I just got back from 3 weeks in the US, where I got to visit Boston, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and LA. The photo above is from highway 1 on the drive down. Absolutely great.
The main reason for the trip was this course at MIT which was mindblowingly good. I’ll hopefully write a bit more about that in another post.
In my absense Phil has put a lot of hard work into Float, and while its taken longer than we’ve hoped the early beta feedback we’ve been getting over the past few weeks has been very encouraging.
Our quest as always is to not over complicate the interface, and to strip out features, while we discover the most important ones.
We’ll be sending out more invites to the new version this week, and while its not perfect (it never will be!) there are some things we’re pretty excited about.
Here are a few headlines:
You are now able to map your categories from FreeAgent to the ones you want in Float.
This means that instead of having to explain every transaction in Float, its immediately done for you on import.
By setting up budgets, you’ll be immediately able to see how full up your budgets are, and drill into them to the transaction level.
Think of the pipeline as a mini – CRM. Here you can add all the potential projects you’re lining up, and any associated COS or COGS (Cost Of Sales or Cost of Goods Sold).
This should help build up an accurate picture of where you’re likely to be at any given point in the future.
As Phil wrote about in November the new version of Float has been rebuilt from the ground up, and cuts out a lot of unnecessary screen refreshes, and updates the figures a lot faster. Which make experimenting with scenarios a lot faster!
If you’re currently a user on the existing version of float and would like to take a look at the new version, just get in touch with us, and we’ll get you started.
Not long to go now!
Colin & Phil