Sber starts offering small businesses free ecosystem products
Sber is expanding its small business cash management packages to include four popular non-financial services from the Sber ecosystem: Personal Lawyer, Accounting for Individual Entrepreneurs, Rabota.ru, and E-invoicing. The package price remains unchanged, and Easy Start, the most popular rate among beginner entrepreneurs, is still free of charge.
The services are free with the Easy Start, Gaining Momentum, and Full Speed packages. All it takes to activate the service package you need after opening a settlement account through the Sber Business online banking solution is a couple of clicks. Current clients can take advantage of the free services by re-activating the service package.
Alexey Shashkin, director of Small and Micro-Sized Business, Sberbank:
“Having analyzed our clients’ needs, we realized that banking services alone are not enough even for smaller companies. What is more, given their resource constraints, small-sized businesses require optimization of basic functions – staffing, legal matters, accounting, workflow – more than anyone else. We have added this to our cash management packages. I will note that Sber is the only bank in Russia to simultaneously offer four non-financial products that are relevant for businesses free of charge. We launched our new service in a few regions as a pilot project and recorded a high level of interest on the part of our clients. One out of five clients used the free services in the package. We are now scaling the solution to the whole country so that our simple, free services help entrepreneurs focus on growing their business.”
The services that entrepreneurs will be able to use for free upon activation of the service package are:
Personal Lawyer – oral counsel on legal and personal issues, provision of model documents and drafting instructions, handing over of negotiations to a lawyer on the client’s behalf (all the above – up to three times per month), official lawyer calls on the client’s behalf, written counsel about business law, and drafting of local regulations (once per month).
Accounting for Individual Entrepreneurs – notifications of upcoming tax events, calculation of advance payments and total tax under the simplified taxation system, fixed and additional contributions, preparation of payment orders for the relevant authorities (no need to input payment information, just confirm the operation in SberBusiness online banking), and preparation and submission of declarations online without visiting a tax office.
Rabota.ru – placement of one vacancy announcement on the job search website with no time limit, including changes to the description as needed (e.g., placement of a vacancy for a driver, then, once the position has been filled, a vacancy for a sales manager, etc.). Also available: resume responses, including the ability to view applicants’ contact details, monthly access to 50 new resumes with contact details.
E-invoicing – exchange of documents with the bank and counterparties, payment order closing documents without manual data entry, receipt and sending of documents with label codes, submission of reports to state authorities (Federal Tax Service, Pension Fund, Social Insurance Fund, Rosstat), and a free electronic signature.Further information about the service package is available on the Sberbank website.