What’s New – Business Services

HREZII is an off-the-shelf version of HReasy’s customized job-applicant screening software. The programs give applicants the ability to call a toll-free number 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for automated prescreening evaluation, relieving a client’s human resource department from time-consuming initial interviews. HReasy Inc., 6407 Idlewild Rd., Suite 100, Building One, Charlotte, NC 28212; (888) 447-3279, www.hreasy.com.

Applications Systems Corp.’s Craftsman retail-jeweler management system is now available with TargetSmart direct marketing software, enabling retailers to turn customer information into useful marketing data. Application Systems Corp., 30 Winter St., Boston, MA 02108; (617) 426-2918, fax (617) 451-2352.

Avery Dennison’s new print/apply labeling system doubles as a benchtop printer. The system, called TTX-450 Print/Apply, consists of a direct thermal/thermal transfer printer and a bolt-on tamp applicator. The system may appeal to retailers who had considered print/apply bar code labeling beyond their budget. Avery Dennison Printer Systems, 7722 Dungan Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111-2733; (800) 233-4177 or (215) 725-4700, fax (215) 728-8921.

DeskTop Direct offers a complete line of 3M Post-it Notes promotional products. The line includes conventional printed notes in various pad-size forms, die-cut notes in more than 50 standard shapes, cubes and mini-cubes, note and flag personal organizer packs, note holders, and permanent or refillable dispensers. Among the potential applications are premiums, sales promotions, corporate and product identification, and trade show giveaways. DeskTop Direct, 7277 Boone Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55428-1519; (800) 241-9730, fax (612) 531-5764; www.desktoplabels.com.

Retail Technologies International has unveiled an upgraded version of its Retail Pro point-of-sale and inventory-control software. Among the enhancements are 32-bit Windows modules; an open merchandise data-base, which enables users to combine data from retail operations with data from other software applications; a Windows Decision Support System; and greater flexibility throughout the system. Retail Technologies International, 4800 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608; (800) 233-0793 or (916) 483-1656, fax (916) 481-6903; www.retailpro.com.

WinTran32 is a software application for integration of DataTran payment verification products with Windows applications. It simplifies integration of payment processing for multiple-register applications relying on in-store servers for centralized communications as well as stand-alone point-of-sale applications. Datacap Systems Inc., 100 New Britain Blvd., Chalfont, PA 18914-1832; (215) 997-8989, fax (215) 997-3919; www.dcap.com.

Picture.Perfect for Windows 95 is an image capturing and cataloging software package. Computer Imaging System’s l Light Box automatically adjusts the lighting. The chamber is 6 in. deep x 8 in. wide, suitable for photographing bracelets, chains, and necklaces. The Pentax 8-48 Zoom Lens enables users to zoom in to capture detail on small earrings and rings or zoom out to capture an entire bangle bracelet (up to approximately 4 in. diameter). Also available is a Tec 55-mm lens for greater clarity on small items such as rings and earrings up to 3/4 in. high x 1 in. wide. Gesswein, 255 Hancock Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605; (800) 544-2043, Ext. 355 or (203) 366-5400, fax (203) 335-0300, www.gessweinco.com.

DIASPARK JEWEL 2.0 is a Windows-based client/server computer software program for the jewelry industry, developed using Power Builder 5.0. The program features 17 modules, six dealing with the manufacturing process and 11 dealing with accounting procedures. Customers can select various combinations of modules according to their business needs. Diaspark Inc., 305 Madison Ave., Suite 1841, New York, NY 10165; (800) 900-2200, Ext. 113, fax (212) 972-2744, www.diaspark.com.