I’m pleased to announce that Inform Direct has been named Software Product of the Year at the prestigious Business Finance Awards run by Financial Director magazine.
Software Product of the Year
In making the award, the 13 Financial Director judges praised Inform Direct as “a truly innovative product” and highlighted “the quality of its customer testimonials”.
The judges’ selection criteria included technical innovation, design quality, functionality and customer care.
Recognition for the team behind the software
Receiving the award, Inform Direct CEO Henry Catchpole commented “This accolade is recognition of our team’s dedication to designing, building and supporting a first class company secretarial software solution”.
Meeting customer needs
It was fantastic to be joined by a number of Inform Direct users at the awards ceremony.
Judges were seeking a product that was integral in helping the client achieve its goals and was a driver for efficiency and accuracy.
Henry commented “we’ve received wonderful feedback from our customers highlighting the ease of use and time-saving features of Inform Direct. I’ve no doubt that praise from our users was a key part of our award success”.
All companies are required to maintain up to date company records. Inform Direct is the perfect tool for companies and accountants to help you easily keep everything up to date.
Inform Direct is quick and easy to use, saving us so much time.
Inform Direct is quick and easy to use, saving us so much time. The system manages all the deadlines and filings as well as producing all the documents that I need. Plus, the customer support team are always there to help.
by Christy Kennedy, Shaw Gibbs
Across Inform Direct, there are loads of efficiency savings.
Across Inform Direct, there are loads of efficiency savings. It already makes a big difference to us, meaning we can spend more time adding value to clients and winning new business. Having made the right decision up front, I can focus on growth, confident that we’ll continue to reap the benefits of great software when we have hundreds or thousands of clients.
24/04/2019 by Phool Ashraf of Gains Accountants
Everything is well laid out, with lots of shortcuts
The way the system has been set up means that it is hands down better than any other of its kind. Everything is well laid out, with lots of shortcuts so we can change shareholder information and create new documents instantly.
24/04/2019 by Derrick Hutchinson of JFS Torbitt Accountants
We use Inform Direct every day and just couldn’t live without it
We use Inform Direct every day and just couldn’t live without it. All members of staff are friendly and proactive. We couldn’t recommend Inform Sirect enough!
01/10/2018 by Hayley Wells of BKB Accountants Ltd
It’s a very easy package to use.
Now we are using the company secretarial software, we have been able to get rid of our old stat books and offer a more professional service to our clients. It’s a very easy package to use but we do appreciate having a very helpful support team should we need it.”
21/08/2018 by Matthew Chapman of Chapman Worth
Using the company secretarial software has transformed the cosec process.
Using the company secretarial software has transformed the cosec process and how we deal with this for our clients, giving us greater visibility in terms of filing deadlines, as well as saving us money. Our experience really has been very positive and the customer support from Inform Direct is truly fantastic.
21/08/2018 by Carl Danvers from Marlow Proactive
The portfolio home page is perfect; just the basic information that you need instantly...
Inform Direct is great, comprehensive and user-friendly. The portfolio home page is perfect; just the basic information that you need instantly, with a traffic light system to clearly show what needs doing next and for which company.
We use Inform Direct for most aspects of the company secretarial service, but most frequently to generate confirmation statements as these are very simple and accurate to produce. The standard template library is a useful resource, as these templates can also be tailored to specific needs.
The team at Inform Direct are extremely helpful and responsive by phone or email with support, instructions or quick fixes. There is also an online chat and support documents available.
11/12/2017 by Ruth Garrad of Pillow May Accountancy
The software automates much of the work required to maintain the registers. This is already saving me lots of time.
I used to use another supplier but a colleague recommended Inform Direct to me. I was immediately struck by the professionalism of both the product and the company as a whole. The software automates much of the work required to maintain the registers. This is already saving me lots of time and at the end of each process there is a template minute already populated as well - amazing!
03/07/2017 by Johan Auren, Managing Director of Accountum Ltd
It has provided us with a far quicker way to get all our company secretarial work done in one place.
Inform Direct website is crisp and clear. The support staff are quick to respond when contacted. All the staff are very friendly and the walkthrough over the phone was informative. Everything is in one place and rather than logging on to Companies House with each client’s authentication code one by one it has streamlined all our processes saving a lot of time. It has provided us with a far quicker way to get all our company secretarial work done in one place.
08/05/2017 by Maureen Kernaghan of The Jamesons Partnership
Six months on, we are appreciating just how fantastic this software is. Quite simply it’s taken all the stress and strain out of company law.
Six months on, we are appreciating just how fantastic this software is. Quite simply it’s taken all the stress and strain out of company law. With a little introductory training, we are all able to use it – and there’s telephone support from Inform direct with a knowledgeable and friendly team if we need it.
26/01/2017 by Jeremy Buitenhuis of An Accounting Gem
Their software is really comprehensive
I switched over to Inform Direct in early 2016 and have been delighted with the decision ever since. Their software is really comprehensive, very well designed and so easy to use. Their customer support is especially outstanding, the best I have experienced. What I really like about the Inform Direct is that I can use it to form LLPs as well as limited companies
17/01/2017 by Pradeepan Velayuthan, Owner, Praddy Financial Consultancy
The level of customer support is outstanding.
We have been with Inform Direct for over a year and their well thought through systems save us significant time on all our Company Secretarial work. The level of customer support is outstanding. The team have always been proactive in keeping us up to date on all the legislative changes as they occur and the product is getting better and better.
For example, the transition from the filing of Annual Returns to Confirmation Statements including the PSC Registers was seamless. I was able to file confirmation Statements on the 30th June i.e the first day possible. Every accountancy firm should be using Inform Direct.
05/07/2016 by Sarah Church of Phebys Chartered Certified Accountants
For those forward thinking practices I couldn’t recommend Inform Direct highly enough
We care deeply about customer service at Next Level Business. We built our practice on an all digital platform to ensure we could react to our client needs quickly and easily. Inform Direct has proved to be a critical partner in that.
A recent client needed an incorporation done quickly and wanted to trade the same day. With Inform Direct's digital platform we were able to perform this seamlessly. Incorporating in under 15 minutes and giving the client a same day end-to-end service including the ability to invoice which he was delighted by. For those forward thinking practices I couldn’t recommend Inform Direct highly enough.
19/04/2016 by Paul Layte of Next Level Business
The system deals with everything from the basics to the most complex of share re-organisations
Inform Direct is good and works well for us. The system deals with everything from the basics to the most complex of share re-organisations. The support team are all experts and have swiftly helped with any queries. I’ve incorporated a number of new companies using the system, the last of which was a tricky case, requiring bespoke articles and it all went by without a hitch. I have already been recommending this excellent software company to my fellow accountants.
17/03/2016 by Roger Mills, Tax Assist Accountant in Bourton on the Water
Inform Direct is the perfect solution
We decided to start offering a more complex Company Secretarial offering to our clients in the middle of 2015. Inform Direct is the perfect solution to accompany this. My staff love using it, I appreciate the fact that we can have multiple logins and we have now started to incorporate new companies for our clients using the system. With Inform Direct it is quick and easy.
02/02/2016 by Amanda Henderson, Director of ARH Accountant Services Limited
Very easy to use website with full support available
We started on a pay as you go basis but soon appreciated the benefits of Inform Drect service and moved all of our client companies onto their platform. Now all company deadlines are constantly checked and monitored. We also like the other company secretarial facilities such as dividend vouchers and share certificates. Very easy to use website with full support available
by Roger Cavendish of Eljay & Co
We are really happy with Inform Direct and the comprehensive software and service they provide.
We are really happy with Inform Direct and the comprehensive software and service they provide. From the basics all the way up to the most complicated of share re-organisations, they support everything our clients request from us. We have three different locations. The ability to have multiple logins for our staff from one account saves us lots of time.
17/02/2016 by Maria Lavery, Manager of Daly Park & Company Ltd
The software fulfils all my needs and the customer support is superb
I discovered Inform Direct at the Accountex Conference in May 2015. After the demo, I subscribed almost immediately and have not regretted my decision. The software fulfils all my needs and the customer support is superb - responsive and knowledgeable. I especially like the fact that when I have incorporated a new company it joins my portfolio and I can effortlessly manage the CoSec for that company going forward. All Companies House filings, Share Certificates, the works!
02/02/2016 by Sam Gooding, Owner of Gooding Accounts Ltd
Your support is simply superb, your platform is neat, intuitive and super slick
I have to say - I was impressed with you Inform Direct when I first started using you. My admiration has only grown. Your platform has enabled me to offer a Company Secretarial product offering to my clients with no stress at all. Your support is simply superb, your platform is neat, intuitive and super slick. You are integral in making sure my firm is on top of all of its filings. Superb.
08/02/2016 by Richard Green, Director of RJSG Chartered Accountants
I am very happy with the service provided by Inform Direct
I am very happy with the service provided by Inform Direct. The website, in particular their incorporation feature, is easy to use and navigate even when setting up multiple share classes.
01/02/2016 by Ric Musetti, Owner of Accountants for Small Business
Their company formation feature is becoming increasingly valuable
We are happy with the services provided by Inform Direct. Their company formation feature is becoming increasingly valuable to the Business Start Up service we offer our clients.
02/02/2016 by Peter Csige, Owner of Strike Consulting (London) Limited
Quick and responsive and very professional
We have been using Inform Direct for the past few months and have been incredibly happy with the service they have provided. Quick and responsive and very professional. We have been very satisfied with the functionality and it is easy to navigate and understand. Pricing is also very clear and good value. We would not hesitate to recommend.
02/02/2016 by Pesach Davidoff of DAS Accounting Services Limited
The software is very well designed with step by step wizards to guide you painlessly through the process
As well as using Inform Direct to manage all my companies house filing on behalf of my clients I have been incorporating new companies with Inform Direct for over six months. The software is very well designed with step by step wizards to guide you painlessly through the process. I wouldn't go anywhere else now.
02/02/2016 by Paul Woodcock, Director of PJW Accounting
Forming a new company using Inform Direct is very straightforward.
Forming a new company using Inform Direct is very straightforward. The step-by-step wizard takes you through each step in a very logical manner. There are a number of time-saving features such as the ability to re-use common address details. At the end of the flow there is a really useful summary page which gives you a chance to review all the details before you submit them to Companies House. What is really helpful is that, if required, you can go back to any earlier step and change something without having to start the whole process again. It is a brilliant service for a busy accountant.
02/02/2016 by Nick Banks of Scrutton Bland
The Inform Direct team have responded quickly and efficiently to support questions.
We are a husband and wife team running a practice with a range of small to medium sized businesses. We wanted a single platform to manage the company secretarial needs of all our clients. It had to be capable of supporting the larger companies without being overly complicated for the bulk of our smaller clients. We chose Inform Direct because it was very easy to get started and we were not required to enter into any long-term contract. We have brought our clients onto the platform as and when required. Features such as the dividend wizard that have been added since we first started using Inform Direct have been great additions. The Inform Direct team have responded quickly and efficiently to support questions. In short I can recommend anyone with a small practice to try Inform Direct - it is much easier than going direct to Companies House and allows a much more comprehensive service to be offered to clients of all sizes for a very reasonable monthly fee. The time savings we have made make the costs seem negligible.
02/02/2016 by Luke Keegan of Greendawn Accounting Ltd
We are now able to form companies quickly and with the minimum of hassle
The nature of our business is that we are required to incorporate new companies on a regular basis. We are pleased that Inform Direct gave us a call. We are now able to form companies quickly and with the minimum of hassle. The service we offer our rapidly growing client base has improved as a result and it is incredibly cost effective too.
02/02/2016 by Kevin Sharkey, Partner at KSA Associates (UK) Ltd
Inform Direct is a lovely piece of easy to use, functional software
Inform Direct is a lovely piece of easy to use, functional software. We are already loading up our clients and to me it is a no-brainer for the amount of time we are going to save compared to the cost.
02/02/2016 by Jim Walker, Owner of FAB Accountants Ltd
The software works well and the support team has been most helpful
I have been using Inform Direct for about a year now to incorporate many tens of companies. The software works well and Eunice in the support team has been most helpful ironing out any issues as they occur. I soon realised it was more cost effective to subscribe and I now manage several hundred of my clients’ Company Secretarial requirements through the system, as well as continuing to use their incorporation feature. Recommended.
02/02/2016 by Halit Ekrem, Partner at Ekrem & Co.
The webinar and onboarding process was both helpful and painless
We have moved from a desktop based system over to Inform Direct to manage our Company Secretarial work. The webinar and onboarding process was both helpful and painless. We like that the fact that we can now manage all our clients’ statutory books in the cloud and we have saved some money too!
01/02/2016 by Anne Hawkins, Finance Director of Clarius Finance
I really like the platform
I really like the platform, I’ve been thinking for a while now that the way we do our co sec work is inefficient & time consuming so to get the call from Tom and see the software working has definitely proved to be worthwhile.
01/02/2016 by Aidan Malone, Malone Lynchehaun
It handles the full range of company secretarial requirements of our clients beautifully
We are a 2 partner firm with a broad range of clients. Our practice has been using Inform Direct for over 12 months. It handles the full range of company secretarial requirements of our clients beautifully. It is easy to use and great value. Each member of staff has their own login and because Inform Direct is cloud based we can access it wherever we are
25/07/2015 by White Bruce
Inform Direct has made filing returns much easier and quicker
Before I started using Inform Direct I would file returns direct with Companies House. While this worked reasonably well Inform Direct has made it much easier and quicker. The diary system is a real help and clients are able to approve the details of each return before I submit them. Of all the features I use the dividend wizard the most. It is great. It produces vouchers and minutes and keeps a record of all past payments. Inform Direct saves me a load of time and whenever I have contacted the Inform Direct team with a query about how to do something they are really friendly and helpful.
25/07/2015 by Bean Counters
We are now able to provide our clients a more timely and more comprehensive service
We first started using Inform Direct in 2013. The application is really intuitive meaning that each member of staff can use the system even if they do not have much experience of Company Secretarial matters. This has dramatically freed up time across the business. In short, Inform Direct has been a great benefit to our firm and we now able to provide our clients a more timely and more comprehensive service than we did before we started using it. Please keep those incremental improvements coming. The ability to sort the Portfolio screen has been a great help.
24/07/2015 by Barnes & Scott
The product is fantastic and the team are a pleasure to work with.
Here at Ignition Law we're passionate about simplifying entrepreneurs’ lives. Inform Direct is a critical partner in helping us to deliver on that passion. The product is fantastic and the team are a pleasure to work with. Inform Direct helps us and our clients focus on what’s really important - creating and delivering value and growth
23/07/2015 by Ignition Law
Inform Direct has enabled us to offer our clients a very pro-active and comprehensive company secretarial service.
Not Just Numbers is a practice which embraces cloud technology. We use Xero and a number of their add-ons and wanted a company secretarial package to also be cloud based too so all staff in the firm could access it whether in the office or in the field. We chose Inform Direct and have been using it for a while. It was very easy to get started and whenever we have had a query about how to do something the support team has been great. Inform Direct has enabled us to offer our clients a very pro-active and comprehensive company secretarial service. The pricing is very fair and we appreciate not being tied in to a long term contract.
20/07/2015 by Not Just Numbers Ltd
Extremely good value and pays for itself many times over in efficiency savings and client satisfaction
We have been using Inform Direct for several months now. We trialled it initially with a handful of companies and quickly decided to use it for all our several hundred clients.
The main benefit is that it is cloud-based, with a very simple interface that enables us to access and update Companies House records at any time (for example, in a meeting with a client), saving time and improving our service.
One of my favourite features is the ability to view our entire portfolio on a single screen and sort by due date for the accounts or annual return, as well as by name. From there we can drill down into the details for any company.
The support team is knowledgeable and responds quickly to any questions, while the subscription is extremely good value and pays for itself many times over in efficiency savings and client satisfaction
18/07/2015 by Artisan Accounts
The Inform Direct team are always on hand with excellent support
For an accountancy practice like mine, managing the company secretarial requirements of over hundred clients, Inform Direct is the perfect solution. The software saves me so much time as I juggle the demands of diverse client base. As an added bonus the Inform Direct team are always on hand with excellent support
16/07/2015 by Chan & Co
Wonderfully simple to use
Inform Direct combines intelligent design with simplicity of use. There’s nothing to download and no updates to install so it's quick to get started. Being online allows me to access it any time, anywhere which is ideal when visiting clients at their premises.
Inform Direct has a very neat way of showing me all the companies I am responsible for and I can see at a glance if anything requires attention. For the most common actions such as submitting an Annual Return they have designed some really handy shortcuts making it wonderfully simple to use.
Inform Direct will regularly compare the data it holds for all the companies that I manage against the Companies House records for each company. If it finds any discrepancy I am alerted – so there’s no chance of any unauthorised changes going unnoticed.
04/06/2013 by Rob Southgate of Integrity Tax & Accountancy Solutions