Why We Built Tallisto

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Over the last 10+ years, we’ve tried most of the accounting/bookkeeping solutions for small businesses. Some were software you installed on your computer and others were web based. We never found the right solution for us. Some included more functionality than we needed. Others required you to add your bank account information for transaction importing. And some were just difficult to use. Finally, we gave up and decided to build a solution that fit our needs, the needs of small businesses, sole proprietors and freelancers. We determined we needed the following:

  • A way to quickly and easily enter transactions
  • Simple Reporting
  • Security
  • Accessible from any browser (computer, tablet or mobile device)
  • Ease the pain of tax preparation

To meet those needs, Tallisto is what we built.

Rather than going to separate areas to enter a savings deposit, a credit card charge or a check, Tallisto use a single form for entering all transactions.

Freelancers and small businesses only need a handful of reports, reports like an Income Statement, income and expense breakdowns and Schedule C breakdowns. Tallisto uses a simple reporting interface where you select the desired report and the date range. You can also download all your transactions into an Excel spreadsheet where you can create more advanced reports.

We were never comfortable giving a third-party our bank account information, so we don’t ask for it and it isn’t required to use Tallisto. You’ll never have to worry about your bank account information getting into the wrong hands.

It is a mobile world and Tallisto was built to be used on the go with your smart phone, on the couch with your tablet or at your desk with your computer. You don’t have to throw that receipt in a “To Be Entered” folder or wait to record that deposit until you get back to the office. With Tallisto, if you have access to the internet, you can enter that transaction immediately from your smart phone.

Paying taxes and preparing tax returns are part of running a business. It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. With Tallisto, we’ve built in the standard Schedule C reporting categories and an associated report. You can also download all your transactions to an Excel spreadsheet and give that to your accountant and/or tax preparer and let them handle everything.

We built Tallisto because we needed a simple accounting solution that was safe, secure and easy to use. We think we succeeded.

Introducing Tallisto

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Categories: News

Introducing Tallisto

I want to take the opportunity to officially introduce you to our accounting app Tallisto. Brett and I have been working hard over the past several months refining the app, making tough user interface decisions and tweaking features until we reached a good comfort level with the app. We officially launched the app back in mid July, a couple months after our target launch date. We felt it was necessary to wait until we had some of our primary features pushed a little further toward completion before we launched. We’re extremely happy with where the app is today and we’re anxious to share it with everyone.

We’re on Twitter and Vimeo

We’ve already posted quite a bit of content on Twitter and we also have desktop and mobile demos for the app over at Vimeo. We’ll be posting detailed demos of each of our features to guide our users through the process of adding transactions, reporting, and configuring accounts. So please, check us out and follow us to stay informed. We plan to continue Tweeting helpful links and info for freelancers and small businesses to support our community. If there’s something special you would like us to focus on, give us a shout using our contact form or send us an email at support@tallisto.com.

Subscribe to our newsletter

If you like our blog posts and want to receive them regularly in your inbox, sign up for our newsletter here. We’ll also send you emails regarding app updates, special offers, and important news about the app. On our blog we’ll be writing about financial and business topics and how they relate to freelancers and small businesses. We not only want to offer the best accounting app for freelancers, we aim to be a valuable resource.

Future plans and updates

We know to have a successful accounting application we have to continue to refine, polish and improve existing features if it becomes necessary. Our app offers simple accounting for freelancers and we plan to keep it that way. Freelancers have a specific need for efficient, easy to use products that can be easily setup and managed. Our user’s feedback is crucial to the success of the app, so we encourage all of our users to tell us about their experience and how it could be improved. We already have a long list of possible improvements we’re looking to roll out in the future. Much of this will depend on the feedback from our users.

If you’re a freelancer or small business looking for a simple way to manage your accounting, sign up for our 14 day trial to see how easy Tallisto is to use.