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Accounting and Payroll Round-Up 2019-2020

2019 was a busy year for changes to accounting and payroll legislation with the introduction of Making Tax Digital, as well as the announcement of new IR35 rules and the CID Domestic Reverse Charge. We’ve recapped the biggest changes to affect accounting and payroll professionals in 2019, as well as looking ahead at what we can expect from 2020. 2019 Accounting and Payroll Legislation Changes Making Tax Digital The first major change to accounting legislation happened in August, when HMRC Read More...

What’s New in Act! Version 22?

The long-awaited Act! Version 22 has finally been released, bringing with it a host of changes designed to improve user experience and functionality, as well as enhancements to the marketing automation feature of the current Act! Growth Suite. The entry-level Starter Tier of the Act! Growth Suite has also just joined the market with Swiftpage’s latest release. Why Choose Act! Growth Suite? Sales and Marketing all in one – the new Act! Growth Suite has been created to help small to Read More...

Perfect Your Lead Nurturing Process with Act! Growth Suite.

As an SME you rely on your sales and marketing efforts to attract new leads and turn them into paying customers. By making lead nurturing an integral part of your inbound marketing strategy, you can convert more leads into sales and turn them into returning customers. Read on to learn more about lead nurturing and how it can help your business. What is lead nurturing? The purpose of lead nurturing is to build long-lasting relationships that turn leads into loyal customers. Read More...

5 Reasons Why You Need An Act! Subscription

Act! is a comprehensive sales and marketing platform designed to help small and mid-sized businesses grow. Read on to see why so many businesses are choosing an Act! subscription to facilitate their customer management and marketing processes.Better cashflow managementSmaller monthly or annual payments means that you don’t have to invest a large amount of capital upfront for your CRM software. This helps you to budget and improve your cash flow far more easily than when purchasing a perpetual license.Automatic UpgradesAct! updates are regularly released Read More...

Introducing Act! Automated Marketing

Swiftpage’s latest addition to its SME marketing offering is the Act! Automated Marketing feature. AMA is an all-in-one marketing tool that integrates seamlessly with Act! CRM to provide automated marketing and social media campaigns, task creation and follow-ups, as well as automatically recording campaign history for each of your contacts.Comprehensive Marketing Campaign ManagementAct! Automated Marketing gives you full control over your marketing campaigns with a selection of tools. AMA lets you create effective email marketing campaigns, both adhoc and longer drip marketing campaigns.AMA users can Read More...

Training for Sage Software Success

In the modern world of business, we expect software to perform a range of functions that help us to complete our day-to-day roles. However, the more we expect from our software programs, the more complicated they become. As a result, software training is now essential in order to fully understand what your software can do for your business and how to use it to its full potential.Increase your software ROIWhen implementing a new software, we always recommend incorporating a training element, even if on the surface, Read More...

Add-Ons To Improve Your Act! CRM Experience

Act! is the number one CRM and marketing tool for SME’s around the world. Act! CRM is designed to help small to medium-sized businesses build relationships, maximise engagement and drive growth. It is a fully customisable solution that can be tailored to the way you work and to meet any industry specific needs.What are Add-ons?Add-ons are an addition to a program that help to expand the features of the software. Add-ons are designed to work in harmony with the original program and enhance its Read More...

Swiftpage expands its Act! portfolio with the new Act! Growth Suite

Swiftpage has recently announced that it will be retiring former legacy Act! plans as it expands its CRM and email marketing portfolio.How will this affect your subscription?All customers currently using Act! Pro or who are currently subscribed to a former legacy plan, will need to make the switch to the new Growth Suite before June 2020, when these plans will be discontinued. The changes mean that Act! Pro will no longer be supported with new updates and adding additional users will not be possible.To Read More...

Transforming your office into a paperless environment.

Operating a paperless office is more achievable than ever with new developments in digital applications. With organisations such as HMRC leading the way with the recent ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative, many more businesses are set to follow their lead and become less-reliant on paper processes.The term ‘paperless’ means moving away from traditional working processes that rely heavily on paper, to new tech-based digital processes requiring less paper. Not only is this method of working better for the environment, it also offers Read More...

When to upgrade from Excel to a dedicated accounting solution

Although not a dedicated accounting software, Microsoft Excel has been a staple in the business application suite for a long time and is still widely used. A lot of small businesses and self-employed workers initially turn to excel to keep on top of their accounting requirements.Whilst Microsoft Excel has its benefits – it is fairly easy to use and readily accessible – it could actually be holding your business back instead of helping you move forwards.What happens Read More...