June 11, 2002

"Source-on-Source" Solution Offers Ultimate in Customizable Financial Management Systems for Mid-Market Enterprises

Oakland, CA

ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), today announced the availability of the full line of ACCPAC Pro Series financial management applications for the Linux operating system. ACCPAC Pro Series is a fully "source code available" product suite for the mid-market enterprise. Pro Series for Linux is the first mid-market focused, source-available financial management system for the operating system from a tier one vendor.

More and more, our clients are looking to run their business applications on Linux, said ACCPAC President and CEO David M. Hood. The release of Pro Series for Linux answers that call and further extends ACCPAC's leading position in bringing the best mid-market business solutions to this increasingly popular platform.?

Long recognized for its speed and customizability, ACCPAC Pro Series is an industry leading mid-market accounting solution used by more than 30,000 businesses, in part because it is available with complete source code - providing unsurpassed flexibility. Available modules include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, order entry, inventory control, purchase orders, US payroll, job cost, multicurrency, customization manager, report writer, and system manager. Pro Series integrates out-of-the-box with other components of the ACCPAC end-to-end e-business product offerings including ACCPAC Warehouse Management System and ACCPAC eTransact. Integration with ACCPAC eCRM is in development.

Linux use continues to grow for companies of all sizes. According to IDC (2001) in their report Linux: A Journey Into the Enterprise, Linux use is currently estimated to be primarily within companies with under 1,000 employees. Of the total estimated number of Linux sites, 23% have between 100 and 999 employees while 48% have fewer than 100 employees. These companies are typical mid-market sized organizations for which ACCPAC Pro Series is designed.

"We've had great success with our Linux-based ACCPAC Pro Series solutions," said C. Darryl Mattison, President of ACCPAC Solution Provider CDM Associates Inc., a part of the WAC Consulting Group. CDM already has over a dozen Linux-based installations of ACCPAC Pro Series at clients throughout the greater Syracuse, NY area. "The stability, the reliability, and the cost effectiveness of this combination are ideal for our small and mid-sized clients. I am excited to see ACCPAC continue its leadership position within the Linux marketplace."

?CCPAC Pro Series and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server are the ideal platform for a client's mission-critical business management applications,? said Holger Dyroff, head of US Sales, SUSE Inc., one of the world's leading providers of complete solutions based on the Linux open source operating system Linux. Both Linux and Pro Series offer unlimited modifiability through source code to empower clients, as well as industry leading security, scalability, and reliability. Pro Series deployed on SUSE Linux should be on everyone?s shortlist.

ACCPAC Pro Series joins ACCPAC Advantage Series as the only mid-market financial software for the Linux environment available from a top tier ISV. ACCPAC Advantage Series has been available for Linux since February, 2000.

For more information about ACCPAC Pro Series for Linux and other ACCPAC products, call ACCPAC at 1-800-945-8007 or visit


ACCPAC International, Inc., a division of Computer Associates (NYSE: CA), empowers medium-sized enterprises through a broad range of end-to-end e-business solutions designed to enhance competitive advantage and increase profitability. Award-winning product lines include ACCPAC Advantage Series? (Enterprise Edition, Corporate Edition, Small Business Edition and Discovery Edition), ACCPAC Executive Series®, ACCPAC Pro Series?, ACCPAC VisionPoint®, ACCPAC eTransact®, ACCPAC eCRM, ACCPAC Warehouse Management System?, ACCPAC HR Series?, ACCPAC Business Analysis Suite?, Simply Accounting®, FAXserve? and Simply BitWare®.

Based in Pleasanton, California, USA, with offices in Asia, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, ACCPAC has more than 500,000 registered clients and 5,000 business partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACCPAC at and

Certain statements in this press release are forward looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. The actual results may differ from those described or contemplated. ACCPAC, the ACCPAC logo, and the ACCPAC product names set forth above, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCPAC International, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2002 ACCPAC International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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