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Prompt Payment Discount – The rules are changing

HMRC are changing the rules on Prompt Payment Discount this coming April. If you think this might affect you, read our handy guide below. »  What is Prompt Payment Discount (PPD)? PPD is more commonly referred to as settlement discount. PPD is an offer by a supplier to their customer of a reduction in the […]

Remote Working: Can you make it a success?

The concept of ‘remote working’ is becoming increasingly popular. Most organisations are embracing the trend and allowing their staff to adopt a more flexible approach to working – whether it is from home, satellite offices or on the go. It is estimated that there are over 300 million remote workers worldwide. In recent years, more […]

Reacting to the Sony Hack

First we thought North Korea was behind the Sony cyberattacks. Then we thought it was a couple of hacker guys with an axe to grind. Now we think North Korea is behind it again, but the connection is still tenuous. There have been accusations of cyberterrorism, and even cyberwar. I’ve heard calls for us to […]

How to survive Windows Server 2003 End of Life

If you’re a small or medium-sized business who is currently running Windows Server 2003, it’s time for an upgrade! In case you hadn’t heard, the software is reaching End of Support on the 14th July 2015. Are you wondering what this means for you? Its quite simple – there will no longer be any patches or security updates, […]

The Changing Face of Business Technology

Technology is changing the way businesses attract and win new customers – and retain and grow their existing ones – in the new digital age. By exploiting technology, from helping to stand out in their markets and sell to delivering excellence in customer service, there’s never been a better opportunity to create a competitive edge […]

5 Benefits of Bringing Payroll In-House

The New Year brings about the perfect opportunity to re think your payroll processes. Are you currently outsourcing this to a payroll provider? Here’s just a few of the reasons to bring payroll in-house in 2015: 1. Cost Control Cost is the most important factor when evaluating the benefits of in-house payroll. Although the up-front […]

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 End of Life

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has now been released to partners and customers worldwide, offering significant new capabilities to help small and midsized organisations grow their businesses in a ‘mobile-first, cloud first’ world. Like with all new software releases, old releases move toward their end of life. For Microsoft Dynamics NAV, its no different. The Microsoft Support Lifecycle […]

Auto Enrolment – 10 Steps to a Stress-Free Transition

For the first time since the beginning of the government auto-enrolment initiative, three employers have been issued with penalty fines for non-compliance by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). The three firms that have been hit with penalties are amongst 163 firms that have been issued with notices by TPR between July and September 2014. Over 33,000 firms […]

The Construction Industry: Keeping your IT on a Level

In 2008, businesses felt the effects of the worst economic downturn since the great depression. The impact was global and every industry sector was affected. For those in the construction industry, this was a particularly difficult time. Many firms were forced to change the way they operated and adapt to the situation in order to […]