New Bilingual Accounting Software Rolled Out

Are you running a small business with English- and Spanish-speaking employees? The launch of Simply Accounting 2003 in a new bilingual English-Spanish format may be the answer to the language barrier in the Hispanic businesses.

Simply Accounting offers a host of accounting functions that allow staff to work in their preferred language or to switch in and out of the two languages, while maintaining full accounting integrity. This is the only software that allows workers to use both languages simultaneously.

"There are millions of Hispanic small businesses in the United States who run bilingual operations but until now have had no viable option to manage one of their most critical functions - accounting - in Spanish," said Scott Garell, ACCPAC Senior Vice President, Small Business Group. "With Simply Accounting 2003, Hispanic small businesses can improve processes and efficiency by enabling staff to work in English, Spanish, or both. This product levels the playing field so Spanish-dominant or Spanish-preferred small business owners can compete more effectively with their English-speaking counterparts."

The product comes in two versions, Basic and PRO, and includes an always-on audit trail that lets users know exactly what changes they have made to their books over time. The software provides the tools essential to all small businesses, including the ability to track suppliers and customers, make payments, keep up to date on accounts receivable and payable, handle payroll, manage inventory and services, track projects, print over 100 standard reports and create any number of custom analytic reports.

The software is endorsed by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and it was recently ranked ahead of Intuit’s QuickBooks in PC World magazine (Simply Accounting: Simply a Better Buy, March 2003), and received the PC World "World Class Award" in the Business Accounting Software category for 2003 (World Class: Best of 2003, July 2003).

"Having a solid Spanish language accounting package will give Hispanic companies, for the first time, complete control in understanding their finances and experiencing how important that is for their success," said Elizabeth Lara-Nicholas, accountant and President of Professional Administrative Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based consulting firm that supports Hispanic businesses. "Until today, Spanish speaking business people had no choice but to use English language software to generate reports for their accountants, bankers and tax authorities. Simply Accounting takes language out of the equation and empowers Hispanic business managers and their staff to use the accounting tools fully, and to manage their businesses more effectively."

Simply Accounting 2003 Basic and Simply Accounting 2003 PRO carry an SRP of $49.99 and $99.99 (USD) respectively and are available at www.simplyaccounting.com and at software retailers in the United States. For more information, visit www.simplyaccounting.com or call ACCPAC at 1-800-773-5445.

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