Banana Accounting+ subscription. The how and the why.

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:35

Banana Accounting+ has received many compliments, but also some questions and perplexities related to the changeover to the subscription system. Therefore, we want to give you all the necessary clarifications so that you understand the necessity of this choice. We also ask you to support us in this phase by switching to Banana Accounting+ as soon as possible. 

Operating system compatibility and progressive improvements

The operating systems evolve and integrate new functionalities faster and faster. Banana Accounting+ is available for both Desktop and Mobile systems. In this new context, the release cycle of a new version every 3 years was no longer adequate:

  • It was difficult to maintain compatibility with the operating systems and to incorporate the new functionalities.
  • The release of each new version created fears in many users, who could not take advantage of the improvements.  
  • It is very challenging for us to continue to offer high quality support and documentation by having to diversify them for each version. 

Only with a subscription-based system can we continue to offer the high quality product you know and appreciate. With the transition to the subscription system, we will maintain a single version of the program. This can be adapted more quickly to changes in operating systems. Progressive improvements can be made with minimal impact to the user.

Smooth transition: complete compatibility with previous versions

We have made the transition from previous versions to Banana Accounting+ as easy as possible, offering total compatibility: the usage, the commands and the file format are the same.  
Switching to Banana Accounting+ is simple, just install the software and open your file. Then you'll immediately notice several small improvements that facilitate the use and make your work faster.

Access your accounting files even after the subscription has expired

Don't worry: with Banana Accounting+, even if you decide not to renew your subscription in the future, you will always have access to your accounting data.

  • -Your data is always yours and you always have access to it. You always choose whether to save them on your computer, on a cloud system such as Dropbox, iCloud, or on your mobile phone or on an external disk or key.
  • When your subscription expires, Banana Accounting+ returns to free mode, where you can always open and see the content of your files. You will not be able to save modifications.

Unbeatable value for money

The Professional plan offers a high quality ERP software, complete with many features that will be very useful to you. The new Banana Accounting+ version also includes two new applications, the Inventory management application and the Estimates and Invoices application.   

Despite the addition of new functionalities, we wanted to keep the price in the lowest possible range, therefore accessible to small entrepreneurs, private individuals and non-profit organizations.  

Banana Accounting+ offers a quality-price ratio without equal on the market.

Advanced Plan

The switch to a subscription-based system was also an opportunity to meet the needs of more experienced customers.  

The Advanced plan provides additional functionalities, but without complicating its use for beginners. The Advanced plan will give us the possibility to introduce new features for those who use the program very frequently and need considerable flexibility, without negatively impacting the ease of use.

Extensions to comply to fiscal requirements

Extensions are add-ons available from our site, which you can install as needed. They are mainly used for VAT reports and financial statements and present data in accordance with national specifications. They are automatically updated and therefore give the possibility to react very quickly to changes in regulations and take into account the needs reported by our users.  

Banana Accounting+ brings several important improvements in this area as well. The subscription-based system will allow us to better follow the continuous update of the extensions, to dedicate ourselves to their improvement and to add new ones.  

Wide choice of templates with tutorial

Banana Accounting+ offers a wide range of ready-to-use templates, fully customizable, already set up for different situations and many countries. The templates make it easy to get started with Banana Accounting+, but also allow regular users to use it for different purposes or separate accounting files.

The subscription-based system makes it possible for us to dedicate more time to the creation of new templates, their updating and the preparation of tutorials that explain how to use them. 

Documentation and support

With Banana Accounting+ we have further improved the documentation and made it even more easily accessible from the program. With the subscription-based system we will be able to work on a single version, and it will therefore be easier for us to keep the documentation updated, improving it and keeping it aligned with the progress of the software. As a result the subscription will also have a positive impact on your experience, on the ease of finding what you are looking for immediately, with clear and effective explanations.

The ease of use, the ability to edit and the extensive documentation will allow most users to use the program in complete autonomy.  

With the Advanced plan, users will be able to count on technical support from specialized personnel.  

Our partners, specialists in the field of training or in accounting and tax issues, can assist you with specific expertise.

Keep giving us your support

We are very grateful for the trust you have placed in us in over 30 years of activity, by purchasing our products, giving us valuable advice, and spontaneously setting in motion a positive word of mouth.  We thank you for all this and we assure you of our utmost care in corresponding your trust. We ask you, in this crucial moment for us, to keep believing in us:

  • Adopt Banana Accounting+ as soon as possible, sharing our view that it is the best solution both for us developers and for you users. This will allow us to dedicate more resources to development, documentation and support and at the same time continue to offer extremely competitive prices.
  • Keep giving us your valuable feedback for the development of Banana Accounting+ and for the improvement of our site. We are preparing the Banana Insider Program, which will give the possibility to those who wish to test the software in preview, to report problems, to give suggestions and indications on how to improve the offer and the documentation. 
  • Continue the word-of-mouth campaign, possibly through social and video channels.  
  • Keep up the valuable training and professional support that many of you have offered and that has allowed many people to learn accounting, set up their own businesses or grow many activities in the private and non-profit sectors.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of myself and the entire Banana.ch team.

Domenico Zucchetti
CEO and founder of Banana.ch

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