Microsoft is releasing its new small business accounting software. The program is geared toward companies with up to 25 employees, with support for up to five concurrent users. A single-user license of the program, with one free year of full techincal support, costs about $149 at retail stores.
An upgrade of the Office suite called Microsoft Office Small Business Management Edition 2006 costs about $499. The bundled package includes Small Business Accounting plus the latest versions of Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint and Business Contact Manager for Outlook.