CV Retail Launches CounterBooks Online Accounting Software In South Africa

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CV Retail has launched its CounterBooks online accounting software for forecourts and convenience stores to retailers in South Africa. The company unveiled the many benefits of CounterBooks at the Engen dealer conference in Sun City. CounterBooks has been designed specifically as fast and easy online accounting software for petrol station forecourt businesses, convenience stores and the FMCG retailing sector.

You can make important business decisions right away with real information. No waiting for the end of the month or quarter, like your competitors!

CV Retail has launched its CounterBooks online accounting software for forecourts and convenience stores to retailers in South Africa.

The company unveiled the many benefits of CounterBooks at the Engen dealer conference in Sun City.

CounterBooks has been designed specifically as fast and easy online accounting software for petrol station forecourt businesses, convenience stores and the FMCG retailing sector.

This well established solution gives users 24/7 access via the web, secure data back-up and instant access to up to date financial reporting.

Use of CounterBooks is increasing in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Finland and Switzerland – 90% of users are independent dealers or franchisees of large multinational groups.

CounterBooks provides single site and group operators with a comprehensive range of tools that help to manage the financial side of the business. Different versions are available for single and multi-site operators.

The technology is provided as a hosted service, removing IT headaches from forecourt operators.

Only a PC or laptop and Internet access is required. CounterBooks online accounting software offers secure access from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Different levels of access for owners, employees and accountants are available with a user survey showing that 90% of franchisees find CounterBooks easy to use.

CounterBooks imports and exports information to and from other IT systems, (including POS/BOS and electronic invoicing), reducing time spent on data entry. Tailored input screens are available.

Other benefits and features of CounterBooks online accounting software include:

  •     Tailored reports that focus on fuel volumes, shop sales, category margins, overhead costs, cash differences and credit cards.
  •     A data analysis tool allows site-by-site comparisons, period comparisons and data export into Excel for further analysis.
  •     Budget/Actual variance reports.
  •     An extensive corporate reporting system.

The different levels of access mean that users can easily delegate different tasks such as basic data entry and paperwork administration – giving them more time to concentrate on analysis and reporting.

Swift access via the web means that users can find out what is happening in their businesses when it happens.

“This means you can make important business decisions right away with real information. No waiting for the end of the month or quarter – like your competitors!” said CV Retail Managing Director John Roberts.

“Today financial information should be up to date and in real time so you can manage by exception as opportunities and threats present themselves, reducing reaction time.”

The ability of CounterBooks to display reports in just a few seconds gives users a daily overview of their financial position.

Online accounting means real time data and information exchange so that all users can view the same data at the same time – making discussions between sites, their accountants and head office more productive.

CounterBooks online accounting software also gives automatic upgrades plus support by telephone or the in-built messaging system.

That means no more having to buy new software every year or so with all the hassle of installing and the cost of support.

“With CounterBooks online software, you receive all upgrades automatically. You pay the same every month and the software gets better and better.”

Users can stop worrying about back-ups because their data is backed up every day and hosted on a secure server.

“You shouldn’t worry about the security of your data, as only you get to see the data for your company. You will receive your individual login details for the system. Colleagues who are also working with the system get their own password.”

For more information about CounterBooks online accounting software, please contact Christina Puppel, phone +44 (0)207 099 1050, or view the CV Retail website.

Notes For Editors

CV Retail Ltd
Russell Square House
10-12 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5LF
Tel: +44 (0)207 099 1050

About CounterBooks

CounterBooks represents an easy and innovative management tool which gives you an effective economical overview of your company and group.

It was developed as an Internet-based accounting software for the retail market, first launched in Switzerland and Finland in 2003; in Ireland and Germany in 2005; in the UK in 2007 and now in South Africa.

Benefits of CounterBooks:

  •     Designed specifically for retailers (daily reconciliation, shop category margin management)
  •     Fully Internet-based, giving real-time information accessible anywhere via PC and browser.
  •     Easy data entry for non-accountants.
  •     Paperwork remains on site.
  •     Integral secure messaging/call logging system for tax advisers, retailers and CV Retail.
  •     Real time management reports for each shop. Profit and loss, category margins.
  •     Consolidated accounts for the group.
  •     Data analysis tool plus the facility to export to Excel.
  •     POS data export/import.
  •     Different levels of access rights, depending on user type.
  •     Secure hosting and back up handled by a third party professional hosting company.

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