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7 apps to streamline your business

In an increasingly online world where everyday tasks are automated at the touch of a button, technology is one of the best tools for streamlining your business, whatever industry you’re in. With the right tech stack in place, you can take back control and spend more time planning for the future of your business. 

At Complete HQ, we use a bunch of tech products to provide the best service to our customers. With these tools, you can raise finance, get paid on time, manage your team, manage your finances, and so much more. 

Here we’ve outlined some of the best tools for streamlining your business.  


Streamline your accounting with Xero 

Think of your accounting solution as the core piece of software for your business. With Xero, you can automate everyday tasks, get up-to-date financials and stay connected to your business. 

Accounting technology is rapidly improving and there are now over 800 apps that plug into Xero alone. They’ll help you manage just about any aspect of your business, from bills and expenses, to payments and payroll. With everything running smoothly in the background, you can keep your focus where it should be, on growing a profitable business. 


Auto-chase invoices with Chaser

Find yourself wasting time chasing late invoices every month? Chaser helps you automate the invoicing process without losing the human touch. With Chaser, you can send fully customisable email templates, and schedule them at a time that suits you and your customers. You’ll never have to worry about chasing a late payment again! Chaser also syncs with your accounting system to ensure you’re always working with the most up-to-date info. 


Easily collect payments with GoCardless, Stripe and PayPal

Transform the way you collect payments with GoCardless, Stripe and PayPal. 

With GoCardless, you can collect payments from customers automatically by Direct Debit and choose the dates you collect payment each month to manage your cash flow better. Customers just need to sign a one-off Direct Debit form then you’re good to go. 

With GoCardless, you’ll never have to worry about a late payment again, and you can rest easy knowing that your hard-earned cash is winging its way to you every month. 

If you run an online business, Stripe offers a fully integrated payment platform that supports online and in-person payments. You can rely on Stripe’s tools to securely accept payments and prevent fraud.

With PayPal for business, you can choose to invoice customers and accept payments all in one platform. With the PayPal mobile app, you can create and send invoices, track unpaid invoices and send reminders all from your phone. You can accept in-person payments with the app and online payments which integrate with major ecommerce apps like WooCommerce and Shopify.  

Even better, all of these payment tools connect to Xero to make the process even smoother. Winner! 


Simplify your bookkeeping with Receipt Bank

Sifting through endless piles of paper receipts each month? That’s where Receipt Bank comes in! Just submit your receipts, bills and invoices via your Receipt Bank email or snap a photo of your receipt on the mobile app, and Receipt Bank will take care of the rest. It also connects to Xero to help you streamline your bookkeeping, so you can review and publish to your accounting solution in one click, and finally bin that pile of receipts!  


Take control of your cash flow with Float 

Managing your cash flow is one of the best things you can do for your business. But it doesn’t have to be on a complicated Excel spreadsheet! With cash flow forecasting software like Float, you can get a real time, visual overview of your cash flow and make more confident decisions about the future of your business. 

Float gives you a clear overview of the numbers, letting you run scenarios based on current and future cash positions and ‘what if?’ situations. What’s more, it automatically syncs with Xero, pulling information from your bank account, so you’ll always have an up-to-date forecast that you can trust. 


Get seamless reporting with Syft

Syft helps you stay on top of your finances with reporting, budgeting and forecasting to enhance understanding and improve decision making. Predict and identify areas of growth or decline and get key insights for your business, visualise your performance and growth, and benchmark your performance against industry peers to identity areas of underperformance and overperformance. Syft also syncs with Xero to transform your accounting data into visual reports, helping you get the most out of your accounting solution.


Fund your business with Capitalise

We understand that most businesses need funding at some point in their lives. That’s why we’ve partnered with Capitalise to make it easy for you to get the funds you need. 

Capitalise provide finance solutions for businesses, with loans from over 100 lenders. Working with a number of institutional lenders, including high street banks, alternative lenders and independent lenders, Capitalise have created a platform where you can find, compare and select the right lender in less than 3 minutes. Not only will you find lenders who specialise in your industry, but you’ll also find lenders most likely to give you an offer. To start your funding search, you’ll just need to answer a few questions, view the list of suitable lenders and then select your preferred lenders. These lenders offer a variety of products so you're certain to find the most suitable solution for your business.

You can find out more about funding support for your business here


With all of these core apps in place, you can streamline your services and spend more time doing what you love.  

At Complete HQ, we specialise in helping our clients implement the right pieces of tech for their business. We can advise on the right apps for you, help you set them up and show you how to use them to streamline what you do. Just drop us a message if you’d like to find out more



 

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