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Tech Lowdown: Starling Bank, Autotrip & Senta

This week, our tech round-up features Starling adding QuickBooks to its business marketplace, a free mileage tracking app recently launched by Autotrip, and a number of updates from Senta.

18th Dec 2019
Staff Writer AccountingWEB
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Starling Bank adds Intuit QuickBooks  to its business marketplace

Digital bank Starling has recently made Intuit QuickBooks the 11th partner to join its business marketplace, alongside Xero, FreeAgent, Digital Risks, CyberSmart, Tail, Flux, Nimbla, so sure, Anorak and Sparqa Legal. 

For Starling and QuickBooks users, connecting the bank and accounting app will automatically update all bank transactions automatically the user’s QuickBooks ledger. QuickBooks users can activate the link by typing Starling into the search box on the Banking tab within the accounting application.

The integration supports a range of activites, including chasing late payments, tracking deductible mileage and helping accountants to run payroll and link to HMRC, at no extra cost.

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The new free mileage tracking app from Autotrip

The mileage expense management system Autotrip has recently a free mobile app for business mileage tracking on the go, using the user’s phone GPS.

The mobile app records all journeys by working automatically in the background. Trips can then later be categorised as business or personal before submitting the overall expense claim. 

All claims can be reviewed on a map, stored online and allocated individual mileage rates.

Other features of the mobile app include private trips (where only the driver can view the trip), automatic VAT calculation for the business to claim, HMRC compliant mileage claims and unlimited trip allowance.

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Senta Updates

Cloud practice management software developer Senta has been testing a new production board feature with users to streamline moving between lists. The feature allows users to switch between job lists and production board lists, view work lists in weekly or monthly formats, and manage workloads by dragging and dropping individual items. 

A new Xero integration is also undergoing beta testing to offer practice-level features such as client data imports and syncing client data between the two systems.

Other additions from Senta include: emojis and reactions for notes, footer and emails; data offsets allowing specific date choices for job creations; copy and paste image and screenshot options for notes and emails; and a new task list filter for due dates and start dates.

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