Fluidata simplifies expense process with Access aCloud

Colchester, UK – 26 March 2012 – High speed internet service provider Fluidata, is significantly reducing its amount of paper processes with the purchase of aCloud Expense. The new solution will replace a time-and-space consuming paper-based expense system as Fluidata continues to find ways of pushing more of its business processes into the cloud.

Nigel Sanders, finance director at Fluidata, said, “We’re an anti-paper company and have been filling filing cabinets with expense forms, which just isn’t very environmentally friendly. All our servers are on a private cloud so getting a cloud-based expense solution made sense.”

With an automated system Fluidata will free up the resources of the finance team. “Receiving paper expenses, entering them into payroll and then the finance system is very time consuming. With aCloud Expense the approval process is automated, goes real time and you get to see the receipt immediately.

“aCloud Expense auto uploads into Access Dimensions, our back-office finance system. We just have to have a quick final look at all expense claim uploads and then process them. We can pre-set the expense so we don’t waste time on journal entries,” continued Nigel.

Fluidata will also be using aCloud Expense to process corporate credit card expenses. “It can be a nightmare getting invoices that the card holder has processed and getting the statements. Now they upload the documents straight away – it’s just a much simpler process.”

“We looked at Concur and aCloud, but the simplicity of Access aCloud won us over. It did exactly what we wanted, and due to the flexibility and price of aCloud it’s easy to justify the ROI,” Nigel concluded.

To find out more about Access aCloud, which is now being used by more than 500 businesses, visit http://www.accessacloud.com. For further details on Access and its solution portfolio contact Diana Ellul-Grech on 0845 345 3300 or visit: http://www.theaccessgroup.com.

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About Access:

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

  • Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  • Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

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Access Group
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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight. Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements. Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011. In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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Receiving paper expenses, entering them into payroll and then the finance system is very time consuming. With aCloud Expense the approval process is automated, goes real time and you get to see the receipt immediately.
Nigel Sanders, finance director at Fluidata