Guidance and tools

Digital technology can help grow your business. Whether you’re taking your first step or next step, our guidance section includes resources to help you: work out what’s right for your business; adopt new ways of working; and learn how digital has helped businesses like yours.

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Introduction to Digital Accounting software

Digital Accounting software helps you stay on top of your business finances by making it easier to record, store and analyse your data. Find out how accounting software could help your business.

6 steps to choosing software

Digital technologies can help your business grow. Our 6 steps will steer you through the buying process, so you can make the right choice.

Step 1: Set objectives for new software

Before you think about which software to buy, you need to know what problems you want it to solve. Work out why you’re buying it and what you want it to achieve.

Step 2: Write your requirements list

Use our checklist to draw up a list of the features you need software to have. This will help you compare products and choose the right one for you.

Step 3: Calculate your software budget

Use our checklists to help you understand the potential financial benefits and savings, plus the financial costs, you need to consider before buying.

Step 4: Buy software with confidence

Once you know what you can spend on new software, it’s time to talk to suppliers, get quotes and trial some products. Find out the questions to ask and what to watch out for.

Step 5: Make new software work for your team

There are lots of potential challenges when introducing new technology into your business. Here are some tips to help ensure that getting buy-in from your team isn’t one of them.

Step 6: Get your money’s worth

With your new software in place, it’s time to review whether it’s achieving everything you wanted it to, or whether it needs improvements. Here’s how to do it.

Copper Connexions

When Anthony Denison-Birch decided to go it alone and set up Copper Connexions Ltd, he discovered adopting Digital Accounting was one of the best things he could do to help his business grow.

Would Digital Accounting suit my business?

Digital Accounting software can streamline tasks and help you stay on top of your business’ finances, reducing the need for many manual processes. Take a closer look at what this software offers.

Your Finance Team

For Mark Randall of Your Finance Team, Digital Accounting software gave him the tools he needed to go it alone and set up his own business.

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