Access Accounting

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Access Group
Type Private
Industry Business software
Successors The Access Group
Founded UK (1991)
Headquarters Stratford St Mary, UK
Products Foundations, Horizons, Dimensions, Dimensions Lite, Supply Chain (ERP)
Website www.theaccessgroup.com

Access Accounting Ltd was a business software company formed in 1991 to provide accounting software to the UK and Irish mid-market. In June 2009, Access Accounting, along with related interests, was absorbed into Access Group.

History[edit]

1991-1995: Early Development[edit]

Access Accounting’s first product, Access Foundations, was marketed as an entry-level accounting package. Access Accounting then launched its first Windows-developed product, Access Horizons, to provide full multi-currency trading options.

1996 - 2005[edit]

In 1996, Access Accounting developed its flagship software package, Access Dimensions, offering Client/Server architecture in mid-market accounting systems. In 1998, the company developed its Transaction Broker, a middleware application to facilitate integration at mid-market level. This was followed by the release of Access Dimensions Lite, in 2001.

In 2004 the company acquired ERP solutions provider Access Supply Chain (formerly Pumasoft) and London-based reseller Asyst Solutions. In 2005 Access Accounting acquired Access Accounting Ireland.

Using add-in technology, the company was able to release an accounting package with in-built business intelligence.

2006 - 2009[edit]

Access Accounting marketed three significant software releases in 2006: integrated CRM, Dimensions Manufacturing/BoM (Bill of Materials) and Access Analytics ‘data cube’ technology. This was followed by the release of a reverse charge VAT upgrade in readiness for the Government’s new legislation to combat carousel fraud (2007).

In 2008, Access Accounting released Accounting for Carbon Emissions (ACE). By allowing a business to collect its carbon emissions data at source, the company had developed a solution for measuring a business’ carbon emissions.

Following the acquisition of Armstrong Consultants in 2009, Access Accounting added web-enabled software to its portfolio. From June 2009, all Access Accounting products became part of the Access Group software portfolio.

Awards[edit]

  • Accountancy Age Awards 2005 — Mid-tier Software Package of the Year [1]
  • Real FD/CBI FDs' Excellence Awards 2007 — Financial Software Provider of the Year [2]
  • Best of British Manufacturing IT Awards 2007 — Best use of IT in Supply Chain Management [3]
  • Sift Media Business Software Satisfaction Awards 2007 — Mid-range Accounting Software [4]
  • Construction Computing Awards 2006/8 — Construction Accounting Software of the Year [5]
  • Green Business Awards 2008 — Best New Product (Highly Commended)
  • Sift Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2008 — Mid-range Accounting Software Category 2008 [6]
  • Accountancy Age Award 2008 — Mid-tier Software of the Year [7]
  • FrontRange Solutions Best Performing Partner, Top 10 Worldwide (2008 and 2009) [8]
  • Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2008 — Mid-range Accounting Software Category 2008 [9]
  • Accountancy Age Award 2008 — Mid-tier Software of the Year [10]

Accreditations[edit]

Access Accounting was a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and all of its solutions were accredited by HMRC and the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/feature/1781311/awards-2005-mid-range-software-access-dimensions
  2. ^ http://realbusiness.co.uk/finance/real_fdcbi_fdsandrsquo_excellence_awards_the_scores
  3. ^ http://www.awardsintelligence.co.uk/featuresdetail.asp?page=276
  4. ^ http://www.softwaresatisfaction.co.uk/files/siftmedia-ssa10/ssa_annual07_web.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.constructioncomputingawards.co.uk
  6. ^ http://www.softwaresatisfaction.co.uk/files/siftmedia-ssa10/ssa08-annual-content-june09.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/1746920/accountancy-age-awards-meddings-wins-blue-chip-fd-accolade
  8. ^ http://www.theaccessgroup.com/products/goldmine-crm.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.theaccessgroup.com/news/press-releases/access-accounting-wins-four-accolades-in-just-four-weeks.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/1746920/accountancy-age-awards-meddings-wins-blue-chip-fd-accolade