The ComputerPlan suite of software packages are a fully integrated system that continues to be used widely throughout Australia and overseas. ComputerPlan now has many advanced features which have been introduced to take advantage of changes in modern hardware and software technologies.

The ComputerPlan accounting software suite was originally developed in the United Kingdom with the assistance of a very substantial export-incentive grant.   It has since been installed in many of the countries of the world, and is currently running very successfully in numerous sites throughout Australia. The package is now independently developed and supported by IT West and ID Software in Perth Western Australia.

ComputerPlan is now also available on an enormous range of hardware platforms including IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Sun machines running the UNIX and Linux operating system, and on personal computers and networks using Novell netware or Microsoft’s Windows NT operating systems.

Several clients in remote locations are supported via modem, which allows access to their systems and data transfer facilities. These include clients in Jakarta, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and country areas of Australia.

Direct local support for ComputerPlan is available in most capital cities of Australia through associated companies and organisations.  This means that the software is tried and proven to be successful, and that there is a great depth of experience and support available.

The software contains so many features that it is not possible to detail them all in this document, but some of the new facilities are listed by application.

Special features

There is a new Menu system incorporating advanced security via the allocation of access levels to users. The system supports Hotkey access from any application to enquiry or maintenance screens. Control over “who see what” on the menus. The system allows tailoring of menus on a per user basis.

A streaming facility allows a number of processes, eg. reports and updates to run in sequence unattended with preset answers to program prompts.  A good example of this would be to set up an end of month stream to perform all tasks associated with the month end roll over. This ensures that no important processes are missed and the operator is free for other work while programs are running.

The report spooling system gives control over report output from the system, allowing users to print or view reports, select which printer to use, or direct them to a disk file.

Data can now easily be extracted into financial spreadsheet applications such as Lotus and Excel for manipulation and presentation.