Cybertill Scoops Digital Award for Best Application of Technology
Cybertill won the Best Application of Technology at the Big Chip Awards. Cybertill was shortlisted for showcasing how Dove House Hospice had benefited from deploying its charity retail system. Dove House Hospice has 31 retail stores using Cybertill’s latest charity software module ‘Advanced Gift Aid’. Advanced Gift Aid guarantees to be 100% accurate, eradicates missed gift-aid sales and can be used as a stock management tool. Since deployment Dove House has increased its Gift Aid sales by around 20% and has raised over £100,000 in gift aid per year.
Many charity retailers reclaim gift aid on donated goods in their charity shops. Gift Aid allows charities to reclaim the tax paid on donated goods, typically 25p in every pound. HMRC has set out strict guidelines on the procedures around gift aid and the reclaim process is administratively intensive. Cybertill has introduced Advanced Gift Aid software, which integrates with its retail point of sale system, and this automates gift aid processes for charities and in addition guarantees to eradicate all missed gift aid sales and increase the revenue a charity takes through gift aid.
In congratulating the winners, the Big Chip judging panel commented. “Cybertill’s Advanced Gift Aid solution automates the Gift Aid process at the software level, making it easy for charity retailers to comply with the strict guidelines involved and dramatically increasing the amount of money they can bring in.”
Founder of Cybertill and current CEO, Ian Tomlinson, commented. “The awards ceremony was a great evening, made even better by winning. I am pleased the judges recognised the Cybertill’s ground breaking web-based software for charity retailers. This success is attributable to many factors including personnel, experience our unique product offering, and of course our customers. Customers, like Dove House Hospice, who have benefitted from using Cybertill act as a real vindication for Cybertill and our retail software.”