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2019 at Spotlight Reporting: What we launched

Posted by Paul Gray on 18 Dec 2019

Well 2019, it’s a wrap. What a year! Read on to find out more about the features our epic Product Team launched over the past year.

As we look back, we’re proud of what the Spotlight Reporting team has accomplished. We strive to let the product do the talking and in 2019 we worked hard to add more features to help you achieve better business outcomes.

Before we speed into 2020, let’s look back at some of the highlights of what we launched in 2019 👇

Connect the dots from driver to success

You choose the inputs that drive business activity – from price and quantity, through to billable hours, head-count, or even days worked. Use these drivers as the building blocks to forecast revenue, costs and the success of your clients’ businesses. Find out more about Driver-Based Forecasting. 

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Sign in to Spotlight Reporting with Xero

Sign in to Spotlight Reporting quickly, conveniently and securely using ‘Sign in with Xero’. Existing Spotlight Reporting users can log in using Xero credentials. If you’re a new user, you can use your Xero credentials for swiftly signing up for a Spotlight Reporting free trial. Find out more.

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More flexibility with Spotlight Forecasting's Loan Amortisation Rule

Recording loans in your forecast is essential for preparing accurate and meaningful cash forecasts, however, it can be a time-consuming exercise and prone to error. With the new Loan Amortisation Rule, simply enter the loan details and Spotlight Forecasting will perform the calculations and record all the relevant information in the forecast for you. Find out more. 

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Tell a compelling and on-brand story with new Colour Palettes

Now you can make the most of our nine new Colour Palettes. They comprise of natural gradients that vary in both brightness and hue. These palettes work perfectly across all charts – from pie charts to the Cashflow Waterfall. Find out more. 

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Say hello to Cash Basis Reporting

As a trusted advisor, it’s your job to share valuable insights to support clients’ businesses as they grow. At Spotlight Reporting, it’s our job to ship new features that help you do exactly that. We were delighted to bring Cash Basis Reporting to life to help you keep tabs on your clients’ cashflow. Find out more.

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Get to the insights quickly with our reimagined Chart Gallery

Being able to easily find the chart that provides the right canvas for your analysis is key. We wanted to improve the process of finding a chart, so we set about reorganising and redesigning the Chart Gallery to speak more clearly to the way you work. Find out more.

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Spotlight Help: Get answers fast

We think technology can be used to help solve quick questions, and that’s why we built Spotlight Help so you get the answers you need and have more time to focus on business-critical activities. Find out more.

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Notifications in Spotlight Reporting

Over time reporting needs to grow and so does the size of your reports. Spotlight makes it easier to manage your report downloads with the Notification centre.

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Connect Sage 50 Desktop to Spotlight Reporting

Fuel the conversations that matter with your clients. Spotlight Reporting now connects to your client’s Sage 50 desktop files and brings the numbers to life. Now you can harness the power of financial storytelling with Spotlight Reporting and our Sage 50 Desktop connector.

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Thank You! 👏

Lastly, we couldn’t leave without thanking you, our loyal Spotlight Reporting community, for making our 2019 one for the books. We look forward to working with you in the new decade (whoa!) and beyond, and we can’t wait to share what’s in store in the New Year.

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