Skyclerk.com is an application built to help small to medium size businesses handle their bookkeeping tasks. The user can access a real time dashboard that provides an overview of all account activity. The user can see loss and profits for the year, income and expense charts and recent tasks completed in the activity log. The application includes advanced ledger editing that gives the user the ability to quickly add an expense or income to their account. A built in labeling system lets the user sort each item. Skyclerk also provides users with custom reporting tools. These give users the ability to create reports and graphs of their financial status with a few mouse clicks. The user can customize their financial reports to meet the needs of specific staff members, partners or departments.
Skyclerk began life as an internal application for Cloudmanic Labs. At the time, no other accounting applications seemed to fit the needs of Cloudmanic Labs, so they created their own tool. The team found their internal application to be so useful that they decided to make it available to others. In 2010, Skyclerk was publically released. The application has received some recognition and generally positive response from the public.
Skyclerk is appealing for many reasons. One of the most attractive characteristics is the application’s ability to expand. The user can employ Skyclerk while trying to grow their business. The application will grow with the company, continuing to scale up to meet the needs of the business. Users can continue to monitor their income and expenses through Skyclerk’s familiar interface as their company expands and becomes even more financially demanding.
Skyclerk uses a very clean, eye-catching design that manages to fit in a few bold colors without losing its air of professionalism. The interface is completely clean, presenting the user with the data they need and no clutter. Colored labels help the user identify each item on the recent activity feed. The user dashboard fits in well as a central control for the company’s financial accounts. Users can easily see where the company currently stands and what’s been going on recently all at a quick glance.
A new user can click either the green “Create New Account” button or the matching link found on the homepage. The next page asks the user to choose between a free or paid membership plan. After selecting the corresponding button, the user is asked to provide a first and last name, email address and password as well as a desired Skyclerk URL. Users who choose the paid membership are asked to supply their credit card information as well before submitting the form.
Skyclerk keeps things simple when it comes to billing. Users are given two options when signing up for a new account. The first is a free plan that includes 50 MBs of storage space, up to 20 transactions per month, 50 contacts and access for up to three users. Users who prefer to start with an upgraded membership can pay $9 per month to receive 10 GBs of storage space, unlimited transactions, unlimited contacts and access for unlimited users.
Skyclerk.com is aimed at small to medium size businesses that need an effective way to manage their financial accounts. The application is user friendly and gives the user a great deal of information in a clean, concise dashboard. The plan options start at free and remain very economical. Startup companies and businesses of all sizes can easily afford Skyclerk’s premium membership plan.