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Overview

  • Professional accounting software that is easy to use and at a reasonable price
    Whether you have a small business yet to register for VAT or need to be MTD compliant we have a solution

  • An upgradeable full accounting package to grow with your business
    This is our premier Windows Desktop product where you maintain control of your data
    that is stored on your PC, not on a remote server

  • Two New MTD Bridging Solutions
    A web based solution which will work in all browsers including Apple Macs, tablets and even mobiles
    (none of your financial data is held online)
    and
    A windows desktop Bridging application which stores all data on your PC
    Both cater for spreadsheets and can be used in conjunction with the non-MTD compliant versions of Sage, Quickbooks & similar

  • Simply Accounts has been submitting VAT returns to HMRC since 2012

A free trial of our Windows PC based solutions can be downloaded from here. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free 14 day trial of our web based bridging application here.

No Need To Change

Not ready to give up your spreadsheets or don't want to upgrade your existing software to an expensive monthly contract?

No problem!

Our bridging software can work with your existing way of doing things.

Any number of businesses can be added and easily selected (subject to licence purchased).

HMRC Recognised

Whatever your VAT scheme, our solution is all you need to be MTD compliant with a direct upload to HMRC.

Listed on the HMRC site as software that has been tested.

If you want to sign up for the MTD pilot you can do so  here.

The free 14 day trial uses simulated data for viewing HMRC data. You cannot submit a VAT return using the trial version.

Flexible & Easy

Quick & easy to download and install with comprehensive documentation.

Visually stunning software that uses the very latest Windows technology!

Simply drag the respective cells from your spreadsheet into the nine VAT boxes.

Submit your return directly to HMRC by clicking one button!

You're done!


File your VAT quickly using your existing spreadsheet


Simply Accounts Bridge can also help users of existing accounting software that is not MTD compliant. Providing the software can produce/export information for a VAT return in a spreadsheet format, and in turn loaded into Simply Accounts Bridge, that business will become MTD compliant.

No Need To Change

Not ready to give up your spreadsheets or don't want to upgrade your existing software to an expensive monthly contract?

No problem!

Our bridging web application can work with your existing way of doing things. It is both simple and easy to use.

Any number of businesses can be added and easily selected (subject to licence purchased).

Works in any browser on any platform including Apple Macs, tablets and mobiles.

HMRC Recognised

Whatever your VAT scheme, our solution is all you need to be MTD compliant with a direct upload to HMRC.

Listed on the HMRC site as software that has been tested.

If you want to sign up for the MTD pilot you can do so  here.

As well as submitting VAT returns you can view your obligations, liabilities & payments, and historical returns.

Our 14 day free trial allows you to fully test the software by being able to actually submit returns to HMRC!

Flexible & Easy

No installation required.

Any browser can be used from any location using secure SSL encryption. Your VAT returns are not held on our server.

Simple method of allocating the cells in your own spreadsheet to the nine VAT boxes used for submission.

You are not forced into using an Excel template.

When you are ready, submit your return directly to HMRC by clicking one button!

You're done!


File your VAT quickly using your existing spreadsheet


Simply Accounts Web Bridge can also help users of existing accounting software that is not MTD compliant. Providing the software can produce/export information for a VAT return in a spreadsheet format, and in turn loaded into Simply Accounts Web Bridge, that business will become MTD compliant.

You can sign up for a free 14 day trial of Simply Accounts Web Bridge here. The trial version is fully functional and allows you to submit VAT Returns but you must be signed up for MTD in order to do so!

Importing

Enables very quick and simple importing of full details from any online bank or credit card account including PayPal. Once these transactions are in the Cash Book the method of reconciliation is uncomplicated and straightforward. Includes a ‘bulk posting’ facility that will save hours and a ‘memory’ function for similar items.

HMRC Recognised

Full UK and EC VAT compliance including cash accounting and flat rate schemes.
MTD compliant. Listed on the HMRC site as software that has been tested.
 
  If you want to sign up for the MTD pilot you can do so  here.
 
 

Accounts Production

Instant production of Annual Accounts, Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
Cost Centre Reports & Trial Balance
VAT Return with EC Sales List
Invoices & Statements with Email facility
Prepare Invoices & Bills with
CIS Deductions
 
 


A free copy for your accountant when you purchase

Our software will make your life much easier

Intuitive and clear functionality
One-click buttons instead of drop-down lists
Flexible Chart of Accounts – no code numbers
A trial version of our software can be downloaded and used free for 14 days

Main Screen

Fully featured Diary with Reminders

The diary screen is always active but not visible until it is opened. When it is closed it is just hidden. The reason for this is that it needs to be active in order to display reminders for events entered in much the same way as the diary in Microsoft Outlook.

Certain Diary entries can be made automatically by Simply Accounts such as VAT, Invoice and Bill reminders. These will appear in the All Day Events (top) section of the Diary.

Events can be added and deleted by means of the buttons in the Events group of the toolbar.

Diary

Bills

Simply Accounts Pro allows you to enter bills against Suppliers.

A Supplier Account will need to be selected in the drop down list of the Supplier group on the toolbar before a Bill can be created. Initially there will be no supplier accounts. To add one, click on the + button in the same group.

The colour block to the right indicates the status of the Invoice. Red indicates that it is unpaid, yellow indicates that it is part-paid, and green indicates that it is paid.

Bills

Invoices

Simply Accounts Pro allows you to produce and record invoices for Customers. This also allows for the recording of EC Sales together with the relevant VAT calculations and producing EC Sales List and accounting for EC Triangulation.

A Customer Account will need to be selected in the drop down list of the Customer group on the toolbar before an Invoice can be created. Initially there will be no customer accounts. To add one, click on the + button in the same group.

The colour block to the right indicates the status of the Invoice. Red indicates that it is unpaid, yellow indicates that it is part-paid, and green indicates that it is paid.

Invoices

Customer Accounts

Simply Accounts Pro allows you to produce and record Invoices and then in the Customer Accounts screen analyse them individually or in bulk.

By default just Payments Due are shown. The View can be switched by clicking on one of the three buttons in the View group.

Totals are shown at the bottom of the screen. This screen can be grouped by one or more columns.

Customer Accounts

VAT

Simply Accounts is recognised by HMRC for the electronic submission of both VAT (XML) and VAT (MTD) Returns.

In order to be able to check your Return, as with other financial reports, the levels in this case boxes, can be individually expanded by clicking on the + button against the box you wish to expand and, once expanded, can be collapsed by clicking on the - against the expanded box.

When using the MTD version obligations, liabilities and payments can be retrieved.

VAT

Balance Sheet

By default the Balance Sheet screen will be displayed for the current financial year.

Levels can be individually expanded by clicking on the + button against the account you wish to expand and, once expanded, can be collapsed by clicking on the - against the expanded account.

The edits and buttons in the Dates group of the toolbar control the content of the data shown.

Balance Sheet

Profit & Loss

By default the Profit & Loss screen will be displayed for the current financial year.

Levels can be individually expanded by clicking on the + button against the account you wish to expand and, once expanded, can be collapsed by clicking on the - against the expanded account.

Cost centres are only available in Simply Accounts Pro and above. When the By Cost Centre check box is ticked in the Dates group of the main toolbar the display will be shown by cost centre.

Profit and Loss

General Ledger

By default the General Ledger will be displayed for the current financial year.

Levels can be individually expanded by clicking on the + button against the account you wish to expand and, once expanded, can be collapsed by clicking on the - against the expanded account.

The General Ledger should always net to zero. If it does not a warning message is displayed and the net amount will be displayed.

General Ledger

Cash Book

The Cash Book screen lists all transactions for all bank accounts defined. Simply Accounts automatically adds a current account for each business added to the system.

Whilst transactions can be added manually, it is highly recommended that transactions are imported via a download from your online banking and/or credit card company.

All transactions must be reconciled.

Cash Book

Annual Accounts

The Annual Accounts screen will initially be displayed blank if no accounts have been previously generated. If they have been, the last accounts generated will be displayed.

Company information, share capital, declarations and notes to accounts can be defined for each year.

Once defined the accounts can be generated by one click.

Annual Accounts

Simply Accounts (Bridge)

It could not be simpler - drag and drop the relevant cells from your spreadsheet into the nine boxes of the application and click a couple of buttons! The application automatically displays all MTD VAT returns submitted, and those still open, as well as allowing you to display your account balance and retrieve full details of previously submitted returns.

Prices start at only £30 per annum for a single business.

Also, if the full Simply Accounts accounting application is purchased during the year, we will send you a refund of £30 afterwards.

Simply Accounts Bridge

Support

We provide responsive support


We will continue to enhance Simply Accounts accounting software and provide automatic updates whilst your subscription remains up-to-date.

The way Simply Accounts accounting software has been designed is that most functions are easy to understand and there is a comprehensive tutorial and help file.

We are on hand to help with any technical problems you may have and will ensure a remedy is found as quickly as possible.

Should you have any questions or suggestions please e-mail technical support with full details.

If you do have a problem you will immediately receive an auto-response which will confirm that we have received your question. Our reply to your question will be sent via email to the email address that was included in your registration details.

Please note our hours of business are Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Bridge


Installed Software
Use your existing spreadsheet
Drag & drop from spreadsheet
VAT Returns (MTD Ready)
Lists open and submitted returns
View submitted VAT Returns
View VAT account balance
Direct uploads to HMRC
Works on Microsoft Windows only

£

30

PA
+ VAT
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Web Bridge


No installation required
Use your existing spreadsheet
Drag & drop to load spreadsheet
VAT Returns (MTD Ready)
Lists open and submitted returns
View submitted VAT Returns
View VAT account balance
Upload to HMRC via browser
Apple Mac compatible

£

40

PA
+ VAT
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Cash Book

Profit & Loss & Balance Sheet
Trial Balance & General Ledger
Journals & Cash Book
Bulk Reconciliation
Backup & Restore
Importing & Exporting
Chart of Accounts
Integrated Diary
VAT Returns (MTD Ready)
EC Purchases
£

80

PA
+ VAT
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Pro

 
All features of Cash Book +  
Purchase & Sales Ledgers
Cost Centres
Customer Emails
Invoicing & Statements
MTD Ready
Prepare Invoices & Bills with
CIS Deductions
VAT EC Sales List
£

100

PA
+ VAT
Buy Now

Final Accounts

 
 
All features of Pro +
 
Prepare:
 
Annual Accounts
Directors Report
Notes to Accounts
 
£

120

PA
+ VAT
Buy Now

Version
No. Businesses
£

80

PA
+ VAT
Please note that, with the exception of Web Bridge, the licence is for use on a single PC

“As a small consultancy business, I have used Simply Accounts for over a year – it was simple to set up, I keep on top of my accounts without the need for a bookkeeper, it makes VAT Returns and annual accounts very straight forward and ensures my accountancy fees are minimal - I have no hesitation in recommending Simply Accounts.”

Julian Pennington

Pennington Energy Consultants Ltd.

“We have used the Simply Accounts package over many years, it is outstandingly simple to use with excellent customer support, which has been both personalised and responsive when we need them. I have no doubt that Simply Accounts has helped us significantly improve our operational efficiency over the years. It is a very good easy to use tool that can help you have a completely bespoke chart of accounts therefore allowing you to run both your management accounts and formal submissions in the same place …easily. 5 Stars.”

Christopher Nicholson

ACF Equity

“Your software is excellent, I even prefer it from Quickbooks and that is a good program. So simple to understand and see all the postings.”

Graham Hood

“I have been using Simply Accounts for nearly 6 years and I would not want to be without it. On the few occasions when I have needed support this has been very prompt and helpful.” .

Philip Matthew

“I have been using Simply Accounts for 6 years for multiple companies. It’s easy to use on a daily basis, it’s reliable, makes life easy at year-end, and if you do need help the support is prompt and friendly. Very happy.”

Malcolm Hughes

Workpoint Recruitment

  • Web Browser
  • Apple Mac
  • Windows

We have now launched a web based version of Simply Accounts (Bridge).

Whilst we normally advocate Windows based software for security purposes, in this instance, due to only your VAT number, Business Name and Gateway ID being held on our server, we have decided to additionally provide this service. This means that you will be able to log in from any PC running any operating system using your browser. This includes Apple Macs, tablets & mobiles. You can continue to use your existing spreadsheet.

You can register for a 14 day trial here. Web Bridge is priced from £40 per annum.


  • Accounts
  • CIS

Added Support for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

For those businesses involved in the Construction Industry a separate Chart of Accounts may be selected. There is a facility to produce Invoices and enter Bills that have CIS deductions. Simply Accounts does not provide filing software.

These accounts have been set up to assist any new user of Simply Accounts, you can edit and change them and add new accounts as and when needed.

We recommend using Bills/Suppliers for purchases although it is possible to analyse sub-contractor payments through the Cash Book. However, it will be necessary to use Invoices/Suppliers for creating CIS Sales Invoices.


  • HMRC
  • VAT

New VAT MTD Bridging Software Launched

Our new Windows MTD bridging application is now available for those businesses that want to keep using their existing spreadsheets and still be MTD compliant.

It could not be simpler - drag and drop the relevant cells from your spreadsheet into the nine boxes of the application and click a couple of buttons! The application automatically displays all MTD VAT returns submitted, and those still open, as well as allowing you to display your account balance and retrieve full details of previously submitted returns.

Prices start at only £30 per annum for a single business.


  • Software
  • Pricing

No Competition!

All prices exclude VAT Cloud Competitor Simply Accounts
Annual Charge £260
£100
With cost centres £320
£100
Two businesses £600
£150
Three businesses £900
£200
  • HMRC
  • VAT

MTD Ready

Simply Accounts is now MTD ready and is listed on the HMRC website as MTD software for VAT that is available now. This involved coordinated testing between Simply Accounts and the HMRC MDT Team and, only after that can software be added to their site as being available.

As well as submitting your VAT return you can also retrieve VAT liabilities, payments and view previously submitted returns.