Microsoft Corp. subsidiary FRx Software Corp. today announced that Microsoft Forecaster 7.0, the latest release of the company’s budgeting and planning software, will be released to manufacturing on March 28, 2007. This latest version of Microsoft Forecaster focuses on enhanced usability, adaptability and visibility, giving organizations confidence that their budgets are realistic and accurate, and enabling them to monitor business conditions and respond to new business opportunities and challenges to improve overall performance.
General availability is in early April.
Microsoft picked up FRx Software when it acquired Great Plains Software in 2001. FRx also makes a financial reporting application now called Microsoft FRx with which Forecaster can integrate. Last year it was announced in April that the FRx Software brand was being retired, but that decision was quickly reversed in May.