A week or so ago, when you logged in, you'd have seen the new dashboard in LiveAccounts. Well, it appears that those of you who've seen it, love it. 85% of you have adopted it as your new 'go to' for your business information. So, we've gone with the majority, and the new dashboard is now a permanent fixture.
What's so good about the new dashboard?
Well, apart from its 'dashing' new good looks, you mean? (Did you see what I did there?) Call me shallow, but looks matter, and wow didn't everyone do a lovely job of making over the dashboard. Nice work everyone involved!
I could go on about how it's so much easier to read now that we've got more white space, how much more elegant it looks and how the layout makes it easy to see how everything is related, but you can see this for yourself.
Cosmetic enhancements aside, the dashboard has also undergone an upgrade in the smarts department, so now you've got even better information at your fingertips. You can instantly see what's coming in to your business, what's going out and what your bank account and credit card balances look like. You know, the stuff you need to check regularly to make sure the business can actually run.
And when you want more information, like your individual account balances in banking, just click the arrow to see more.
Then we've got breakdowns on the money owed to you - so you can get an idea of how long your customers are taking to pay you (and whether you should be giving them a little call to follow up on that promised payment).
By the way, if your data looks like my example, I'd recommend more than just giving the outstanding invoice owners a call!
Plus, you can now set a sales target for the month. Then, keep yourself accountable by instantly being able to see how much more invoicing you need to do to meet your target.
And if you're a LiveAccounts newbie (welcome, by the way) there's a new section of the dashboard totally dedicated to helping you get the most out of your software.
It'll tell you what you need to do to complete your profile, and help you with all your setting up tasks, from entering your personal and business details through to customising your invoices and quotes. Just click the link to the section you want to work on and fill in the details... so easy.
So, now that I've shared my love for the new dashboard, let us know what you love about it. Oh, and if you're one of the 15% who wanted to stick with the old dashboard - drop me a line and let me know why. I'd love to hear.
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**Post edited 04/12/13 to include bank balance detail information