Every year around tax time, millions of small-business owners promise themselves that next year will be different. They'll keep better records; they'll invoice customers on time; and they'll figure out a way of monitoring how well -- or poorly -- their company is doing. Kashoo created an easy-to-use cloud accounting service and a free iPad app to go along with it, and today a new version is arriving in the App Store to help those business owners keep their new tax year resolution.
One of the nicest improvements to Kashoo since we first reviewed it is the ability to take a photo of a receipt with the built-in iPad camera, and then attach it to an expense within the app. Since the IRS requires physical receipts for expenses, this addition makes it much easier for business owners to capture the information to back up those expenses. Accounting professionals who are using Kashoo to help small-business clients will be able to have those clients submit receipts from the iPad app, and can then reconcile them through the web app.
As TV pitchmen love to say, "But wait, there's more!" Direct printing via AirPrint has been added, so documents no longer have to be emailed to a Mac or PC prior to printing. There's a new duplicate feature for speeding data entry, and a template selector makes choosing invoice styles fast and easy.
The short video below furnishes a good synopsis of the new Kashoo features. The app is free to download, but requires the purchase of a monthly (US$19.99) or annual ($189.99) subscription to use the service.