SOURCE: Cougar Mountain Software

April 20, 2005 15:00 ET

Iowa State University Extension Selects Cougar Mountain Fund Accounting

Computer Team, Inc. of Bettendorf, Iowa to Customize and Install Software

BOISE, ID -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- When Iowa State University Extension decided to upgrade the accounting software for their offices in Iowa's 99 counties, they needed a product that was not just for accountants. Because many of the employees at extension offices are not CPAs, the software had to be easy to learn and use.

The software also needed a great deal of flexibility, including the ability to account for multiple grants with different calendar years, and a centralized function to consolidate data from 100 outlying offices.

Laurie Gustafson, CPA, Director of Budget and Finance for Iowa State University Extension, and a financial team conducted an extensive search for the software, which ended with a demonstration that "proved the superior user-friendliness of Cougar Mountain Fund Accounting."

Gustafson was also impressed by the presentation from Computer Team, Inc., a Bettendorf, Iowa firm that specializes in custom designed and built computers and small business systems. Computer Team worked with Gustafson and the financial team to develop an architecture that allows regional offices to input data and meet their unique requirements while allowing central consolidation of information from the divergent extension service offices.

About Cougar Mountain Software ( Founded in 1982, Boise-based Cougar Mountain Software publishes accounting software, software for nonprofit organizations, and point of sale software and hardware. Cougar Mountain has provided the software answer for more than 20,000 national clients across a variety of industries. Cougar Mountain is ranked among the industry's top PC software developers in the nation.

About Computer Team, Inc. ( Since 1987, Computer Team has provided complete, customized solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. They consult closely with the client to develop appropriate solutions and then help the client implement these solutions with hardware, software, installation, training, continuing support, and repair. Computer Team is located in Bettendorf, IA.

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