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Banana.ch company profile

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Banana.ch SA's  is a company with headquarters in Lugano (Switzerland) and specialised in the production of financial accounting software for small businesses. It was founded in 1990 under the name of Parsec System SA. Legal form: Public limited company with private shareholders.

Our success has been made possible because of our focus on development of a single product and because we take serious consideration of the needs of our market segment, which are small businesses (in Switzerland, 66% of companies are made up of very small companies with less than two full-time employees). We have created a reliable and flexible tool, to enable them to set up a Balance sheet, as well as budget and liquidity planning on a professional basis, in order to honour their financial obligations on time, which is important if the company needs a Bank credit to grow.
Banana accounting software is very similar in use to Excel, so it is not necessary to invest precious time to learn the program. Considering that modifying and canceling of erroneous operations is possible at any time and that completely adaptable a chart of accounts are made available, even users with only basic accounting notions may dare to venture into the management of the accounts of an association or a small company with an output on a professional level. With Banana you can easily create the financial plan of a start-up for example, because the approach is similar as accounting for an actual company, with the difference that transactions are included in the Budget table, allowing you to immediately verify the keep check on the financial plan and the evolution of liquidity. Unlike other liquidity planning programmes, the user can choose all the details freely thanks to Banana Accounting software's flexibility.

Even professionals of the sector appreciate Banana Accounting (accountants, tax advisors, consultants and trustees), especially for the ease of exchanging data with their customers. With new version 9, Banana offers more features suitable for the most demanding users, while remaining on the whole a program easy to use.

Banana Accounting has been used for years by many schools to teach accounting as a very useful tool for learning accounting. It also lends itself well to people who want to start keeping the accounts of their company and gradually introduce themselves to the theoretical notions.

The distribution of our software began in the Canton of Ticino - today Banana Accounting is number one in Switzerland in its sector. Initially the program was available in 3 languages ​​(Italian, German and French). In 1995 the promotion of the product abroad began and with the opening of the website in 1997, Banana Accounting has spread all over the world. Meanwhile the software is also available in English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

The change of the company name to Banana.ch SA took place in 1999.
In 2000 Banana Accounting was awarded an important recognition: two nominations for software oscar in San Diego (in the "Business Software" and "Numeric and Database" categories) - Banana is among the 5 best softwares in the world.

Historical of products

2017 Banana Accounting 9
One single license for use on Windows, Mac or Linux
Facsimile VAT Form declaration for Switzerland with new rates
Time sheet calculation
Advanced Customer / Supplier Management: create and print invoices
Import data from e-banking even with new formats
Charts generated directly in accounting
Print customized balance sheet and income statements, possible with your own logo

2012 Banana Accounting 7
Native version also for Mac users
Swiss VAT report already integrated in the program
Balance sheets and reports can be personalised, possible with your own logo

2010 Banana Accounting 6
Archiving data in PDF format
Customized reports
Segments
Favourites (possibility of creating customized settings)

The Chinese version of Banana Accounting is reviewed by some Chinese websites among the 15 best financial applications freely available in China.

2008 Banana Accounting 5, 2008 version
Banana Accounting for MAC - business partnership between Banana.ch and Codeweavers

2007 New brand in China and the Netherland and new business model for these countries

2006 Banana Accounting 5
Simple accounting
Conversion of accounting data into Excel and XML

2002 Addition of data certification system
Certificate of compliance by Ernst & Young
Filing of patent in USA (USA patent 7,020,640 granted)

2000 Banana Accounting Codie Awards finalist (the equivalent of the Oscar awards in the software industry)
in the "Best Business" and "Numeric & Database" categories, and was thus nominated among the 5 best software programs in the  world

2000 Launching of the international version and of the online sales

1999 Banana Accounting 4
Multi-lingual program
Archiving data in Html format

1997 Banana Accounting 3
Cash book with free of charge distribution on Internet
Multi-currency accounting
VAT management

1995 Promotion of product abroad

1994 Banana Accounting 2 for Windows
Method of use similar to Excel
Introduction of the Undo/Redo operations command

1989 Banana Accounting 1 for DOS
Method of use similar to Lotus
Allows deletions and changes
Fully adaptable accounting plan and groupings

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