BIG4 Systems (BIG4) today announced an extension of the trial period and improved features on www.big4books.com, a system for Online Small Business Accounting.
Online PR News – 03-December-2010 – – www.big4books.com is a SAAS ( Software as a Service) system, which enables small businesses, individual proprietors, consultants, non-profits, and other small to medium size organizations to easily keep track of general business finances online.
“Big4books.com has always had a Free Accounting Software option for fledgling small businesses to get started in this tough economy. Given the persistent sluggishness in the economy, and the need for many small businesses to take advantage of our more advanced features, we decided to provide a 3 month free trial period for our 'Silver' and 'Gold' service options” explained Norm Bagley, customer support rep at BIG4 Systems.
BIG4 has important features that are not available in other Small Business Accounting systems. With big4books.com, small and medium size businesses can have the benefits of very high end accounting and ERP solutions at a fraction of the cost.
For example, BIG4 has a perpetual inventory that is fully integrated with the financial accounting function. This means that when an inventory item is sold to a customer, the inventory is immediately adjusted, the cost of goods sold account is adjusted to reflect the cost of the sold item, and the income account is adjusted to reflect the sale price. The adjustments to income and cost of goods sold results in immediate tally of the profit and loss account.
With integrated, perpetual inventory control, business owners and employees have immediate feedback on inventory levels, cost of goods sold, and receivables as the day goes on. Other low cost systems require manual adjustments to inventory levels on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and are basically little more than glorified spreadsheets.
The sophisticated inventory handling in our SAAS based system. has become particularly useful to businesses operating from multiple locations or with multiple sales and back office personnel, since the centralized and continuously updated data base allows all employees to have up to the minute information.
BIG4books.com has sophisticated business process order flow tracking.
Many other low cost accounting systems, not designed from the ground up for online deployment, require manual re-entering of invoices and shipping documents when a quote is accepted by a customer. This takes time and causes data entry errors resulting in lost sales and customer frustration. However, with big4books.com, a sales quote can be easily converted to a sales order, inventory pick list, packing slip, and invoice. The invoice can then be emailed ( or printed and mailed if needed ) directly to the customer.
Coupled with the fact that big4books.com is an Online Accounting solution ( SAAS ), the high end feature set and extended trial period makes the BIG4 system an easy to use, viable accounting alternative for today's small and medium size businesses.
About BIG4 Systems ( www.big4books.com): Founded in 2008, North Andover, MA based BIG4 Systems provides Online Accounting Software to thousands of small business users in North America.