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Clear Books a year on… An explanation on change management and where we’re at

If you are curious to read about a major change process we have been through please check out Tim’s quarterly investor updates. The summary is that we’ve returned to our roots to make our core business solid. The benefit to you? Clear and simple accounting software delivered with passion and kindness. We’ve set a vision for the company to quadruple the size of the business with a remit of profitability and to increase customer advocacy levels by 78% by March 2023.


Update to invoicing on Clear Books

We are delighted to announce a new a design update to our invoicing module. We improved the layout of the invoicing tool to better follow our intuitive style guide. The only additional feature is the customer/supplier selector, which was previously a drop down select menu, but it's now an autocomplete search box.


Creating Direct Debit mandates in Clear Books is changing

Our GoCardless integration automates the process of setting up direct debit mandates with your customers.  This feature simplifies the process of getting your customers to pay on time, and from 2nd November 2016 we will be making the process even simpler. One of the problems we found with our current mandate creation process is that when trying to collect an invoice which was greater than the mandate limit for the month you had to do this outside the direct debit process.


5 Bookkeeping myths from the IAB

Running a business of any size it bound to have its difficult points. Be it that you’re struggling to get to grips with employment law, or that you’re spending a lot of your time looking for more spacious office spaces. Whatever it may be that you’re having a hard time with, and regardless of your business size and type, there are always things you can do to give yourself a helping hand.


Future Product Development

Although it may seem as though not much has changed with the product over the last year or so, the development team have been busy optimising the product performance and responsiveness, moving the entire system to a new hosted environment and launching a new look and feel. We already have a detailed product roadmap of enhancements that will be worked on over the coming months and we’re also considering some additional potential major additions to our products and services, particularly around Payroll and HR, the Construction market (where we already have a unique CIS offering) and training services.


Clear Books customer feedback – the results!

Over the last 8 weeks we’ve been working with Enquir3 who’ve been interviewing our accounting partners and getting feedback on what we do well and what we don’t do so well. The positive feedback has been hugely encouraging for the team and confirms that Clear Books is a fantastic product transforming people’s lives, for the better!


Introducing the new Clear Books theme

As part of an ongoing plan to improve our product, Clear Books is pleased to announce that its New Theme will go live on 31 October 2016. This has been available in Preview, to all users for several months and has been used by half of all new users since March 2016. With the objective of making Clear Books easier and more intuitive to use the new theme has been designed to improve the user experience, both in terms of a more modern look and feel and in moving individual features to more logical positions within an improved menu structure.


Certified Partner Spotlight – Midford Accountancy

Clear Books interviews Bashir Salat of Midford Accountancy to discuss how he manages his practice now, and in the future. Introduce yourself and what it is you do? I’m Bashir I’m an accountant, ACCA qualified. Membership with AAT, IFA and IPA. Mainly cater for SMEs - and medium sized businesses. We specialise in mainly Italian businesses entrepreneurs setting up in the UK.

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Certified Partner Spotlight – Pebbles Projects HR & Accounts Ltd

Clear Books interviews Sean Huxley, Director of Pebbles Projects HR & Accounts Ltd to talk all things from accounting to entrepreneurship. Introduce yourself and what it is you do? Sean Huxley, Director of Pebbles Projects HR & Accounts Ltd. I oversee the management accounts for a number of our client up to trial balance ready for submitting to client accountants to prepare their year end financial statements.


Get on your bike! It’s National Cycle to Work Day!

Happy National Cycle to Work Day! Today is a national event aiming to encourage everyone to get on their bike and pedal to work! For the last month employers and employees all around the UK have been pledging their miles for the day. Over 44,000 cyclists have pledged that a whopping 664,755 miles will be cycled!

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