students or instructors in the conduct of educational classes,
workshops, or seminars.
- Includes the ManagePLUS Educational Version software (for
either QuickBooks, or Quicken).
- Includes the same level of technical support availability as
the commercial versions.
- Includes two copies of the ManagePLUS User's Guide (more
copies may be purchased if desired).
- The detailed, comprehensive ManagePLUS Help system is part of
each software installation.
Any bona fide educational institution or organization (school,
college, extension service, etc.) or established business (computer
dealer, consultant, etc.) hosting an educational activity may
qualify for a ManagePLUS educational site license.
Qualification involves submitting information about the
institution or business desiring the site license, and the planned
educational activity. Flagship approves site license applications
based on a review of the information provided.
Flagship will answer site licensing questions on their sales line
at 660-291-3000 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, details on applying for a site license are available in the
document ManagePLUS Educational
Site Licensing, available on the World Wide Web at: www.agriculture.com/markets/flagship/mpedu1.htm.
Flagship Technologies, Inc., is located at Madison, Missouri. The
company's primary focus is on developing and marketing agricultural
software products, including ManagePLUS
for QuickBooks™ and ManagePLUS
for Quicken™, farm accounting add-ons for QuickBooks and
Quicken, as well as other software products and training materials
including The QuickBooks Farm
Accounting Cookbook™. The company can be contacted by
Prices and specifications are subject to
change without notice. ManagePLUS is a trademark of Flagship
Technologies, Inc. QuickBooks and Quicken are registered trademarks
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