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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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4 responses to “Free Agent – Review”

  1. edmolyneux

    Ben, thanks for the great review.

    Your point about a ‘cut-down version for the non-UK market’ is well-made.

    In truth our Universal version is about as capable (for its freelancer market) as any accounting package out there, online or otherwise.

    It’s just that next to the unprecendented level of tax support in our UK version it does suffer somewhat.

    You’re right that that’s the real killer feature and we champing at the bit to get going with our ‘other tax engines’.

    Anyone with a good handle on their local tax scene (don’t be ashamed! we’re not!) is welcome to get in touch to help us drive this forward…

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  3. Mediaroots Training

    Thanks for the indepth review of Free Agent. I suggest you also check out: http://www.clearbooks.co.uk

  4. Gillian Harlick

    We’ve been using Freeagent Central for a while now – just preparing our second year accounts using it, and still love it. Great for a growing company like us.
    The best thing about it is that you can set up recurring invoices and invoices for future dates which email out to clients automatically – no more needing to make sure you are in the office on the first of the month to get your invoices out.
    The email reminders are also very useful and you can personalise all of it so you don’t lose that personal touch – in fact some of our customers have mentioned that they feel like its customer service when we are chasing invoices!
    Before Freeagent Central accountancy software we used Sage Instant Accounts, which I found very complicated and time consuming for a small company like ours. I can honestly say Freeagent Central have quartered the time we spend doing the books whilst also making our accounts process more effective.
    There is an iPhone app too, which I was very excited about. However you can’t raise invoices on it, only bill time and expenses to projects, and track your mileage etc.
    As with the guys above, you can receive a 10% discount on your monthly subscription if you use this referral link: http://fre.ag/396w913i
    I will get 10% off my subscription too if you use it, so if you have found my review helpful, please use this link.