Microsoft Pumps Up bCentral With Launch of Two New Services, Improved Web Site (PR Newswire)
Enhancing its current set of popular Web-based business applications, the Microsoft(R) bCentral(TM) small-business service today launched two new online offerings and unveiled a new bCentral.com interface.
– Apr 17 9:02 AM ET
My spin: Microsoft is going all out, and appears to be headed on the right track in launching a new bread of hosted applications for small businesses. bCentral is no cheasy, just-a-bunch-of-yahoo-like-links service. But a full scale PC “on the net” for a small business that wants to quickly start on the road to be an ebusiness! Microsoft, I’ve got to hand it to you – you’re doing a great job!
NetLedger Launches Certified Consultant Program (PR Newswire)NetLedger, Inc., the leader in Web-based solutions that streamline small businesses and help them succeed, today announced the launch of the NetLedger Certified Consultant Program, the first and the only certification program in its category available for accounting and other business professionals.
– Apr 17 8:08 AM ET
My spin: If Quickbooks was smart enough to rally a whole team of consultants, who are experts in their software and who can go out and build value added services, I don’t see why NetLedger can’t!
From the press release: Once certified, they can enjoy these key benefits:
— Two FREE full-featured NetLedger accounts with up to 5 users for each
account, including accounting, payroll, online commerce, employee
access, and CRM
— Unlimited single-user NetLedger accounts with accounting and payroll
for consultants’ personal use only (Payroll includes tax tables for all
50 states)
— Introduction to NetLedger Guide
— Listing in the NetLedger Certified Consultant Directory — a directory
available to all NetLedger users who want local professional assistance
from the certified experts along with a link from the directory to each
consultant’s Web site
— Co-Branded NetLedger edition for consultants’ clients
— Priority e-mail/phone support exclusive to Certified Consultants
— Use of the NetLedger Certified Consultant logo

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