Microsoft is offering a price cut on its small business accounting package to boost sales of the product.
Microsoft is offering a £60 discount and a year’s free unlimited support to buyers of its Small Business Accounting 2006 software.
With the discount, the software has already been priced in the channel for as little as £30.
The package was only introduced in autumn last year, but Microsoft insists the pricing move is not a response to weak sales against rival products such as Intuit’s QuickBooks and Peachtree’s accounting tools.
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Microsoft maintains that the price cut is designed to gradually grow sales. Industry estimates say Microsoft’s offering currently only has around 1% of the small business accountancy software market.
The price cut is available until the end of April.