Project management and communications software from Ballantine shares data with first QuickBooks product designed for contractors with up to 20 employees.

Ballantine & Company Inc., announced that its Smart Tools Project Manager and Smart Tools Contact Manager software products allow contractors to easily exchange data with QuickBooks Premier: Contractor Edition 2003.

Smart Tools software is designed to simplify the creation, management and sharing of project information between project managers, the project team and the accounting staff that use QuickBooks Premier: Contractor Edition 2003, which contains all of the features found in QuickBooks financial software, with the added functionality contractors need to manage their business more effectively.

Together, the three software products make it easy for contractors to plan and budget projects, estimate and schedule client work, and manage the variety of contacts and communications they must handle each day.