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Annual Accounting Software Update 2014

Date & Time: 14/10/2014 9:45 am - 12:30 pm | Location: The Oakley Building, Wyboston Lakes Training Centre

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A special FREE presentation for businesses and bookkeepers – ideally suited for current accounting software users as well as those looking at the benefits of using accounting software

Timings

09:45 am               Registration and refreshments

10:00 am               Presentations (including a short break after the first presentation)

12:30 pm              Finish and buffet lunch

 Who should attend

 This seminar is aimed at helping businesses and bookkeepers get the best out of their financial records and keep them in the best of shape and is suitable for both current accounting software users as well as those that might be considering using it for the first time.

 Our 2014 annual Accounting Software Update is focused on making your accounts work for you, with a focus on greater flexibility in where and how you access your accounts, whilst remembering the importance of understanding what you are looking at.

Working with the UK’s top two accounting software providers, this event will look at cloud technology and how this can revolutionise how you work.

Our own in-house accounting software expert will then look at the key principles of reporting, to ensure your figures are reliable and presented in a way that is useful to your business.

Presentation Topics & Speakers

Sage 2015 – What does it mean for you?

Presented by Nick Dent, Channel Enablement Manager, Sage (UK) Limited

Streets are Sage Platinum Business Partners with over 20 years’ experience working with Sage.

Our annual update will spotlight on the latest version of Sage 50 Accounts.

Sage 2015 marks the next era in accounting software, giving you the freedom to work where and when you want to. It gives you the best of both worlds, with the benefits of stable, reliable desktop software and the choice to also link your data in the cloud, to give you greater flexibility and security. Nick’s presentation will aim to illustrate the following new features and the associated benefits of using the latest version of Sage 50 including:

  • The ability to share your data in real time using Sage Drive – no more waiting for files to be transferred
  • The provision of remote access to other offices, home, your accountant…
  • The ability to carry out automatic backups to protect data and make it easy to restore should the need arise
  • How the new mobile apps help business owners and sales teams understand performance on the go
  • How the new streamlined navigation helps you work more efficiently
  • The provision of faster, more stable working – tested to deal with up to 1.5 million transactions and 20 concurrent users.

An Introduction to QuickBooks Online

Rob Hoyle, Senior Business Development Manager, QuickBooks               

 Streets’ is proud to be accredited members of the QuickBooks Online Partner Program. QuickBooks Online is a cloud based accounting software that works on Macs, P.C’s, tablets and smart phones.

Our QuickBooks Online presentation will demonstrate how cloud based accounting software works. The presentation will seek to highlight which types of business or accounts software user a cloud based solution might be appropriate for. Rob’s presentation will look at the following:

  • What is cloud based accounting?
  • Show how you can take your accounts anywhere
  • Demonstrate how online features make processing your accounts easier
  • How the use of apps and features can help you to get paid quicker

 Understanding What You See –

Common pitfalls on the way to excellent accounts

Sarah Leonard (ACA), Senior Manager and Accounting Software Specialist,

Streets Chartered Accountants

With over 16 years’ experience working with businesses to make more sense of their figures, Sarah will share common mistakes and misunderstandings when preparing and reviewing accounts and also lift the lid on some of the jargon that accountants use that baffles business owners.

Sarah will also look at the importance and role of management accounts including what you should be doing and when in order to generate meaningful numbers.

To book your FREE place please complete and return our event BOOKING FORM or visit www.streetsweb.co.uk/events to book online.