updated 02:50 pm EDT, Thu June 26, 2008
AccountEdge NE updated
MYOB US has announced the latest update to AccountEdge Network Edition for Mac, which will enhance the speed of recording transactions in the small business accounting software's network version. The July 2008 product update is the first of two sets of major speed enhancements for the Network Edition. Benchmarking conducted by MYOB showed an average of 20x speed increases over six categories with the phase one changes. One transaction type reached 28x and the slowest of the six categories still reached 14x times faster than in Network Edition version 2008. The product update is free to all version 2008 customers.
The July 2008 product update is the first of two planned speed updates. The second will be folded into the 2009 version. The first update focused on transaction speeds, while the second update will focus on list-building, which occurs throughout the program.
The Network Edition is an identical version of AccountEdge, optimized for running on a network, with workstations accessing a host computer's central files. The software is $300 with additional workstations retailing for $150 each or $500 for a five-pack license.