March 25, 2009 // Franchising.com // Sacramento, CA – Roni Deutch Tax Center, one of the nation's fastest growing tax preparation franchises, is also one of the fastest to adapt, launching an updated version of its Tax Books software to give franchisees and managers a more user-friendly internal software program.
Tax Books 2.0 offers a one-stop-shop dashboard for franchise owners, their employees and the corporate office. Tax Books 2.0 puts everything at the finger tips of Roni Deutch Tax Center employees, including tax, employee and client information, corporate announcements and training materials.
"We really built this system based on what the franchisees needed," said Erin Enders, RDTC Director of Training and CTEC Liaison. "We made the program more user-friendly to give franchisees an easier, more detailed way to keep up with clients, a more streamlined bookkeeping system, and put everything they need in one place."
Enders worked with a team to develop Tax Books 2.0 and relied heavily on feedback from franchise owners who used the old system to make sure the program fit everyone's needs as best possible. The team also developed a RDTC "Wiki" as well as a 100 question tax test for employees. Previously, all of the programs were separate, so franchisees needed to enter the same data into multiple different programs.
Las Vegas franchise owner Roni Kerfien said Tax Books 2.0 has made operating her location easier and connects her to the rest of the RDTC community. Kerfien said she can tell Tax Books 2.0 was developed with users like her in mind.
"Tax Books 2.0 has made my life a lot easier," Kerfien said. "Corporate posts announcements everyday. For new tax preparers, it's great – they learn something every day."
Roni Deutch has built her reputation as one of the most successful tax lawyers through hard work and dedication to the needs of taxpayers. Her competitive spirit and insatiable work ethic have made her a household name with one out of three American adults knowing the name Roni Deutch. Through her years of practice, she saw that many of her clients' tax problems were caused by sloppy and unprofessional tax return preparation. Ms. Deutch decided it was time to put her experience to work for taxpayers across the country. Roni Deutch Tax Center is now filling the need for competent tax return preparation. In the February 2009 edition of the Entrepreneur Magazine, Roni Deutch Tax Center is in the top 2% of the fastest-growing franchises out of over 3,000 franchise concepts in the country. An affordable franchise opportunity, a Roni Deutch Tax Center franchisee can expect to invest between $26,500 (tax preparation business conversion) and $99,950 to open a tax center with the average investment being about $65,000 for one location.