Alex Falcon Huerta FCCA
Alex Falcon Huerta FCCA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2015
5th Nov 2017
Just reading through all of these comments, and I find it interesting to read about which one is best and who prefers what.
The competition between them is great and I’m sure there will be a lot more that develop and add on in the future. Over the past 6-7 years I’ve enjoyed watching the software products grow and in particular, add super exciting features to help with building in more efficiencies into the business.
What I have learnt over time is to work with products who genuinely listen on how to improve things.
Ultimately , you want to use the product as easily and possible. The main focus is the customer. You don’t want to worry about how something isn’t quite right. Isn’t that the point in why we bring them in? This is a great article and I enjoyed reading it. Choosing the software, I look to see how well a simple solution to a problem is fixed and not ignored.
When I set the practice up in 2015, I selected Practice Ignition. It was user friendly and super easy to set up. I didn’t need to call the team to do this. To me, this is really important. Since then, I have spoken to the developers, for example , with cool things that will help me... and they listened to that. Little things have been implemented that has made a difference. If they can’t develop and implement small changes ,it could be a product that could potentially end up failing. Which would concern me and I wouldnt want to invest time, then a few years down the road, have to select a different platform.Investment is important.
But choosing a product, you go with one that suits your business. I like mine to be simple and straight forward. Others may like it more detailed and various options. GP offers the detailed version with PDFs, where as PI, it’s contained within a link.
However. They are all fab and it’s great that they all want to help Accountants!
26th Jun 2015
Ive invested time in getting to know different cloud products such as Xero and the Add-ons. Receipt Bank, Spotlight, eWay, Stripe, GoCardless, Vend, Unleashed, Chaser, Tripcatcher etc. All these assist hugely is automating systems for my clients. I integrate the products also, based on their needs and requirements. There are so many products available for all the different industries, its pretty hard not to have at least one available for them. So far, not one of my clients have asked to go back to their former systems. I clearly don't want to drive away clients, but this is the path that I have chosen for my business. I have attracted technology based firms and start- ups.
I would equally like to know how I compare to other practices, startups etc. Perhaps a follow up will be a good idea in say 6 months /1 year. If people don't mind sharing their facts and figures then thats great.
25th Jun 2015
This is exactly the direction I wanted to head in with my new firm. I can provide my clients with real time financials 24/7.
Products like Receipt Bank enables firms to carry out a processes in a much quicker time, therefore being more profitable.
As an accountant, if you can be at the front of this change, rather than your client asking you about these products, you are putting your self in a much better position.
Not only do I talk about taxes and accounts, but I assist clients in streamlining and revolutionising their back offices.
24th Jun 2015
After the first month of trade, I converted 10 new clients. At the end of the first quarter, this is now 20. I have attracted technology based firms. Majority of which I can carry our research and development claims. Im based outside of London so the fees are generally a little lower. The average fee per client - £2.5k.
22nd Jun 2015
I'm using Digita DVO for accounts prep. So yes everything is cloud.