The Big Red revolution
The Big Red Book is a super-simple book-keeping program launched last week. The package costs £395 and was designed by Dublin accountants Brian Phelan & Co to look and work just like a traditional ledger. The target market is for cash-driven small businesses which do not need to maintain nominal ledgers.
More Web, less hassle PracticeWeb is a new, ready-made website service to cut down the hassle for accountancy firms which want to establish a Web presence. A joint venture between the AccountingWEB internet service and Bristol-based marketing Practice Track, PracticeWEB provides a Web address and templates firms can use to built their own site. A sole practitioner site costs £1,000 a year, plus a £250 set-up fee.
Viztopia moves up Viztopia last week introduced Version 3.0 of its accounts production software. Now a full 32-bit Windows package, the enhanced program can cope with multiple accounting year postings and specialist farm, charity and trust accounts formats. The company also launched a practice intranet system, Viztopia Knowledge Management.
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
In our latest managing partner Q&A looking towards 2017, CVR Global's Richard Toone talks about recruitment, and the potential threat of competition from the legal sector, as key issues for the firm in the coming year
Deloitte to avoid tendering for government contracts over the next six months, to appease Theresa May following consultant's report that painted a less-than-flattering picture of Brexit plans
In our first Q&A looking towards 2017, Menzies senior partner Julie Adams flags up increasing digitisation, aligned with more hands-on consultative services, as the key mix for her practice