Creative Manager Pro version 8.5 has been confirmed for release in early October.

The cross platform solution is designed to meet the needs of ad agencies and project managers engaged in creative projects.

It's a web-based integrated project management software and job tracking solution that streamlines the entire firm, from developing new business, to staffing, managing, and executing projects through to accounting and financial reporting.

The new version of the service offers completely rebuilt financial reporting, with many features based on Adobe Flash - a move the developers claim makes the application run faster.

Among other improvements, the upgrade means every application-generated report can be viewed on screen with options to send it in Excel or PDF format.

The solution allows users to drill down from every number in the financials to the transaction list below it, with a further drill down to the actual transaction.

Additional features include complete support for multi-company and multi project financial statement formats; allocation of overheads has been expanded to include new options; and the software adds user definable financial reporting options.