Finanscapes is a run by a team of
specialists. Numbers, testing and technology are just one part.
Brain scans show that one quadrant of your brain is naturally
far more efficient, running cooler and using as little as
1/100th of the energy required to process information.
Each quadrant is adapted to a particular sort of activity.
If you're lucky enough to be naturally
creative and innovative or good with people and building trust then
numbers aren't your thing.
The great news is our team works relentlessly to make sure
Finanscapes is easy for
everyone - and we couldn't do it if we had a team
full of numbers people!
Meet the Team
After 10 years as a senior manager in some of biggest and best-known
names in financial services I started my own business. Our top
priority was, and still is, to make technology to step-up to the
mark and take away "the numbers barrier".
We benefited enormously from being part of an incubator
programme. There was no shortage of help, advice and spreadsheet
templates. But for many the problem was psychology. We all shy-away from
things we don't like, and for most people that includes their
That's why Finanscapes is so important, and why we've
totally free. Better-informed
decisions mean a stronger business, and NO entrepreneur should be left
to sleep-walk into a difficult time in their business.
Many of the team are associates - people who don't just make Finanscapes great but run their own
specialist businesses too. It's a great model - we get the best skills
from people who do this all day long, and without the fixed costs:
Web and Print Design:
Creatives may not have much fun with the numbers, but numbers
people can't do beautiful design!
First impressions count, so design is fantastically important - whether online or offline.
Check out my other work at
Choose the right technologies for the job, and use them as
they were designed to be used. That's why
Finanscapes works so well.
I wrote the PHP.Gt web
technology framework to make it easy for developers to write
great, testable code - the way it was meant to be.
Intuitive ease of use is what
is all about.
It's a key differentiator for us, and a passion for me.
Check out some of my other interaction
design projects here.
Whatever the size or shape of your business, marketing is one of
the key factors to successful growth. I specialise in marketing
strategy and digital marketing to maximise visibility and inbound
traffic, as well as providing people with the information
they need to make an informed decision when they get here.
I also run Elbow Marketing.
Finanscapes is under constant development - simplifying the user interface, adding
extra insights and new functionality. In September 2014 we launched version 2 - a major
rewrite to make it even easier to visualise the key numbers for your business.
Our enhancement roadmap is driven by you - feedback from users and
business mentors. We've got some things on the go at the moment (but
us if you've got any better ideas):
Allow users to register with a username and password rather than OAuth.
We've been resisting this since we started because it's an extra password
for people to remember - and it's much less convenient to have to validate
your email address etc. However, there are still lots of people out
there that don't trust OAuth so we'll be rolling-out email and password
registration after all!
Integrate with the most popular accounting packages to allow you
to compare your actuals with your forecast. Accounting software is
great at book-keeping and looking back - but awful at forecasting.
That's where Finanscapes really shines, so we're going to pull the
Sometimes, overheads/ fixed costs change - for example maybe you know your rent
will increase. Rather than entering the higher value as separate item,
we'll be introducing an "advanced" overhead - one that
increases automatically each year.
If your business will turn-over (generate revenues of) more than
£79,000, you must
charge (and pay) VAT on your sales. We're planning to implement
flat-rate VAT so you don't have to add these costs manually to
Finanscapes® is a brand of Eighth Wonder Ltd:
Eighth Wonder Ltd
Dovedale House,73 Wilson Street,Derby DE1 1PLCompany Number: 07794248