Comprehensive Accounts features and functionality will develop continuously from the date of our first release (14th January 2011), through the launch of iXBRL reporting (1st April 2011) and beyond. Here we provide an honest history of that development. If you wish to trial our software, you will see many of the features of the very latest release. Current licence holders can update to the latest release at any time.

Release Date Description
7.7.3.02 21/09/2017
  • Removed Directors' report from Micro-entity accounts as no longer required by FRS 105
  • Various bug fixes and CT600 submission error fixes
7.7.0 25/08/2017
  • Various bug fixes and CT600 submission error fixes
7.6.9 23/06/2017
  • Various bug fixes and CT600 submission error fixes
7.6.9 15/06/2017
  • Abridged Accounts
    • To replace Abbreviated Accounts for submission to Companies House
    • With options to exclude Directors' Report, Profit and Loss Account with related disclosures
  • FRS 101, 102, 105
    • Various bug fixes and CT600 submission error fixes
7.6.8 05/06/2017
  • FRS 101, 102, 105
    • Various bug fixes and CT600 submission error fixes
7.6.8 30/05/2017
  • FRS 101, 102, 105
    • New iXBRL taxonomy
    • Micro-entity accounts
7.5.8 08/04/2016
  • Corrected an error in Reserves note column arrangement that occurred in some scenarios
  • Corrected company name error in Backup & Restore listing
  • Added 'Reorganise All Databases' and 'Update All Databases' to the File menu in Company 00
  • Corrected an error in note numbering that occurred in some scenarios
7.4.5 28/05/2015
  • New Year routine would sometimes crash
  • iXBRL output of "Profit/Loss on disposal of fixed assets" did not include Distribution and Administration figures
  • Improved presentation of "Interest receivable" section of Profit & Loss Report
7.2.5 05/06/2014
  • Corrections to some iXBRL content
    • Some iXBRL formulae were wrong, which resulted in submission errors.
    • If you have not experienced submission errors, you have not been affected by this bug.
  • Added Knowledgebase, Support Tickets, Remote Support to the software's Help menu and to the computer's Start menu
    • These will enable you to access support resources more easily.
    • In certain circumstances we will be able to provide remote assistance directly on your computer.
  • Directors' Report was using the Accounts Approved by date
    • In practice, the Directors' Report and the Accounts are often both approved on the same date.
    • The accounts cannot be approved after the Directors' Report.
7.2.3 06/02/2014
  • Date validation didn't work for 29th February dates
7.2.3 15/01/2014
  • Corrected Current/Comparative year heading in Trial Balance report
  • Reformatted Trial Balance report to avoid right edge being cut off by some printers
  • Corrected error in iXBRL tag of Political and Charitable donations section of Directors' Report
7.2.3 12/12/2013
  • When Tangible Fixed Assets note was disabled, Intangible Fixed Assets note was also disabled
7.1.9 23/10/2013
  • Corrections to Creditors note for amounts falling due after more than one year
  • Removed errors that were reported during previewed and produced accounts
7.1.6 18/09/2013
  • Added Foreign Currency Gains and Losses line to the Detailed P&L
    • Amounts entered in the Trial Balance under this heading are now disclosed as a separate 'Finance costs' item in the Detailed P&L.
  • Accounts can now be created as a PDF document
    • When printing accounts, the 'Document' item in the Select Output form is now enabled.
    • Select this radio button and enter the full path of the PDF file by typing it in the 'Filename' text box or browsing to the required location.
7.1.3 24/07/2013
  • Added "New page" control to individual Notes to the Accounts
    • Some customers commented on the large areas of white space in their compiled accounts. These were caused by a combination of the nature of the data, the local printer settings and the page break settings in the software. We can't change the first two, but we can change the last of these. In this release, by default all notes will now follow immediately after the preceding note and will wrap to the next page if necessary. You can override this behaviour by ticking the "New page" box for a specific note. See menu, Data > Notes > Individual notes pages.
7.1.2 21/06/2013
  • Corrections to the Creditors note: amounts falling due after more than one year
  • Minor changes to navigation in the Notes data entry form
7.1.2 13/06/2013
  • Corrections to the Provisions note
  • Added an optional free-text Taxation note
    • See menu, Data > Notes > Taxation [tab]
    • This tab is enabled only when there are taxation charge entries in the Trial Balance
  • Added option to include/exclude accountants' details on the cover page
    • See menu, Data > Document and Disclosure > Accountants details on cover page
7.0.9 17/04/2013
  • Licence activation via the internet would sometimes fail
7.0.8 13/03/2013
  • Reinstated registered number and where company was registered to the header of the abbreviated balance sheet
  • Some comparative period columns were displayed in first-year accounts
7.0.6 01/03/2013
  • Improved format of printed accounts - consistent font, size and layout, column and note spacing
  • Share Capital note: Added disclosure of multiple classes of ordinary shares and preference shares
    • See menu, Data > Notes > Called up share capital [tab]
  • Fixed bugs in Investments and Creditors notes
  • Choose company form was displaying prior-year company name
7.0.4 20/12/2012
  • Installs and registers some DLL files if they are not present on the local PC, e.g. dzactx.dll
7.0.4 16/11/2012
  • Enabled Investments Note movements analysis
  • Occasionally a blank page was being printed after the Reserves note when that note was near the bottom of a page
  • Separately identified licence number and workstation ID on the Help > About form
7.0.2 12/09/2012
  • Intangible Fixed Assets note columns were not assigned correctly
6.9.9 07/08/2012
  • Update to Disclosure of information to auditors section of Directors' Report
  • Update to current audit report format
  • Corrected spelling mistake in abbreviated accounts special audit report
6.9.6 30/05/2012
  • Changed text lables on New-Year data entry form to avoid confusion
  • iXBRL accounts including an audit report were rejected by HMRC parser
  • New company routine occasionally produced an empty Trial Balance data entry form in the new company
6.9.5 07/04/2012
  • Printed Trial Balance header now includes the correct period headings
  • Accountants' report sometimes included "year ended" for a non-year accounting period
  • iXBRL accounts were rejected by HMRC parser when submitted by some Tax software programs
6.9.5 05/03/2012
  • Fixed a local PC error, which in certain circumstances would cause a numeric overflow during licence activation with the result that licence activation would fail
    • If your licence is already successfully activated, you have not experienced this local PC error and do not need to install this release update for its own sake
6.9.5 22/02/2012
  • Improved format of Commitments, Provisions and contingent liabilities, Related party transactions notes
  • Increased width of Current, Comparative period column headings to 20 characters
    • See menu, Data > Document and Disclosure
    • This will accommodate a full date - e.g. "22nd February 2012" - in the column heading
  • Fixed some syntax errors in the audit report iXRBL output
6.9.5 01/02/2012
  • Share Capital note: Added the number of shares to the description text
    • This is calculated and included automatically as the entered amount in the trial balance divided by the entered par value of the share
  • Activated audit report in the list of available accountants' reports
    • See menu, Data > Accountants Report
    • Be sure to select and populate all the activated fields in this form in order to present the report correctly
  • Some non-year date ranges returned "year ended" instead of "period from ... to" for the accounting period
6.9.4 14/12/2011
  • Sometimes the Tangible Fixed Assets text box in the Accounting Policy form was not activated
  • Corrections to the Reserves Note details - Revaluation Reserve and Share Premium Account columns
6.9.4 07/12/2011
  • Trial Balance form is now modal
    • This means that no other processes can be run while the Trial Balance form is open and is introduced to protect the database
    • Simply close the Trial Balance form to re-activate the menu and access to other processes
  • Corrected focus flow on the Business Details form
    • When using the TAB button, some fields were highlighted out of logical sequence
  • Added optional free-text comments to Intangible Fixed Assets, Tangible Fixed Assets and Fixed Asset Investments notes
    • See these from the menu, Data > Notes and select the relevant tab in the form
  • Balance Sheet disclosure statement, Reserves Note and Directors' Report were not including the correct year/period text
6.9.0 26/10/2011
  • Improvements to the software install and licence activation procedures
6.8.9 12/10/2011
  • New Year routine
    • Select menu, Accounts > New Year and enter the end date and accounts column heading for the new year and Comprehensive will create a new data set, retaining and carrying forward all the data that it can - e.g. comparatives, directors' details etc
    • Select menu, Accounts > History to view past years' data and accounts
    • Take care to be sure which year you are working in. The title bar display changes to help you remember - e.g. My Company Limited (2010/2011)
  • Turnover note: geographical markets percentage was missing "%" sign
  • iXBRL: some non-tagged negative numbers displayed both brackets and a minus sign
6.8.7 27/09/2011
  • For some printer drivers, Company Information in printed full accounts would overflow to two pages
6.8.7 21/09/2011
  • In some circumstances, comparative year data was still included in first-year accounts
  • Added ICAS variant to the Chartered Accountants' report
    • Select menu, Data > Accountants' Report to see this
    • The Chartered Accountants' report selection now has two options - ICAEW and ICAS
    • Make your choice from these two options and the Chartered Accountants' report will reference the chosen institute's ethical and professional requirements
    • The default is ICAEW, so existing data can remain unchanged
6.8.6 14/09/2011
  • Trial Balance report would sometimes add duplicate blank records to the Trial Balance data tables
  • Added routines to Reorganise Databases to remove duplicate records from the Trial Balance data tables
    • Select menu, File > Reorganise Databases to use this
  • Corrections to some Balance Sheet note numbering references in Full and Abbreviated accounts
6.8.6 07/09/2011
  • Various corrections and improvements including
    • Company Information page format for several directors
    • Balance Sheet: notes reference numbers
    • Fixed assets note: lease disclosure
    • Abbreviated accounts creditors note
    • Share Premium account in Reserves note
6.8.6 24/08/2011
  • Activated File menu items: Copy Company, Erase Company, Reorganise Databases
    • Copy Company allows you to make a copy of the current company to a new company or to overwrite an existing company
    • Erase Company allows you to completely remove the current company database from the disk
    • Neither of these will affect the count of final accounts produced for a limited licence
    • Take care when overwriting and erasing data
    • Reorganise Databases contains routines to re-order and repair the current company database
  • Activated Help > About menu item
    • This displays system information including licence and software release details
  • Corrections to iXBRL non-standard accounting policies, investments, provisions, reserves notes
  • Printing multiple copies now works
  • Increased width of from/to date range on cover sheet
  • Added current company number to title bar
    • This is displayed as two characters in brackets before the company name
6.8.4 04/07/2011
  • The previous update omitted program files that are needed to run the new-style chained report.
6.8.4 01/07/2011
  • Various iXBRL file amendments
  • New Trial Balance print/preview
    • Launched from a Print button at the bottom of the Trial Balance data entry form, preview or print the full TB or only the non-zero entries
  • Empty columns in Notes to the Accounts are now hidden
  • Uniform display of "-" for null or zero values in financial statements and notes
  • Individual sections are now chained into one report
    • In preview mode, you no longer have to step or press the "Esc" key through the sections. Instead, use the familiar left/right arrow navigation buttons on the screen or the page up/down keys.
  • Changes to the Accountants' details data tables may mean that you have to re-enter Data > Accountants' Details for some companies. Apologies for this inconvenience.
  • Corrections to and re-ordering of sections of the Directors' Report
  • New Directors' Report print/preview: launched from a Preview button at the bottom of the Directors' Report data entry form
  • Fixed plural references in Balance Sheet directors' statements to conform to statutory disclosure as it is considered that these statements must conform regardless of the gender and number of directors and shareholders. This can be reviewed at a future time.
  • Corrections to Operating Profit note
  • Improved Share Capital note disclosures
  • Improved page-numbering routines
  • iXBRL file is no longer produced for abbreviated accounts as there is no requirement to file iXBRL accounts with Companies House
6.8.3 25/05/2011
  • Corrected iXBRL format of company names which include "&"
  • Corrected iXBRL format of Directors' pension schemes data
  • Balance sheet was omitting some comparatives when current figures were zero
6.8.3 20/05/2011
  • Corrected Increase/Decrease in stocks sub-heading in Detailed P&L
  • Corrected Commitments, Provisions and Contingent Liabilities notes
  • Corrected iXBRL tags for hire purchase disclosures in Tangible fixed assets note
  • Corrected Intangible fixed assets when total NBV is nil
6.8.2 12/05/2011
  • No material changes
6.8.2 09/05/2011
  • Total fees to auditors is correctly included in iXBRL output
  • Corrected tangible fixed assets hire purchase depreciation
  • Corrected plural/gender text in balance sheet declarations
  • Removed operating profit note when there is no data
  • Corrected some profit/loss sub-headings in P&L and Detailed P&L
  • Long business names were truncated in some page headers
  • From/to date period was truncated in some page headers
6.8.2 20/04/2011
  • Secure licence activation
  • Further iXBRL Detailed P&L corrections
  • Corrections to iXBRL Fixed Assets notes
6.8.2 07/04/2011
  • Corrected "Other income" figures in Detailed P&L of iXBRL file
  • Further iXBRL tag changes
6.8.2 02/04/2011
  • iXBRL tag changes after first completed CT600 submission using HMRC software
  • Can now accommodate company names up to 200 characters
  • Operating profit/loss sub-heading always stated "profit" in Profit and Loss Account
  • Directors and Shareholders form date-validation checks changed for improved ease of use
6.7.9 25/03/2011
  • iXBRL file production
  • Web site support and knowledgebase pages
  • Improvements and corrections to various data-entry forms and notes including: Trial Balance form for smaller screen resolution, Other Information form, Share capital note, Detailed P&L
6.7.6 24/02/2011
  • Detailed Profit and Loss Account
  • Improvements and corrections to various notes including: fixed assets, provisions and reserves
  • Notes to the Accounts excluded from free trial
6.7.4 10/02/2011
  • Improvements and corrections to various notes including: operating profit, fixed assets, debtors, creditors, provisions, reserves
  • Backup & Restore feature
6.7.0 28/01/2011
  • Abbreviated accounts
  • Improvements to many data entry forms
  • full accounts notes format and content
6.7.0 24/01/2011
  • Improved the Trial Balance entry form with proper case and condensed nominal code descriptions for smaller resolution screens
6.6.5 18/01/2011
  • Improvements to some data entry forms including tips and descriptions alongside data fields
6.6.5 14/01/2011
  • First release to include entry of financial and non-financial data and production of draft full accounts