Sikuli – Pattern-Matching and Automation

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SikuliX is very unusual – a scripting/automation technology that relies on pattern matching, and is available for use via Python or Java. Developed at the User Interface Design Group at MIT, is a powerful and easy-to-use technology that uses image recognition to automate just about anything that appears on-screen.

Sikuli is rather hard to slot – it offers all of the functionality of an automation or scripting tool, but it also offers some powerful and very novel image-matching functionality for truly novel use-cases that revolve around image search. In addition it has an OCR-mode, in which image matches are performed after converting those image patterns to text. This gives rise to some pretty new applications.

The OCR-functionality is powered by Tesseract, an open-source optical character recognition engine whose development is sponsored by Google.

Using discussion forums

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Please use the discussion forums on this course to engage with other students and to help each other out. Unfortunately, much as we would like to, it is not possible for us at Loonycorn to respond to individual questions from students:-(

We’re super small and self-funded with only 2 people developing technical video content. Our mission is to make high-quality courses available at super low prices.

The only way to keep our prices this low is to *NOT offer additional technical support over email or in-person*. The truth is, direct support is hugely expensive and just does not scale.

We understand that this is not ideal and that a lot of students might benefit from this additional support. Hiring resources for additional support would make our offering much more expensive, thus defeating our original purpose.

It is a hard trade-off.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Who is the target audience?

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What you will learn
  • Automate data-pulls from sites and sources that block other scripting tools
  •  Generate alerts based on Facebook/Skype and other hard-to-detect events
  •  Search large PDFs for images that “look like” the one you are searching for

 

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Make the most of using Xero accounting software. Simpliv shows you how.

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Xero is a simple, yet versatile accounting software meant for small businesses. Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that it has over a million subscribers all over the world. The huge number of its functions can sometimes be a little confusing for a lay user. This makes it necessary for users to learn the ways of the Xero online bookkeeping software package before they put it to use in their daily work.

Simpliv, an online video library that has an extremely expansive collection of the finest courses on virtually any topic a learner wants to learn, has an offering that will be of immense benefit to the user to the Xero online bookkeeping software package. A course from Simpliv on the Xero online bookkeeping software package will help put its users on the right track to using it and deriving the benefits out of it.

Simpliv is a platform that offers an unbeatable collection of online resources on areas that are never restricted to a field. It believes in the philosophy that learning has to be completely democratic and absolutely freely available, to the extent that anyone in any part of the world can access education on any subject or topic of her choice, without having not depend on anyone, or having to be excluded because of her skin color, race, geographical location or any other such barriers.

Learn from the certified Xero Advisor

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Now, about the expert for this course on the Xero online bookkeeping software package being offered by Simpliv: serial entrepreneur, speaker, coach, networker and consultant, and certified Xero Advisor, Lisa Newton will explain the features of the Xero online bookkeeping software package at this course. Having started her first company in London with a capital of £150; Lisa expanded her areas of interests.

Her entrepreneurial abilities and accomplishments in the diverse areas spanning health and beauty products, investment banking, telecom and publishing have given her a place on the Board of Directors of many companies associated with these businesses. Also a writer who has written many books on many areas of business including finance and franchise; Lisa’s other interests include charity, yoga, meditation, travel, cosmic ordering, salsa dancing, and language learning.

Practical explanation of functions

At this course on the Xero online bookkeeping software package, Lisa will explain the functions of this software package, so that any operator who works on Xero can gain proficiency at this package. Far from being a theoretical set of explanations, this course on the Xero online bookkeeping software package from Simpliv will get learners to actually carry out the functions practically. There is no better way of grasping a lesson and making it stay in the mind of learners than to make it do themselves.

Lisa will show all the steps relating to Xero. She will start with how to set up a Xero software into a computer system, and then move on to these areas:

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  • Amending the nominal ledger
  • Adding new details regarding customers and suppliers
  • Posting customer invoices and credit notes on the sale ledger
  • Entering the supplier checks and recording the customer receipts
  • Posting petty cash transactions
  • Preparing the VAT return
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Posting the wages and other journals and producing month-end reports.

For whom?

This Xero online bookkeeping software package course from Simpliv is meant for anyone who is a bookkeeper or wants to become one or is already a student of this discipline, is an accountant, wants to apply for a job that requires the use of Xero, or one who is already using Xero at work. This course on Xero online bookkeeping software package is aimed at the following:

Useful course materials

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This course on Xero online bookkeeping software package requires access to Xero Online. Lisa will show how to access the free online version. This course will also offer a handout of the assignment task. This Xero online bookkeeping software package course is expected to last about 6.5 hours of learning.

Level of training

This course on Xero online bookkeeping software package from Simpliv does not require previous knowledge of accounting. This course is considered the equivalent of a Level 2 Certificate in computerized accounts.

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Master the art of using QuickBooks Online (QBO) by learning from the master

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Are you required to use QuickBooks Online (QBO) at work? Or are you in the process of making a career in an area of work that involves the use of QBO? Does working on the figures and numbers in your accounting package give you a high?

If yes, you need to enroll for a course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv. Simpliv, a Fremont, CA-based platform has an amazingly diverse collection of courses on just about any topic that one can think of. This set of courses is available to anyone who wants to take up just any course of their choice, be it in the IT or non-IT spheres. While many training companies offer courses mainly on IT-related topics; Simpliv raises the bar by bringing education to just anyone who wants to learn. It is driven by the mission of demolishing the various barriers that exist to education.

This course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv is being taught by serial entrepreneur, speaker, coach, networker and consultant, Lisa Newton. Lisa started her own company back in 2004 with a capital of £150. Climbing through the ranks steadily through the dint of determination, entrepreneurial ability, sound education and the ability to network; Lisa is a board member of many companies that are in the business of products that she considers as her interest. Author of books on many areas of business including finance and franchise; Lisa is passionate about charity, yoga, meditation, travel, cosmic ordering, salsa dancing, and learning languages.

Practical value to learning

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This course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv will be practical in every sense of the term. Rather than lecturing about the features of this online accounting software package; Lisa will let learners do what they will be doing once they install this software package and start working on it in the course of their work. Learners will gain complete knowledge of how to put to use the features of QuickBooks Online. These include how to:

Target audience

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This course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv is directed at the professional and the student alike. Anyone who wants to make a career in a profession that requires the use of QuickBooks can enroll for this course on QuickBooks Online. This course is also suited for the accounting professional who is already working on QuickBooks and wants to augment her knowledge and ease of using this package. Further, anyone who wants to start a business that involves accounting or wants to add value to her CV will also find this course on QuickBooks Online useful.

Learning methodology

Lisa has devised an effective learning methodology which will be adapted at this course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv. It involves reading the task, watching the video, using it on their own systems, and watching the videos over and over to make the learning stay stuck in the mind.

Valuable study materials

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This course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv will supplement the learning with many valuable supplements to learning. These include:

Learners who complete this course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv will be placed at the level of having a level 2 certificate in computerized accounts. They can next take up the QuickBooks Online Level 3. It needs to be mentioned that there is no Level 1.

Requirements

Learners who take up this course on QuickBooks Online from Simpliv will need access to QuickBooks Online. A free link will be provided in the course, and the free version of the software will be available for 21 days. So, learners are requested to make note of this fact. The course on QuickBooks Online will take about 3-4 hours to complete in ideal conditions.

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Payroll management in the UK is bound, as in other territories, by its own unique rules and regulations. The UK has its own set of governing bodies that administer the rules relating to payroll management in the UK. For anyone who wants to make a career in any area of work involving payroll management in the UK, it is necessary to get a full understanding of all the rules, and how to apply them at work, so that the accounting practices relating to payroll are compliant with the regulations.

It is to facilitate this clear understanding of payroll management in the UK that Simpliv, a Fremont, CA-based platform that assembles courses of the widest imaginable variety and on the broadest range of topics and subjects, will be offering a course. This course on payroll management in the UK is crucial for accounting professionals in the UK.

Simpliv specializes in offering the most expansive gamut of topics at its courses. Its topics are simply mind-numbing, and that is no exaggeration. Whether it is about accounting or algebra, or psychotherapy or photography, or autism or accounting, Simpliv has simply everything for everyone.

In fact, offering such as wide variety of topics is the core purpose for which Simpliv functions. Its goal is to ensure that no one who has an interest in learning anything should be kept out of education. Towards fulfilling this intention, Simpliv brings courses that are for simply anyone under the sun, no matter where the learner lives, no matter how much she earns, and no matter which region or religion or color of skin she belongs to.

Qualified expert on payroll management in the UK

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Towards realizing this intention, Simpliv has assembled some of the best-known names in the field of teaching of their respective areas of expertise. The expert at this course on payroll management in the UK is the highly respected serial entrepreneur, speaker, coach, networker and consultant, Lisa Newton. With an array of qualifications and experience relating to accounting, such as BA in Accounting, MSc in Investment Management, Association of Accounting Technicians (AT) Levels 2,3 and 4, and running her own payroll business since 2005; Lisa is eminently qualified to teach this course on payroll management in the UK.

This course on payroll management in the UK is very comprehensive. Lisa will cover all the important tasks that a professional who works on payroll management in the UK will be required to exercise in her work. Practicality is the hallmark of this payroll management in the UK. Rather than being text heavy, this course on payroll management in the UK from Simpliv will teach practical aspects of payroll management, i.e., how these techniques, best practices, and regulations are to be applied in real life.

The important areas that Lisa will cover at this course on payroll management in the UK will include:

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  • How to run the payroll in the UK
  • How to set up the payroll software from the start
  • Pay as You Earn (PAYE) Tax: Tax Codes, Tax Allowances, Tax Bands
  • National insurance: Classes, calculations, categories
  • Real Time Information (RTI) and pensions
  • Payroll procedures: Cutoff dates, deadlines, timesheets
  • Computerized systems
  • Producing pay slips
  • Deductions: SSP, SMP, student loans
  • Bookkeeping entries

Target audience

This course from Simpliv on payroll management in the UK is aimed at those who want to sharpen their understanding of these regulations, students who want to make a career in payroll management in the UK, or those who just want to increase their interest in this topic. It is designed keeping the following in mind:

Technique

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This course on payroll management in the UK will impart learning through a reinforcing method. Lisa will offer videos that contain the learning material, make learners practice what they have learnt and adapt this learning on their systems, and make them redo again and again what they have learnt, till they have mastered the contents of the course. This is as hands-on as it can get!

Dep and comprehensive learning

This course on payroll management in the UK will offer learning on just every aspect of the payroll system in the UK. It will start with the elementary knowledge of running basic payrolls with just an annual salary, and progress to running payroll with absences, which will have to include deductions, how to set up pensions set up and how to pay what is due to the relevant authority and by when, how to account for this in your accounts and what to do when someone leaves, and the year-end process.

Learners will get an understanding of how to set up a system for a new employee who could be new at payroll management in the UK, how to enter opening balances if employees give you a P45 from a previous employer, how to run payroll for different periodic intervals such as weekly, fortnightly, four-weekly or monthly, how to calculate the net and gross, and knowledge of various terminologies such as gross, net, NI, PAYE, cut off days, wages, salary, attachment of earnings, and pensions.

Payroll management in the UK is highly regulated. At this course on payroll management in the UK, Lisa will explain the various governing bodies that payroll professionals should be aware of – particularly Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Student Loans Company (SLC) and the Pensions Regulator. She will also explain when and how everyone should be paid, and what the penalties for missing deadlines are. In addition, she will explain which kind of forms need to be filled in and what type of information you should collect from everyone upon starting with your organization and what to give them when they leave.

Integrating payroll with other functions

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Another important learning from this course on payroll management in the UK is how to integrate the payroll with other functions – such as your accounting software, the reports to run and keep, the journal entries and what is going on behind the scenes and the real cost of employing people amongst over things.

Also covered at this course on payroll management in the UK is the topic of regular payments such as wages, and discretionary payments such as bonuses and commissions. Lisa will explain how to calculate sick pay and will describe the difference between gross pay, net pay and take-home pay, between national insurance for employees employers, and between employers pension contribution employee pension contribution.

Supplementary materials

This course on payroll management in the UK will give learners the link to access the free online version. In addition, Lisa will explain about Bright Pay. The learning material that will be offered at this course on payroll management in the UK will also include the handout for the assigned task, as well as knowledge of how to access the software for free.

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