2016/2017 – the Then and the Now in the Cloud

2016 was the year when accounting software in the cloud indisputably came of age, it was also the year when most new comers to the cloud were not businesses migrating there but start-up businesses born there. Realistically – if a business has not yet migrated to the cloud, it probably for whatever reason; never will, […]

Reckon is Not For Sale and Other Stories

I attended the 2016 Reckon Accredited Partners conference last weekend and received a full immersion of the position of Reckon, where it was going as a company and what it had delivered or was delivering on its various accounting software platforms. Clive Rabie – CEO of Reckon was scheduled to participate in a ‘By the Fireside Chat’ at […]

Customer Payments made easy with Cloud

As many business owners know only too well; there is a multitude of administrative tasks required to manage a business from statutory reporting to managing the accounts and HR functions to looking after cashflow. All of which although necessary can be very time consuming. It is especially important for a business to stay on top […]

Great Expectations – Cloud Accounting Software in 2016

2015 was a bumper year in terms of delivery from cloud accounting software suppliers and there is no reason to suppose that 2016 will not be at least as festive or even surpass it. We now have very robust software platforms on which to build, a very competitive market which keeps the suppliers on their […]

2015 – The year that was for Cloud Accounting Software

Throughout 2015 cloud accounting software suppliers continued to dazzle us with the delivery a plethora of new features and functions. We saw both new modules being delivered and the enhancement and extension of existing functionality. Some releases helped close the gap between one product and its competitors and others gave a product a competitive advantage […]

Common Ledger – a solution to a common problem

Current business trends place increasing emphasis on value-add activities and services. This is especially relevant for accountants who frequently resort to the archaic practice of manually keying client data into their practice accounting software. This process has a number of issues, apart from being time consuming; it is horribly inefficient, only reflects the client data […]

Cloud Bank Feeds, Bank Rules and Banking 2.0 – a win for customers

Research has shown that a sizeable percentage of small businesses do not use accounting software to manage the financial aspects of their business. Instead they may use a combination of spreadsheets, pen and paper records and boxes of receipts that are provided to their accountant at the end of each financial year. There are a […]