Making Tax Digital - What's It All About?

From 29th April HMRC are closing the VAT portal on their website. What does this mean? What do I need to do next? We'll run through these things now! What does it mean? As mentioned above, HMRC are closing the VAT portal - the ability to file VAT returns using the hmrc.gov.uk website. All returns will now need to be filed directly from within your accounting software. This is a big change from how it is run currently and may mean you need to make changes to your current software package and t...

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Hacking And The Different Types Of Hackers

Cybercrime has become more prevalent than ever and is now a far cry from the stereotypical "nerd in a bedroom" image of which have known for a number of years. There are now sophisticated groups of hackers working at an organisational level to take down competitors, government institutes and any other individual or business of note/worth. Today, we will take a brief look at the different types of hackers that are about in the world today - as they are not all bad despite the connotations that th...

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HDD VS SSD - Which Is Right For Me?

Over the last few years, there has been a movement away from the traditional HDD's (Hard Disk Drives) to SSD's (Solid State Drives) and this is for a variety of reasons, of which I will go into shortly. But the question still remains, which is better for me and which one should I be looking for in a new PC or Laptop? Hopefully, this article will clear the mystery up a small amount and help you when looking to make your next purchase!   HDD - Hard Disk Drive   The HDD is the traditional...

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SwiftKey Is Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft are adding SwiftKey to Windows 10 PC's and Windows 10 Mobile Phones in what seems like a long overdue addition! Android and iOS users have been able to take advantage of SwiftKey for a while now and it is coming to Windows 10. What is SwiftKey? SwiftKey gives you more accurate autocorrect and predictions by learning your writing style - including the words, phrases and emoji that matter to you. It is an intelligent keyboard that learns your writing style, giving you the option to swi...

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Exciting Office 365 & Outlook Updates!

As we all know, Microsoft are arguably the Kingpin in the computing world and is at the forefront of developing new and exciting software's & technologies - one of the most groundbreaking of recent times has been the switch from traditional MS Office packages to the all encompassing Office 365 allowing for greater affordability and growth due to it's subscription based model. Microsoft are continually innovating and developing their Office 365 offering to streamline it and make it as versat...

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GDPR Seminar - A Rousing Success

Quintech recently hosted a free to attend GDPR Seminar at our offices in Green Lane, Tewkesbury and it was a rousing success! Having set out to have 30-40 attendees, we twice had to increase the capacity due to demand and we had over 70 attendees on the day! Managing Director - Dominic Beck Johnson opened proceedings once attendees had networked amongst each other and made sure to grab a coffee. Dominic thanked everyone for attending at such an early time especially with the appalling weather ...

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Sage 200 & GDPR

Sage 200cloud The Sage 200cloud spring release is coming soon, and includes some new features to help you become GDPR compliant. The GDPR has wide implications for every department of businesses worldwide. Watch Sage's video summary now: ...

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GDPR Seminar

You only have until 25th May 2018 to ensure you meet the GDPR requirements so it’s time to consider, if you haven’t already, how your business should plan ahead to make sure you comply. Alongside our colleagues at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Cyberis and Sutcliffe & Co we are offering a FREE GDPR seminar designed to help you understand the key principles of the new legislation and to prepare your business for the requirements ahead. During the morning we will be looking at what the ...

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Introducing Microsoft Teams

What Is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is a recent addition to the Office 365 portfolio and is ready to make the workplace a more streamlined and efficient place! Teams is a chat based platform that allows for employees to easily communicate instantly with other colleagues whether that be privately or in a “Team” which is essentially a professional group chat. With Teams you are able to share files, emojis, start video/audio meetings and even schedule meetings all within the one&n...

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Sage 200 December Offer

For all of our valued SAGE 200 customers, we wanted to make you aware of a fantastic offer that SAGE are running currently that we are able to offer to you! Throughout the month of December, we are able to offer a: 10% discount when purchasing 2 user licenses 15% discount when purchasing 3 user licenses 20% discount when purchasing 4+ user licenses   If you have a need for additional users for your current SAGE 200 product, there is no better time to upgrade with SAGE offering these exc...

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