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IMACINATION SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNTING INTEGRATION AND STORE HOSTING

January 9, 2001 -- Imacination Software, publishers of acclaimed Ch-Ching! Instant E-commerce software, today announced the availability of their new online store hosting service with the first bi-directional integration to the merchant's accounting software.

Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection?, the new accounting integration application, provides users of MYOB AccountEdge for Macintosh with full synchronization between their accounting software and their online store, hosted by Imacination Software.

Using a web browser, creating an online store takes only minutes. After launching the downloadable Accounting Connection? application, all of the merchant?s products will be uploaded to the newly created store and available for immediate sale online. As sales are made online, the Accounting Connection application will update the merchant's accounting software with proper order details.

We are very enthusiastic about the release of Accounting Connection", says Allon Bendavid, Product Development Manager for Imacination. "For the first time small businesses can launch an E-commerce campaign and be fully synchronized between their online store and their accounting software."

Merchants can now sign-up for an online store hosted by Imacination, and integrate their accounting data as often as they wish by launching the included Accounting Connection application. Merchants with large or varying product lists can simply make changes within their accounting software, Accounting Connection will synchronize the changes with their online store and even update order information bi-directionally. Synchronization with Accounting Connection?, assures accuracy between pricing and inventory management and relieves the merchant of the necessity of manually entering order information captured online.

Customer Relations Management

Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection? coupled with a Ch-Ching! online store provides merchants with features such as UPS Tracking, assisting customers who purchased within the merchants retail store or via phone, to track their order shipment status online.

Merchants utilizing the Accounting Connection? can provide customers with order history detail online for all customers and orders regardless of point of purchase.

Online Store Features

Ch-Ching!'s exclusive shipping configuration, gives merchants the ability to provide real-time integration with UPS and USPS shipping, as well as combining with near limitless shipping options. Customers can track orders online using UPS tracking as well.

Server-side credit card processing provides both the merchant and customer with the fastest credit card approvals and allows merchants to combine offline methods of payment such as COD or corporate purchase order with real-time processing.

Best of E-Commerce Class

As a primary component of its Small Business website, Apple highlights leading Macintosh and Windows E-commerce solutions in a "good," "better," "best" comparison where Ch-Ching! is showcased as "best" for its superior security, agility and flexibility. Additional information about the "best" Macintosh E-commerce solution may be found at http://www.apple.com/smallbusiness/ecommerce/best/.

Pricing, Availability, and Requirements

Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection? and online storefront hosting are available immediately for a monthly service fee of $99. A full-functioning demo of an online storefront can be viewed online at http://www.imacination.com.

Any merchant with Internet access can now create online storefronts. The Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection? application is currently available for Macintosh users of MYOB AccountEdge. Plans for support for Windows expected in first quarter of 2001.

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About Imacination

Ventura, California based Imacination Software is a privately held company focusing on the development of commercial E-commerce and Web application software. Imacination Software can be reached by calling 800/244-5332, by email to [email protected] or on the Worldwide Web at http://www.imacination.com.

Ch-Ching! is a trademark of Imacination Software. MYOB AccountEdge is a registered trademark of MYOB, Ltd. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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