BT Business Builder incorporates bookkeeping, invoicing, sales, planning, payroll, human resources, and health and safety tools, together with a news-alert service covering new business legislation.
Although the basic service is free, a fee-based upgrade to the premium service adds a 24-hour legal helpline to the mix, along with more-advanced human resources, health and safety, and payroll functions.
"Our customers are looking for comprehensive support and that's what we're delivering," Bill Murphy, managing director of BT Business, said Tuesday.
"By offering the basic service for free," Murphy added, "we are helping small businesses get off on the right foot, and more-established ones to make their processes much more efficient."
BT, which is gradually shifting its image from telecommunications incumbent to
David Meyer of ZDNet UK reported from London.