What is the key to successful and efficient online invoicing?

The way that the internet has impacted on all types of business means that many day to day tasks and operations are now quite easily undertaken online.   For many simple business tasks such as invoicing, email has replaced physical post deliveries almost entirely as the immediacy not only cuts out potential delays but also any associated high volume postal costs are also negated.   Of course, invoicing is only one aspect of the finances of running a business that can be simplified and streamlined by using online services. Today's 'cloud' approach means that the whole concept of commercial financial management has undergone nothing short of a revolution.   Efficiency   The traditional image of 'shoe box finance', where a mixture of paperwork including invoices, receipts and bank ...

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How could the use of cloud computing save my company money in the long run?

One of the major buzzword phrases in the world of business over the past few years has been 'the cloud', but what exactly does it mean and can it save your company money?   Essentially, most of the major software and service providers are moving towards using a 'cloud' model, so at some point one or more of your business practices will encounter an option to change from local device storage to a remote, server-based system.   The concept of 'the cloud' aims to take full advantage of the high data transmission speeds of modern internet connections and to store information on internet-based central servers.   One way in which using cloud services can save a business money is on the outlay needed for computing equipment. ...

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Accounting software – how to evaluate for your business

Accounting software can help you to organise and manage your complete accounting process. It should save you time, provide you with management information to make decisions and potentially save you accountancy fees. Finding the right accounting software package however needs careful thought to ensure you get maximum benefit from the software. Other than making sure what you use will be excellent value for money here are some things you may want to consider before making your choice. Firstly, decide what features you want from an accounting system. Clearly sales and purchase ledgers along with online submission of tax returns and VAT are essential, but do you also need stock to be integrated, multicurrency or payroll? Next you need to decide when and ...

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October Top Tip: Amending Allocations in Bulk

Did you know that in Liquid Accounts you can fix transactions that have been allocated incorrectly in bulk?  If for example, you've been using the wrong nominal code for a particular sort of transaction, your Client Manager (i.e. your accountant or bookkeeper) can login to their free Client Manager module, go to the Trial Balance and press one button to change them all to the correct nominal code (rather than having to go into each individual transaction in change them one at a time). For further information about how to do this, or about how to use the Client Manager, please see our October Top Tip Help Document, or speak to our support team on 0845 450 7304, support@liquidaccounts.net If your accountant ...

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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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Collect Payments by Direct Debit and Save £100!

Would You Like to Be Able to Collect Payments via Direct Debit From Within Liquid Accounts? Liquid Accounts is pleased to announce that we have partnered with London and Zurich in order to offer our clients the ability to use online paperless Direct Debit as a way of collecting money from customers that's integrated into our cloud accounting software.  This is the service we use to collect the monthly subscriptions from our customers (so we know it works!).  And as an exclusive special offer, London and Zurich are offering Liquid customers £100 off the set-up fee of £350. Direct Debit is a very efficient method of collecting regular payments on their due date, thus maximizing your businesses cash flow with the confidence of ...

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Liquid Accounts V8: New Additional Cloud Accounting Modules and Upgrades.

Welcome to the first additional module release for Liquid Accounts V8.  We've added 2 new cloud accounting modules and a module bundle, plus we've upgraded 2 of our existing modules.  If you already have these modules turned on, then the new functionality will be there for you from when you login today.  If you don't have these additional modules already, but would like to know more, please contact our sales team. V8: New Additional Modules Contact Management (£5pm) - This module allows you to keep contact details for the companies and people that you interact with, alongside notes and history.  As it's fully integrated with your accounts system, it also allows you to cross-reference suppliers and customers with the accounting information you ...

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Liquid Accounts V8: New Functionality and Upgrades for Free!

Welcome to the first release for Liquid Accounts V8.  We've added a range of new functionality and upgrades to our cloud accounting software, for all our customers, as detailed below.  This will be available for you from when you login today. V8: New Functionality for All Customers In this release everyone will get the following extra functionality: Easy entry of recurring transactions - This feature is available under the Banking tab (and is very similar to our batch processing facility).  It allows you to create a list of regular transactions (either sales or purchases) such as rent payments, direct debits or subscriptions (like your monthly payment to Liquid Accounts), and set how often they occur.  Then, at the click of a button, the ...

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Liquid Accounts MD Speaks to CIMA and ICAEW

This week you can catch Liquid's MD, Matt Holmes, at a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) event in Rotherham and an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales) event in Hatfield telling accountants about cloud computing, cloud accounting, and Liquid Accounts. The CIMA event is tonight (19th September) at the Aston Hotel, Catcliffe, Rotherham from 6 till 8 and will take 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 can bring to accountants and the businesses they work with. Matt, who is on the Governing Body of the Cloud Industry Forum and was the founding Chair of the Cloud Computing Special Interest ...

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Case Study: “Help is always there if we need it & Liquid’s support is brilliant”

About The Energy Workshop'¦ The Energy Workshop is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. They provide professional and tailored advice to a range of clients including multi-national utilities, wind farm developers, environmental consultants and landowners to help them maximise their chances of planning success. The Energy Workshop have over 15 years experience and have worked with a organisations including BT, E.ON Renewables and Northern Rail. The company is led by Director, Jake Surman, who has helped guide the business from a small family firm of three consultants to a successful dynamic team of 10 today.   Liquid & The Energy Workshop'¦ They began using Liquid Accounts in 2010 after hearing that the cloud accounting market-leader, was based close to them in ...

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