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Brexit and beyond: the one Unleashed feature you need to start using

By 1 Jan 2021, UK business must supply commercial invoices when exporting to the EU. To prepare for Brexit and beyond, we’re shedding some light on how your business can use the International Commerce Code feature in Unleashed to create customs-compliant commercial invoices. We’ve also curated some invaluable resources including Covid grants an ... Read More

  November 20, 2020     

6 Strategies to Manage Amazon’s PII Changes

Amazon has announced that it will no longer send customer details to merchants via API. Here’s Lisa Miles-Heal, our Chief Operating Officer, with her take on the decision. At Unleashed, we champion any Good Product business. Any company who is passionate about what they sell: about its provenance, its production process and its impact. These ... Read More

  October 11, 2019     

DJ Papers says goodbye to cumbersome software for better cloud-based alternative

DJ Papers were facing a growing problem: their bespoke backend system was hampering business growth and their inventory management was spiralling out of control. We had a chat with Karyn Greenwood, finance manager of DJ Papers on how their team overcame those problems. DJ Papers have been a family-owned and run business since 1972. We […] ... Read More

  August 9, 2019     

How technology can revolutionise businesses — join the conversation

No business is too big to fall and those that don’t keep up with the pace of change in tech will find themselves lagging behind. UHY Hacker Young Manchester is hosting the UK’s first ever UHY digital and AI focused event on 11th June 2019. This event offers insight into the rapid change in technology […] ... Read More

  June 6, 2019     

The Unleashed Team at QuickBooks Connect London 2019

It was an awesome two days at the Quickbooks Connect event in London — the Unleashed team met with hundreds of accountants, small business owners and we hope it was as enjoyable and educational for them too! Congratulations to DS Accountancy for the winning picture with our partner manager John; they walked away with an […] ... Read More

  March 5, 2019     

UK E-commerce Needs to Prepare for the M-commerce Movement

Ranked by the World Bank as the 9th richest country per capita, the United Kingdom (UK) is home to 65.64 million people. Of this population, there are currently 45.36 million e-commerce users, and this figure is expected to increase with an additional 4.06 million consumers shopping online during the next four years. A significant amount […] ... Read More

  June 25, 2018     

3 Emerging Trends in UK E-Commerce

The UK retail landscape is changing rapidly. Consumer spending is decreasing, competition is increasing between businesses, and people are turning to e-commerce at an unprecedented rate. This has resulted in an increasingly complex retail environment for online retailers whilst complicating logistics, pricing and overarching strategy for e-commerce ... Read More

  June 21, 2018     

The UK Team at Accountex London

The Unleashed UK team had a great time at Accountex London this year and we hope you did too! Did you catch us at our booth? Accountex is the UK’s largest accounting and finance exhibition and conference, giving decision makers the opportunity to discover new products, attend keynotes from industry leaders, and network with the […] ... Read More

  May 30, 2018     

Seasonality in the Automotive Sectors

We are certainly familiar with seasonal trends in the food and retail industries, where demand is largely driven by fashion and fads or specific factors such as harvest times, holiday periods and weather conditions. But what about the automotive industry? What are the seasons that impact motor vehicle sales? Seasonal Demand The automotive industry ... Read More

  May 26, 2018     

The Reluctance to Automate Leaves UK’s Food Industry Stagnant

Competition is rife in every industry. In order to keep up with competitors you have to be innovative and quick. Globally, the food industry is seeing more automation than ever; robots and high performance machinery are taking the lead. They are sculpting new paths for the food industry. However, some competitors seem to be lagging. […] ... Read More

  May 19, 2018     

A Time of Risk and Opportunity: Brexit’s Impact on UK Manufacturers

It’s little secret that the manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom has been in a state of decline. Unfortunately for manufacturers in the UK, Brexit brings with it a heightened sense of risk. Britain’s European Union membership currently gives UK manufacturers open access to the lucrative European Union market as well as access to further [ ... Read More

  May 18, 2018     

The Five R’s of Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainability is possibly one of the most critical challenges of the 21st century. The concept of sustainability has in the past, only been associated with the environment and impacts on natural resources. The real value of sustainability is in the management of a combination of economic, environmental, social, cultural, human and knowledge capita ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

Examining the Brexit Effect on UK Manufacturers

As the United Kingdom gets set to vacate the European Union (EU), one of the primary concerns for UK manufacturers is how the government’s post-Brexit arrangements will affect trade, output and supply chain security. It is anticipated that Brexit will lead to a decline in both trade and output, affecting the stability of some 50,000 [… ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

The State of Automation in UK Manufacturing

Since the unveiling of Henry Ford’s moving assembly line in 1913, automation has driven greater efficiencies within manufacturing. The continuous flow production methods developed at Ford’s Michigan Plant changed the way manufacturing inventory components and finished goods were assembled. Today, digital solutions and automation are forcing a t ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

Can Software Solve the Manufacturing Skills Shortage?

Bristol, UK UK manufacturers have benefited from an export boom in recent years, taking advantage of stronger exchange rates following the BREXIT vote in June 2016. However, there is growing concern that skill shortages pose a major threat to the sector’s prospects. With manufacturing currently making up around 10% of the UK economy, it’s no [& ... Read More

  April 25, 2018     

How Do You Distill Success with Inventory Management?

By Stephen Jones, Unleashed UK Territory Manager Distilleries are Booming The festive period in 2017 saw sales rise by £104m compared with the previous year, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. In the 12 weeks to the end of December, over 16 million bottles of gin, worth £413m, were sold! There was a […] ... Read More

  April 6, 2018     

Partner Spotlight: Menzies LLP

Today, we’re going to cast the spotlight on our partner, Menzies LLP. We are joined by Mark Bober, Assistant Manager at Menzies. Could you tell us a bit about Menzies LLP? Menzies is a top 20 firm of accountants, finance and business advisors that operate out of a network of offices across Surrey, Hampshire and […] ... Read More

  April 3, 2018     

Women in Tech – It All Adds Up!

Bristol, UK Recruiting more women into roles within the technology sector continues to be to a major challenge for employers. In the UK technology sector, only 15% of people working in STEM roles are female, and women hold only 5% of tech leadership positions. Lisa Miles-Heal, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of global technology [&hell ... Read More

  March 23, 2018     

UK Manufacturers Harness Tech to Drive Productivity

London, UK Figures from the Office of National Statistics released last month show that despite UK productivity growing the quickest it has done for six years, workers’ productivity and therefore output, has been startlingly low over the past decade. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as Britain’s manufacturing sector has experienced a boos ... Read More

  March 9, 2018     

Technology Helps UK SMEs Achieve Export Growth

Despite the uncertainty caused by BREXIT, there has never been a better time for British businesses to explore new markets worldwide. Figures released earlier this week from the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show that overseas sales of UK food and drink continued to soar last year, with record expor ... Read More

  March 8, 2018     

Unleashed Software Invests in Bristol

Bristol, UK Global inventory management software company, Unleashed Software, has taken its UK expansion plans one stage further with the growth of its UK head office in Bristol. Hoping to capitalise on the city’s reputation as a thriving centre for innovative technology businesses, the company is recruiting to expand its South West team, followi ... Read More

  February 2, 2018     

Unleashed Software’s New Referral Partner Programme

As our technology improves in leaps and bounds, the way businesses carry out their processes are evolving to keep pace. No longer are businesses relying on pen and paper or a spreadsheet to manage their inventory. The future of business software is in the cloud. But what happens if you have a client you want […] ... Read More

  January 12, 2018