Sage announces release of bilingual accounts software for US customers
The Sage group has announced the release of a bilingual Spanish / English version of its accounts software. Called Sage Simply Accounting 2011, it has been designed to address the linguistic needs of Hispanic companies in the US. In the five year period to 2007, ‘Hispanic-owned businesses grew a staggering 43.5 percent’ states Sage’s press release and going bilingual is sure to be a huge success.
Aimed at small to medium businesses, its capabilities include a fully bilingual accounts package that allows users to switch between both Spanish and English languages in real time. This means that invoice generation can be carried out in both languages and language selection can be preset.
The press release also cites an ‘accounting and financial reporting compliance feature’ and ‘multiple currency support’. The former ensures that all legal requirements surrounding financial transactions and operations are automatically adhered to in Spanish and English and includes an option to produce documents, reports and statements in either language (or both!). The latter support feature allows for automatic foreign currency conversions to be carried out. Linguistic facilities also continue into the aftercare service, as there is a bilingual helpline and the provision of staff training in both languages.
Sage predict the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the US to continue on an upward trend, and this new bilingual package looks set to prove as popular as previous monolingual versions.