Workbox 3.0 released

Workbox Software LLC Goes Global with Multi-Currency Functionality for its Flagship iPad Accounting App for Small Businesses

 

February 3, 2015 9:00 AM

Invoices Generated in Nine Major Languages
Currency Conversion Rates Updated Multiple Times During Business Day

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 3, 2015 / Workbox Software LLC, a New York City-based software development company, announced today that the latest version of its flagship iPad app, Workbox 3.0, now allows users to operate in multiple currencies, deal with value-added taxes, and invoice clients in one of nine major languages.

Bob Glass, founder of Workbox and a software developer with more than three decades of experience, explained, "International business is now the playing field of the entrepreneur as well as the multinational conglomerate. Multiple currency accounting and non-English invoicing were the next logical steps for Workbox."

Workbox, currently in the top 100 finance apps at the Apple Store, provides most of the day-to-day accounting functions entrepreneurs need to run their businesses.

Among the new features for Workbox are:

- Invoices can be printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese;

- Billable expenses can be entered in the home currency of the business and automatically converted to the client's currency. Currency rates are updated multiple times during the day and are provided by openexchangerates.org;

- The system now handles the Value Added Tax [VAT]; and

- Upon entering a client payment, the system can send the client a payment receipt via email.

Mr. Glass added, "Another important feature is the ability of a business to keep track of their expenses in their 'Home' currency, while billing clients clients in a different currency. It means that a business in France can say they are euro-based. If they have clients in Switzerland, those clients receive bills in Swiss francs while clients in Russia receive theirs in rubles. This makes Workbox a truly global app suitable for any business operating in most of the largest economies in the world."

Workbox is already a robust iPad accounting app for small businesses. Designed as a supplement to full-blown but desktop-bound accounting packages, Workbox addresses the needs of an increasing mobile marketplace. Built-in timers record hours worked for each client, and the Workbox users can keep track of time worked, billable appointments, products sold and services provided. It can handle both one-time and recurring fees and expenses relying on a highly intuitive interface. Workbox also greatly facilitates the billing process, not only generating bills but also tracking accounts receivable. It allows the small businessperson on the move to enter client payments and access a full suite of reports. And all of it from the user's iPad.

Mr. Glass concluded, "We designed Workbox to provide the entrepreneur on the go with the powerful kind of accounting tools that slash administrative time and ensure accuracy in the accounting department. With a globalized economy, even for one-man operations, it is necessary to have the ability to move seamlessly from dollars to euros to rubles to francs. Workbox makes that possible, and the iPad platform lets you take it anywhere."

For further information visit: http://workboxsoftware.com or send an email to info@workboxsoftware.com.
 

SOURCE: Workbox Software LLC

Workbox highlighted in article on business apps.

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2. The accountant

Being in business for yourself means you’re trying to make a profit, and that means you need accountancy software on your iPad. And that, in turn, means you need Workbox, which handles the day-to-day accounting needs of a busy entrepreneur. Built-in timers record hours worked for each client, and Workbox allows you to keep track of one-time and recurring fees, products sold and services provided. Invoices are generated with a single tap, and it’s straight-forward to monitor accounts receivables and enter client payments. Just as important, Workbox keeps track of your expenses so you can get all the deductions you’re allowed come tax time. The expense function includes a handy feature which lets you take a picture of your receipts and vendor invoices for future reference. The app is especially useful for mobile professionals since it works anywhere and anytime and does not need an Internet connection. For $4.99 a month, you can’t do better.

Workbox Software LLC Adds Functionality to Its Flagship iPad Accounting App for Small Businesses

Allows Importation of Apple, Google or Outlook Calendar Data for Billing

Allows Assignment of Image or PDF to Expenses, Tracks Mileage

New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/18/2014 -- Workbox Software LLC,, a New York City-based software development company, announced today that it has added new functions to Workbox, its already robust iPad accounting app for small businesses. The new additions allow entrepreneurs on the go to import data from their Apple, Google or Outlook calendars for easier bill generation. Users can also use the new capabilities to assign an image or PDF to their expenses and to track mileage.

Workbox, currently in the top 100 finance apps at the Apple Store, provides most of the day-to-day accounting functions entrepreneurs need to run their businesses. Built-in timers record hours worked for each client, and the Workbox users can keep track of billable appointments, products sold and services provided. It can handle both billable and non-billable expenses as well as recurring appointments and fees relying on a highly intuitive interface. Workbox also greatly facilitates the billing process, not only generating bills but also tracking accounts receivable. It allows the small businessperson on the move to enter client payments and access a full suite of reports.  And all of it from the user’s iPad.

Designed as a supplement to full-blown but desktop bound accounting packages, Workbox addresses the needs of an increasing mobile marketplace. Bob Glass, founder of Workbox and a software developer with more than three decades of experience, explained, “Being in business for yourself used to mean living at the office, and if you had a business where you went to the client, it meant working late into the night to get the accounting done. Those days are ending, and Workbox is helping entrepreneurs get home in time for dinner.”

Users can download the app for a 90-day free trial. After the 90-day trial period, users pay just a monthly subscription of $4.99. The software resides on the iPad itself, meaning that it works even when the device is not connected to the Internet. Users come from a wide array of professions such as healthcare, consultants, graphic designers, software developers, artists, landscapers, store owners, lawyers and other small operators and professionals. 

Glass stated, “Workbox handles all of the accounting functions that are necessary to have in the field, and we are constantly working to make these functions more user-friendly and comprehensive. We have designed our app to augment what your accountant does for you, and many of our clients say that their accountants appreciate the support that Workbox provides. A single tap generates whatever sort of report is needed.

“The new functionalities we have added will make Workbox a more powerful workhorse for entrepreneurs. If your business has to keep track of mileage, you know how much time and effort that takes. Workbox handles it for you so that you spend only a fraction of the resources on it. If you take a potential client to lunch, you don't have to keep up with the paper receipt and staple it to an expense report – just snap a picture of the receipt and attach it to the expense entry in the app.

Glass continued, “Being able to import calendar data from Apple, Google or Outlook platforms will save time and reduce aggravation for people who live by these. With a single tap, your appointments move into the accounting software and become actionable data for billing and reports. Workbox offers a full suite of reports including time analysis, expense analysis, billing, aged accounts receivable, client payments, sales tax and project tracking.”

For more information, log on to http://www.workboxsoftware.com

 

NY Daily News article about the Workbox incubator

DAILY NEWS

Bronx

Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator continues to nurture local start-ups two years in 

The city-sponsored hub is pedaling promise in Hunts Point, a district that used to be better known for prostitution rings and pushers.

BY BETH STEBNER / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014, 5:44 PM

ALEX RUD

The incubator is located on the second floor of the landmarked Banknote Building in Hunts Point.

Here’s a ray of entrepreneurial sunshine in a neighborhood that really needed it.

A city-sponsored hub is pedaling promise in Hunts Point, a district that used to be better known for prostitution rings and pushers.

There are no Googles and Facebooks yet, but the New York Economic Development Corp.-sponsored Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator — housed in the landmarked Banknote building on Garrison Ave. — has already registered an impact.

Joe Carrano, 24, of Hunts Point, the community manager for Sunshine. He helps reach out to start ups, facilitate how one small company can help another.

“The Bronx is fertile ground,” said Joe Carrano, the community manager for Sunshine, adding that in only two years, the 11,000-square-foot space went from nine businesses to 72 startups and 120 workers.

Among the fledgling stars: A Bronx-based wine and rum distributor, a 3D animation and media company and a developer whose tablet-based accounting app got the green light from Apple last fall.

Miguel Sanchez, the founder of 3D animation company Mass Ideation, said the incubator — which resembles a hip SoHo loft — is helping to change the neighborhood for the better.

Entrepreneurs working on different projects in a space that allows them to share ideas with one another and work with like-minded individuals at the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator located in Hunts Point.

“It’s removing the fear of the Bronx,” the 35-year-old Throgs Neck resident said. As one of the first people at Sunshine, he remembers a time when clients were scared to attend meetings in the Bronx.

“Now, it’s cool to come up here,” he said.

Even cooler? His company had a hand in a top-secret ad that will debut during the Super Bowl.

Miguel Sanchez, 35, of Throg's Neck. Founder and CEO of Mass Ideation, which creates augmented reality apps and 3D animation; Sanchez's company also helped with a Super Bowl commercial airing during the big game. 

These start-ups have also benefited from their ready access to Start Small Think Big, a nonprofit group embedded in Sunshine that offers legal and financial advice to inner-city businesses.

In a nod to the palpable sense of community that seems to hold sway here, many of the incubator’s businesses use Workbox Software’s $4.99 per month iPad accounting app to track their finances. The developer, Bob Glass, is their neighbor.

Glass, 60, said he found Hunts Point after a fruitless search for office space in his Westchester neighborhood.

“I have no plans to leave,” he said.

bstebner@nydailynews.com



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Article in Small Business Computing

Workbox iPad App: Mobile Bookkeeping Essentials

By Pedro Hernandez | Published on: 16-Dec-13

Workbox, a new bookkeeping app for the iPad, provides small business professionals and solo entrepreneurs the tools to help them budget their time, get organized and, more importantly, get paid.

Available now on the Apple App Store, Workbox lets you track billable time, items sold, fees and expenses and assign them to a client. You can set and track appointments using the product's interactive calendar views, which provide a visual, familiar and touch-friendly way of keeping tabs on projects and your productive time. Built-in timers ensure that time is logged accurately. Alerts help you keep tabs on aging accounts.

Mobile Bookkeeping for Small Business

Workbox puts the pieces together in the background, automating the process of generating easy-to-read invoices and eliminating the data double entry. The app can also print and email invoices. PayPal support (on emailed invoices) helps speed the payment process.

Workbox's reporting functions help make tax time a little less taxing. Asserting that most single-worker consultant and professional services providers "don't have a bookkeeper but may very well have an accountant," Bob Glass, Workbox Software founder and developer, said that the app's reports provide a bridge between solo work styles and IRS compliance.

 

"Our reports are easily generated with the tap of a button and give accountants all the information they need to know to do a company’s books. Reports can be viewed on screen or printed or emailed and can be formatted as a PDF or CSV spreadsheet— whatever the user prefers," said Glass in company remarks.

Workbox is an alternative to featured-packed accounting systems like QuickBooks. Meant to slip seamlessly into the business processes of mobile professionals, the app provides healthcare givers, lawyers, consultants, developers and other small operators the essentials to run their businesses. All data is stored locally on the iPad, which lets workers access Workbox and its capabilities when Internet connectivity options are in short supply.

The concept came to fruition after Bob Glass, who established the advertising technology specialist Datatech Software in 1980, found himself constantly being asked for accounting system recommendations by independent professionals that didn't want to cap a busy day of work with an accounting session in front of a desktop PC or browser window.

"My world is moving toward mobile," one consultant once told Glass. That experience along with signs that "desktop computing was on the wane," prompted him to do what entrepreneurial coders do: develop his own, purpose-built solution.

At $4.99 per month ($49.99 per year), a Workbox Premium subscription is affordable too, said Glass. The first 90 days are free, and the product remains free for people with five or fewer clients.

The app, said Glass, is tailored to the "small business person looking for a system that's cheaper" than a full, general ledger accounting system. As for the future, like whether an Android version is in the works, Glass said he is currently weighing his options.

Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at Small Business Computing. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.

Workbox Launched

Apple Approves New Workbox App Designed to Make Life Easier & More Economical for Small Business

 

Apple Approves New Workbox App Designed to Make Life Easier & More Economical for Small Business

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 -- Small businesses overwhelmed by bookkeeping and accounting technology can now get the help they need and on the go!

Apple approved Workbox, the first application that allows small businesses to run all bookkeeping functions right from their iPads.

The app, developed by Workbox Software, workboxsoftware.com, is designed to appeal to healthcare professionals, consultants, graphic designers, software developers, artists, landscapers, store owners, lawyers and other small operators and professionals who may have accountants but are intimidated by QuickBooks and similar pricier accounting systems.

"The Workbox system runs on the iPad and does not require an Internet connection which means it will be fast and always available, if you are on the road or on an airplane," said Workbox Founder and Developer Bob Glass.

Bob Glass a Major Business Software Developer for 30 Years

Glass founded Workbox in 2012 capping off a 30 plus year career as a major business software developer for the advertising, banking, insurance and manufacturing industries.

Datatech Software, which Glass launched in 1980, became one of the nation's dominant providers to the advertising industry earning Glass industry-wide recognition from top advertising agencies TBWA\Chiat\Day, Grey Worldwide, Draftfcb and MediaBrands. Datatech was acquired by Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell in 2007 and subsequently merged with Donovan Data Systems, another leader in the field, to form Mediaocean.

Glass got the idea for Workbox when he saw "how difficult it is for small businesses to manage their accounting in the middle of everything else they must do to survive and grow."

At a dinner with friends and a former client at New York City's famous Sparks Steak House, Eve Luppert, a nationally known human resources consultant and author of the best-seller "Rules for the Road," told Glass there were no good accounting programs to help her or others who rely on mobile devices to manage small businesses.

Glass then set up shop in the BankNote Building in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx sharing space with other entrepreneurs at the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, a joint venture of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Sunshine Suites, co-founded by Cheni Yerushalmi.

 

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