Vote For Liquid in the Bookkeeping Awards

We are pleased to announce that we are one of the finalists for Software Provider of the Year in the inaugural bookkeeping awards from The Bookkeepers Network.  We have been shortlisted alongside 12 Pay Payroll and VT Software.  The winners will be decided by votes from book-keepers, accountants and fellow professionals.  The deadline for voting is 31st October 2011, and if you'd like to vote for us, please click here  The BKN BookkeepingAwards.co.uk are the benchmark for excellence throughout the book-keeping profession in the UK. They focus on the contribution of book-keepers, SME accounting firms, tuition providers and software developers that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of book-keeping and associated services in the past 12 months. Nominated and voted for by ...

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Don’t Struggle On With an Out-of–Date Sage 50 or Sage Instant Package: Move to Liquid Cloud Accounting & Save Up To £3500!*

In addition to one of three introductory special offers and never having to worry about upgrades, updates and paying for support again! Over the last 3 months, Sage customers have seen version 12, version 13 (2007) and version 14 (2008) of both Sage 50 and Sage Instant declared 'end of life' in very quick succession, leaving many struggling with an out-of-date system and unsure what to do about it. Matt Holmes, MD of Liquid Accounts says: 'This is one of the big draw-backs of using traditional desk-top accounting software which is very quickly out of date. And by releasing regular yearly updates software providers can charge for or withdraw support, make older versions obsolete and force you to keep paying for upgrades. In ...

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Case Study: “Cloud is here and happening and it’s definitely the future!”

About Springfords'¦ Springfords LLP is a progressive firm of chartered accountants with two offices based on the outskirts of Edinburgh in Eskbank and Livingston.  With 30 years experience and a team of 43 employees they offer a range of services to suit owner managed businesses at each stage of their life cycle - advice on accounting, management information, auditing and business assurance, tax compliance and specialist tax advice and corporate finance. Clients each have a dedicated account manager, which enables Springfords to give a high level of personal involvement and service.  Springfords also participate in Praxity which is a global alliance of firms and advisors that internationally offer advice and guidance on doing business. Carol Wright is one of the 7 partners ...

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Top Tip – 2 Great Reasons To Be Using Liquid Accounts Payroll

As you will know, it's now obligatory to file your Employer Annual Return (P35 and P14s) online with HMRC- which you can do direct from Liquid Accounts using our End of Year Process.  (See our blog for further details of filing requirements and deadlines) However, the good news is that if for any reason you've made a mistake on your P35 ours is the only accounting software that lets you go back and amend your P35 and resubmit it! The next filing deadline is July 6th for filing expenses and benefits annual returns (P11D, P9D and P11D(b)) and giving a copy to your employees   If you're using Liquid Payroll your accountant should be able to login to their Client Manager account ...

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Vote for Liquid in Software Satisfaction Awards 2011

Liquid's online accounting software has once again been entered into the Software Satisfaction Awards for 2011. We will be competing in the Accounting and Finance category.  In 2008 we won the Best Web-Based Accounting Software, as voted for by our customers, beating competition from large players in the industry such as Sage, Access and Pegasus. Liquid also came runner-up in 2009 'Best Small Business Accounting Software' category. The Software Satisfaction Awards are organised and run by Sift Media.  Sift Media is a leading business-to-business publisher specialising in online, interactive professional communities. With a range of services including websites, email publications, industry awards and events, Sift Media delivers original, branded content to over half a million professionals in accounting and finance, HR and ...

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Case Study: ‘Liquid makes our day-to-day jobs much simpler’

About SmileSMS'¦ SmileSMS provides text messaging (SMS) to organisations wanting to deliver direct, effective messages and receive enquiries from their target markets.  They help customers to organically build a strong, valuable mobile phone number database that will bring revenue and profit for years to come. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, SmileS is a team of 9 local staff, led by their 2 Directors, Sara and Mark Evans.  They have worked with a range of companies including Total Fitness and the Huddersfield Giants. SmileS is an online application that helps businesses manage their communications, contacts and costs, enabling companies to send out messages efficiently and effectively. Liquid & SmileSMS'¦ SmileS decided to use Liquid after moving from Sage, and they have been using the award-winning online ...

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New To Liquid? Need Help Getting Started?

Introducing our new FREE Getting Started Webinar - weekly from 27th May.  And 'How To....' Webinar Course - monthly from 8th June. And if you give us your feedback on how and when you want to be trained by filling in our quick survey, we'll aim to arrange the next sessions to suit you!

All our webinar training gives you the benefits of structured course without the hassle of travelling to a training venue and being away from your office for a full day.  Instead, you simply join the training session using the internet (like you may have done for a sales demo of Liquid).  Each one hour session typically has around 6 clients attending and all will be able to ask

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Don’t forget the 19th May HMRC deadline!

It is that time of year again when the employer annual returns are due to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The table below which outlines some of the key tasks and deadlines. Task Deadline Outstanding PAYE tax and Class 1 NICs - postal payments must reach your HMRC Accounts Office 19 April Outstanding PAYE tax and Class 1 NIC - cleared electronic payments reach HMRC bank accountAs the 22 April 2011 falls on a bank holiday, your cleared payment must reach our bank account no later than the last bank working day before that date 22 April File your employer annual return (P35 and P14s)If you are exempt from the requirement to file your employer annual return online your paper return must reach your HMRC office by 19 ...

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Liquid MD invited to talk at Cloud Computing Conference

Matt Holmes, Liquid MD and Chair of the Cloud Computing Special Interest Group for BASDA is once again on the road to speak at a cloud computing event. After Matt's success at the Sheffield Hallam University for 'Inside Cloud Computing', he has now been invited to speak at the Cloud Computing Conference hosted by eBusiness Club and East Midlands Chambers of Commerce. The event will be held at Nottingham Conference Centre, on the 15th April.  The free one-day event is designed to provide you with information and practical advice to be able to implement cloud computing services in your business. Matt will be giving an introduction to the benefits of cloud computing for small businesses, what's required and the perceived risks involved in ...

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Liquid MD talks to CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

Matt Holmes, Liquid MD and Chair of the Cloud Computing Special Interest Group for BASDA will be in York this week speaking at a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Branch Meeting. The event at the Holiday Inn on Tadcaster Road, near York Racecourse, will be taking an in-depth look at cloud: what it is, why it is here and an exploration of accounting in the cloud and the benefits that it could bring to your business.  The event is to be held on the 12th April, starting at 6pm. Matt is known for being able to explain cloud technology in a non-technical way and for giving practical hints and tips and how small businesses can take advantage of cloud technology now ...

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