Press Release 7th March 2013
Managing Director Richard Alexander says “The App has been carefully designed in response to the growing use of smart phones and mobile devices used by our clients across Cornwall. We wanted to develop a way to keep them up to date with the very latest news, views and tips, as well as providing them with key accounting data, in real time, at their fingertips.”
What will the Alexander & Co App do for you?
The good news is that the Alexander & Co App is not exclusive to their clients and you too will be able to use the APP. For example you will be able to calculate the tax on certain company cars, keep a record of company mileage or check the amount of tax you might be paying. It will give you the power to check Stamp Duty costs or see how you might increase your profits as a business. You can also browse the library of tax tables, giving you the very latest tax rates 24/7 whenever you need them. From National Insurance and Inheritance Tax to Income Tax and Tax Credits – it’s there for you.
Client Manger Paul Reynolds, who is a keen APP user, says “Developing an App is, we believe, a proactive way to help individuals across Cornwall to become more successful and more profitable and ultimately helping businesses to be more enjoyable to run. The Alexander & Co App gives everyone fantastic content plus it makes it really easy to keep in touch. It has a simple ‘arrange to meet’ page along with all our contact information as well as links to our social media pages.”
Alexander & Co is one of the very first accountancy firms in Cornwall to launch a free mobile App. The great news is this App is now available and can be downloaded onto your iPhone, iPad or Android phones. It’s packed full of some really useful Tax Tables, Calculators and important dates. All of which you will be able to access for free, anywhere you have internet connection on your device. It is certainly refreshing to hear from a proactive firm who are technologically advanced.
What is an App?
An ‘App’ is simply an application, a piece of software that does something. In recent years, the term ‘App’ is used to refer to applications that run on the web or more commonly a mobile device – such as a smartphone or iPad. The considerable growth in smartphones over recent years has meant there are now thousands of Apps available. From weather Apps and games to business Apps like this brand new App launched by Alexander & Co. In recognition of this growth in App use, the Office of National Statistics now includes smart phones and apps in its typical basket of 650 goods used to calculate inflation.
Why did Alexander & Co develop its own App?
“We like to think that we are a proactive, forward thinking and refreshingly different firm of accountants.” says Client Manager Stephanie Stock, “For example, we already embrace an electronic filing system so that everyone at Alexander & Co can always lay their hands on your records and correspondence; even those persons who are not working on your affairs. We also take our green credentials seriously by using solar power and by being committed to recycling. Both of which make sound business sense too.”