Having used Xero for our own business and supported countless businesses using that and other cloud software such as Quickbooks, we’re firm advocates of the move from manual records.

The real transformations can come though from the adoption of business specific Apps.

Whether it’s Dext (formerly ReceiptBank), Go Cardless, Fluidly or one of over 800 that are now available for Xero alone, the right App can save huge amounts of time, increase accuracy and improve cashflow. And when you combine them to make an Appstack that’s tailored to your requirements, life just gets easier still!

With the number of Apps available though, careful thought and selection is needed.

Paying monthly for an App that you integrate but then don’t use won’t be any help at all. Worse still, paying and investing the time in setting up the wrong App, that doesn’t quite do what you need it to, just undermines the intention and makes you reluctant to do so again.

In this section we’re aiming to build on the information we’ve outlined in our Software services page. We’ll cover some of the Apps that we’ve found have helped our clients and will explain what the primary benefits are.

Because the majority of our clients are using either Xero or Quickbooks, we’ll tend to look at Apps that work best with those platforms, but as time passes, hopefully some of the other accounting packages will catch up!

The first section below includes links to our App-related ‘Rebound Resources’, designed during Lockdown to help businesses rebound after months of restrictions and, in many cases, prolonged periods of closure. Whilst we hope that there is no return to those dark days, the value in these resources remains, and we hope the information is helpful.

As ever, if you have any particular concerns or bottle necks within your processes that you’d like to resolve or discuss, please get in touch. The chances are that we’ll have come across them previously and we’re always happy to share our experiences.

Transform your business with the right Apps

Making the best use of Technology is a really smart thing to do. These are the Apps that we use and recommend to clients. 

Image of Liz Baranov as Presenter of BaranovTV - Reducing the bookkeeping burden! Episode 27

Reducing the bookkeeping burden!

We know that bookkeeping is a burden, so in this episode we’re talking about ReceiptBank (now Dext) and 1Tap as suggestions to make things MUCH easier. Watch this to find out more!

Debt chasing add-ons to improve your cashflow

Debt chasing isn’t a fun job, but it’s really important! In this episode I have two add-ons to your bookkeeping software that will make life MUCH easier. Find out more by watching the episode now!

Looking at Finance? Something you may have missed…

As many of our clients are aware, we like the functionality of Fluidly Lite, the 90 day cash flow forecasting tool, as a straightforward way to keep a cashflow forecast up to date. There is a small charge for this system, of £10+VAT per month, but because it bolts on to your Xero or Quickbooks system, that fee is negligible when you compare it to the time costs in keeping a manual cash flow. We think it’s a great tool, but now there’s an additional benefit!

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Cash Flow & Forecasts

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Can I just say we are so pleased that we have moved to Baranov Associates. As we discussed when you visited, we had to find a way to take the stress out of all of the financials and you’re doing that for us! We can see how to use Xero more efficiently and so with us being as on top of it as we can be and with you and Liz we feel a lot more confident about our business being in good shape.

Mrs S James, Sandbanks Capital Partners Limited

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