New System Features
Version 6.0 is now available for download from our web site: www.southbysouthwest.com. Several exciting new features are included:
All of these features are included at no extra charge and may be downloaded by customers with paid subscriptions.
For those of you familiar with our download facility, I'm sure that you'll agree that the method is easy and convenient. During the coming weeks, we will implement refinements to make it even easier and quicker.
100th Dynamite System Shipped!
On August 20th, we shipped the 100th copy to Strategic Business Systems of Chantilly, Virginia. Jodye Groh is the proud owner of a crisp new $100 bill mounted on a framed certificate. Think she'll spend it?
Who will sell copy number 200? That dealer will be the recipient of a crisp new $200 bill, framed. That day will come very quickly with the introduction of our Cherry Bomb configuration.
A special welcome is extended to all new Dynamite installations.
From computer services to lawn sprinkler repair to manufacturer warranty coverages, Dynamite 2000 makes the grade.
The price for Dynamite 2000 is $1,000 for a 5-user compiled license for Vision Point and $2,000 for a 5-user compiled license for SBT Pro. Additional 5-user licenses are $500 and source code is available for an additional $1,000.
Despite the addition of the support for SBT Pro 5.0 and other new features listed above, the price remains unchanged.
Current SBT Versions Supported
Version 6.0 is certified for use with the newly released SBT Professional 5.0. Dynamite must be ordered specifying the Visual Fox Pro 5.0 platform.
Dynamite 2000 is also compatible with current SBT versions including Vision Point, VP2000, Professional Series 2.5, 3.0i, and 3.2i. Further, DY2000 is compatible with DOS versions of SBT even though it is strictly a Windows product.
Effective September 1st, South By Southwest began offering several technical support plans tailored to the needs of the individual customer:
Installation Support - No charge
Software installation and configuration support during the first two months via telephone or E-Mail.
Standard Support Plan - $295
100 minutes of support (either phone or E-Mail) or 6 months, whichever comes first. All support inquiries answered when you place your call.
Extended Support Plan - $495
200 minutes of support (either phone or E-Mail) or 12 months, whichever comes first. All support inquiries answered when you place your call.
E-Mail Support Plan - $195
200 minutes of support via E-Mail or 12 months, whichever comes first.
Single Call Assistance
$3.95 per minute billed to your Master Card or VISA card.
Reseller Support - No Charge
South By Southwest will continue to provide technical support to Dynamite resellers. We encourage resellers to use E-Mail whenever possible.
At the end of July, SBT announced the appointment of Bill Mills as it's new president. Bill was previously a large SBT reseller based in Atlanta and a member of the SBT Board of Directors. Bill is experienced, full of energy, and is hitting the ground running. Bob Davies remains the Chief Executive officer and Chairman of the Board.
Version 5.0 of the Professional Series is now shipping, a full month ahead of schedule! This new product fully supports year 2000 dating.
Version 5.0 is based upon Microsoft's Visual Fox Pro 5.0. The product is evolutionary in nature and includes exciting new features such as currency conversion. The platform is now 32 bit and takes greater advantage of Windows 95 and Pentium processors.
If you are running SBT Pro 3.0 or earlier, you will need to upgrade before the beginning of your fiscal year 2000 because of the way that the SBT General Ledger works. If your fiscal year ends on July 31st, for example, data records for fiscal year 2000 will be created when you close the year ending July 31, 1998.
If you are running Vision Point or Series 6 or 7, you should upgrade to Vision Point 2000. Even though you do not have to upgrade immediately, don't wait until the last minute. The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you can smile at those still struggling with the January 1, 2000 challenge.
SBT Launch 98
South By Southwest exhibited at the annual SBT Reseller convention this past July in San Francisco. We met a number of new resellers and look forward to their first Dynamite sale. During the coming months, South By Southwest will be represented at several trade shows targeting specific vertical markets. Stay tuned for more information.
Cherry Bomb Configuration
Effective immediately, South By Southwest will begin shipping a new configuration of Dynamite 2000. The Cherry Bomb is a small stick of Dynamite and ships with the Vision Point Small Business Accountant. It is a single user system that includes Dynamite 2000, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable. The system is pre-configured for the end user and is shipped on CD ROM permitting rapid and easy installation. All this for only $995!
Cherry Bomb will be marketed through the reseller channel and directly to the end user.