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IN THE NEWS: Take Stock of Your Cybersecurity This Computer Security Day

It’s no secret that cyber threats are increasing, with the National Cyber Security Centre having tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year. eWeek UK spoke to seven security experts to get their advice on how organisations can stay safe and secure.

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IN THE NEWS: Opportunity knocks: How can retailers take advantage this Black Friday?

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days on the calendar. This year is looking like no exception, with shoppers expected to splurge £3.38m per minute, and weekend sales set to hit a record £9.148bn. Ecommerce Age spoke to seven industry experts, including our CEO Hugh Scantlebury, about how retailers can bolster their offerings, and take full advantage of all the opportunities that Black Friday presents.

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IN THE NEWS: Black Friday/Cyber Monday: How technology can offer retailers a helping hand

Intelligent CXO spoke to 10 industry experts to gain their knowledge and advice on what businesses should be doing to bolster their offerings and avoid looming online threats this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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IN THE NEWS: Education, Integration, Cloud Adoption and COVID – How the Last 18 Months Have Shaped Adoption and Use of Accounting and Financial Software

This article, in Global Banking & Finance Review, features results from a survey that gathered the thoughts and opinions of finance leaders across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

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Autumn 2021 Customer update

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IN THE NEWS: #BeCyberSmart This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Eighteen years ago, Cybersecurity Awareness Month was first launched by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Hugh Scantlebury, our Founder and CEO features in this article.

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Podcast: Why “True Cloud” Finance Software is the sensible choice for Enterprise Organizations

In this Podcast we are joined by Chris Tredwell – Enterprise Business Manager at Aqilla – and discuss the challenges and best-practice approaches/considerations for finance professionals within Enterprise organizations.

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IN THE NEWS: WMH Day 2021 – better mental wellbeing despite inequality

World Mental Health Day is an important day to mark, as we celebrate how far we have come and consider what more we can be doing to improve mental health around the world. Our Founder and CEO features in this article.

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IN THE NEWS: TMV features Aqilla and Payen

TechMarketView features one of our latest customers, Payen, in UKHotViews.

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IN THE NEWS: IT Pro Day 2021: Adapting to an evolving landscape

Our Founder and Director, Hugh Scantlebury was asked to share his thoughts for IT Pro Day 2021.

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Podcast: The Value of Automation to Finance and Accounting

In this Podcast we are joined by Simon Bull, Senior Account Manager, Aqilla

Simon talks to us about opportunities  and potential in automation in accountancy.

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Webinar: Aqilla Customer Virtual Update

Update to existing customer sharing new features and functionsand plans for the future.

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UPDATE: Aqilla shortlisted for the 2021 Accounting Solutions Providers

CFO Tech Outlook evaluation panel has shortlisted Aqilla to be featured among the “Top 5 Accounting Solutions Providers in UK 2021” in their European annual edition of Accounting.

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INSIGHT: Ecommerce Accounting – A Guide to Growth

Online retail has never been so competitive. In this guide we look at some tips where accountancy can help beyond just simple bookkeeping.

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Webinar: Is finance visibility, access, and control important to your healthcare organisation?

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Product Release 2021.07

Full release notes for Aqilla version 2021.07 which includes: New Smart Event functionality, further improvements to Statement of Accounts, support for HSBC Faster Payments and 3rd party integration with Purchase Invoice Matching.

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Blog: Offices at the Crossroads

In our latest blog we discuss how organisations and individuals may approach a return to the office, as well as some of the benefits and problems that may occur as we navigate this new territory.

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Event: TechMarketView Breakfast Webinars – 7th October 2021

Aqilla are delighted to be sponsoring this breakfast webinar with our friends at TechMarketView

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IN THE NEWS: The charity, which accepts online donations, is already seeing the benefit.

Delighted to see one of our valued customers feature in The Times on Sunday’s feature focusing on finance teams and the challenges a modern organization faces.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting AWS Podcast

Podcast: Aqilla & AWS

In this podcast, we are joined by Aqilla founder and CEO, Hugh Scantlebury, who gives his insight into the benefits of our partnership with AWS. 

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Product Release 2021.06

Product Release 2021.06 – Extended support to include maintenance of “Super Entities” using the Aqilla Microsoft Excel Add-in and via the API plus more effective debt collection support.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Virtual Desktops Podcast

Podcast: Virtual Desktops

In this latest podcast, Aqilla founder and CEO, Hugh Scantlebury, gives his insight into why so many organisations are now subscribing to to browser-based business applications.

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IN THE NEWS: Global Banking & Finance Review – Digitally transformed finance teams are paving the way for business agility

Simon Bull, Sales Operations & Business Development Manager at Aqilla, writing in Global Banking and Finance Review, has given his thoughts on how the finance departments that are pushing through with their projects, whilst carefully manoeuvring regulatory requirements, are now beginning to reap the benefits. 

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Product Release 2021.05

Full release notes for Aqilla 2021.05. New “UX2 powered” Document Control Desk, extended built-in email addressing capabilities for automatic debtor statements and changes to MTD.

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IN THE NEWS: Tech Trends – The future of finance is digital

Aqilla’s Business Development Manager, Simon Bull, has gathered his thoughts for Finance Derivative, looking at the benefits of adopting a more daring approach with the finance function.

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Product Release 2021.04

Full release notes for Version 2021.04, including enhanced financial analysis capabilities, digital signature technology and sophisticated intelligent data upload.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Podcast Charities

PODCAST: For Charities and Non-for-Profit Organisations

In this podcast, we are joined by Simon Bull for a chat about Aqilla’s work with charitable and third sector organisations. 

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IN THE NEWS: Finextra – How technology can support finance professionals in driving business growth

In recent years, the finance professional’s role has evolved from its traditional silo into a more integrated element of business planning, strategy and operations. Today, many finance professionals are focusing on providing wide-ranging advice to their teams and colleagues, identifying new opportunities and helping deliver the overall organisational vision. 

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INSIGHT: Solution Brief: Scoping for Growth

In this Solution Brief, we identify and tackle the issues facing many organisations as they try to grow their businesses. 

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IN THE NEWS: Global Banking & Finance Review: How technology can support finance professionals in driving business growth

Aqilla CEO, Hugh Scantlebury, has given his thoughts in the Global Banking and Finance Review about how the future of technology will be utilised to support finance professionals as they strive to drive business growth. 

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IN THE NEWS: Digitalization World – Octopus Energy selects Aqilla

Digitalization World feature an article that discusses why Octopus Energy selected Aqilla to support their increasingly growing business finance and accounting needs.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Expense Management

PODCAST: Expense Management

In this short 7-minute podcast we sit down with Aqilla’s Simon Bull and discuss Expense Management in Aqilla.

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In the News: MarTechCube: Aqilla places customer experience at the heart of its latest software update

Aqilla has announced a re-engineered interface for an improved customer experience that also supports responsive design behaviour when used on tablets and other mobile devices.

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Blog: Scoping for Growth

In our latest blog, we discover what preparations can be made by the modern-day organisation in order to adequately prepare for growth. 

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Product Release: 2021.01

Full release notes of Version 2021.01, including the new-look User Interface and changes to the Document Summary.

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IN THE NEWS: PCR: Retail analysis – 2020’s COVID crisis transitions into 2021’s recovery phase

Aqilla CEO, Hugh Scantlebury, gives his thoughts and predictions for how the market will react in 2021 as we begin to push forward after a collectively difficult 2020.

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IN THE NEWS: AccountingWeb: What the Brexit deal means for accountancy

There is much confusion over what Brexit means for accountancy. Aqilla CEO Hugh Scantlebury gives his thoughts on the matter in this latest article over at AccountingWeb. 

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VIDEO: Building Resilient Systems with Cloud Accounting

This video follows on from our blog, looking into what organisations around the globe can do to mitigate the risks of an uncertain future.

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IN THE NEWS: IT PRO Portal: How will automation change the human workplace?

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VIDEO: 5 Steps to a Speedier Month-End

It’s the end of the month and soon the end of the year! Here are Aqilla’s top 5 steps to getting an efficient end of month process with our Cloud Accounting software.

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FAST. AFFORDABLE. ENTERPRISE. CLOUD. GET STARTED NOW

We know our technology is great, our customers know it is great, and we want to make it easy for YOU to experience our incredible cloud-native finance and accounting platform.

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VIDEO: Fun Facts about Aqilla’s Software

Have you ever wondered about how your cloud accounting software is running and how it’s made with the immaculate UX? We’ve compiled some fun facts for you to get to know Aqilla’s software features.

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IN THE NEWS: Information Age – How to deploy ERP in an agile manner

This Information Age article explores how companies can start to deploy enterprise resource planning (ERP) in an agile manner

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IN THE NEWS: Finance Derivative: The Future of Finance Lies in the Cloud

Chris Tredwell, Enterprise Business Development Manager at Aqilla features in Finance Derivitive

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INSIGHT: Solution Brief: Do you need an office?

During 2020 many office-based workers found themselves spending more time in their home office than expected. So do we still need the office?

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Blog: Are robots really stealing our jobs?

In our latest blog, we take a look into the future security of the workforce in the face of unprecedented change due to the introduction and growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation.

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INSIGHT: Solution Brief – Building Resilient Systems in a World of Uncertainty

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IN THE NEWS: FinExtra: Aqilla to provide expense automation for customers with Pleo

Aqilla is delighted to announce our partnership with Pleo.

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VIDEO: Your Top 10 Questions on Aqilla Cloud Accounting Answered

We know finding the right cloud accounting software can be tedious. Therefore we compiled and answered Aqilla’s top 10 most asked questions and answered them for you.

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BLOG: Inside Aqilla

In this blog post, we take a closer look inside Aqilla, understanding what sets the cloud-based accounting solution apart from the rest of the market.

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PRESS RELEASE: Aqilla available on G-Cloud 12

Aqilla is available on G-Cloud 12, the latest release of the popular procurement framework which helps customers in the UK public sector find and buy cloud computing services, has now been released.

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Product Release: 2020.10

Release notes for Aqilla Product Release 2020.10, including Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA), changes to the Debtor Edit View, and a range of other minor upgrades.

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IN THE NEWS: IT Pro Day: Why are IT professionals crucial to businesses?

In recognition of this year’s IT Pro Day, Open Access Government asks nine technology experts why IT professionals are the backbone of all businesses. Our Colin Christianson, Director & Chief Product Architect was invited to comment…

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IN THE NEWS: Our latest feature, SmartAI, is here

Digitalisation World shares the news of how SmartAI has been developed by Aqilla to incorporate the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation, in order to learn and understand a variety of business processes within the software.

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BLOG: Building Resilient Systems In A World Of Uncertainty

The world is full of uncertainties.
This blog post looks into what organisations around the globe can do to mitigate the risks of an uncertain future.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Podcast Partner Programme

PODCAST: The Partner Accelerate Programme

In this 15 minute podcast, we sit down with Aqilla’s Partner Manager, Emma Leigh, and discuss a variety of topics around our work with partners.

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EBOOK: 10 Elements of Successful Technology Procurements

Change is a constant, and right now many organisations need to adapt quickly against a national backdrop of depleted resources and likely investment.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Podcast Software Change

PODCAST: When considering Finance – Why is now time to change?

In this 25 minute Podcast, we sit down with Aqilla founder and CEO, Hugh Scantlebury, to talk about change within the current business landscape.

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INSIGHT: The Solution Array: Understanding the Finance Software Market

When searching for your next Accounting and Finance software, understanding what each vendor offers can be a complex and confusing task, especially with regards to how they align with your own organisational requirements.

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IN THE NEWS: Graig Shipping feature in Digital Ship Magazine

Privately-owned shipowner and maritime financial services company Graig Shipping has rolled out the Aqilla accounting solution to help the company make decisions relating to the changing market.

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IN THE NEWS: Cloud agility eases Aqilla through crisis

John Stokdyk – Editor in Chief (interim) – at AccountingWEB discussed the course Aqilla has charted through the Coivd-19 crisis.

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EBOOK: How We are Different

This eBook seeks to clearly demonstrate What Makes Aqilla Different in our approach to developing and delivering a sophisticated solution to finance professionals in business.

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PODCAST: Things to Consider when Selecting Your Next Accounting and Finance System

In this fifteen-minute podcast, Simon Bull, sales operations and business development manager at Aqilla discusses what questions you should be asking when looking for your next Finance and Accounting software.

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IN THE NEWS: Effective procurement in an evolving Covid-19 world.

Aqilla co-founder and CEO, Hugh Scantlebury, argues governmental organisations need to adapt to a changed world, and procurement needs to be bold, and re-examine the essentials in this article from THINK Digital Partners.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Podcast On-premise Cloud Software

PODCAST: On-Premises, In-Premises and Cloud Software

During this ten minute podcast, Simon Bull, sales operations and business development manager at Aqilla discusses the nuances of traditional software and cloud-based applications and explains the best approach based on your way of working and IT infrastructure.

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IN THE NEWS: Finance Derivative features Aqilla “Embracing tech-led change is key to the future of finance and accounting.”

For finance professionals, the wider application of technology to analysis, reporting, processes and governance will have a significant influence on the skills and knowledge required to fulfil the various financial and accountancy roles in the businesses of tomorrow.

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IN THE NEWS: Global Banking & Finance features Aqilla discussing “The Downsides of ‘Cloudwashed’ software”

The cloud goes beyond simply storing and hosting, and is at the forefront of a wave of new technological progress. Developers often work together, sharing information through open-source collaboration, creating new solutions to old problems and improving the experience for customers.

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IN THE NEWS: BusinessCloud considers “What will the post-pandemic business landscape look like?”

Six industry predict their view of the “New Normal” and offer advice for businesses preparing for life after COVID-19.

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IN THE NEWS: Leaving lockdown: What will happen when offices become an option again?

Post-pandemic, organisations are going to have to seriously review their finance software and begin to opt for cloud-based finance platforms. CEOs will turn to the finance department first for support with this, so accounting systems need to be able to support this business need. Every organisation needs finance software, and so having a cloud-based accounting and finance.

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Aqilla Cloud Accounting Podcast 10 Questions

PODCAST: 10 Questions with Aqilla

Aqilla Founder and Director, Hugh Scantlebury, sat down for an interview with our Enterprise Manager, Chris Tredwell, who quizzed Hugh on a variety of topics…

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IN THE NEWS: Post-pandemic predictions: Learning from the crisis to be stronger than before

Our very own Sales Operations & Business Development Manager – Simon Bull – was invited to share his views on Post-pandemic predictions.

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BLOG: A (very) Brief History of Accounting

In this blog, we will look at the history of the role of accounting and how drivers of change in the past have brought us to where we are now.

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IN THE NEWS: Financial Accountant Magazine features Aqilla

Aqilla CEO Hugh Scantlebury has been giving his thoughts to The Institute of Financial Accountants on whether finance can adapt to remote working in the long term (see page 16).

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BLOG: ERP or Postmodern ERP – Understanding the differences

Postmodern ERP enables you to leverage best in class technology across your organisation whilst still benefiting from the advantages that sharing data between systems via integration provides.

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E-book: Cloud First in Government Finance and ICT

In this eBook we look into how widespread cloud adoption throughout the public sector can improve efficiency and save on costs, as well as the finer detail of end-user benefits. 

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BLOG: The Changing Skill Set in Accountancy

Two-and-a-half thousand years after Heraclitus claimed that “the only constant in this world is change”, his words still ring true as the intensity of change increasingly comes into focus; whether they are cultural and societal, technological, changes in our physical environment or, unavoidably, in our working lives.

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IN THE NEWS: Embracing tech-led change is key to the future of finance and accounting

For every forward-thinking business, financial and accounting excellence has become central to understanding performance in real time, maximising opportunities and predicting risk. Understanding every nuance of current and future financial health has worked its way into a modern business culture where improvement and innovation are always on the agenda.

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IN THE NEWS: Aqilla announces ‘lifeboat’ service to enable finance teams to work remotely in just five days

Providing firms with fast access to a fully compliant, cloud-based accountancy platform will ensure crucial business continuity for many, particularly those struggling with unavailable on-premises accounting and business solutions, or relying on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and remote desktop options.

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Product Release: 2020.04

The latest release of Aqilla is now available to all customers: 2020.04, including many new additions to Excel Add-ins and Ledger Change Audits.

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FAST START to Finance in the Cloud

With fast start, in just 5 days you will be working with a fully functional cloud accounting and finance system, available to 5 users within your organisation.

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PRESS RELEASE: Aqilla Awarded a Place on NHS London Procurement Partnership Framework

PRESS RELEASE: Aqilla Awarded a Place on NHS London Procurement Partnership Framework

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IN THE NEWS: Changing for the Better – a New Era for Finance and Accounting

Change has become part of modern business culture and an ability to proactively seek out ways to change is generally seen as virtue.

Read this article published in Finance Digest

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IN THE NEWS: Why Disruptive Change is Benefiting Finance and Accounting

When it comes to finance and accounting, what are the key drivers of change?

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Event: World Finance Forum, London

Aqilla will be attending the World Finance Forum to meet finance leaders from a variety of industries and discuss their changing needs as we begin the new decade.

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Product release: 2020.02

The latest release of Aqilla is now available to all customers 2020.02, including: new icons, MTD, Workflow Groups and Data Audit.

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Event: TechMarketView – 25th February 2021, London

Aqilla are delighted to be sponsoring an Evening with TechMarketView 2020 for the third year.

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WEBCAST: “Why Cloud is best for your finance data.”

Cloud computing has seen huge growth since 2010, with global spend on cloud services currently at over $260bn and has exceeded initial expectations of technology industry analyst, Gartner. However, there are still a number of misconceptions surrounding this game-changing approach to business.

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Aqilla announces end of support for Microsoft Internet Explorer

In preparation for the end of support dates, we recommend users switch to a more up to date browser as soon as possible. Examples include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or MacOS Safari.

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Product Release: 2001

A new decade brings forth the latest version of Aqilla. As well as a range of enhancements to the platform, including further transformational improvements moving over to our principle hosting provider, Amazon Web Services – the Aqilla platform is based on “Enterprise Class” Cloud architecture running on servers based in the United Kingdom.

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Part of what makes Aqilla so great is the ongoing collaboration we have with our users, here’s our latest customer update.

Last year’s event was a resounding success, with a full day of insights into the Aqilla system, future update announcements, analysis of our Industry Research Report. 

This year’s event will be even bigger and better than the last…

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WEBCAST: “Discover why Aqilla is the last finance system you will ever buy”.

Discover how a collaborative cloud-based approach to finance adds real value to the everyday workings of your organisation and join us for a series of webinars throughout 2020.

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Since 2006 Cloud

A round-up of 2019

This holiday season will not only see the end of the year, but the start of a new decade. For over 15 years Aqilla has been focused on developing world-class accounting and finance software…

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E-book: Is ‘Big Brand’ always best?

Every industry and market has what many would refer to as the “big players”; the household brands that every Joe and Jane are familiar with. But are these big names always the best option for you? In this eBook we examine one such example, highlighting the potential pitfalls that may give you a reason for a rethink.

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Press Release: A trio of appointments to support impressive growth plans at Cloud accounting software company Aqilla

Aqilla – the Cloud finance and accounting software solution specialist – has seen a number of additions to its core team based in London Waterloo to support considerable growth.

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BLOG: The Drivers of Change in the World of Finance and Accounting

Two-and-a-half thousand years after Heraclitus claimed that “the only constant in this world is change”, his words still ring true as the intensity of change increasingly comes into focus; whether they are cultural and societal, technological, changes in our physical environment or, unavoidably, in our working lives.

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Aqilla Customer Conference – A Roundup

On Wednesday 16th October, at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. We welcomed valued users from over 50 organisations to our conference: The Finance Professional for Tomorrow.

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Product Release: 1910

Aqilla (1910) is the first Autumn release and contains some amazing new features, with particular focus on speeding up the whole process of submitting data to HMRC at both headquarter and operating subsidiary level to decrease time-consuming inter-company reconciliations along with any potentially erroneous and expensive delays.

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Time to upgrade?

Time to upgrade your accounting software?
When making the decision to upgrade your current accountancy software solution, there are a multitude of factors to take into account.

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The finance professional for tomorrow

Industry Research Report – The Finance Professional for Tomorrow

In this report, we cover topics such as today’s approach to people and process, the effects of technology and the future of the finance function, with key contributions from a range of leaders in the world of finance.

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