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Monday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:01am PDT
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Being a small-business owner (and someone who mostly does their own taxes) I certainly know the benefit of having the right software tools. As such, when I was approached by Sage Simply Accounting to do a giveaway, I knew it would be something that many people could appreciate. The Richmond-based company has been offering up personal accounting tools for 25 years and their latest suite could come in very handy at this time of year. The giveaway includes:

Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2011
Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2011 is an all-in-one professional account management system that can take care of all of your financial transactions in two currencies for maximum flexibility. It has easy-to-follow steps and the ability to switch from English to French on-the-fly. Other functions and features include:

  • Manage budgets and inventory
  • Track cash flow, revenue and expenses
  • Prepare bill payments and high quality invoices
  • Track projects, customers and suppliers
  • Automatically calculate federal and provincial sales taxes (GST/HST and PST/QST)
  • Write cheques
  • Generate reports and graphs from over 100 pre-defined templates
  • Email Simply Forms to customers, vendors and employees
  • Retail value: $189

    Sage Business Care Gold
    With a Sage Business Care Gold service plan you receive a new version of your Sage Simply Accounting solution once available. You also get all of your questions answered by Customer Support anyway you like (toll-free phone, online tickets or online chat). Sage Business Care Gold users receive twelve-month access to Essentials and Payroll online training, a $100 value in e-Coupons that can be redeemed on Sage University for any online instructor-led, classroom learning or hands-on course and the following productivity add-ons, free-of-charge:

  • Sage Business Care Payroll – enjoy full-service in-house payroll and stay current with federal, provincial and local payroll tax rate changes
  • Sage Simply Accounting HR Manager – record, store, and track employee information in one central location
  • Sage Simply Accounting EFT Direct – import payment information directly from your accounting software and enable electronic payment processing
  • Sage KnownLocally – get your business found online
  • Retail value: $529

    The contest winner can keep this prize for themselves or give it to a friend, colleague, or their favourite business in need of an easy yet robust accounting solution. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win $718 of Sage Simply Accounting software & services from @SimplyBySage & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at 12:00pm Friday, January 14, 2011.

    Update The winner is Su! Congratulations and happy bookkeeping! does not receive or require compensation for contest promotions. Official contest rules can be viewed here.

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    1. Guri says:

      I use to manage my finances and to file my taxes.

    2. Alakitten says:

      Sweet giveaway!

    3. Lia says:

      That looks pretty cool!!

    4. Jewels says:

      oh i hate quickbooks so much…def. willing to try simply accounting!

    5. lindawwww says:

      An awesome giveaway!

    6. Cherie says:

      Thanks, nice to see a local Canadian Company

    7. Rebecca says:

      Sage has great, free, online versions of some of their tools, including Billing Boss, which allows you to create invoices online, send them, track them, and even have people pay them via paypal. You can check it out at

    8. Emily says:

      I just started working at a social enterprise. We do everything in excel. Simply Accounting would so helpful!

    9. Sharylin says:

      This is truly a simple program for the self-employed business owner!

    10. Veronica says:

      Cool giveaway!

    11. luc says:

      I’d be happy to check out this software.

    12. Jeff says:

      I have been without a money tracking software for awhile now. Last one I used was Microsoft Money.

    13. Lucky says:

      Wow, what an awesome giveaway!!!

    14. Andrew says:

      Thinking about taking my very small business to the next level in 2011!

    15. Amy E says:

      I want this sooo bad! I am currently starting my own small business and trying to organize everything is overwhelming! This would be a great tool to get me going! I would LOVE to win this! AHH!

    16. Deep says:

      Word, very useful product.

    17. Tracy says:

      This would be a huge help for a super organized year ahead!!

    18. Shane says:

      I could use an updated simply accounting version. I nearly switched to quickbooks because it’s online BUT the online version of quickbooks doesn’t support multiple currencies. I would like to see Simply moved to a hosted solution too. Would make my life easier.

    19. Rachel says:

      This is a very awesome & practical giveaway!

    20. Nicole says:

      Great giveaway!!!

    21. Mary says:

      Perfect timing for giving away this highly recommended product!

    22. Julia says:

      Would love to win this excellent product giveaway!

    23. Cathy says:

      Agree with Mary – this would be perfect timing for me if I was to win this product!

    24. Daisy says:

      I’ve received mixed feedback on Quickbooks, would love to try out Simply Accounting.

    25. Erin says:

      Great idea for a giveaway, I used this program at work and it is good – would love to have a copy for my new small business 🙂

    26. e. says:

      This would sure come in handy !!!

    27. Belinda says:

      This software looks intuitive for non-accountants.

    28. @mini604 says:

      Wow this is exactly what I am looking for! Great giveaway. <3

    29. Jake Tam says:

      The software looks very useful.

    30. Good accounting software is something every small business should have straight from the get-go. But it can also be quite a task trying to find the best product. Not only is there the cost of purchase which can feel tough to justify in those initial days where funds are scarce, but there’s also the time it takes to learn and properly evaluate free trials that are available from most suppliers. And once you’ve been using a package for a while, it can be extremely difficult to switch if it doesn’t do something you need down the road.

      It’s nice to see an option made by a Canadian firm that seems to offer a wide range of features. This looks like a solid product and would definitely be worthy of consideration if you are planning on starting, or already have, your small business.

    31. Sanaz says:

      Would be a great present for anyone who runs a home business!

    32. Christine says:

      Great giveaway!

    33. Teresa K says:

      Would love to win this!

    34. Chris says:

      Cool giveaway.

    35. Tracy says:

      I know somebody who would love this!

    36. Tracy says:

      wow, perfect timing… was just thinking about getting started doing my taxes!

    37. Katie says:

      Would love help with my taxes this year.

    38. Su says:

      Awesome giveaway! I’ve been doing everything manually for the last few years and this would be a huge help!

    39. Sit Doggie says:

      My doggies sure would love some new software to keep them organized!

    40. Ennie says:

      Wow, that would be awesome since I’m horrible at math!

    41. Kevin says:

      Was thinking of starting a home business!

    42. Chris says:

      This would make sure that I at least complete one of my new year resolutions. Another great giveaway. Thanks.

    43. Ally says:

      this would be awesome to get our family organized!

    44. Anne-Marie T says:

      This would be a great win. I have an version (2009)

    45. Sarah says:

      Would definitely help me manage my non-existent budget ><

    46. Would love to have this . This will be really helpful for all business owners.

    47. Michelle Williamson says:

      This could really help me out!

    48. Shane (Real) says:

      Want to win for my wife for Valentine’s Day

    49. Steven says:

      ooo this will be good for my own home office!

    50. Ian says:

      My aunt would love it for her clothing business!

    51. Grace says:

      pick me pick me please!

    52. Maria says:

      On the 14th day of the New Year, I’d give this to my one true love for his company business.

    53. rita jordan says:


    54. Lindsay says:

      Too cool! My husband and I are going to start up our own business and I was thinking ‘Hmmmm, Simply Accounting or something else!’ to manage the accounts.

      This would answer that question!

    55. Bons says:

      What a great giveaway. I’ve never used one of these software packages before to manage my finance, but never too late to begin if I win this prize.

    56. Humphrey says:

      I would like to have some accounting software 😀

    57. Karla says:

      I’ve never thought Sage would give such a great giveaway. It would definitely help our business accounting system flow more smoothly.

    58. Tom says:

      Great contest.

    59. Jenny says:

      sweet giveaway, thanks!!

    60. Tracey Flattes says:

      Hubby is in the process of setting up his own business and would definitely appreciate this!

    61. Linda says:

      I know a couple people who might find this useful.

    62. Dave V says:

      Woo I could definitely use some new accounting software for my company.

    63. Alisha says:

      Oh ohh ohhhh… I NEED this soooo bad!!!! I opened my business in 2010 and my accounting is a mess! I would LOVE to win this… thanks for another AWESOME giveaway!!! 🙂

    64. Suzanne says:

      I’m starting my own business and this would be awesome!!

    65. Sharon says:

      My business is small but growing, and I could really use some software to help manage the accounting side of things!

    66. Although I’ve only used this software a few times – I definitely think my business would benefit from using Sage Simply Accounting!

    67. Nocal says:

      Nice one!!

    68. Chris Slater says:

      Another day and another contest entered! Cheers!

    69. Alex says:

      Great giveaway. Accounting help is always needed.

    70. donna chong says:

      My son has started his own small business,this would make his and my life much easier

    71. Jessica says:

      I was just starting to think about how to handle tex failing for @writeahead ‘s first year of business…I could really use this!

    72. Corey Dilley says:

      I’m really hoping I can win this for my girlfriend who just started her own business and doesn’t have enough money to buy Quickbooks!

    73. Cindy says:

      I hope I’m not too late! I would love to win this!

    74. Cindy says:

      I retweeted SimplyBySage’s Twitter message about this contest! I am @canadiancindyb

    75. Audra says:

      Love Sage products, currently use ACCPAC at the office, would love simply Sage for home office use.

    76. Carmela says:

      This would be great all year round!

    77. ping says:

      I want one too!

    78. ping says:

      I want one too!

    79. Ron Goyette says:

      I am an accountant, and have been using Simply Accounting since the early days when it was a DOS program called Bedford Accounting for my own use and for clients.

      It has grown and evolved over the years and developed into a very sophisticated and practical accounting system for many different kinds of businesses. It can be a bit complicated to first set up if you do not understand accounting, but once installed properly it is easy to use. It is constantly being enhanced and rivals much larger and more expensive software.

      I have yet to upgrade to the 2011 version, so winning this product would be great.

    80. What a great blog
      Keep it up

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