Software developer JCurve has relaunched its scaled-down version of NetSuite to target the same small business market served by accounting software companies MYOB, Xero, Reckon, Intuit and Saasu.
JCurve today revealed a new website with a free 45-day trial of NetSuite’s accounting module, which users could set up with a 10-step self-install wizard.
JCurve, previously available in five plans, offered just a standard and advanced plan. JCurve Standard cost $45 per user per month for up to 10 payroll employees and unlimited transactions. A free licence was included for the business’ accountant or bookkeeper and five restricted access logins for employees.
The rebrand encouraged businesses to “start simple, think big” by choosing an accounting program that could transition invisibly to Netsuite, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite used by multinational companies.
“We match Xero in features and price,” JCurve CEO Graham Baillie told BoxFreeIT last month. Businesses should move to an accounting program that would support the growth of their business rather than face a more painful transition if they created a transactional history in another application, Baillie said.
The fact that JCurve was built on top of an enterprise-grade ERP meant that a business would never outgrow it – unlike MYOB, Xero or other programs, Baillie added.
Baillie compared using the Standard accounting program on JCurve to using an iPhone for the first time. “First people just make phone calls, then they send some emails, and then they start looking up things on the web. It’s a staged use of the tool,” Baillie said.
The standard plan included bank feeds (powered by Yodlee, the US data aggregation company), basic inventory, payroll, credit card processing, role-based permissions and a broad range of reports.
The advanced plan added e-commerce, sales, marketing, multi-currency, project management, time sheets and expenses, advanced inventory, sales orders and purchases, and point-of-sale.
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