Former directors of practice software specialist Apex have returned to the marketplace claiming to have developed the first fully integrated .NET practice management application.
The Drive suite from Relate Software combines client relationship management and practice administration modules, based around Microsoft's SQL Server database and the Web-enabled .NET platform.
The Relate team cut its teeth in practice management with Apex, and many of them, including director Lawrence Pyzer, worked with Sage when the accounting software giant acquired Apex in 2000. Having left to set up Relate in 2001, the company set about embedding its knowledge of practice software into Microsoft's new system architeture.
"Unlike other packages, DRIVE incorporates all aspects of running a practice in one all-enco...