Best Software today announced general availability of integration between MAS 500 6.3 and the popular shipping software StarShip. Through an agreement with the manufacturer of StarShip, V-Technologies, Best Software now offers StarShip as an add-on module for MAS 500 customers. Already a favorite of customers using Peachtree, MAS 90, MAS 200, BusinessWorks and PFW by Best Software, StarShip provides a comprehensive shipping solution for small to mid-sized businesses and supports all leading shipping carriers—resulting in improved logistics management for those businesses.

The StarShip Link allows customer information such as names, addresses, and e-mail addresses for shipments to flow directly from MAS 500 into the StarShip system. On the other side, the link writes shipping charges and the primary carrier package tracking number into MAS 500 for each shipment. StarShip can create substantial savings by providing rate shopping among leading shipping carriers so that businesses can identify the most economical shipping method for themselves and their customers. StarShip also supports third-party parcel insurance coverage and international package shipping.

“For our customers, shipping has never been faster, easier or more cost- effective,” said Craig McCollum, general manager, Best Software mid-market accounting solutions. “Offering the StarShip module for MAS 500 is another example of how Best Software is developing comprehensive, integrated business management solutions that grow with our customers throughout the life of their businesses. As Peachtree, MAS 90 and MAS 200 customers grow their businesses and migrate to the more powerful MAS 500 solution, they will be positioned to continue benefiting from their StarShip software’s efficiencies even after they’ve moved up to MAS 500.”

Some additional timesaving features of the StarShip module include:
– Automatic calculation of freight charges through the use of an optional
integrated scale
– The ability to print carrier-approved shipping labels and COD tags
right at the warehouse workstation, for convenience and speedy

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Best Software and provide MAS 500 customers with our StarShip technology that has been so readily adopted by MAS 90 and MAS 200 customers,” said Angelo Volta, president of V- Technologies, LLC.