Access gets its head into aCloud

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Business management software available as a SaaS platform

Business management software provider Access has announced the launch of the first phase of its aCloud software as a service (SaaS) platform.

The first phase of the launch will include a range of SaaS features including the aCloud Portal, aimed at enabling easier viewing of invoices and statements as well as online messaging to communicate quickly with credit control teams.   aCloud Expense will allow for quick submission of expenses from any device, aimed at reducing approval bottlenecks for instance, and will allow companies to enforce expense limit controls.

aCloud Capture covers the automation of invoice processing, while the aCloud Documents feature allows scanning and and accessing of documents through the cloud. These will be launched ahead of a second batch of features in early 2013.

The SaaS platform will integrate directly with existing Access’ finance, ERP, HR and payroll software, which will enable customers to try out the cloud model without significant changes to existing infrastructure.

On the launch of the cloud platform, a number of customers signed up immediately, including the Welsh Rugby Union and the Millenium Stadium.

“aCloud delivers intuitive solutions that connect seamlessly with Access’ on-premise software, offering the best of both worlds,” Chris Bayne, CEO for Access, said. “With over 1500 active subscribers, I’m encouraged by the uptake of the platform already especially as there is a lot of activity and interest in different solutions offered.”

He added: “We’ll be constantly evolving the portfolio of applications focusing on self-service, collaboration, employee engagement, process improvement and mobility.”


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