Cloud Apps

At Caprica Online Accountants we love the cloud and have no doubt it’s the future in so many ways. We like it even more when we help clients discover web based software that transforms the way they work. Here are a few of our favourites, they all offer free trials so why not give them a go.

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Xero Accounting Software

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Accounting software is a brilliant way to discover cloud apps. Like it or not every business needs an accounting system and has to spend a lot of time keeping it up to date. Xero fundamentally changes that experience. It speeds up the repetitive tasks by automatically importing your bank statements and remembering recurring transactions.

We can’t recommend Xero enough and eagerly anticipate the day that they overtake clunky and outdated Sage as the market leader.

Get in contact and we’ll set you up with a free Xero trial

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Unleashed Inventory Management

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Xero doesn’t have a detailed inventory system, that’s not a problem though because Unleashed covers inventory management with seamless Xero integration.

For businesses where inventory is key Unleashed can make a huge difference. It simplifies the inventory management process from order through to sale. Along the way you get clear understandable data explaining the quantity and value of units you hold, the margins you’re making by product and alerts for when you need to re-order.

If you run an e-commerce site built on the Magento or Dremus platforms Unleashed can integrate Unleashed with your website so when you make a sale Unleashed and Xero are automatically updated. That sounds like the future to us.

Go to the Unleashed website

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Capsule CRM

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If you want to keep track of your clients and sales opportunities a good CRM system (meaning Customer Relationship Management) is vital. Capsule is really easy to use and keeps contact information for all your contacts (be they clients, leads or partners), tracks email communications, stores important documents and, vitally, keeps track of your sales pipeline.

As businesses grow it gets harder and harder to remember all those little conversations you have with contacts that could lead to a sale. You can track all these opportunities with Capsule and monitor them through from prospect to sale.

It goes without saying that it integrates with Xero (and Google Apps!) and as it’s a web app all your team can access it wherever they are.

Go to the Capsule website

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Receipt Bank

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Receipt Bank isn’t software as such but is a great example of the sort of time saving services cloud software makes possible.

Receipt Bank take all your expense receipts and input them into your online accounting system for you whether that’s Xero, KashFlow or FreeAgent. You can send them PDFs by email or via Dropbox or if you prefer you can chuck a pile of paper receipts into an envelope and post it to them, which they’ll scan for you too!

If you want to incorporate Receipt Bank into your Caprica Online Accountants accounting package get in touch and we’ll be happy to oblige. Alternatively you can sign up directly with Receipt Bank from just £10.99 a month.

Go to the Receipt Bank website

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Basecamp project management

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Basecamp is all about project management. If you are undertaking a complex project with lots of collaborators and moving parts you need somewhere central to keep track of it all. That’s what Basecamp does.

It provides a forum for discussion, to do lists, a calendar to keep everything on schedule and a central store for all key files. Next time you undertake a business project give it a go and see how much more in control you feel.

Go to the Basecamp website

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Dropbox

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Cloud file storage is a really competitive area with Microsoft, Google and Apple all fighting for dominance. We suggest you ignore them all and use Dropbox, they were the first to take it mainstream and remain the best.

The awesome features include automatic syncing (if you save something to your My Documents folder Dropbox can automatically upload it), file sharing (share a single file, folder or everything) and easy access on any device. That means if you’re on the road with just your smart phone or tablet all your documents can be accessed no problem at all.

Dropbox give all users 2gb for free, if you mostly use it for documents and spreadsheets that’ll probably last you a long time.

Sign up for a free Dropbox account

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Discover More Web Apps

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If, like us you are obsessed with automating your business using web apps then check out Cloudfindr.com*. Cloudfindr.com is a UK based web app store that helps small businesses find the web apps that can make a huge difference to their business processes.

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Cloudfindr Web App Store

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How Caprica Online Accountants can help

Online Accountants | Reading AccountantsAt Caprica Online Accountants we help clients make the most of the cloud. We’ll help you implement any of the systems above and if you have a specific requirements we’ll help find the perfect software for you. Get in touch and see how much we can help.