👋 They arrived just on time! Here are the latest, most-clicked stories of the curated Accounting Apps newsletter for the w/c 8.5.22:

Futrli Has Been Acquired by Sage! | (Futrli)

Sage’s acquisition of Futrli is part of its continued strategic approach to support accountants from proposals to advisory services. To date, Futrli has supported over 100k businesses across the globe and this is now set to scale even further with the support of Sage’s amazing reach. They pride themselves on leading in the forecasting and advisory space, and with their unique predictive 3-way budgeting and forecasting solution, Sage’s strategy is to create active practice management from proposal to advisory.

Why eSigning is Better for Your Business f. Annature | (Acuity Magazine) 

Digital signatures have been around for decades, but they became business-critical when the pandemic made remote working standard practice. Leaders in accounting firms that have already made the digital leap say they would never move back to paper documentation and ‘wet’ signatures. Victorian accounting firm Illumin8 has been using eSignatures for almost eight years, says the practice’s founder Andrew Van De Beek FCA. The firm shifted to Annature about six months ago because Illumin8 likes to support Australian companies, and also because the local solution offered the best value for money.

Why Today’s Accounting Firm Need to Look at Password Management | (Practice Protect) 

Let’s be honest, it’s difficult to create and remember secure passwords for a few different accounts, let alone the dozens of accounts you handle at your accounting firm every day. While retail password managers do a good job of keeping passwords in one place, they don’t have the advanced security features and access control that’s required to keep an accounting firm secure. Continue reading the findings of this case study. 

5 Factors That Will Help Your Company Win the War for Talent | (Process.st) 

Perhaps you’ve heard about The Great Resignation, the record number of employees quitting their jobs. In September of 2021, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs. Each industry has experienced a varying level of employees leaving their positions, though certain ones, like the food service industry, were particularly hard hit. In this post for Process Street, they explore this phenomenon affecting the working world and look at some ways your business can continue to onboard top talent despite the shortages of workers. 

The Recovery Loan Scheme: Everything You Need to Know | (Float) 

The UK government set up the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) to help businesses of all sizes access finance up to £10 million per business. The scheme replaces previous loan schemes such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) and Bounce Back Loans (BBLS), and there are different types of finance available including loans, overdrafts, invoice finance facilities and asset finance facilities, to help businesses manage the transition between the pandemic and the new normal.

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