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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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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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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Clouds Companies Gather to Cause a Start-Up Storm.

UK cloud accounting software market leader Liquid Accounts has joined forces with online green marketplace and company formation agent, @UK PLC to launch www.cloud-start-up.com; a complete business start-up package that includes a new company, domain name, e-commerce website, business club membership and exclusive start-up version of Liquid Cloud Accounting software.   The initiative allows new start-ups to start trading immediately with over 1 million buyers on the @UK ecommerce marketplace. Liquid Accounts MD, Matt Holmes said: 'Statistics show that it's crucial for start-ups to get to grips with their accounts from day one, but that many don't because they're focused on all the exciting things like products and branding.  However, while 4 out of 5 new start-ups fail within the first three years, 4 ...

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Book Online for Liquid Training Courses

You can now book online for Liquid training courses. The latest dates are show below and the list is automatically updated once a course has taken place.   Please click on the course you'd like to attend and follow the instructions (you will take you to the Constant Contact event management site). Payment is via cheque, Paypal or Google Checkout. If you would like to know about future dates or have any problems please contact us on 0845 450 7304, sales@liquidaccounts.net. Please note: The free Getting Started Webinars are only for existing customers or people who have signed up for a free trial with us, and are intended to show them how to quickly get up and running on Liquid Accounts.  If you would ...

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First Steps to Integrate Income Tax and NI

The government has asked experts to help it integrate national insurance contributions (NICs) and income tax.    In a speech earlier this week, David Gauke Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said that the government was issuing a 'call for evidence' on combining NICs and income tax before beginning a consultation in the autumn. 'Greater integration of the operation of the two systems has the potential to reduce burdens, remove distortions and improve fairness,' Gauke told an audience at the Centre for Business Taxation. Integrating two taxes won't be straightforward. Not only are the two tax regimes administered by separate computer systems within HMRC, they also rely on different timescales, tax bands and rates. And early moves to integrate NI and income tax will coincide with ...

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Software as a Service to Grow By 21% in 2011

Gartner has predicted that worldwide revenue from software as a service (SaaS), which the analyst firm defines as software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers, will reach $12.1bn in 2011, up 20.7% from last year. By 2015 the market will be worth $21.3bn, a 16.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), compared with a total application market CAGR of 8.5%. "Initial concerns about security, response time and service availability have diminished for many organisations as SaaS business and computing models have matured and adoption has become more widespread," said Tom Eid, research vice president at Gartner. The analyst firm says that over the last two years, the interest in SaaS and other off-premises models has shifted to cloud ...

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