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RTG Bills Makes Retainer Accounts Easy

Santa Monica, California; June 20, 2005 -- RTG has announced a new release of RTG Bills, its time and billing software for law firms.

RTG Bills features a new Retainer Account Wizard to make it easy to set up a new retainer account. The wizard gathers the information needed to create an account, including which matter or client the account is for, whether to pay the balance due automatically from the retainer account when a bill is printed, and whether to ask for additional retainer payments from the client when the balance falls below a preset amount.

Another new feature adds a message to the bill for an individual matter. The message can appear only on the next bill, or on every subsequent bill.

Also, individual matters can now be limited to a maximum fee. If fees are entered that exceed the maximum, a credit is entered for the amount over the maximum fee.

The new release also features: easier access to historical bills; favorites lists for reports; minimum fee billing; the ability to search for matters using approximate name matching; better integration of RTG Reports, which provides advanced reports; and an option to suppress printing a bill when a payment is received that pays the balance due in full.

RTG Bills and RTG Timer cost $95, which includes one license for RTG Timer. RTG's Web site offers free upgrades from the previous release.

RTG Bills is designed for law firms and sole practitioners. It combines the ease-of-use of Windows with the power and reliability of a relational database. RTG Timer, included with RTG Bills, uses a computerized "stopwatch" so that attorneys can time their work as they perform it. RTG Timer can communicate with RTG Bills over a network, or it can be used independently on a notebook computer or a home PC.

Related products include RTG Timer HE for fee and expense entry on a Palm OS device, RTG Timer ME for fee and expense entry on a Windows Mobile or Pocket PC device, RTG E-Bills for the creation of electronic bills, and RTG Scripts for automating tasks in RTG Bills.

RTG offers free demonstration versions of RTG Bills and RTG Timer on its Web site at so that potential buyers can evaluate the programs before they purchase them.

RTG Bills and RTG Timer are compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, and with any network that supports Windows PCs.

RTG Data Systems was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. RTG publishes software for the legal profession.

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Billing Made Easy is a registered trademark of RTG Data Systems. RTG Bills, RTG Timer, RTG Conflicts, RTG E-Bills, RTG Scripts, RTG Names, and Softfile are trademarks of RTG Data Systems. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

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