Real FD readers vote Access Accounting 'Financial Software Provider of the Year'

Access Accounting has been named ‘Financial Software Provider of the Year’ by readers of Real FD. The prestigious accolade was presented at the Real FD/CBI FDs' Excellence Awards, held at The Dorchester in London on Tuesday 17th April. Access Accounting was the only independent company to reach the shortlist and beat off competition from 11 other providers to clinch the award.

Real FD invited financial directors to rate their satisfaction with the quality of their core financials system and the level of support provided by the vendor. One FD commented, “Integration has been the key to our success in transforming the finance department. Access technology has really helped me to do this in a relatively painless way.”

Access Accounting was praised by FDs for the software’s ease of use and flexibility as well as the quality of the company’s customer support. Large clients highlighted the professionalism of the implementation process, with Real FD proclaiming Access Accounting to be an all-round winner. The software house was also highly commended last year, when once again it was praised for its superior level of customer care.

John Beech, managing director for Access Accounting, collected the award. He commented, “It’s fantastic to receive such a vote of confidence directly from financial directors in businesses throughout the UK. I believe this is a testament to the outstanding team we have at Access, who share a vision to produce the software that every user will positively recommend. My thanks go to them, and our clients, for making this possible.”

The awards also celebrated the contribution of leading FDs to the success of UK business, including some of the top FTSE companies.

Richard Lambert, the director-general of the CBI, was the host for the evening, with entertainment by comedienne, Jo Brand.

For more information on Access Accounting please telephone 0845 3453300 or visit:
www.accountingweb.co.uk/partner/access/

About Access Accouting

Access Accounting Ltd is a business and accounting software developer, employing a total of 115 staff. Its software solutions have been chosen by over 10,000 UK companies, helping them to achieve business success.

Access Accounting, a subsidiary of Access Technology Group Ltd, was the first UK software developer to recognise the potential of Windows and create a mid-range accounting platform based on this technology. Its solutions include four scalable, web-enabled accounts systems under the Access Accounts brand:

- Dimensions (Client/Server solution for medium and large enterprises with 1 to 500+ concurrent users);
- Dimensions Lite (Client/Server solution for medium and large companies with up to 10 concurrent users);
- Horizons (Mid-range solution for small and medium companies with up to 10 concurrent users); and
- FoundationsXP (Entry-level solution for small companies requiring up to three concurrent users).

The company also offers Access Payroll, a combined payroll/personnel suite, which is fully compliant with the upcoming CIS regulations.

Access Accounting is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has received accreditation from major authorities including the Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the HM Revenue & Customs' rigorous Payroll Standards Scheme. The company also won the 2005 Accountancy Age ‘Mid Range Software Package of the Year’ award, which is recognised as the highest accolade in the UK accounting software industry.

For more information contact:

Helen Carpenter
Head of Group PR
Access Accounting Ltd
T: 01206 322575 / 07833 936311
F: 01206 322956
E: helen.carpenter@access-accounts.com
W: www.accountingweb.co.uk/partner/access/