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Acclivity Purchases MYOB US, Inc. - Strengthens Mac Product Development.

ROCKAWAY, N.J. -- Today Acclivity, current US distributor of MYOB software, announced it has acquired MYOB US Inc. and its Mac (and PC) development team from MYOB Limited of Australia. Acclivity will now drive global development of MYOB's Mac OS business management products - FirstEdge, AccountEdge and AccountEdge Network Edition.

Acclivity will continue to enhance and deliver these products to its US customers. Acclivity will also develop the Mac OS products for MYOB who will be its exclusive republisher in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Additionally, Acclivity's new development team will continue to develop the Windows product line for their US customer base.

"This deal delivers benefits to our customers on several fronts," said Scott Davisson, Acclivity Managing Partner. "First and foremost, it allows us to author the product roadmap for our US customers on Mac and Windows. We think they'll be thrilled with the product direction in the coming years."

"We'll also be able to assert our Mac focus by building great solutions for small businesses that use Macs; an often underserved group," Davisson said.

"This deal also allows us the flexibility to enter markets outside of the US," added Tom Nash, Acclivity Managing Partner. "We're now free to explore how we will bring AccountEdge back to Canada. By popular demand, I might add."

Current MYOB US customers, as well as Australian and New Zealand Mac customers, will continue to use the same products and have access to the same support resources to which they've grown accustomed. "There will be no customer disruption," Nash said.

About Acclivity LLC

Acclivity develops, sells and supports award-winning small business accounting and management software for Macintosh and Windows platforms. Acclivity also offers a portfolio of business services that help small business owners to better serve the needs of their customers, their employees, and themselves.

Werck, Acclivity's Dutch joint venture with Sofa BV, develops Checkout Point of Sale for Mac, used by retailers around the globe to manage their sales and inventory needs. Recent runner up for an Apple Design Award (Best User Experience), Checkout has revolutionized Point of Sale software by allowing retailers to quickly and easily start selling in fifteen minutes.
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Date:Nov 25, 2008
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