Archive for September, 2010

Life changing technology for UK accountants

Sep 20

I’ve just spent a fortnight in the UK and by all accounts the UK economy isn’t in great shape. The Government is drastically cutting spending, which is creating much debate and idea generation over how to cut costs. Such ideas verge on the ridiculous at times. For example local councils are turning off street lights […]

Keep Reading

Break-Even Analysis

Sep 18

In every business there is a certain level of sales at which costs equal profits. This is know as the break-even point. Its simple to calculate and can be plotted on a break-even chart. Lets assume an event firm is running a champagne reception. The selling price per ticket is €10. Each guest gets one […]

Keep Reading

Simple UBL

Sep 17

As the SaaS accounting world matures a number of us have thought about how we send electronic invoices to each other.  It’s kinda crazy that you take an invoice out of an accounting application, flatten it into a pdf, and then someone has to retype it in to their accounting application. We imagine a world […]

Keep Reading

100% Xero

Sep 17

Chris Reid‘s practice first dipped its toes in the world of online accounting a while back when instead of following their default route of advocating Sage, he managed to persuade his staff and a small group his clients to try out Xero. Last month Chris informed Sage that he would not be renewing his Sage […]

Keep Reading

Pay and file deadline

Sep 17

Pay & File 2010 The final filing date for submission of the paper version of the 2009 Income Tax return (Form 11/11E) is the 31st October 2010. As this date falls on a Sunday, Revenue has put the following arrangements in place: Over the course of the weekend, returns and payments may be dropped in […]

Keep Reading

Unlocking the beauty of the web

Sep 16

In recent years Internet Explorer has been this wonderful utility built into Windows that allows people to download a web browser – usually Firefox. Probably due to the fact that they still dominate in market share, Microsoft has been pretty absent from the browser wars that have been raging over the last few years. But […]

Keep Reading

My beautiful polychronous workstyle

Sep 16

We take our technology enabled working lives for granted these days but anyone over the age of thirty five will recognize that the typical working day has changed quite profoundly in the last twenty years. Whether through the growth of remotely networked laptop usage from the late 90’s, the mobile email revolution of the last […]

Keep Reading

We’re always hiring!

Sep 16

Speaking at the New Zealand Computer Society 50th Anniversary conference today (twitpic’d below), I mentioned during a panel discussion that our biggest constraint was a pipeline of good talent. A couple of people mentioned afterwards that … There were surprised that we were still hiring There was a perception that Xero was complete and so […]

Keep Reading

Getting those bills under control

Sep 15

Today we’ve released some great new functionality in Xero Personal around planning for some of the bigger expenses you’ll face over a three month period. Plans & Reminders lets you anticipate upcoming payments whether they be expenses or income. Not only does it give you better visibility of when money is going to be coming […]

Keep Reading

Kashflow Promotional Code

Sep 15

If anyone is thinking of signing up to Kasflow’s excellent online accounts package I have a discount code which reduces the price from £15.99 to £14.99 To avail of the discount use the following promotional code AFF2101584 Or register on the following page Kashflow

Keep Reading