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Solomon Software and Radiant Hospitality Systems Release New Restaurant Management Suite for Solomon IV for Windows.

FINDLAY, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 1997--

Extends Functionality Of Award-Winning, Client/Server Accounting

Information System To Food Service Industry

Solomon Software, a leading developer of client/server, SQL-based accounting software for middle-market businesses, and Radiant Hospitality Systems, a leader in back office and point of sale systems for the food service industry, announced today the release of an interface to Solomon IV(R) for Windows(R) for Radiant Hospitality System's ReMACS back office solution. The two companies will now partner to offer an accounting information and restaurant management system designed specifically for the food service industry and market it through Solomon Software's extensive Channel Partner network.

"The release of the Solomon IV/ReMACS interface is the next step in our plan to expand the market presence of Radiant Hospitality Systems through targeted relationships with Solomon Software's Channel Partners," said Gail Meadows, Indirect Channel Manager at Radiant Hospitality Systems. "Our partnership will allow Solomon Software's Partners to significantly increase their income potential by providing a logical approach to the sale of restaurant control systems via high quality accounting solutions. We are very enthusiastic about the `win-win' opportunity presented by this partnership."

Key Features Of ReMACS For Windows

Radiant Hospitality Systems' ReMACS full-function restaurant management software includes inventory control, food cost analysis, time and attendance, production planning, labor scheduling, business forecasting and financial management and is designed to support restaurant, deli, cafeteria and commissary style food service operations. Below is a list of the modules and a description of the key features for each.

-- System Manager

- Houses relational database management system

-- Inventory Manager

- Enables user to track, monitor and control inventory to

quickly react to market changes and customer demand

- Assists with orders, purchase orders, receiving, physical

counts, stock transfers, item activity and reporting

-- Recipe Manager

- Offers modeling to create "what if" menu pricing scenarios

- Theoretical cost and usage, production, waste tracking and

reporting

-- Sales Manager

- Sales reporting tool designed to track and record which

items are selling when and at what price

-- Financial Manager

- Collects and maintains historical data on operational

information

- Performs cash reconciliation, sales journals, edits and

adjustments

-- Forecast Manager

- Uses historical information to create forecast for future

business activity

-- Labor Manager

- Tracks time and attendance

- Calculates wages for payroll and provides increased control

over unauthorized hours of work, which reduces labor costs

and the time required to calculate payroll

-- Schedule Manager

- Allows user to build or project labor schedules manually or

by using a business forecast

- Accounts for temporary and full-time employee availability,

skill levels, minor laws and automatically calculates labor

hours and dollars which protects user against scheduling

overtime or going over budget

"Our goal is to extend the functionality of Solomon IV for Windows to make it more than just an accounting system," said Patrick F. Fitzhenry, Vice President of Vertical Markets, Solomon Software. "We are achieving that goal by partnering with key, best-of-breed, vertical-market application developers to cultivate a robust suite of Partner Products that tightly integrate with Solomon IV."

Pricing and Availability

ReMACS for Windows is a 32-bit, client/server application that runs under Windows 95 or Windows NT Workstation. Pricing depends on the number of sites implemented.

The module price of the Solomon IV for Windows ranges from $700-$5,000 depending on which edition of the product is purchased. Complete system pricing also varies according to the number of users and the number of modules purchased.

To purchase ReMACS or Solomon IV for Windows, call an authorized Solomon Software Value-Added Reseller (VAR) at 800-476-5666 or send e-mail to sales@solomon.com.

About Radiant Hospitality Systems

Radiant Hospitality Systems serves over 12,000 client sites, including Ruby Tuesday's, Compass Group, Boston Chicken and many independent franchisees and regional chains. Radiant Hospitality Systems offers an integrated, single-source solution for all sectors of the food service business, ranging from multi-unit operators to high-volume independent restaurants and from full-service, table restaurants to quick-service restaurants to delivery operations.

Radiant Hospitality Systems is a division of Radiant Systems, Inc., which is headquartered in Atlanta and is a leading provider of integrated technology solutions to retailers in the petroleum/convenience store, entertainment and hospitality industries. These solutions include consumer-activated ordering, point of sale, back office management, headquarters management, and decision support systems. Radiant Systems also provides a full range of solution design, implementation, and support services.

About Solomon IV(R) for Windows(R)

Solomon IV(R) for Windows(R) is more than a proven, award-winning, Internet-enabled, flexible, financial system-it is the foundation upon which to build an enterprise-wide accounting information system. Since its release in 1994, Solomon IV has won more awards and recognition from computing experts, Value Added Resellers (VARs), CPAs and software developers than any other Windows accounting software in its class. Built from the ground up with best-of-breed, industry-standard tools, such as Microsoft Visual Basic, Crystal Reports and FRx, Solomon IV offers a comprehensive, flexible architecture and single code base designed for SQL built around its single, scalable product design. Solomon IV's award-winning Tools for Visual Basic have attracted a broad range of vertical market solutions that seamlessly integrate with Solomon IV, and its global design offers proven localizations and multinational capabilities for businesses throughout the world.

Solomon IV (Microsoft SQL Server Edition) is available for enterprise-class installations on Windows NT Server; Solomon IV (Scalable SQL Server Edition) is available for client/server, Windows NT Server and Novell NetWare installations; and Solomon IV (Client Edition) is available for single-user and local area networks.

About Solomon Software

Solomon Software, founded in 1980 and headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, is one of the fastest-growing, middle-market accounting software vendors, servicing more than 7,500 SQL-based client sites, in over 400 industries in 100 countries worldwide with its award-winning Solomon IV for Windows accounting information system. Solomon Software's mission is to continually improve the productivity of businesses by providing accounting information systems and related services that support the ever-changing needs of businesses. In support of that mission, Solomon IV for Windows has been designed for forward-thinking, middle-market organizations committed to improve their business performance, reduce risk, and increase return on investment.

For more information about Solomon Software or Solomon IV for Windows, visit Solomon Software on the World Wide Web at http://www.solomon.com/, send e-mail to sales@solomon.com or call 800-4-SOLOMON (800-476-5666) or 419-424-0422.

Solomon Software, the Solomon logo, Solomon III, Solomon IV and Accounting For The Changing Needs Of Business are trademarks of TLB, Inc. Other products mentioned within are trademarks of their respective companies. (C)1996 Solomon Software (TLB, Inc.) All Rights Reserved.

Editor's Note: A screen shot of the new ReMACS for Windows product is available on Solomon Software's Press Web Site at www.solomon.com/press.htm or by calling Kelley Griffith at 800-476-5666 or 419-422-0422.

NOTE TO EDITORS: There is an "at" symbol following "sales" and "kgriffit" in the e-mail addresses contained in this press release. This symbol may not appear properly in some systems.

CONTACT: Solomon Software

Kelley Griffith, 419/424-0422 or 800/476-5666

Fax: 419/424-0563

E-mail: kgriffit@solomon.com
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