AccountingWEB.co.uk has a fresh new look and it’s not just skin-deep.
From this week, AccountingWEB.co.uk is sporting a fresh new look and we've also introduced a host of exciting new features. The changes are in response to what you, our members, have told us about the way you use the website and the key business issues of importance to you as members of the accountancy profession.
New features One of the first things you’ll notice when you register or log in is your control panel, always on hand to give you access to your profile, email subscriptions, private messages, content alerts, favourites library – in fact, everything that the new AccountingWEB.co.uk site brings you.
Here is a brief summary of the new features available to you:
Private messaging AccountingWEB.co.uk now gives you a secure inbox to contact and keep in touch with other members, without having to reveal your email address.
Content alerts If you find an article, discussion or subject area that you’d like to be keep track of, you can add it to your content alerts and you’ll be notified of any new content added to the website. You can choose to receive these alerts hourly, daily or weekly.
Public profile Once you’ve registered, you can choose to fill out your public profile. This allows other members to learn more about you and your business (at your discretion!), and also to connect with you via social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter. Your public profile can also display your company logo, the comments that you’ve made on the site, the articles or blogs that you’ve published, and which discussion groups you belong to.
Discussion groups We have also introduced ‘discussion groups’, allowing you to set up your own area on AccountingWEB.co.uk for specific professional sectors, business topics, campaigns, or projects. Groups can be open, where new members can join freely, or private, where members join on an invitation-only basis and are approved by the group owner.
Discussion groups allow you to write your own articles, send newsletters to the group members, and set up your own forums. As a member of a group, you can control whether you receive updates and newsletters from the group owner.
Subscriptions AccountingWEB.co.uk publishes four email bulletins every week, along with occasional supplements on accountancy-related topics. We also have a new events and continuing professional development (CPD) bulletin, letting you know of courses, exhibitions and seminars that you might find of interest.
Blog If you fancy showing the world your views on accountancy, or simply want to keep people up to date with how your practice is going, you can start blogging as soon as you create your free AccountingWEB.co.uk account.
Library Whenever you find an article that you’d like to keep for reference, simply add it to your library. You can add and remove articles whenever you like, and your control panel keeps a handy list of your favourites.
Any Answers This is a version of a forum specifically for answering accountancy questions, where other AccountingWEB.co.uk members can contribute their replies, and you can choose and highlight what you consider to be the best one.
Please let us know what you think!
We hope that you like the new look AccountingWEB.co.uk, and we’d very much welcome your thoughts and any ideas for improvement. Do feel free to drop us a line at [email protected].