Sleeter Group Selects SmartVault as a Strategic Partner

Partnership Brings Affordable, Easy-to-Use Document Management Solution to more than 250,000 Accounting and Bookkeeping Firms, QuickBooks Users and Small Businesses

Houston, TX – August 31, 2009 – SmartVault, a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of document management solutions designed for QuickBooks, and The Sleeter Group, a community of experts who provide accounting consulting services, announced today that they have formed an alliance to bring SmartVault to the more than 250,000 accounting and bookkeeping firms, QuickBooks users and small businesses the Sleeter Group currently serves.

The new relationship empowers the Sleeter Group Consultants Network (SGCN), of over 650 QuickBooks® consultants, to offer the award-winning SmartVault solution to their clients transforming QuickBooks into a simple document management solution. SmartVault offers many of the features of a conventional document management system, but in a package with a substantially reduced learning curve, virtually no start-up costs and tight integration with QuickBooks.

“Our consultants see a huge demand from QuickBooks customers to help them simplify the document management process at an affordable price that fits within their existing QuickBooks process,” said Doug Sleeter, founder of The Sleeter Group. “SmartVault is a great fit for accounting and bookkeeping firms, QuickBooks users and small businesses that are looking for an easy-to-use document management solution that is uniquely optimized for QuickBooks.”

“The partnership with The Sleeter Group and SmartVault is a perfect fit for QuickBooks consultants and for us,” said Eric Pulaski, founder and CEO of SmartVault. “Members of the SGCN can now offer a very robust document management solution for QuickBooks without the high cost and complexity of other offerings. The SGCN provides us with a highly skilled professional network of individuals who work directly with our target QuickBooks market, and offer tremendous value-added consulting and support services to our mutual customers.”

SmartVault is an ideal solution for QuickBooks users and accounting professionals engaged in client interactions. In May 2009, SmartVault released a new solution for client bookkeeping that seamlessly integrates document management into the client bookkeeping workflow process, allowing those responsible for bookkeeping the ability to handle more clients in less time, offer enhanced client services, and enable both the practice and the client the easiest way to go paperless.

About The Sleeter Group and the Sleeter Group Consultants Network

The Sleeter Group is a community of experts who provide consulting services to small business owners in the accounting software and business process design areas. These experts provide the critical glue (consulting and implementation services) that connects technology solutions to the needs of small business clients. The Sleeter Group Consultants Network is a nationwide community of experts who provide QuickBooks consulting services to small business owners.