Posts by: Duane Jackson

By Duane Jackson

A lot has changed since I started KashFlow. Back then, things were different – phrases like “software-as-a-service/SaaS” and “cloud applications” didn’t exist, and accounting software was clunky, horrible and full of jargon. Now, SaaS is mainstream and a number of worthy competitors have sprung up with similar visions of simplifying how…

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By Duane Jackson

Today a company called KashFlow Limited received notice from Companies House that they’ll be dissolved. A few people have been in touch with us already about this. It’s not us – we’re KashFlow Software Limited (and always have been). The company KashFlow Limited is nothing to do with me or…

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By Duane Jackson

As Founder, CEO and Chief Mouthy Git, I get a lot of the glory and credit for the modest success KashFlow has had over the years. I’ve won occasional personal awards and the software itself has won a LOT of awards. But last night the unsung heroes got a look-in.…

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By Duane Jackson

If you’re running a small business you have a lot of email to process. Possibly more so if its a tech business. Some days I feel like I’ve done nothing but deal with emails. We all know that checking our email every 2 minutes destroys our productivity, we’ve read the…

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By Duane Jackson

After years of claiming it was a  passing fad and that there is no customer demand for SaaS, BigCos have now come round to accepting that SaaS is the future. SaaS isn’t the future. SaaS is the current – the now. Just as “The New Economy” became just “the economy”…

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By Duane Jackson

You have to do what a manager tells you. But you follow a leader because you want to. A manager has the formal authority to demand obedience. A leaders power is informal – she stimulates, convinces and inspires people to follow her. Managers are appointed to a position. You can…

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By Duane Jackson

I wanted my website to work on all web browsers – it’ll get me lots more customers. But the web designer I’m paying said it makes his life easier if he only makes sites for Internet Explorer. I wanted a Mac – I find them much easier to use than…

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By Duane Jackson

It’s Friday! So here’s a short (3min) video explaining how a movement grows. Thank you to @MissKashFlow for being my first follower and transforming me from a Lone Nut. And to the rest of my team and our customers for making KashFlow a movement. Keep on dancing.

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By Duane Jackson

What’s better than a cash injection? How about a skills injection? I can testify that hiring an experienced industry exec has had far more impact on my business than a pile of cash would have. It’s telling that a common use of cash raised by businesses is to hire talented people.…

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By Duane Jackson

UPDATE 5th April We’re re-releasing this feature today after initially having to roll back the release last month – – – – – – We’re now rolling out a big upgrade to the way PDF Documents (Invoices, Quotes, etc) are produced. It addresses a number of common requests including: Higher…

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By Duane Jackson

I’ve been fortunate enough to see the Startup Loans initiative take shape from close-up. I’ve seen it go from an idea in my chairman’s over-worked head to being  announced by government to being a reality. Now it’s all up and running, there are numerous ways you can get a startup loan. But there’s an…

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By Duane Jackson

There have been intermittent issues with accessing KashFlow over the past 24-48 hours. This affected about 20% of our customers and made the system too slow for them to use. This is of course totally unacceptable for an application that you rely on for your accounting needs. I feel personally…

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By Duane Jackson

It’s just over a year since we introduced our Automated Credit Control feature, so I thought now would be an interesting time to analyse its effectiveness… To recap, this feature lets you set up automated reminders to let your customers know an invoice is about to become due, and then nag them to…

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By Duane Jackson

Around a year ago this guy turned up. I’ve learned a hell of a lot from him about doing my job as CEO of a fast growing company and I’m hoping to find the time to write more about some of that. But I’ll start with one of the most important lessons…

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By Duane Jackson

We’ve been madly beavering away on a huge upgrade to KashFlow to support multiple mobile platforms and multi-users over the last few months It looks like we’re not the only ones that have been busy coding. KashFlow customer Pale Purple have been working hard too. They’ve taken the initiative to build their own Android app for KashFlow…

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By Duane Jackson

If you’re a huge organisation like the NHS or Tesco, with suppliers in the thousands, then dealing with your incoming purchase invoices has got be be a real PITA. You’re receiving invoices in lots of different formats and have multiple communication channels with your suppliers. Tradeshift solves this problem. A big…

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By Duane Jackson

At 34, I’m perhaps not the young pup I used to be. But we’re quite a young team here at KashFlow. Dominique, who has been with me since day one – and is practically COO in all but title – is 23. Patrick, who runs our marketing team, is also…

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By Duane Jackson

Back in June I was on stage with will.i.am when he announced his donation of £500k to the Prince’s Trust. It got me thinking about how I could also give something back. I’ve written before about how the Prince’s Trust helped me to start in business when noone else would. I owe them a…

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By Duane Jackson

First there was Generation X. Then there was Generation Y. It’d be easy to read the Daily Mail and believe that the current generation is Generation ZZZ, as they’re a lazy bunch of good-for-nothings. But we’ve seen where that mentality gets us. Next month, the latest youth unemployment figures will…

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By Duane Jackson

This isn’t the first time that someone has suggested Sage like to copy KashFlow’s marketing activities. Given that Sage are often (supposedly derogatively) referred to as a marketing machine instead of a technology company, I’ve always taken it as a compliment. There have been a few things they’ve done recently…

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