These are two business-oriented packages aimed at the SOHO (small office/home office) market. KISST4U Sales is a contact manager that provides “a terrific amount of
AppleScript support, making it an application that can truly share information,” Kristina Moore, president of KISS, told MacCentral. For example, KISST4U Sales will now integrate seamlessly with the Outlook address book, your iTools Website, your WAP phone, and accounting programs such as MYOB’s Accounting Edge, she said.
You can manage contact info for several companies, synchronize appointments and travel plans with a Palm OS handheld, and track each data change via an interactive journal. With KISST4U Sales, you can build reports for sales objectives, attach documents to e-mails or company records, and use a separate weekend calendar to keep your weekends free.
KISST4U Sales also supports iMOnTime from Expersys Software (a reminder program for Power Macs) and a “Find Document” scripting addition from J F Pautex (which allows KISST4U Sales to quickly launch documents). The product has been available for download since November, but the introduction at MacWorld is the big rollout. KISST4U costs US $34.95
KISST4U Expenses is a new $25 expense reporting program designed on simplicity, said Moore. This complements KISST4U Sales very well for the SOHO user, she adds.
KISST4U Expense saves each report as a separate document. It sports the ability to spread a single expense over days, offers built-in reports (including project and category), and subtotaling for project or category. Planned for KISST4U are: support for less than a dollar; saving header information; user defined categories; e-mailing of reports; support for cash advance; and the ability to save expense reports in HTML format.
“Both these products take advantage of Macintosh technology, which gives us a unique advantage in the marketplace,” said Moore. “We believe that the Mac platform continues to represent the ideal platform for the user that does not have a huge infrastructure support (both consumer and small business).
Moreover, the introduction of OS X will provide an ideal end-user computing environment for many businesses that have UNIX as part of their corporate computing strategy.”
Both KISST products have been migrated to an OS X environment. KISS plans to fully support OS X when the final version arrives, she says.
“OS X represents a fantastic step forward for the user, and corporate computing environment,” said Moore. “We are looking forward to see what enhancements Apple will introduce based on user feedback at this week’s Macworld Expo.”