Bogged Down by Bookkeeping? Take The Fresh Approach

There are so many accounting, bookkeeping, and finance apps available today. So many. Where do you start?

  • Almost all of them promise to solve your problems.
  • Almost all of them use cloud-connected apps to make your life easier. 
  • And almost all of them give you a free trial to try before you buy.

But who has the time to test drive almost all of them, let alone put them together to create a system that just works?

Well, we did. We took the best ones for a spin, whittled down our shortlist, and assembled them into a smart and streamlined internal workflow. We’ve been using it for ages here at FF HQ, and now we’re letting you in on the secret.

It’s the bookkeeping system that’ll blow your mind, and we’re calling it The Fresh Approach.

What is The Fresh Approach?

The Fresh Approach is our combination of the four finest cloud accounting and finance platforms on the market today, designed to enhance efficiency, improve decision making, and get you closer to your numbers.

It’s made up of Receipt Bank, Xero, Chaser, and Float.

  1. Receipt Bank is there to supercharge your data capture. No more manual entry, no more paper. Simply snap a photo of your receipt or invoice with your smartphone and Receipt Bank does the rest. All of the important information is captured and sent to Xero.
  2. Xero becomes the financial system upon which your business is built. You’re able to access your numbers in real-time, from anywhere. Use the mobile app to get stuff done on-the-go; reconcile, send invoices, or create expense claims with just a few taps.
  3. Chaser handles your credit control, keeping your cash flow healthy and your bank balance happy. Automate the tedious task of chasing late-paying customers, without losing the personal touch.
  4. Finally, Float makes cash flow forecasting a breeze. Using actual figures pulled directly from Xero, you’ll have an up-to-date view of your cash flow situation as and when required.

How does it work?

The Fresh Approach is a simple 8 step process:

Step 1 – We set you up with ReceiptBank, Xero, Chaser and Float.

Step 2 – We tailor the set up for your business requirements.

Step 3 – You use Receipt Bank to capture receipts.

Step 4 – Xero provides you with up-to-date financials and direct access to your bank feeds.

Step 5 – You use Chaser to automate the process of chasing overdue sales invoices.

Step 6 – You use Float to keep an eye on your current and future bank balance.

Step 7 – You choose how you would like to work with us:

  1. We manage all your bookkeeping requirements;
  2. We tailor our partnership and you decide how much you would like us to be involved;
  3. Or you manage your own bookkeeping, and we offer you unlimited* telephone and email support.

*Fair usage applies.

Step 8 – We provide you with regular catch ups and reports.

What are the benefits?

There are so many benefits to having real-time, accurate figures at your fingertips. But if we had to boil them down into bullet points…

  • You won’t look at bookkeeping the same way again! It takes the pain out of your business finances, transforming it from a time consuming, low priority task, to a source of insight and opportunity. 
  • It covers everything you need in the accounting process, from start to finish.
  • It’s designed to help your business flourish.
  • You’ll get the support and training you need, every step of the way.

Ready to make the switch?

Like we mentioned at the start, we use this exact system in our own business. We know it works.

Step-by-step, you’ll wave goodbye to manual data entry (ReceiptBank), enjoy a real-time view of your finances (Xero), get paid faster (Chaser), and seamlessly forecast your cash flow (Float). Winning!

Ready to get started? Contact us today to arrange a chat.