For some time now Tradebox have been working on the next generation of our desktop software, building on the lessons of the last 10 years. The next generation of this software isn't an upgrade to the existing Finance Manager program; it is a brand new program entirely, which we have simply called Tradebox One. Our focus has been to change the architecture of the program to allow us to provide integration with other accountancy programs, for customers who wish to use alternative software to Sage 50 Accounts. The result is a radically different piece of software.
The goal of Tradebox going forward is to provide integration with multiple accountancy packages including Xero, Quickbooks and Sage One, to name a few. To achieve this we have had to reconsider how we handle, store and present orders, customers and products, which until now have been stored in detail in Sage and only referenced in Tradebox Finance Manager. This change in approach has had a significant impact on the improved performance of the software as well as a whole host of new functionality.
One big change (apart from a brand new user interface) is the creation of a service which can be configured to poll all of the platforms Tradebox One integrates with in a constant loop, downloading orders, adjusting stock and uploading stock levels across all channels. This next release has some great new features and improvements, all designed to make the Tradebox user's life a lot easier.
The pre-release version of the software currently integrates with:
- Amazon Merchant
- Amazon FBA
- Magento (v1)
- Sage 50
The pre-release is now available and we are actively looking for both Sage and non Sage users who are selling on the supported channels.
We are aiming to have the full version of the new software available in Q2 2017. We are currently working on Xero integration and are hopeful that this will make it into the initial release.
Pricing will be based solely on the number of channels required in the software to successfully integrate with the users sales channels. And if you're an existing Tradebox user, the best part is that Tradebox One will be a completely free upgrade as part of your existing licence. In addition, we will be releasing an unsupported 'community' edition of the software that will be free of charge but limited to a single channel integration and a fixed number of orders per calendar month.
As always, support is free for all users of the software and is available on all working days between 09:00 and 17:00.
If you are a solution provider, and are interested in providing your customers with accounts integration via Tradebox, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.