Announced 3CX Phone System For Windows Is The Winner In The IP PBX Server Category Of The Readers’ Choice Awards

Leading Windows Networking resource site,, announced today that 3CX Phone System for Windows was selected the winner in the IP PBX Server category of the Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Our Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, manager. “ users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for Enterprise Networking at the workplace. The award serves as a mark of excellence, providing the ultimate recognition f r o m peers within the industry.” conducts monthly polls to discover which product is preferred by network administrators in a particular category of third party solutions for Enterprise Networking. The awards draw a huge response per category and are based entirely on the visitors’ votes. visitors can submit their votes for the current Readers’ Award poll in the site’s left-hand bar.

About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

For more information visit and 3CX VoIP Blog.

About  is a Microsoft Windows Networking resource site. It is a leading Enterprise Networking site, attracting over 650,000 Network administrators and specialists a month. The site provides the latest Windows Networking services, articles and tutorials by leading Windows Networking experts, message boards, software listings and product reviews. forms part of a group of sites run by TechGenix Ltd., including:, a Windows security resource site;, a Microsoft Exchange Server resource site;, a Server Based Computing resource site and, a Microsoft ISA Server resource site

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Celerant Technology Named Microsoft Certified Partner

Achieving Network Infrastructure Solution Competency Since 2001

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, was recently named a 2009/2010 Microsoft Certified Partner for the Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency. The title of Microsoft Certified Partner is given to companies that demonstrate a proficiency in Microsoft products and deliver a great service to their client base. Celerant has received this title annually since 2001.

“We are very proud to once again receive the title of Microsoft Certified Partner,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Celerant is able to demonstrate the high level of skill and technical knowledge held by our employees. Everyone at Celerant strives to provide excellent services to our clients and maintain our reputation of being a leader in the retail software industry. The Celerant system deploys with Microsoft SQL Server in many cases, as well as other Microsoft and Windows based applications. These applications are used by our staff and customers, and enable us to more efficiently deliver Celerant products and services.”

According to the Microsoft Partner Program, “Partners enrolled in the Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proven competency in crafting infrastructure solutions for small to midsize businesses that include Windows Server Solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, or Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003.” The Partner program also indicates that Celerant has earned the Networking Infrastructure Competency by fulfilling requirements for “Providing and installing complete retail software for stores; providing and implementing complete retail software for stores; and for providing and installing complete retail software for stores and fully integrated e-commerce.”

“Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner,” said Allison Watson, Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft.

Celerant Technology has been a Microsoft Certified Partner for the past 9 years. This certification demonstrates the ability for Celerant to provide excellent services and customer support based on advanced technical knowledge that is vital to the retail software industry

About Celerant Technology
Celerant Command Retail is an advanced real-time retail management system, which manages all areas of an organization including POS, Inventory Management, Warehouse, Distribution Center, Allocation, Multi-Channel/E-Commerce/Kiosk, Data Mining, and Back-Office, in a single, integrated system. Our advantage is the flexibility of our Java platform, allowing Celerant professionals to conduct cost-effective analysis and adaptation based on the individual needs of each retailer. The result is a better system that meets the needs of retail businesses and gives them the tools to take Command of their success.

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Celerant Technology’s 2009 User Conference in Orlando

Celerant Technology’s 2009 User Conference was held May 7-8 at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida! Last year we again allowed our clients to vote for where they wanted the event to be held and received an overwhelming response for sunny Orlando. This year’s conference included a similar format to last year’s line-up of break-out sessions, training sessions, and workshops. In an effort to enhance learning, more training sessions and open discussions were added to increase interaction between moderators and attendees.

Paul Rowe of Whole Earth Provision, based in Austin, TX said “The conferences get better every year. It’s a great advantage to get a chance to talk personally with the people in sales, support, and development that we work with all year. There are levels of communication that just can’t be achieved through email and telephone calls. We get a chance to compare experiences and share solutions, tricks, and shortcuts with other customers too, which is always valuable. This year, we got a chance for some hands-on time with the latest and greatest version just released. In sheer dollars, the value of what we learn is more than the cost of attending. And, by participating in the customization breakout sessions, we also get a great chance to have input on a new feature and solidify our working relationship with those involved in development.”

“The 2009 User Conference was the first for our company and I am glad we went,” added Chris Simons, IT Manager for Mast General Store. “The sessions were all very informative and not only helped us with our everyday operations but we were also able to meet and talk with other users of the software. The ability to network with other companies facing the same challenges as we are is a tremendous asset that can only help us to improve and grow as a company. It was also great meeting the people we’ve been talking to but never had a face to put with the voice. I am looking forward to the upcoming changes in the software and to the User Conference next year.”

Tim Heinzen, President of Barney’s Police and Hunting Supply said “I thought the conference was GREAT! We always learn something new and it was very refreshing to see so many updates come to fruition. The company does listen to its customers’ needs. The conference in and of itself is awesome to be able to meet and collaborate with other users and it is more than worth it. Fantastic job and keep up the good work!” Kevin Senecal, President of Divers Direct agreed “It was very exciting to learn about the direction of future enhancements to the Celerant product. An additional benefit to this event was the opportunity to learn how other retailers are using Celerant. It was very enlightening for our entire team that attended.”

The 2009 User Conference was an educational and networking opportunity for clients, and also a way for Celerant professionals to create a closer relationship with each of the clients in attendance. More training sessions, break-out sessions and interactive workshops were added, including a hands-on workshop to look at the new features in Celerant Command. Every session was pre-selected by each attendee. More open discussions were also encouraged throughout each session.

“Our 2009 Celerant User Conference was a definite success,” stated Ian Goldman, CEO/President of Celerant Technology. “Every year we strive to make a positive impact on our clients and provide them with an educational and interactive environment where they can learn more about the system and work one-on-one with our staff. In addition to the New Features presentation, we introduced a hands-on workshop for users to actually ‘try out’ these new features, many of which were suggestions for development modifications f r o m last year’s conference. At Celerant we strive to create retail software that exceeds the needs of our clients and look forward to the continued feedback throughout the year.” Research has already begun to determine the location for next year’s User Conference and we will once again allow our clients to vote on their city of choice. We hope that next year’s conference will be another great success!

About Celerant Technology

Celerant Command Retail is an advanced real-time retail management system, which manages all areas of an organization including POS, Inventory Management, Warehouse, Distribution Center, Allocation, Multi-Channel/E-Commerce/Kiosk, Data Mining, and Back-Office, in a single, integrated system. Our advantage is the flexibility of our Java platform, allowing Celerant professionals to conduct cost-effective analysis and adaptation based on the individual needs of each retailer. The result is a better system that meets the needs of retail businesses and gives them the tools to take Command of their success.

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Lynx Systems Announces EasyMerge For Intuit MRI

Lynx Systems is pleased to announce the official launch of EasyMerge with its “click-retrieve” simplicity. It connects the Microsoft Word Mail Merge process with Intuit MRI (Intuit Real Estate Solutions), ideal for producing blocks of text such as leases, letters, customer invoices and statements, and labels from check runs.

More About EasyMerge
EasyMerge has been developed on the Microsoft .Net platform and is fully integrated to the Intuit MRI system. It is ideal for both the commercial and residential user and would be of interest to those currently using Web and Windows

Advantages of EasyMerge
The main purpose of the application is to increase the reporting power of Intuit MRI and to save the user both time and money in report customizations and development of standard text requiring large blocks of text. A sample of the many uses includes the customization of forms, letters, leases, invoices with logos, customer statements, collection letters, multi-lingual documents.

An early adopter comments on the advantages of EasyMerge:

We are very happy with the success we’ve had [with EasyMerge] not only from the time savings aspect in completing these forms ‘on-line’, but the cost savings of not having these documents sent out for printing. The autonomy and flexibility of making these changes in house is a huge benefit.
Rae Makarowski
Operations Manager
Midwest Property Management

How EasyMerge Works
It connects the Microsoft Word Mail Merge process with Intuit MRI.

It utilizes core Intuit MRI Functionality providing access to the Intuit MRI database, MRI programs, functionality and Advanced User Console. It employs the same high level of security features used in Intuit MRI to protect valuable data. It includes an automatic update of tenant records and attaches the new Word document to Property, Lease, Resident, etc.

It takes advantage of the MS Word Functionality providing increased report formatting ability and the ability to save exact copies of reports and forms sent out. In addition, it includes fully customizable Word document security features which protect reports from accidental editing after they’re run, and prevents changes to documents after merging.

About Lynx Systems
The team at Lynx Systems is pleased to advise its many clients in Canada, the United States and Bermuda that we continue to expand our extensive range of consulting and support services for the Intuit MRI user. Our company is a specialist in supporting the Intuit MRI software and for more than eight years, was either an implementation partner or a distributor for the MRI system. In fact, the consultants at Lynx have been supporting the MRI system since 1994, and we continue to offer to the MRI user a full range of consulting services including system selection, hotline support, toolkit customization, report development, technical support, application training, data conversion, process enhancement, project management, system assessment, implementation support and out-sourced IT management.

As a firm of professional accountants, software specialists and business professionals, and, in our role as an independent consultant, we are able to provide our clients with unbiased advice about their software requirements – whether that means upgrading to a new version, tweaking the old system or looking at other software providers. In addition, we can identify various alternatives available for consideration including both short and long term options, as well as give feedback on the general costs, and pros and cons of the various alternatives.

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Data Quality Center V. 5 Released by Ataccama

Ataccama Corporation, an international software company developing next generation technologies for managing data quality and Master Data Management, announces the immediate release of a new version of Ataccama Data Quality Center 5 (DQC). Ataccama DQC is a tool for complex management of data quality, used by banks, insurance companies and government agencies in the Czech Republic and other countries in Europe and North America.


“Version 5 brings a large number of new features and improvements,” says Michal Klaus, CEO of Ataccama. “Among the most important are improved usability of the application, specifically for new users, improved features for data analysis and parallel unification.”

The new version brings a significantly improved user experience, making the tool more efficient. The updated version now includes interactive validation of code and configurations, testing of expressions, regular expressions and patterns. Beginner users will appreciate the number of commented samples together with video demonstration tutorials.

During initial data analysis (profiling), users can now leverage more advanced functions, such as frequency analysis of masks, histograms of group counts, the ability to drill down to details of data records and export of outputs to XML and HTML. The optimized core of DQC allows achieving processing speeds in the range of a million records per minute during profiling.

Parallel unification allows simultaneous processing of batch data together with concurrent online requests. To allow continuity of service, it is important to allow changing reference databases while the server is running. “This is a crucial requirement “, adds Klaus, “the tool is deployed as part of key processes in large enterprises and thus has to guarantee high availability and reliability “.

Ataccama Software, with its registered office in Prague, is a part of the international software company Ataccama Corporation, which develops top technologies specialized in data quality management and Master Data Management. Major financial institutions, telecommunication companies, power plants, and public administration authorities choose Ataccama technologies due to their customer-friendliness and real contribution to their businesses. Ataccama Software customers include GE Money Bank, Raiffeisenbank, The Všeobecná úverová banka bank, T-Mobile SK and the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic. More information at

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New Version Makes Working with Complex 3D Urban Environments Easier Than Ever Before

Procedural Inc. introduced the CityEngine 2009, the latest version of its out-of-the-box city creation solution featuring unique procedural modeling techniques and novel interactive editing capabilities. The software was awarded Killer Technology 2009 by the 3D World magazine and is used by high-profile companies such as Foster+Partners, Rockstar North, Volition, NAVTEQ, Microsoft, IBM, etc. and top universities like MIT, Stanford, Brown or Max Plank.

Procedural Inc., an innovative software company located in Zurich, Switzerland, is creator of the world’s foremost procedural modeling technology. With the CityEngine, Procedural Inc.’s graphics experts have developed a radically different 3D application that allows professional users in entertainment, architecture and urban planning to efficiently create 3D city models.

“We are very happy to release the CityEngine 2009.” says Pascal Mueller, CEO Procedural Inc. “And with the new interactive editing capabilities, the modeling of complex urban environments is easier than ever before. For example, editing the footprint of a building automatically adjusts the corresponding 3D model – allowing for intuitive manipulation of highly detailed building geometries.”

Key Highlights of the CityEngine 2009

#1: Interactive Editing Capabilities (manipulation tools with immediate generation mode)
#2: Floating License (enables flexible network licensing installations)
#3: Support for Geospatial Data (aggregation of GIS data to model 3D cities)
#4: Reporting Functionality (visualization of master plans with corresponding Excel tables)
#5: Improved 3D Export Functionalities (3ds Max, FBX, Collada, Massive Software etc.)
#6: New Additional City Examples (available for instant out-of-the-box modeling)

A complete list of the new features can be found here (including videos showing the highlights):

Pricing and Availability
A free 30-day trial version of the new CityEngine 2009 is available for download at The software can be purchased via Procedural Inc.’s website, or by telephone order at +41 76 720 3303. The CityEngine retails from a starting price of $ 3’450.

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XMLBlueprint XML Editor 7.0 Is A Powerful XML Editor For The Windows Platform

XMLBlueprint XML Editor is a value-priced and powerful XML editor for the Windows platform. The occasional user will enjoy its speed and ease-of-use. Power users will appreciate its high-quality XML support, such as context-sensitive XML completion and validation of schemas and XML documents against any schema. All major schema types are supported (DTD, Relax NG, Schematron, XML Schema).

Users can easily create, edit and run an XSLT Stylesheet and preview the transformation result.

Users can configure XMLBlueprint XML Editor to work with any 3rd party XML validator or XSLT processor. Users can add and run additional tools to further enhance XMLBlueprint’s functionality.

Using the XPath Evaluator, users can visually analyze, test, and debug XPath expressions. A real-time outline displaying the elements in the XML document provides quick access to the various parts of the document.

Users can collaboratively edit and manage files on remote Web servers via FTP, HTTP, HTTPS (secure HTTP) and WebDAV. The built-in directory tree helps the user to quickly locate and open files. MacOS, UNIX and Windows file formats are automatically recognized.

XMLBlueprint XML Editor fully supports the Unicode UTF-8 and UTF-16 standards on all Windows versions, including Windows ’98. This allows the user to edit files for the Asian/Pacific and Eastern European regions.

Availability and Pricing
XMLBlueprint XML Editor runs under Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows ’98, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 (including 64-bits edititions), costs US $85, and may be purchased securely online at:

The price includes free e-mail technical support and free updates until the next major release. A 10 days free trial version may be downloaded

About Monkfish XML Software
Monkfish XML Software is based in Soest, the Netherlands. For more information about XMLBlueprint, contact us by sending e-mail to or visit our website at

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