Performance Advantage!

So how much time will you save using Fabio!? With 50 typical expense records, in an arbitrary spreadsheet, we transcribed them interactively into FreeAgent (left window). While, in the right window, we reformatted the sheet for Fabio and uploaded with a single click. Regardless of file size, conversion takes about 2 mins of your time, then 1 second per record for Fabio to upload. For just 50 expenses, interactive input took nearly 25 mins. Imagine if you had 200 records to input!? 1hr 40 mins vs 2 mins of your time when using Fabio!

ps. We used all the keyboard shortcuts we knew of for interactive input – tabbing between cells, keyboard selection in drop-down menus, etc. We weren’t trying to be deliberately slow! Even the odd typo, then corrected, was real.

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More payment options

We’ve just deployed a whole new payment and licence management platform. With it, we can accept payments via debit / credit cards, as well as the original PayPal mechanism.

This platform also provides a mechanism to define “promo codes” for time or quantity limited discounts.

To start with, we’ve setup the promo code “LAUNCH30”, valid until 6th April 2019, for all new subscribers.

Save yourself the year-end interactive data entry and bulk upload with Fabio instead – discounted just for you!

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Fabio supports “https”

Please to announce the front-end to Fabio (ie. The bit you see most of the time), now fully supports “https” – ie. Secure encrypted comms to the Fabio datacentre.

https padlock

Note: Comms between Fabio and you to FreeAgent have been secured since Day #1.

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Fabio Pro Beta now live

If you have a FreeAgent Practice Dashboard, and would like to give Fabio Pro a whirl, give us a shout – the Beta is now live.

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Fabio for Practices

If you’re in an Accounting Practice, and use FreeAgent’s Practice Dashboard functionality, then we have something in the pipeline that’ll interest you.  “Fabio Pro”, enabled through an “ACCOUNTANCY” subscription, allows you to manage the records for all your clients in a FreeAgent Practice.  Just like a “BUSINESS” subscription, but for any client.  No restrictions.  We’ll be starting Beta Testing with selected users soon…

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Fabio2 is LIVE!

Fabio2 is now live, for both new and established Fabio users.  It’s 10x more capable than 2015’s Fabio!  It’s hard to believe, but the original Fabio could only do one thing – add Expenses to FreeAgent.  No bulk download.  No deleting.  No Invoices, Timeslips, Bills or anything else. Please let us know how you get on.

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Fabio2 – Preparing for launch

Fabio2 platform is now stable, following feedback from our illustrious Beta community. We’re just preparing the commercial wrap and licence key management system, and then we’re off!

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Fabio2 Un/Comment Macro

Now that Fabio2 is getting big and powerful, just like Chewbacca, we found we could really use a couple of Excel macros to comment out, and uncomment, sections of Fabio data files with a click.  With the power of the Internet, and a little magic, we developed these:

Sub Fabio2CommentOut()
'
' Fabio2CommentOut Macro
'
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+k
'
 Dim myCell As Range
 For Each myCell In Selection
 If Not IsEmpty(myCell) Then _
 myCell = "%%" & myCell
 Next myCell
End Sub

Sub Fabio2Uncomment()
'
' Fabio2Uncomment Macro
'
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+l
'
 Dim myCell As Range
 For Each myCell In Selection
 If Left(myCell, 2) = "%%" Then _
 myCell = Right(myCell, Len(myCell) - 2)
 Next myCell

End Sub

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Fabio2 Rollout

Ok, so development is progressing well on Fabio2.  We now have Closed Group Beta Testing in progress, with selected subscribers, while we work on the final phase.

Fabio2 includes:

  1. Progress indicator
    …which might not seem like a big deal, but from a usability point of view, it provides real-time feedback of progress while chomping through data files, rather than leaving you “hoping” everything is still progressing.  We like it a lot!
  2. Bulk ADD and DELETE of FreeAgent records
  3. Seven record types supported: CONTACTS, PROJECTS, TASKS, TIMESLIPS, EXPENSES, BILLS and… INVOICES.
  4. Enhanced Reporting of existing records (with optional download for subsequent modification).
  5. Self-Service Upgrades (no more waiting for our admin team to upgrade accounts following payment)
  6. Multiple User Classes (only pay for what you need)

Once we have finished the Closed Group Beta Testing, we’ll extend the invitation to all paid-up Fabio 1 subscribers, for “Public Beta Testing”.

 

 

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Fabio 2

A major upgrade to Fabio is now in development. Confirmed. Pretty much anything that’s ever been asked for since Fabio first launched is coming to a browser near you early 2018.

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