An exciting new Internet business has been launched in the UK that is helping to make the running of a small business simpler and more affordable than ever before. Business IT Online (businessitonline.com) enhances the way small businesses manage and share their business information within their organisation.
Traditionally, small businesses have needed to use installed local software applications on their office computers to perform simple business tasks such as managing cash flow, storing contacts, tracking the sales pipeline and team scheduling.
With the costs of computer hardware, networking, data backup and pre-packaged software licences representing large overheads, small businesses have found the total cost of ownership of pre-packaged software solutions to be expensive, spiralling higher and higher as their business grows.
Business IT Online eradicates the need for costly and complex pre-packaged software installations by providing a fully-integrated online solution with no installations and 24 x 7 access from any computer on the internet. Benefits include integrated functional modules, free automatic upgrades, affordable multi-user access with no local software setup, maintenance or backups needed. With business owners spending less and less time in just one location, Business IT Online's anytime, anywhere availability is the solution small business owners have been waiting for.
Business IT Online is the brainchild of Farrellsoft directors David Cruickshank and Mark O'Farrell. "We are extremely excited about the initial response to the launch of the Business IT Online service. Our customers have made it very clear that managing business data affordably, effectively and securely is of key importance to them. Providing a no-hassle internet solution to replace the multitude of installed applications with steep licence costs and access limitations seems to meet a growing market need. The days of running the setup program could be numbered" says Cruickshank. Despite being an extremely advanced online software application, Business IT Online has been developed without the need for a mammoth IT budget, which brings the price right down. "Business IT Online is a dot com with a difference. With the boom and bust start to the millennium still large in the rear-view mirror, we wanted to build an application that didn't need millions of pounds to finance. We've built this in-house and that's a great achievement. We can now pass those cost savings on to our customers" adds O'Farrell, the technical mind behind the innovation.
Ben Walton, Managing Director of the design agency Pearlton said of Business IT Online, "it provides a way for me to easily manage my business from anywhere without the headaches normally associated with software. It has a familiar website feel to it and I didn't even need to bother with the user manual!"
Currently, Business IT Online offers cash flow management, contact management including sales pipeline management and a fully-integrated business scheduling calendar. More modules are currently under development for release in 2006.