BGL is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its pioneering SMSF administration solution, Simple Fund.
“This is a huge milestone and I’m extremely proud of the BGL teams’ countless achievements over this time” said Ron Lesh, BGL’s Managing Director. “Simple Fund was launched on the Windows operating system in April 1997, at a time when people were still learning how to browse the internet, send emails and text messages. It’s quite remarkable to think that BGL has been part of the accounting software industry for over 30 years”.
BGL delivered many industry firsts within Simple Fund, including SMSF data feeds with BankLink, integration with share registries, the Audit Workpapers Module (co-developed with TAG Financial Services) and the first internet-enabled reporting tool, FundWeb.
BGL’s continued investment in research and development together with its experienced team lead to the evolution of Simple Fund from desktop to cloud, with Simple Fund 360 now the leading cloud-based SMSF administration solution with sophisticated AI-powered technologies for smart data capture, categorisation and review.
“The software industry is one of the most competitive and innovative industries in the world with only a handful of companies that have stood the test of time, such as Microsoft (1975), IBM (1911), HP (1938) and Apple (1976),” added Lesh. “It’s a tribute to the team’s passion, innovation and perseverance that we remain Australia’s leading provider of SMSF, investment portfolio and company compliance management software, even after 30 years”.