February 17th, 2009 by Ben Hwang
There has been a sizable update as of late. Since we’re knee-deep in a huge thing that we know that our clients and everyone else has been waiting patiently for, we managed to squeeze a few last bits out of our development team to bring you a few more things that are useful towards your business:
- Planning and Budgeting
Budgeting and planning is something that every business really should be doing. We actually thought about this feature back when we were doing our own budgeting and realized that this would be a perfect fit to what every small business would want to use. There is an annual breakdown and you can expand and retract the description fields by clicking the arrows. It will also automatically update the totals and allow you to take a look at how you’re doing compared to your actuals.
- QuickBooks Importer updated
Our QuickBooks Importer got a few important updates. Now it supports many more versions of Quickbooks for PC. Not too much to say here except, we’re happy to convert you.
- New reports
As requested by clients, there were a couple new drill-downs for the current reporting structure. There was also the addition of the budgeting report that takes a look at your budget versus your actual numbers. This gives you a vantage point on how close you can actually manage your business and where you could spend more, or save more in other areas. It’s always good to trend your data and make sure that you’re meeting budget.
We’re happy to say that everything is just humming right along. And if you’re not a client yet, this is your chance to join us today!
January 20th, 2009 by Ben Hwang
We’ve had several people ask for minor enhancements while we continue to work on our upcoming release. Because we listen to what you are saying, our development staff added those enhancements in our product update this past weekend. We are definitely listening! After all, we use the product as much as our clients and we care what our community has to say. If you have a suggestion or request then we need to know! Make sure to submit your feedback today.
So what exactly did we add?
- Import Assistant
This currently is in Beta, but should be able to handle all of your importing needs if you happen to be coming from the Intuit® world and need import your data into Merchant’s Mirror. You’ll find this under the “More…” tab in the main header of the application itself.
- Opening balances
For those that have never used a double-entry system before, you no longer have to go through a confusing process of how to create an opening balance when you add a new account. We took care of the entries for you and simplified it so that you only put in your opening balance and the system does the rest, automatically.
- Printing checks
If you have pre-printed check stock (from Quickbooks®), you can now print checks directly from the system.
- Reporting Update
Our users uncovered a need to drill down into line items in reports like the Receivables Aging. Our team made it so that if you click a line item in any report, it will take you to the related document all in just one click.
- Custom invoice messaging
Now you have the ability to type out a custom message at the bottom of an invoice or estimate. Just “Include Memo” and write out what you need.
- Demos and tutorials
For many folks, seeing the product without actually creating an account is an important part of the signup process. Even though it’s FREE to register, we understood what our users were looking for and so we have added several new screencasts and tutorials. You can find these on our website at the top of the page, right next to Invite a friend. Look here for more tutorials in the upcoming months as we release more features.
We have a bunch more updates coming soon! We’re working hard to bring you the best product out there and we hope you will help us craft the accounting suite that YOU want to use.