Accountex 2016 previews its exhibitor show highlights

Accountex – The National Accountancy Exhibition & Conference, taking place at ExCeL London next month, on 11-12 May, will feature 200 industry leading exhibitors and 185 CPD accredited seminars, panel sessions, and interactive workshops.  Over 5,000 accountants and finance professionals are expected to visit.

The following is a preview of just some of the new innovations on show for 2016.

The business world is changing.  Sage UK will be showcasing new solutions that are more mobile, social and global, empowering accountants and their clients to experience a new way of working and providing them with the tools they need to help them succeed (stand A640).

For some years, the Analyser for Sage 50 has been saving time and money for hundreds of accountants in practice and commerce.  Trax UK has announced the launch, at Accountex 2016, of the Analyser for both Xero and Kashflow, which will further enhance accountants reporting abilities for these systems (stand A724).

Fancy a spot of time travel?  Wolters Kluwer will take a leap into the future of the accountancy profession (clue: it involves virtual reality goggles!).  They'll also be demonstrating some of the recent smart and innovative developments of their online and cloud-based software (stand A950).

AutoEntry by OCREX will be giving demonstrations of rebranded cloud-based data entry solution, AutoEntry (formerly DocuRec) at the show.  This solution extracts data from receipts and invoices, and posts it automatically to Xero, Sage, Quickbook and more.  DocuRec launched in 2015 to a massively positive reaction, AutoEntry will do all the same and more (stand A422).

IFA (Institute of Financial Accountants) is an accountancy membership body solely focused on supporting members and students operating in an SME-sized organisation or small practice.  They are part of the IPA Group, the largest global professional accountancy body purely focused on supporting accountants in SMEs and small practices worldwide (stand A274).

Accountex 2016 sees a return of the famous ICPA mints that were so successful last year that they ran out.  Find out about their new benefit causing a stir ‘Get Me An Accountant’ and a discount price on ICPA Practice Evolution Conferences (stand A912).

MyWorkpapers, previously known as Auditflow, has now opened an office in Richmond, London.  MyWorkpapers re-brand coincides with the launch of its new products Connect and Exempt at Accountex 2016.   In 2013 IRIS partnered with MyWorkpapers (Auditflow) to bring a professional cloud based auditing tool to the UK.  Since that time MyWorkpapers has worked closely with IRIS, Mercia, and others on the functional makeup and direction of their solutions for the UK market (stand A700).

Innervision’s enhanced lease management and accounting software, LOIS 2.0, will be unveiled at Accountex to showcase its advanced lease accounting features and reporting capabilities.  LOIS 2.0 is the most cost-effective way to effortlessly comply with new global lease accounting standards – IFRS 16/FASB Topic 842.  Exclusive introductory offer available at the show (stand A122).

Reckon One is the new, smart, flexible, cost-effective online accountancy software for small businesses from Reckon UK.  Reckon One is a modular based system that allows firms to only pay for what they need.  It also allows firms to easily submit VAT returns online (stand A514).

Moneyhub's mobile technology provides clients and their professionals with an up-to-date, synchronised view of their entire financial universe from one single login – The Marketplace Network.  Moneyhub engages customers, drives collaboration and enables straight through processing.  Visitors will receive an exclusive preview and free premium trial extension of this innovative on-the-go technology at the show (stand A542).

Lovell Consulting has announced its new seminar dates, and bookings are now open.  Their complimentary breakfast seminars outline investment allowances available to clients on commercial property expenditure.  Essential guidance on capital allowances, achieving best results with HMRC, and avoiding the most common pitfalls.  Spaces are limited and booking is essential (stand A142).

US Tax & Financial Services will be educating UK accountants on the latest developments and tools being used by the IRS to find Americans abroad.  The United States is the only developed country in the world that taxes on citizenship.  US persons are obligated to report world-wide income and foreign financial accounts – no matter where they live or work.  They will highlight the importance for accountants to identify their US clients and how they can minimise their professional risk and add value to their service (stand A72).

GoCardless is the UK’s leading Direct Debit solution, offering a simple way to take regular payments at very low fees, ensuring firms get paid on time every time.  It’s integrated into all leading accounting software, including Xero, QuickBooks and Sage, offering automatic reconciliation of payments and dramatically reducing admin costs (stand A826).

Thomson Reuters is showcasing the latest development in the integrated Digita Professional Suite, Onvio – a new cloud-based tax and accounting solution aimed at improving productivity, practice collaboration and client service.  Richard Collin, head of mobile application development, will deliver his Keynote speech ‘What is Blockchain?' in the Keynote Theatre on Thursday 12 May at 1pm (stand A920).

The UK's fastest growing Procurement specialists Ebit Business Solutions will be unveiling their brand new ground breaking software package ADERES.  Cost savings, improved governance, and tactical reporting as standard (stand A854).

Invu Services will be sharing the results of its recent market research report ‘Investigating the purchasing process in UK medium sized businesses’ and detailed analysis into Purchase Order Processing within UK medium sized businesses (stand A130).

Association of Crowdfunding Experts, the latest offering from Kirsty McGregor, is being launched at Accountex.  Membership offers accountancy firms training, commencing with an intensive Crowdfunding Masterclass for Accountants, and monthly technical updates ‘Ahead of the Crowd’, as well as marketing resources and ways to find this type of work (stand A136).

XCD HR is launching XCD Payroll, an extension of their popular global cloud HR solution.  It is an HMRC compliant UK payroll solution that can handle multiple payrolls, flexible payroll periods, real time information (RTI) submissions, all statutory calculations, student loans and court orders (stand A292).

TaxAssist Accountants has launched its newly designed potential franchisee website.  The site has been redesigned with a clean new look, to improve the experience of users, and to enable clearer access to content from mobile devices.  Visitors can find out more about the franchise and how they can build an asset for the future of their own accountancy practices at the show (stand A772).

What if accounting offices were the foundation for the ‘touchless’ resilient business of the future?  Bizdocs is the Digital Transformation Portal – powered by worldwide award-winning technologies –that allows accounting and bookkeeping professionals to generate new revenue streams providing ‘touchless’ certified document and records management services to their clients (stand A276).

Granted Consultancy is introducing its most up-to-date and comprehensive research of funding success rates available.  The report, which assesses the likelihood of grant funding success, is based on historic data regarding applicant success rates.  It’s unrivalled in its examination of statistics from both the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and Innovate UK’s SMART programme (stand A450).

Hornblower Business Brokers, specialists in business sales and acquisitions for engineering and B2B service sectors, is launching a Strategic Partnering Program for accountancy firms – offering the opportunity to bolt-on an M&A and business sale capability to their firms’ services and advise clients throughout the business cycle (stand A102).

Panintelligence is offering free trials of award-winning business intelligence reporting software for financial accounting packages, including Sage, Exchequer, Netsuite and Xero financials.  Affordable and easy to set up and use, users can quickly drill down into all data in their organisation via a real-time customisable dashboard, from any device anywhere.  Zandra Moore will be speaking in the How-to Theatre on Wednesday 11 May at 4pm (stand A226).

Exact builds business software for SMEs and their accountants.  Its innovative technology includes integrated CRM, and industry-specific solutions, including manufacturing, professional services and wholesale distribution.  Exact will showcase its latest innovations with Practice Management to help manage internal processes of the accountancy.  A competition for all visitors is open on the stand, with a high performance Scalextric track (stand A570).

Webexpenses provides award-winning, cloud-based software that transforms how companies manage expenses.  The SaaS business has recently relaunched their partner programmes, they bring new benefits to accountants that want to join webexpenses and help clients manage their expense process (stand A230).

Checkmybooks, from the company that provides the UK’s leading desktop to cloud data conversion service, Movemybooks, is promoting its new client records checking and correction software for accountants.  It automatically reviews client year-end data and identifies issues, allowing users to make adjustments, automatically drafts a Client Advisory Report, and allows export to accounts production software.  It also works directly with Xero and with Sage or Quickbooks data without needing their desktop software (stand A910).

Practice Ignition's newly refreshed UI sees the release of their much anticipated Revenue Dashboard, giving partners a clear breakdown between Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) and Project Work; plus the ability to set forecasts and budgets.  They will be running demos of this new feature at the show (stand A766).

Accountancy has changed.  Have you?  IRIS experts will be taking visitors on a journey through a fully virtual practice and providing revolutionary insight into how, with the right technology, they can effectively capitalise on industry-wide change and future-proof their businesses (stand A900).

Join FreeAgent’s CEO Ed Molyneux for his Keynote speech in the Keynote Theatre at 4pm on Wednesday 11 May.  Ed will discuss the forces driving change in the profession and outline how to add value to accounting services.  FreeAgent will demo its software, including new bulk payroll functionality at the show (stand A300).

The new PANALITIX LearningHUB is turning traditional classroom learning on its head for member firms, with an intuitive and highly visual e-learning system that includes firm improvement and practical learning courseware, video training, checklists and tests that provide endless CPD (stand A626).

TransferMate Global Payments will be showcasing how they have changed the way businesses worldwide send/receive international payments.  Regulated across the USA, Canada, Europe and Australasia, to date, TransferMate have made over $5billion in transfers for over 35,000 companies worldwide.  Their free software add-ons for the world’s leading accountancy packages, including Xero, SAP, Sage and QuickBooks, has dramatically altered the accounting landscape (stand A324).

Get paid faster via Sage Pay by adding 'Pay Now' buttons to e-invoices batch delivered by Spindle Professional.  See how advanced credit control software Credit Hound can help sales communicate better with finance.  Visit Draycir for live demos and take home a Credit Hound cuddly dog (stand A824).

Introducing Amadeus cytric travel and expense for corporations looking to drive down T&E costs and empower travellers to work smarter.  This one-stop shop provides advanced spend management for business travel using a fully-integrated solution that is user-friendly and works seamlessly across mobile devices (stand A418).

Asset Based Lending is increasingly being seen as a progressive, flexible funding tool but awareness is still painfully low, so what’s holding it back?  ABN AMRO Commercial Finance is coming to Accountex packed full of handy tools to demystify the best kept secret of finance (stand A864).

Kingsland Business Recovery is introducing a new bespoke credit control service tailored to suit individual business requirements.  They can help review sales orders and credit control processes to minimise payment disputes and ultimately improve the cash flow to businesses (stand A1000).

OryxAlign recently partnered with a new security vendor, OpenDNS, to deliver a new layer of breach protection and predictive network security at the DNS and IP layers, using the Internet’s existing infrastructure to prevent command and control callbacks and advanced malware attacks (stand A352).

Propero Partners is showcasing its 3-step process for attracting clients and growing accountancy firms’ revenue.  It ensures firms can attract a consistent stream of qualified enquiries, who have been pre-warmed on their services, making it easier to convert them into paying clients (stand A414).

Claritax Books is exhibiting for the first time at Accountex.  They are the newest but fastest growing tax publishing company serving accountants and tax specialists throughout the UK.  Their clear, accurate in-depth tax commentary is written by an array of top barristers, solicitors, accountants and other tax specialists (stand A131).

Accountex returns to ExCeL London on 11-12 May 2016.  The event is open to all accountancy professionals and free tickets can be booked on the website at www.accountex.co.uk.

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