Clear’s Peter Whent joined a panel of experts recently on the pilot episode of Show me the Money, the new BBC show aimed at small business professionals.
Peter joined host Declan Curry and other guests at the studio for lively analysis of big business stories making the headlines.
The debate centred on:
- How Clear’s online invoicing service makes organisations more efficient
- Sir Philip Green’s report on savings
- The significance of the name of a company
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Meet Minal everyone. Minal has recently joined the Sales team at Clear having graduated this summer from King’s College London where she read History. Minal spent the summer travelling in South East Asia and Northern Africa. The place she liked most was Luxor, Egypt, but being a historian that isn’t very surprising! Minal says: “My favourite hobby is going to the Emirates to watch Arsenal play, but I do enjoy reading too. I’m really looking forward to working at Clear and getting to know everyone”. Minal has taken no time to settle in – she has jumped straight on the phone and is helping people new to Clear to get the most out of it. Welcome to the team Minal!BACK TO TOP
We have just released Clear V1.4. The theme of V1.4 is adding features that will help you get paid quicker. You can view V1.4 via your existing Clear account. If you are not a current Clear user you can register for free at www.clearinvoices.com.
This version introduces three new features.
Overdue invoice reminders
You can now set your Clear account to automatically send an email reminder to customers the moment an invoice becomes overdue. We understand that you don’t want to treat all customers the same and so this feature can be set on a customer by customer basis. In My Clear > Customers you will now see an option in each customer record which allows you to enable reminders for that customer.
You have options to send reminders as soon as the invoice becomes overdue; 14 days after it becomes overdue and 30 days after it become overdue. We have also included the option to send a ‘Final Reminder’ and you can set when that is sent.
You will also see a new tab in My Clear entitled ‘Templates’. Once you have enabled a customer to receive overdue reminders you will able to view 4 templates here. These templates contain the body of the email that is sent out to remind customers that their invoice is overdue, 14 days overdue, 30 days overdue etc. You will see that we have suggested some text for each one but once again you are in control here. You can edit and format the text how you wish.
Finally any reminders sent out are included in the invoice history which you can see when you view the invoice in Dashboard > Sent Invoices. As the invoice history now has the potential to be quite large we have collapsed it so that it is hidden. If you click the ‘Show History’ link at the top of the invoice view it will expand.
Flags for over due invoices
This has proven very popular! In the Dashboard view of both Sent and Received invoices we have added a neat feature. A red flag now appears in the right hand column as soon as the invoice become overdue (i.e. it is not marked as paid before it ages beyond your terms of credit).
Management tools in sent invoices
To help you manage your invoices and keep on top of overdue or unpaid invoices we have added some management buttons in Dashboard > Sent Invoices. These are ‘Mark as paid’, ‘Delete’ and ‘Archive’. These behave in the same way as the equivalent buttons in Dashboard > Received invoices.
If you have any questions about how any of these new features work or if you want to suggest any features that will make Clear more useful for you please go to our forum and post your questions or ideas. Or just join in some of the discussions that are shaping Clear’s direction. The forum is at:
The Clear Team
Friday 29th October was the day we all wore pink clothes to work in the name of Charity. We did it in support of our friends at ‘Wear it Pink’ and because Friday was ‘Wear it Pink Day’.
The guys at Wear it Pink work tirelessly to raise funds to help the fight against breast cancer and we are privileged to be associated with them and happy to support them.
Apart from pink clothes the Clear team were also treated to lunch in the office which had something of a pink theme. It was a good time to relax and enjoy each others company. Due to the generosity of everyone at Clear, we also raised a tidy sum for Wear it Pink. Thanks everyone!