Small System Design, Inc. is out of business (as I'm sure that your
aware already). I was able to view a few old webpages which included
their old (and now defunct phone number) at:
There is however a site that offers support for this product at:
This site seems to offer upgrades to the latest version, and offers
per-hour technical support and custom software based on SSD. They may
even have an export utility that would directly export the information
into Excel format! (But, it should be noted that the site did not
specifically indicate the availability of this utility.)
Now, to offer some general information on how you could try and access
the data stored in the program.
PLEASE NOTE: MAKE A BACKUP OF THE ENTIRE SOFTWARE DIRECTORY AND FLOPPY
DISKS PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING ANY OF THESE OPTIONS!!!
Often, DOS based accounting programs used a file format called,
"dBase". This file format is natively readable inside of Excel. Simply
try to 'open' the database file from within Excel. This is often
enough to read the file.
If that does not work, another, slightly more complicated solution is
to "print" the information from the software into a text file. I was
able to find a program that should allow you to 'redirect' output that
normally would have gone to your printer on LPT1: to a file. This file
should be able to be opened by Word or Excel.
One of these options should allow you to retrieve the information from
the software to allow you to open and manipulate the data in Word or
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