Businesses beat the postal strike

October 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
With losses as a result of the postal strike so far estimated to be around £260 million, businesses are keen to know how they can beat the strike and keep the cash coming in, despite the interruptions to the mail service. Spindle Professional, created by Draycir, is an affordable and easy-to-use software product that generates instant electronic invoicing and statements, eliminating the need to physically mail them out, thereby beating the postal strike.

BACS payment of invoices by customers, in receipt of electronic invoices, enables a business to bypass the postal system entirely. It is therefore possible for businesses to function as normal from a financial and cash flow point of view, by using Spindle Professional in conjunction with electronic banking (which is now available to even the smallest of businesses).

Even when the postal strike ends, it will cause massive backlogs of post, which it is estimated could take weeks to sort out. Delayed invoices will impact on payment and therefore cash flow; but Draycir has the answer to help businesses beat the postal strike.

Spindle Professional has received validation from HM Revenue & Customs as an accredited form of electronic VAT invoicing. The approval of HM Revenue & Customs means many thousands of businesses can now stop posting out unnecessary VAT invoices and simply e-mail or fax them using Spindle Professional instead.

One company that is already reaping the benefits of using Spindle Professional is Draycir business partner, Sicon. “We use the email that the software generates, so we haven’t faced any adverse financial consequences due to the postal strike,” says Jane Youngman of Sicon. “We also save on the enormous cost of paper and postage, so all in all we are delighted with the results of using Spindle Professional. A lot of our clients use Spindle Professional for the same reasons.”

Robert Ball, managing director of Draycir, said: “Spindle Professional has superseded the need to post out VAT invoices, meaning that finance departments can now protect themselves from the high cost and unreliability of the postal system.”

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Case study contact:
Jane Youngman, Sicon, tel 0845 1300188

With Spindle Professional’s dynamic and flexible software you can instantly and easily merge information from business applications to produce documents that can be sent by email, fax, print and also archived. For a more professional look, it allows you to add your company logo and branding to documents such as letters, statements, invoices, remittances, delivery notes and purchase orders. You can print directly onto plain paper, so there’s no need for expensive pre-printed stationery. It’s also flexible, allowing you to create and mail your customers with promotional offers and seasonal messages.

Spindle Professional is compatible with a wide range of business applications including Sage 50, Sage Line100, Sage MMS, Sage 200, Microsoft Navision and Great Plains and many more. For further information on Draycir products, visit For more information about Spindle Professional, call 0845 123 2941.

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