MacDirectory Magazine

Fall-Winter 2008 (#39)

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128 MacDirectory PROFILE ACCLIVITY LLC AND MYOB > FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS Acclivity LLC is the exclusive U.S. re- publisher of MYOB, small business accounting and management software for Mac and Windows platforms. Acclivity's goal is to help small businesses solve problems utilizing software and service. MYOB has been serving the business community since 1989. The company provides products and services worldwide. In the U.S. market, their formula is simple: Put the customer first. For the small storeowner, sales, invoices, inventory control and receiving payments can be a few of the more frustrating duties. Keeping records of daily sales and tracking payments can end up being an after-hours job preventing the owner from enjoying his free time and family. MYOB has the answer. Checkout is an easy to use point of sale system for the Mac. Checkout can be used to take orders, make sales, print invoices and accept payments. Checkout records all store transactions to generate a range of reports. With a Mac and the right peripherals, Checkout is the perfect retail solution. Checkout runs exclusively on the Mac. All you need is a Mac running Tiger or Leopard. Add Checkout and your choice of Barcode scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers and credit card readers and you are in business. All peripherals are supported out of the box. With Checkout 2.0 Point of Sale for Mac, the newest version includes credit card processing, multi-user capability, and integration with popular accounting software. Retailers can process credit cards real-time, create and manage purchase orders, as well as reordering stock and overseeing all vendor related business. Checkout 2.0 works with Mac accounting software such as MYOB AccountEdge and Quickbooks Pro for Mac. In the United States and Canada, Checkout 2.0 is sold as MYOB Checkout and will be sold by MYOB US. MYOB Checkout 2.0 is also available through Apple resellers and on the Web at . WORDS BY E.L. GRIGGS BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MARKZWARE Markzware, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based software publishing company, caters to the worldwide graphic, printing and publishing industries. Markzware was founded in 1992 by Patrick Marchese and Ron Crandall. The goal of Markzware products is to reduce costly printing delays by checking to make sure that the content of a project is consistent from page to page. For example, FlightCheck 6.1 allows documents from different applications such as Quark and Adobe InDesign to flow together and proofs documents to make sure that all graphics and PDFs are included in the final layout. The preflight checking programs provide both native file and PDF checking and are backed by a U.S. patent. FlightCheck is an essential tool for print shops, creative designers, pre-press departments, customer service reps and graphics professionals within the digital print and publishing industries; helping to prepare PDF and other document types for commercial printing. FlightCheck helps create excellent PDF files for brochures, advertisements, manuals, and virtually any printed document. It provides complete quality control saving printers and publishers time and money by avoiding re- printing jobs. "We use Flightcheck Professional for native and PDF files. It saves us time and money," says David Harlon of the Color Spectrum Network. "FlightCheck is 'the original' and competitive products were too limited for my needs." FlightCheck 'preflights' digital files thoroughly and warns you about potential printing problems while guiding you directly to them for repair. It issues a complete analysis of the print job highlighting potential errors, item by item, including wrong document size, missing fonts, incorrect colors, transparency of spot colors, incorrect image resolution and much more. FlightCheck then collects all required elements of the print job, such as images and fonts, to ensure that jobs print as expected. One of the key capabilities of FlightCheck Professional is its power to preflight a wide variety of file formats and image types. PUB2ID (Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign), produced by Markzware, is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. It provides a quick, easy and affordable method for to migrate all Microsoft Publisher content into new Adobe InDesign documents. For more information on Markzware products go to . WORDS BY MARY ROSENTHOL

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