RESEARCH TRIANGLE–Smart Online Inc. says it is about to offer localized versions of its software for entrepreneurs in Spain and Germany.

The company already sells its products in the United Kingdom and France.

Smart Online also said it has promoted sales executive Tamir Sagie to general manager, international business, to develop the company’s European channels.

In the U.S., Smart Online says, more than 1.5 million companies use its 25 applications to research and write business plans, incorporate, prepare office space and equipment, and establish retirement plans. Its partner companies syndicate its software services to an additonal 2 million small business owners.