eOptimize Advanced Systems Inc., the leading provider of next- generation scheduling and resource management solutions, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, eOptimize Inc., has released About:Time for Small Business Server, a smart scheduling product designed for OEMs, VARs, resellers, and solution providers that service the small business sector with Microsoft technologies.

“We created this product to assist our channel partners who target small business opportunities,” explained eOptimize President and CEO Dave Harestad. “About:Time for Small Business Server is an add-in to Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition that automates the scheduling of resources and best work practices for companies with up to 75 desktops. The small business sector is very large – 41 million small businesses worldwide, over 7.5 million in the US alone – and it’s investing in IT at a rapid pace. That’s an incredible opportunity, and this right-sized, right-priced product will help our channel partners take advantage of that opportunity.”

“Windows Small Business Server 2003 helps small businesses work smarter and with fewer resources,” said Guy Haycock, Product Manager, Windows Server Group, Microsoft Corp. “We specifically designed this product for small business customers to get the power of the Windows Server operating system plus Microsoft server-based solutions for e-mail, fax, database, and secure, shared Internet access-all in one integrated, simplified solution at an affordable price.”

“Small businesses experience many challenges similar to those faced by larger companies,” said Mr. Harestad, “including contention for resources, inconsistent work practices, and stagnant productivity. That’s why About:Time for Small Business Server makes so much sense… it’s a new way to help small businesses do more – and do better – with less. As a derivative of our enterprise scheduling solution, About:Time grows as the business grows, so small companies that evolve into big companies can be confident that the productivity platform decisions they make today will continue to make sense in the future.”