Welcome to our weekly round-up of the latest news and updates from the accounting tech world.
This week, Tech Insights features a new IRIS Accountancy Suite update, new Pandle features, a new version of the Tide app and AbbeyTax’s annual tax conference.
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IRIS spring update
IRIS has released its spring update, with new features added to its Accountancy Suite. On the compliance side, the IRIS Accountancy Suite spring release brings improvements and necessary changes to comply with MTD, FRS and GDPR.
Among these changes, the new version of the IRIS Accountancy Suite offers the ability to produce a new FRS 105 detailed balance sheet to micro entity accounts and complete e-filing of charity accounts.
Other enhancements include improved workflows and productivity enhancements. Additionally, secure e-signature approvals are now available within IRIS OpenSpace.
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New Pandle feature: Pandle Notes
Pandle has announced a new feature aimed at improving client-accountant communication and reducing the need for emails and calls.
With Pandle Notes, users can create notes and attach them to transactions so other users or their accountant can see them.
Users can search and filter previous notes.
Pandle is currently working on attaching reminders and the option to tag other users in the notes, triggering a notification for the mentioned user.
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Tide app new features
Tide has released new versions of its iOS and Android app. The new versions now feature a new business credit option.
Users can apply for credit up to £150,000 directly from the app and get a response within seconds if the request is of less than £15,000.
Both the iOs and Android app now offer integration with FreeAgent and Android users can also order additional Tide Mastercards from the app.
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AbbeyTax annual tax conference
AbbeyTax has announced its 2018 conference, covering tax planning tips for practitioners and their clients. The event takes place on 2 May at Haberdashers' Hall, London.
At the one-day conference, expert speakers will offer an update on the key tax changes. The conference topics include property tax updates, structuring opportunities for OMBs, non-dom rules, the self-employed status on the contracting landscape and maximising tax relief opportunities.
Registration is now open on AbbeyTax's website.