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Why Cloud Support Beats On-Premise Hands Down

October 13, 2017

Zheng Zeng - Xledger Cloud ERP Consultant

Zheng Zeng explains why Cloud Support Beats on-Premise Processes ‘With a multi-tenanted cloud based system if an error is reported, it is fixed and repaired for all customers in the live environment. You don’t have to wait for three months before a patch is rolled out from the vendor and then have the hassle of asking IT to install the patch for you.’ As the lead cloud support expert at Xledger and having worked across the industry I can heavily vouch for the fact that good tech support is not always a given when you are managing your enterprise resource planning

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Preparing your FE College for GDPR

September 28, 2017


Are you prepared for GDPR?   The biggest change on the horizon with GDPR is that institutions will be held far more accountable for the data they hold. As well as records of what data exists within the organisation, GDPR requires a documented understanding of why information is held, how it is collated, when it will be deleted or anonymised and who may gain access to it. The biggest change is that FE institutions will be held far more accountable for the data they hold. This eBook was written for FE Colleges to help them prepare for fast-approaching (May 2018) EU

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A Guide for Charities Managing International Data Flows

September 12, 2017

Managing International Data

UK and International Charities Data Protection and Management Series A Guide for UK and Global Charities Managing International Data Ensuring personal data belonging to staff, beneficiaries, donors and supporters is not compromised either through bad practice or having inadequate security in place is a challenge when working in the UK or within the EEA.  But for organisations operating globally it is even great, especially as the situation is less clear cut. While it is a recognised fact that flows of personal data to and from countries outside of the EU and International organisations are necessary for the expansion of International

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Galbraith’s Shipping Journey to Cloud ERP

September 6, 2017

Galbraith's Shipping Journey to ERP

Original interview with Tim Hooper of Xledger UK and Louis Gonzalez (Head of Finance at Galbraith) Galbraith supplies worldwide chartered shipping and has complex forecasting, accounting and project management needs.  Galbraith chose Xledger for its automation, insight and scalability, allowing them freedom to grow.  Here’s their story, two years on. ‘There were so many fits with Xledger and so few entry costs. Xledger has freed up a huge amount of my time and I can now give a heads up on what’s coming to fruition in 3 month’s time where I couldn’t before.’ Galbraith sells shipbroking services to its customers worldwide

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The Future is Automation, The Future is Cloud

September 4, 2017

Automation is Not AI, But it is the Future

A glance at the findings from Deloitte’s Automation Report, surveying UK’s accounting leaders. Written by Tim Hooper, Xledger UK Deloitte UK spent several years (starting in 2014) surveying clients and accounting leaders about their intentions toward automation. The resulting The Robots Are Coming, as a piece of research, reveals how financial ‘automation’ has influenced the corporate landscape.  According to Deloitte UK, the only strategic priority higher ranked than automation was ‘continuous process improvement.’ Automation through cloud In Deloitte’s survey, 15% of respondents called cloud computing a prominent tech goal. Data quality only received 10% of the vote, Social Media 2%. Archiving and documentation

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Beware The Yes Men

September 3, 2017


Author: Peter Hucker, Xledger UK Consultant When it comes to ERP (Customisation vs. Configuration), my main advice to you is – Beware The Yes Men. Unless you have an endless supply of money, you will be concerned about getting the right fit in your choice of ERP cloud accounting software. During the procurement stage of an ERP software, you need to make sure that the solution can do absolutely everything you need. Right? You need a system that is highly configurable. But, what you can’t configure, you can script! Fantastic. Right? Well, not always. The more flexible a system by

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Preparing your charity or not-for-profit for GDPR

August 21, 2017


UK and International Charities Data Protection and Management Series Are you prepared for GDPR? Technology has dramatically changed the way charities operate in positive ways, both in terms of delivering on their objectives and in how they are run on a day-to-day basis. But as new solutions are developed, risks associated with using them emerge. Security measures can fast become obsolete and individuals and organisations have to constantly be on their toes to try and stay one step ahead. Data breaches hit an all-time record high in 2016 with an increase of 40% over 2015. Not having adequate security in place

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How to Choose an ERP in 11 Steps

August 18, 2017

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UK Expert: Tim Hooper, UK Sales and Marketing Director So it’s been agreed in your organisation – you need a new ERP system, but you’re not sure where to start? I’m sure you’ve heard many a cautionary tale, where seemingly healthy businesses literally belly-flop onto the wrong system. Simplistic claims are abound, it’s hard to discern the truth. You’re not sure who to ask the most basic questions to.  You’re no-doubt wondering: What is a cloud solution? What are the reasons for favouring cloud over on-premise? Where does hybrid ERP fit into the bigger picture? Our team of UK experts recommend this 11 step guide to

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Xledger is now in the ‘G-Cloud’

August 10, 2017

XLedger Joins G-Cloud - UK Government's digital marketplace

Author: Tim Hooper, Sales and Marketing Director, Xledger UK Xledger joins major players Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and IBM in the list of G-Cloud suppliers. Xledger is a leading industry ERP product with a dedicated team of experts in implementing and managing ERP projects and we are now in G-Cloud 9, the UK’s government Digital Marketplace and online procurement system with recent G-Cloud accreditation.  This allows Xledger to provide the Xledger product suite and supporting services available via the government’s Digital Marketplace, the online procurement service that gives public sector and non-profit customers easy access to government certified suppliers. Xledger

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The Future of Cloud for Finance – The Risks of Hybrid, Hosted & Managed Cloud

August 2, 2017

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Part 2     The Risks of Hybrid, Hosted & Managed Cloud It is a commonly held view that hybrid environments (in which some applications reside in the cloud and others on-premise) are set to become the norm as organisations transition to the cloud over the next decade. For instance, Gartner the analyst firm says nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. But for the unwary this presents a significant risk to data integrity and reporting.  Gartner also offered an alternative vision by announcing the era of “post-modern ERP” in which it is envisaged

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