Canada, February 1, 2010 - Slateboard Software Inc., a developer of
consumer and business software applications, today announced the latest
upgrade to its flagship QuikCalc Amortization product. "We designed
this new release with one principle in mind: Keep It Simple Stupid,"
said President and CEO Robert Kennedy. "With every release, we
add features, some of which end up complicating what was already there.
With this release, we looked at everything from scratch, from the perspective
of how to make the user experience more streamlined, logical--in a word,
new release comes in four editions. The Home Edition at $49.95,
the Premium Edition at $99.95, the Professional Edition at $199.95
and the Office Edition starting at $499.95 for two users. Existing
customers can upgrade for half price to any edition, no matter
what edition they previously owned. As well, users can upgrade
between any edition for the price difference if they decide they
need the additional features. "This is another way we have
simplified things. The number one question we get is, "What
Edition is right for me?". We have simplified this dramatically.
All the features of the former Plus! Edition are now in the Home
Edition. The Plus! Edition has been dropped, and a new Edition,
the Professional Edition, is essentially a single-user QuikCalc
Office Edition, but for $100 less than the previous single-user
Office Edition price. The Professional Edition includes all the
features of the Office Edition, however must be installed locally,
and is limited to one user. The Office Edition remains, however
is specifically designed for multi-user installations, and includes
two users in the price."
changes in the simplification drive:
- The Basic Amortization
Schedules have been dropped. Now all Editions include the powerful
Amortization Schedules Plus! feature.
is much simpler. No longer are there 3 confusing options, there is
- The Amortization
Schedules Plus! now includes Advanced and Basic Views, allowing users
who aren't familiar with the jargon a view that makes more sense.
we've improved dramatically are reports," said Kennedy. "The
Print Preview screen now allows you to customize the appearance of your
reports, save as a PDF, email PDF's, and much more. We've added charts,
simplified the report choices, and now allow you to even change the
name of the reports. Each report can be customized, and then these changes
saved so the next time you open the same type of report, it is already
formatted the way you want it."
V8.0 is now available for download or on CD-ROM at www.slateboard.com.
Slateboard Software, founded in 1994, is a software development company
that designs software for the consumer and business market. Products
include QuikCalc Amortization, DebtCalc Debt Elimination Planner, Retire!
Income Needs Analyzer and VehiCalc Car/Loan Lease Analyzer, in use by
thousands of individuals and businesses. For more information, visit
our web site at www.slateboard.com.