Crunch's online accounting software, "Solo", is now available for free to freelancers, contractors and small/micro businesses. The software is identical to Crunch's original premium product and, says the company, allows users to manage their bookkeeping, raise invoices, record expenses and view their tax liability in real time, all at zero cost.
Crunch differentiates its offering to the market by bundling in what it describes as the full range of accountancy services from a team of accountants alongside its online software The accountant and software service is available for a fixed monthly fee of 59.50 GBP but is not included with the free ‘Solo’ service.
Darren Fell, the company's founder and MD, said: “it’s Crunch's mission to help the self-employed and small business community by continually improving our cost-effective accountancy services. Today we’re taking that one step further by offering our powerful software for free.
“Most dotcom businesses build a mass following by providing a freemium service before announcing costly upgrades. We now have more than 2,500 clients on our standard subscription package, and opening up our software for free means more people can experience the power of Crunch without any cost commitment."