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Payment methods of the future

Payment methods of the future Which new payment methods will you see more of in 2022? The growth of the global digital payment industry has accelerated since Covid-19 (McKinsey Global Payments Repor…

3 Benefits of a hybrid back to work model

Covid-19 restrictions were lifted on 19th July, and everyone is preparing for returning to work in person, phew! Zahara are back in our brand-new offices in Queen’s Square, Bath and have adopted a h…

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Bitcoin – 5 Reasons Why

Bitcoin - 5 Reasons Why Interest in Bitcoin is at an all-time high right now, as well as the price. A quick search of Bitcoin on Twitter and you will be overwhelmed with arguments for and against t…

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Batch Processing of Invoices

Invoice Express Just Got More Expressy We've just released our latest game changer that puts a smile on our faces here at Zahara. We have an ambition to make processing supplier invoices something si…

8 Steps to Purchasing Success

Good purchasing software can be hugely beneficial for companies looking to save time, save money and bring visibility to their spending. Using purchase orders within your accounts payable process is a…

The Cloud in 2021

Cloud based applications were crucial in 2020. Covid-19 forced business to work remotely if possible, so the demand for cloud based business applications increased massively. Now there is an end in si…

Is Your Browser Grinding You Down?

We recently had a couple of users reporting Zahara being slow, after some investigation it turned out that their browser was the issue. A simple fix in this case, but it took time to work out what the…

You Can’t Handle the Truth

The truth is in there ...   My lead developer Greg is quite a deep guy. He’s a thinker. He likes purity. Obviously, he’s highly suspicious of Microsoft and interfaces and has just about com…

Are You Right For Purchase Orders?

First off, what are purchase orders? A Purchase Order is an instruction from you to your supplier, to supply goods or service at a price that you dictate. The supplier then accepts your purchase or…

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5 Benefits of Being Cloud Based

2020 Is a year of change. Businesses are having to adapt to a different style of working, with many needing to be operated remotely. This is where the beauty of cloud based systems really shines t…

Netflix During Lockdown

What Have We Been Watching? When we aren't making incredible AP software, we are watching Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV and all the other streaming services. Let's be honest, there isn't much else to d…

Back to business

Bouncing Back

Is Your Business Ready For The Return Covid-19 has taught us at Zahara many things. First and foremost, we don’t need an office to work at 100% productivity - we learnt this very quickly. I was w…

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Business has changed… Forever

Our business landscape is changing We are busier than ever with finance teams wanting to work from home more efficiently. We are showcasing our approvals portal and amazing invoice OCR, InvoiceExpr…

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Invoice Express – The Game Changer

Let the robots take the hard-work out of your invoice processing It's not often I get excited and start banging the drum, but our new Invoice Express is a game changer. It's so simple, yet so inc…

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Zahara – Working From Home

Working from home for the Zahara team hasn’t been a stretch so far. We are fortunate to use some great software apps that enable us to communicate, share and collaborate quickly and easily. The t…

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The Perfect Time to go Paperless?

Time to go Paperless? With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, the government has encouraged people to work from home in a bid to limit the spread of the virus. Working from home isn’t a new conc…

Does your finance team thrive on stress?

We all know that stress is bad for us, right? My diet app tells me it is, and I know I’m much happier when there is less to worry about, both in my personal and professional life. It seems thou…

How to Help Clients Embrace Their Budget

By Guest Author: Heather Smith Budgeting certainly has its place in the business world, but not all businesses understand how to make a budget work for their needs. I spoke with some colleagues to …

The Controversy Behind Budgets

By Guest Author: Heather Smith Budgeting and cost control can be useful business tools when used properly, but if used arbitrarily, there are practitioners that believe you might be wasting your time…

8 Reasons to Kill Off Purchase Invoices

RIP Purchase Invoices Isn’t it astonishing that the biggest problems in accounts payables occurs before the purchase invoice even arrives with the AP team. But the resultant invoice can tie the t…

Running a global business from my iPad

How things have changed... Back in the 80’s, when I was a demanding teenager, my dad went to work every day in a suit, and he went to his office. He worked there all day, doing paper work. He had a…

Take Back Control (of Your Purchasing)

Operational inefficiencies are a blight on business, yet largely avoidable with some straight-forward technical interventions. The procurement process is one such business function that has poten…

Stop Approving Supplier Invoices!

If you’re having to check every supplier invoice is ok to pay - your process is broken. When a supplier submits their invoice, they will typically have fulfilled their part of the contract, be…

Bath Business Awards

Zahara are delighted to be shortlisted for the 2019 Bath Business Awards. In 2018, Zahara doubled its customer base in just 10 months and now has 5,000 users. The team at Zahara are delighted to …

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