According to Quentin Pain: “Anyone who uses a 3G dongle while on the move knows that the internet frequently cuts out while you’re in the middle of working. This is fine if all you’re doing is reading a website, but who wants to be cut off when they’re half-way through creating an invoice? And who wants to waste their limited data allowance on a package that has to download from the net all the time?”
“These web apps are pretty useless for mobile businesspeople. We have customers who spend hours each week on trains. They go through tunnels and their internet gets cut off. Then they find that their mobile network only offers a voice signal, or that they are relegated to a painfully slow GPRS connection.
“Because Business Accountz works even when the internet dies, our mobile customers can carry on working without interruption. The sellers of web apps claim that their software is good for entrepreneurs who are on the move, but it’s our products that actually work in the real world.”
“One of our users prepared a pile of invoices last week on a flight between Ljubljana and London, which left his email outbox after he landed. Getting on with his work like this would have been impossible on a web accounting program, because the internet does not exist 15,000 feet above the ground.”
For further information, please contact:
Quentin Pain, Chairman, Accountz: 01354 691650
Alex Singleton, Alex Singleton Associates (PR): 0800 958 9000
Accountz, which was founded in 1985, sells home and business accounting software through PC World, Currys, Staples and AppleStores.