Written by Loukia, 14 June 2018 in Application
Nowadays, more and more aspects of business are turning towards digitalisation so rapidly that it can actually be quite difficult to keep up! There's no need to be afraid of it though, if anything you should embrace the benefits of digitised processes and products.
For you to be strategic in your business, you should consider thinking beyond processing paper documents, and rather use a faster and more effective system such as OCR.
... continue reading: Recording your expenses with OCR in iOS and browser app
Written by Whitney, 13 June 2018
We make it a point to encourage communication between our customers and our support. We receive many suggestions and requests daily for a wide variety of different features that could make a difference for our users.
At Debitoor, we listen to these requests and suggestions. We record every single one, to be considered when it comes to growing and developing the software in the the best way possible.
Requests cover a very broad range of different features and functions and our developers organise and analyse each one to determine the top priorities, the ones that will best benefit the largest number of users.
... continue reading: Why doesn't my invoicing software offer everything I want?
Written by Whitney, 11 June 2018
You might notice a change in the next couple days. Not to worry - I’m not talking about a change that will affect your use of the software. Instead it’s something a bit closer to the hearts of the Debitoor team. Here’s a hint:
This month marks the 3-year anniversary of Debitoor becoming independent, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating in a unique and exciting way. But more on that soon. First: a little background.
... continue reading: All grown up: the evolution of the Debitoor brand
Written by Loukia, 1 June 2018 in Accounting
Whether you are a small business, freelancer, sole trader, or self-employed, it can be quite tough sometimes taking care of both your business and personal life.
When it comes down to it, your finances lay the path ahead for your business activity and growth, which is why it’s not a bad idea to turn elsewhere for some help or advice.
As a small business, you have many options for how to manage your accounting system, and you don’t have to do it alone. A common topic of discussion is whether you should use an accountant, or accounting software. In order to help you make this decision, we are going to discuss some vital points you should first consider.
... continue reading: Accountant vs accounting software
Written by Whitney, 30 May 2018
If you’re a new user to Debitoor, or if you’re just looking to add a few additional features to your accounting & invoicing software, you might have noticed that there’s an App Market, available both on your dashboard and from the ‘Settings’ menu at the top right of your account.
What you’ll find in the App Market are a number of additional features that can be added on and integrated with your Debitoor account. These apps have been selected to provide useful functions for our users, so this article will outline the various applications.
*Note that the country in which your business is located might affect which apps are available to you.
... continue reading: Get more out of Debitoor with the App Market
Written by Steve Bicknell, 16 May 2018
Next spring might seem ages away, but it will arrive more quickly than we expect. With it comes the final stages of Brexit in March 2019. While the full impact of Brexit won’t be clear until after the official deadline, there are some things that can reliably be predicted beforehand.
... continue reading: Brexit and buying local
Written by Loukia, 9 May 2018
If you are an event company or event planner - we all know the amount of work that goes into organising and arranging any event to make it successful.
The nature of the event planning means dealing with many different details - whether it is a birthday party, wedding, football event, or catering event. You need to make sure that you know the right way to bill your customers. This is where it helps to have some assistance, since different events entail different service charges.
As an event company, your services and planning for a corporate conference event will be very different to that of a wedding - hence, your service fees will also differ. There are certain factors that weigh in when deciding what fee to charge for your services, which will be reflected in your invoicing.
... continue reading: Invoicing for event companies
Written by Whitney, 2 May 2018
You’ve found software and/or even hired an accountant - why? So that you don’t have to deal (as much) with the accounting side of running a business. It’s not the aspect that likely lured you into launching your own business in the first place, and probably doesn’t rank highly on your list of enjoyable tasks.
Yet you know the proper management of finances for your business is essential to its success. Even if you’re working with an accountant or with easy accounting & invoicing software like Debitoor, there are still a few small things you should be aware of when getting started.
... continue reading: 5 easy accounting mistakes to avoid
Written by Whitney, 24 April 2018
The recent introduction of the GDPR for countries operating within the EU means that online businesses that collect any personal data from users or visitors to their website must make this data available to the user to which it belongs.
For Debitoor accounting & invoicing software, no big change was needed. For each user, we make it easy to download the data you have securely within your account.
... continue reading: Exporting your data from invoicing software
Written by Loukia, 23 April 2018
You are now a master of invoicing your customers based in the same country as you - but what happens when you sell a product or service to customers in another EU country?
If you’re confused about what you should include on an invoice to a foreign country, then don’t be! We will help you make sure your invoices include all the required information and follow the rules of invoicing to another EU country.
An invoice has certain requirements that you must abide by, to ensure you are understood by your customers. The invoice format must include the necessary information to make it a legal document, and the relevant legislative references for the correct VAT (value-added-tax) treatment.
The first thing you need to do, is check if you are a typical entrepreneur, and if you have a VAT identification number which allows you to transfer taxes collected on your sales to the tax authorities. If this is the case, then you also need to check if your customer is an individual or micro-entrepreneur, or a company.
... continue reading: How to write an invoice to a customer in another EU country