Now Software Inc., a privately-held software developer for Windows and Apple Macintosh computers , announced record sales revenue for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 1996.
Posting the largest quarterly income in its six-year history, Now attributes its stellar performance to the successful launch of Internet-enabled time management products, the enduring popularity of Now Utilities(tm), and the appointment of key staff to critical sales, development and marketing positions.
"Now's vision to deliver products that give people back their time has clearly resonated in the marketplace," said Duane Schulz, president and CEO of Now Software. "By building complete software products that meet the extended needs of computer users, and by making those products available to people regardless of their operating platform, Now Software has solved the bigger issue each of us face to manage time, tasks and people."
New Versions of Now Up-to-Date
Now Up-to-Date(tm) 1.5 for Windows and Now Up-to-Date & Contact(tm) 3.6 for Macintosh, introduced in April, offer exclusive Internet features. Both versions of the popular time and contact manager allow users to integrate selected public information from the Web into their personal calendars and address books.
From a Netscape browser, users can drag-and-drop information into Now Up-to-Date on their desktop or laptop-without typing a thing. Now Software also created the Time Management Network (www.nowsoft.com) on their home page to serve as the source for accessing calendars and address books on the Web.
Now Up-to-Date Web Publisher
Now Up-to-Date Web Publisher(tm), also introduced in April, automatically generates calendar and address book pages with no HTML programming.
In addition to viewing published calendar and address book pages on the Web in familiar formats, users can drag-and-drop that information into their personal Now Up-to-Date calendar and address book. When information is dragged from Web pages, the Web location of the source page is automatically appended for quick navigation back to the publisher's Web page.
Now Utilities Upgrade
Now Utilities version 6.0, shipped the end of March, added three new components to the award-winning Macintosh system enhancement package, including Now AutoType which automatically generates macros for repetitively typed words and phrases. Free monthly updates of feature enhancements and bug fixes to Now Utilities 6.0 are posted for users to download from Now's Web site .
Sales VP Recruited, Engineering and Marcom Leads Promoted Greg Drew joined Now Software as vice president of worldwide sales in April. Drew came to Now with more than 20 years of sales experience in the computer industry, most recently at Clientele Software, and earlier at Tut Systems, Central Point Software and Hewlett-Packard.
Dean Stevens, who joined Now as senior director of application development in December 1995, was promoted to vice president of engineering. Stevens is responsible for all product development in the Windows, Macintosh and server/database lines.
Janet Johnson, a Now Software employee since 1992, was promoted to director of marketing communications. Johnson is responsible for Now's advertising, public relations, direct marketing, and channel and Internet promotional marketing programs.
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