Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Zions Pty Ltd, the Australian leaders in recordkeeping for over 100 years, officially launched SmallBusiness Essentials (mySBE) today ( – the toolbox of next-generation web-based business solutions that eliminates the need for complex programs and expensive software installations.

Designed specifically for companies with 20 or less employees, mySBE offers five innovative stand alone applications that simplify common business processes. These include SBEbooks (bookkeeping), SBEsafety (OHS), SBEclients (CRM), SBEstaff (HR) and SBEtraining (training & development).

SBEbooks and SBEclients are the first of the live applications, with the remaining three scheduled for release later in the year. SBEbooks is a simple system for recording income and expenses, reconciling bank accounts, preparing GST returns and managing cash flow from anywhere, anytime; whilst SBEclients organises daily activities that make the business money, such as tracking billable time and managing customer support.

From a small cost of $1 per day (or free for qualifying micro-businesses), John Given Managing Director of Zions says mySBE provides a great opportunity for small businesses to harness the power of the Cloud (web-based software) and take advantage of the huge cost savings and efficiencies it provides.

He points to mySBE’s five key advantages:

1. Quick implementation with no expensive software to install;
2. Data can be accessed from anywhere in the world from any Internet-enabled device;
3. There are no large upfront or ongoing maintenance costs;
4. Frequent updates and backups are managed by SBE;
5. SBE guarantees security using a 256 bit encryption, comparable to the security of popular online payment methods, as well as major banks.

“Most business owners want to be able to review their business position at a glance at any given time,” says Given. “So we have stripped away the complex functionalities many other providers cram into bookkeeping and CRM programs and enabled business owners to easily manage cashflow and sales performance on the go – be it from their laptop, mobile or portable tablets.”

With the Cloud services industry projected to reach $148.8 billion by 2014 , Given predicts traditional ‘premised-based’ software will be close to obsolete by the end of the decade. “Doing business in the Cloud is the way of the future because it is more flexible and more affordable than doing business on-premise. I know if I were starting a business today, everything would be Cloud-based immediately,” he says.

Getting started with mySBE is easy - select the plan that suits the business structure, register online and immediately access the application for data input. As the business grows, simply upgrade to the next plan. For those migrating from other programs, it’s as simple as exporting and importing data via Excel CSV files.

For more information and to sign up to the version of SBEbooks or SBEclients, visit

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Editor’s note: Media representatives are invited to test and review SBE’s online software programs. Small business case studies are also available for interviews.

For more information, interviews or images please contact:
Michelle Bartolo
[email protected]
0408 026 165

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SmallBusiness Essentials

SmallBusiness Essentials (mySBE) is the innovative toolbox of web-based business solutions for small businesses that simplify many parts of a business including book keeping, CRM, OH&S, HR and training.
Michelle Bartolo
P: 0408026165


small business, bookkeeping, CRM, cloud computing



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