Some of the key improvements include enhanced security options, a new invoice entry screen, an improved unit train process, and a new, simplified installation process. This release of AGRIS V9 can be used with the new Pervasive Version 8 in the Pervasive Version 8 file format, as well as with Pervasive 2000i.

The security improvements center on user administration including database password management, third tier security, and the ability to copy security from dataset to dataset. Within the system's Commodity Management package, the improved unit train entry process features enhanced functionality pertaining to editing multiple tickets and weight/grade information.

Additional enhancements in AGRIS V9.4 focus on invoicing functionality within the system's Inventory module for increased speed and usability, with fewer screens, the addition of quick launch buttons for Accounts Receivable/Payments, and the ability to apply credit memos from within invoicing or automatically via a new menu option. For more information about AGRIS V9, call 1-800-366-2474, option 3, or visit www.agris.com.

Founded in 1978, AGRIS is the leading provider of information technology products and services to the agribusiness industry. AGRIS software systems include a variety of business management and operational tools for farm supply, crop protection, plant food, and petroleum retailers; grain elevators; seed, feed, and milling companies; and food processors. In addition, AGRIS offers hardware, local/wide area networks, and data communication services as well as installation, training, and support services. AGRIS, a John Deere company, has offices in Georgia, Minnesota, and Kansas.

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