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Visit Zahara at Accountex 2022

Accountex London is returning on 11-12th May 2022 at ExCel London and Zahara is excited to be exhibiting at the show, which is set to be the best Accountex event yet. Zahara joins 250 global brands …

Black Friday online shopping

It’s easy to spend other peoples money

Margaret Thatcher famously said - "The trouble with socialism, is that eventually you run out of other peoples money to spend". Regardless of your political views, the point is well made. It's really …

The best headsets for Teams or Zoom

The team here at Zahara spend a huge amount of their time on Zoom or Teams calls and as a result we have all used different headsets and audio devices. In this article we share with you what we use an…

Black Friday online shopping

The truth about Black Friday

Black Friday is coming up on Friday 26th November, the day after thanksgiving, and this year it poses a lot of questions. Year after year we see huge discounts on TVs, gadgets, appliances, clothing an…

Buying better, for a better world

This week we have most of the world's leaders in Glasgow UK for the Cop26 Climate Change Conference. We have Boris Johnson telling us we are drinking in the last chance saloon. The world has to take a…

Introducing… Zahara AutoPilot!

Let Zahara AutoPilot take the wheel! Imagine software that will create an invoice, without you having to press “create"… well we have it! Introducing Zahara AutoPilot.  Not only can you avoid h…

Sage Drive (you mad)

We have made the decision to say no to Sage Drive - now known as Remote Data Access. Our SmartSync tool has a really good integration with Sage 50 that allows purchase invoices to be created in Sage …

Mobile app update

New Mobile App Update!

New Zahara Mobile App Update Now with expense submissions on the mobile, a new suppliers module and more.   Capture and submit expenses for approval Users can now build and submit expense claim…

Zahara News

Zahara News - September 2021 New suppliers module - released today We have just released our new Suppliers module. You can access this from the Business Menu - (Suppliers Z3) or when in Zahara 3, th…

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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…

Batch Processing

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…

Working from home

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…

Paperless Office

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…

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