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Best Non-Accounting Cloud or Banking App

Best Non-Accounting Cloud or Banking App | Software Awards 2020 shortlist


The Non-Accounting Cloud or Banking App category in the Software Awards for Accounting Excellence 2020 was once again a fierce fight.

10th Nov 2020
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The Non-Accounting Cloud or Banking App category is a catch-all designed to showcase products that don't fit into traditional accounting categories and give them a chance to shine too.

Bringing together contenders from banking, R&D tax credits, the payroll world and online finance, this award is taking on a fintech flavour that is likely to become more common in the years to come. The full 2020 shortlist includes:

  • BrightPay Connect

  • Cashplus

  • Countingup

  • Satago

  • WhisperClaims

It's a diverse mix. BrightPay Connect is an online payroll portal to communicate with and share documents with employees, while Satago combines free reports and contact management tools for practice managers with access to online finance. Cashplus and Countingup represent the digital banking community.

Chaser narrowly outstripped Satago in last year's awards to take the 2019 Non-Accounting Cloud App category - the third time in a row. But with no Chaser in the shortlist for 2020, who will take the crown this time out?

Come back on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 when we announce the winner of this year's Non-Accounting and Banking App of the Year Award.

The 2020 shortlist

BrightPay is a payroll solution that provides everything you need to prepare you for Auto Enrolment. It is designed for small and medium businesses, accountants, and other payroll bureau providers.

Read more about BrightPay

Banking services shouldn’t get in the way of life, they should enrich it. Although we’re not a bank, we build on 12 years of success, to continue to create the UK’s most seamless banking services experience. From introducing the first UK prepaid card to being the first non-bank to offer a current account. we’ve been offering innovative products to 1.4 million customers long before the new guys showed up.

Read more about Cashplus

Countingup is your accounting and banking in one place. It's the simple way to run a business. Features include bank account number, sort code, Mastercard, automatic categorisation, VAT filing, invoicing and much more.

Read more about Countingup

Satago offers a technically advanced invoice finance system via its platform, which is designed to help businesses manage their cashflow. Satago's online platform facilitates the provision of invoice financing and sends automated reminders to customers in relation to unpaid invoices as well as reporting to suppliers on outstanding invoices and providing credit reports setting out risk levels of customers. 

Read more about Satago

WhisperClaims is a white-labelled, fully automated and fixed cost cloud based application for processing R&D tax claims. Our customers include Accountants and Specialist Consultants. The app allows HMRC compliant R&D tax reports to be completed in under an hour; that includes all of the cost capture, cost treatment and production of a full written report.

Read more about WhisperClaims

Accounting Excellence Software Awards 2020

Every year, the Accounting Excellence Software Awards celebrates the very best in accounting technology. Voted for by the UK public in what is now proudly the UK's biggest survey of accounting software, independent voting across multiple criteria means that the Software Awards are valued by both the audience and the winners alike. 

This year, the Accounting Excellence Software Awards will be run online via the AccountingWEB and Accounting Excellence websites. Shortlists and winners for each of the categories will be announced on AccountingWEB with the keenly-fought Practice Suite of the Year announced live at the Accounting Excellence Firm Awards 2020. 

Read the full Software Awards 2020 shortlist rundown

AccountingWEB cloud app and banking software reviews

Read more about the best cloud and banking apps for UK accountants at our dedicated Software Reviews page.

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