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. Below you can see what people thought of the day along with an overview of the topics we covered.

Keynote presentation: Dominic Frisby

Dominic truly lived up to his: “mercurially witty” reputation. A financial writer and comedian, who co-hosted Money Pit and is also a published author, delivered a fantastic presentation on The Future of Tax, Work and Money. This was exceptionally well-received by all in attendance.

Thought it was a well-organised event and great to share and gain more insights especially through networking with your other clients.”Aqilla Conference Delegate

Aqilla User Tips

Simon Bull, Chris Tredwell and Varsa Desai presented two sessions that focused on maximising the Aqilla accounting and finance technology:

  • Key Tips, Tricks and Traps were shared – the most notable of which was to utilise the release notes (found here) to see what latest developments can be utilised by you and your team!
  • The Aqilla Top Ten – where we ran through the top ten features that you may not have known about in Aqilla, including: Aqilla’s API integration, Customised Output Documents and Smart KPIs.

The day was really interesting and well organised. It was good to actually be in the room the Aqilla team I interact with and also hear from them how we can optimise our Aqilla usage. It’s also great that our suggestions for ways to make Aqilla more user-friendly will be considered for implementation. All in all, it was a great day that made me feel even more so a part of the network.” Aqilla Conference Delegate

It’s a good reminder of just how little of Aqilla’s features we currently use! – we really need to carve out the time and space to learn how to use it better.”

Product Development Update

Where attendees were also able to vote on key developments that they would like to see in future. Topics covered included:

  • Updates requested from customers which have been implemented include Bank Interfaces, Improved Workflow, Improved Debtor Management and MTD
  • Upcoming developments were announced, including: Multi-Company Instances and Payment Transaction Analysis. 
  • We also introduced the addition of Mobile Expenses, enabling customers to upload their expenses via their mobile phone. 

Results of independent Industry Research Report

Aqilla’s Industry Research Report: The Finance Professional for Tomorrow where our marketing team presented the key findings of our report that you can find here. Over one hundred finance professionals contributed to this research, which surfaced 5 key themes across the people interviewed, these were:

  • Today’s approach to people and process
  • Re-inventing finance for a digital era
  • Making Tax Digital
  • The future of finance
  • Kicking the paper habit

“The product has come on amazingly since we first started using it and there are still many very good processes we’ve yet to take advantage of – This conference highlighted those things we have to invest time in to improve our finance processes and reporting.

Our Survey Highlights

One of the many reasons people like working with Aqilla is that our team has been together for many years, allowing for strong, honest relationships to grow, between Aqilla and it’s users, that has enabled the product to continually develop and improve, steadily becoming one of the most forward-thinking financial software suppliers on the market. 

We asked our customer’s what they would like to see from Aqilla in the future and these were the key suggestions that our development team are now looking into:

  • Excel Add-In Rough Post Option
  • Document Scanning and Optimal Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Improved Mobile Accessibility

We also announced…

Aqilla’s Customer Referral Programme

We are delighted to announce the Aqilla Customer Referral Programme. 

By bringing a friend to the Aqilla family, upon qualification, you and your friend will both receive a FREE Aqilla Pro License (or multiple Core Licenses) for 3 Months! 

All you’ve got to do is find your friend, get them on board and enter their details here

Once we know that they’re interested you will receive the credit for your first 1-month license. Then, upon completion of your friend joining Aqilla, you will be credited with another 2 months of your license for free. 

Aqilla LinkedIn Community

We have also created a community page on LinkedIn for all of our customers to share their thoughts and ideas with the Aqilla team. 

The purpose of the community page is for members to share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of Aqilla. It is a good place to let us know about what is working well and not so well for you, and to suggest any developments that you may have for Aqilla going forward. 

If you would like to be involved, simply request to join. 

Overall, it was a very enjoyable and informative day!”