More cloud accounting tools hit UK

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Three cloud accounting software developers turned up at the Accountex event in London last week hoping to gain a foothold in the UK market. And more are waiting in the wings.

The new entrants come from Australia, Ireland and the Netherlands and include two that may be familiar to UK accountants.

Ireland’s Relate Software is the company behind Surfaccounts.com. Dutch developer Exact, meanwhile, has sold its mid-range ERP system here for years, but came to Accountex to gauge the UK’s readiness for Exactonline.com, which is already available in the Netherlands.

But the company with the most ambitious claims at the event was...

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carnmores's picture

well john here are my bullet points    1 thanks

carnmores | | Permalink
  • the market share of online is still  small , how many of these onliners can afford the spend necessary and for how long , will they be able to get a decent return?
  • software providers are getting the message on price things are better value now
  • interestingly Kashflow went to to business start up exhibition next door and had an enormous stand, was that a better call?
  • what will happen to the the added value products such as autorec and bankline in an online age?
  • there are some very comprehensive solutions on display, such as Exact , might these prove to be too comprehensive for most users? thanks for the sweets by the way but my teeth werent up to the job!
  • has inStream from celaton got a fantastic solution for reading and saving volumes of incoming invoices?
  • is Xero soon promised stautory accounts addon a game changer? 
  • is free payroll software a viable and useful model eg PaySuite ?
  • is free accountancy software a way forward eg Quickfile?
  • on accounts and other pratice software i particularly liked the look of Digita's hosted desktop and the upgraded client hub for Taxcalc
  • Iris cloud solution is based i believe on PTP and is an entry level product , how long will it take the full Iris product to the cloud or will they too go to hosted?
  • finally i havent been to Custom House for 30 years my old pub opposite the station is now an Ibis (no not Iris) styles hotel
  • my goodness the change at the royal victoria and albert is breathtaking
carnmores's picture

john    2 thanks

carnmores | | Permalink

you really should give this informative exciting piece more prominece :-)

robertlovell's picture

Thanks carnmores

robertlovell | | Permalink

Many thanks for your comments - really useful to have all of your points about the market.

John's actually at a conference today but I'm sure he'll respond once he gets a chance.

We'll certainly be looking to give the piece more prominence in the week ahead.

Best regards

Accountex's picture

Thanks John    2 thanks

Accountex | | Permalink

Firstly, thank you for speaking at the event and also for posting a great piece about the landcape of cloud within the accounting market. I watch with interest to see what happens.

Feed back from exhibitors and visitors alike has been fantastic and over 50% of the exhibition space for the 2014 event is already sold which is a great indication of the future success of the show.

Scott Hider

Event Director