We’re a software development company based in Essex
Kira Developments Ltd was started in 1997 providing unique and inovative software to dealerships in the UK, Ireland and North America. Cutol 7 is the most sophisticated Microsoft© Excel© automation software in the world. With over 500 dealerships using our software we remain at the forefront of the production of Management Accounts, Budgets, Daily Operating Controls and Financial & Vehicle Stock Dashboards. With our latest software release, Cutol Cube, we continue to bring new inspirational software to the market.
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Between us all, we have your needs covered
Amongst our team we have experts in many areas of software development, accountancy, dealer management systems and a deep understanding and knowledge of what is required to run a profitable dealership. Using our experience in our individual fields, we have consistenly evolved our software around our ideas and suggestions from our existing client base to bring you the highest level of products and services.
I've been programming Microsoft Excel since 1998. It's such a powerful tool to create custom applications. I have seen Cutol grow from a very basic concept of importing a Trial Balance into a spreadsheet automatically (originally in Lotus 123) into the sophisticated software that it is today. Even though I have spent countless hours, days and years with my head buried in Microsoft Excel's development platform I am still finding new ways of doing things and constantly learning.
I'm very exited about our latest developments which enable our clients to create dynamic custom financial reports and dashboards using the Cutol Cube.
I have been with Cutol from the start, all those years ago! I'm a petrolhead mainly, but also a reasonably good motor trade accountant. I have spent lots of time with BMW and other franchises, both as a consultant and also as director of both car and bike dealerships. I enjoy the challenge of designing a user friendly, “fits all”, multi company, multi franchise solution in Cutol. I'm pretty good with ADP/CDK/Autoline, but also adaptable to other systems.
Love the trade, Cutol and the people within both.
I've been working with the guys at Cutol since 2011. I provide the software development framework used by the Cutol Server utilities. I have been a IT specialist all my life, working with a huge variety of technologies in many industries including computer forensics and fraud analysis with Scotland Yard to computer systems integration and reporting in the Music and Publishing sectors.
I'm a married man with 3 young children and spend most of my down time playing Princes and Princesses, Superheroes or Sleeping Lions.
I have been on the team since 2017 having completed my A levels and my AAT qualifications. Helping Dealers accomplish their goals and overcoming challenges provides me with a great deal of pride in my work. Building a set of accounts from a Trial Balance for new clients is very rewarding. This is the start of the relationship building which continues as support is provided as our clients businesses grow.
Outside of work, is all about fishing...
I've been working for Kira Developments for a number of years now and deal with all aspects of the administration of the business. I have no programming skills what-so-ever and have no idea how any of the Cutol software products work. My skills lie in ensuring the administration of the business runs as smooth as possible and if you have any queries with regarding invoices or wish for statements to be issued then I am your contact.
We have an eye for detail and a passion for achieving top quality products that are affordable for all dealers
All our products can either be purcahsed via a One-off Licence & Set-up fee with a minimal annual support subscription ensuring that over the lifetime of a product the running costs are kept to a minimum. Or we can offer the software on a monthly subscription if that suits your business model better. All our products will be hosted on our servers and will be able to be accessed at any white-listed IP address.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few typical questions that other clients has asked over the years. If you have any additional questions, then please, drop us an email or give us a ring.
- How long would it take to install Cutol and be up and running?
- A typical installation would take a couple of days for a single site. Additional sites would probably take no more than a half day each if the Nominal Ledger structure is the same.
- What is involved in an installation?
We would basically ask you for 3 things:
- A Trial Balance / Chart of Accounts
- An existing Management Accounts layout (if you have one)
- An existing Budget (if you have one)
- How much of my time do you need? I'm extremely busy and don't think I can implement the software at this time
- In order to get up and running we famously ask no more than 10 questions and could need you as little as an hour during the installation time frame. We've been installing Cutol at Dealerships just like yours for over 20 years and have fine-tuned our methods. The longest period of time that we'll need from you is for the training at the end of install which would be no more than a couple of hours.
- Do I need any specific software or hardware to run Cutol?
- No. All of our software products are hosted on our servers, all that is needed is an Internet Connection!
- Do I need to pay a deposit or anything up front?
- No. We will only invoice you once the installation has been completed and that you are up and running and completely satisfied with the software.
We love our clients and are ready to help
We see ourselves as part of your workforce, a loyal employee. Because of the nature of the products we offer, we tend to get involved in any changes that occur within a business as a result of growth or restructuring, ensuring we are continually briefed and ready to accommodate.
Below is the tiniest selection of some of our clients from single dealerships to groups, the financial reporting needs are the same. Do not feel left out! EVERYONE is important to us.
“Using Cutol has certainly reduced the amount of time Accountants spend producing monthly management accounts, its ‘intelligence’ checks ensures accuracy of reporting and is so easy to use. The latest version incorporates a group housekeeping facility and is brilliant for updating all of our branch accounts at once which ensures a consistent approach and even updates our budgets at the same time. The DOC reporting module is used by all managers and an excellent monitoring tool to push the business forward. The ease of information available through the Cutol software, and the speedy response and help received from the support team has enabled the business to progress with an efficient and effective reporting system.”
"Wollaston relies on Cutol to support our daily, weekly and monthly operating controls. The management account amendment wizards make it easy to modify as our business evolves and the DOC has been embraced by all our managers to prepare meaningful forecasts and challenge their results particularly with its ability to drill into transactions"
We’re always ready to bring new clients on board
We get a great buzz from bringing our products into the businesses of new clients. We take on all the hard work and responsibility from migrating your existing spreadsheets or software to the simplyfied methods offered by Cutol. There really is very little time we need to take out of your normal day to day tasks in order to get any of the Cutol software up and running.