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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 […]

Zoho Books – a so-so cloud accounting solution

I was contacted recently by the folk at Zoho Books and asked if I would take a look at their cloud-based accounting software which I hadn’t previously reviewed. In January this year, Zoho released its Australian version of Zoho Books to include the GST worksheet for preparation of Australian BAS so although there is not […]

SageOne is open for business

SageOne launched fairly quietly in Australia last year, whilst functionality and infrastructure for our mature cloud accounting software market in Australia was completed. Now with just multi currency still in the final stages of pre-general release, 2016 is the year when Sage will ramp up the profile of SageOne and more aggressively seek customer acquisitions. Currently around 30% of accounting […]

The Xero Lifestyle in 2016

With more people attending the Sydney 2016 Xero Roadshow than attended national Xerocon last year, there was a definite buzz in the audience when incoming MD Trent Innes recapped what Xero had delivered in 2015 and more importantly what it would deliver in 2016. Whilst the 2015 deliverables had concentrated on completing missing functionality such […]

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 […]